People's Republic of China, Ministry of Finance Asia-Pacific Finance, and Development Bank Independent Evaluation Department
The 2016 Asian Evaluation Week, co-sponsored by the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Finance Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute and the Asian Development Bank Independent Evaluation Department, is the first such event to be held in Asia, allowing the exchange and synthesis of ideas on the latest and practicable thinking on evaluation. Gathering around 25 countries from Asia and the Pacific; heads of evaluation units of multilateral development banks in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America; heads of evaluation units of UN agencies; and international evaluation experts, the inaugural 2016 AEW is aimed at enhancing evidence-based decision making to contribute to the development of the region.
The AEW is being organized in the Asia -Pacific region in response to the growing attention on the use of evaluation for better results and accountability, especially as countries commit to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, requiring the better tracking and accounting of national objectives and goals. The AEW is expected to be repeated in the succeeding year and be an annual event in bringing together evaluation colleagues to discuss the recent trends in evaluation thinking.