The first international conference on monitoring and evaluation of government activities took place in Bishkek

Sep 29, 2014

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – XIV Annual Conference of the International Program Evaluation Network (IPEN) took place in Bishkek on 24-26 September 2014. The conference titled "Evaluation of the development: from introduction to action" was attended by representatives of the Kyrgyz Government, Parliament, civil society, international organizations, local and international experts from the UK, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Moldova, Switzerland, South Africa.

Participants discussed a number of important issues related to extension of using evaluation for improving efficiency and impact of public programs. Discussions particularly focused on forming an evaluation and monitoring in the country, government programs that help engage experts and analysts, civil society organizations. Participants also discussed specific legislative initiatives aimed at institutionalizing monitoring and evaluation as a management technology.

Monitoring and evaluation of government activities is an essential attribute of any democratic society, through which the people not only observe, but also participate in the governance of the country. Work of monitoring evaluation experts help improve quality of decisions, prompt public approval of decisions, reach compromises and  select priority development areas.

Such conferences of the International Program Evaluation Network have already become a good tradition of in a number of CIS countries since 2000. They already took place in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. This time IPEN conference was organized in Kyrgyzstan (for the first time) to certain progress the country has reached development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems in management.

The conference is organized by the KR Government Office, the International Program Evaluation Network (IPEN) and the National Network of monitoring and evaluation of the Kyrgyz Republic.  The conference is supported by the UNDP and “Open Society” Foundations project “Capacity Development Facility”, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in KR, GIZ project of civil society support and International initiative Eval Partners.

Contact information

Capacity Development Facility project of UNDP and “Open Society” Foundations. Project coordinator Ainura Kaparova tel: +996-312-694370 ext. 142 (w.) +996-770-338500 (mob.) ainura.kaparova@undp.org    

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