Please join us for the 24th annual CES Ontario AGM and Learning Event! This event is open to all members of the Canadian Evaluation Society Ontario chapter, as well as interested members of the public.
9:30 AM-11:00 AM: AGM presentation: report back on 2019/20 activities and plans to address strategic plan and results of members survey
11:00-11:10 AM: 10-minute bio break
11:10AM-12:00PM: Learning Event: Re-imagining Evaluation Criteria: Learning Lessons from the Pandemic
We will distribute the Annual General Meeting package, including a full agenda, Annual Report, and audited financial statements, to all CES members and event attendees prior to the event.
About the Learning Event:
Re-imagining Evaluation Criteria: Learning Lessons from the Pandemic
Evaluators have long debated on the criteria that should be used to evaluate interventions. The criteria are linked to both the purpose of the evaluation and also to the type of intervention under consideration. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has argued for the following criteria in its recent updating. They include: (1) Relevance (Is the intervention doing the right thing?); (2) Coherence (How well does the intervention fit?) (3) Effectiveness (Is the intervention achieving its objectives?); (4) Efficiency (How well are resources being used?); (5) Impact (What difference does the intervention make?); (6) Sustainability (will the benefits last?)
In light of experiences that interventions have had with the recent pandemic, we will explore if these criteria are sufficient to understand the value added of interventions. We also will explore these criteria in light of the focus of the Sustainable Development Goals of “no one left behind.” The focus of this presentation will be on understanding how such criteria shape our imagination and measurement of how programs work, how programs can be designed to address inequities and the types of evaluation approaches that capture the value-added of interventions
About the Speaker:
Sanjeev Sridharan is Country Lead, Learning Systems and Systems Evaluation at the India Country Office of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Sanjeev was the Founding Director of the Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions at St. Michaels Hospital and Associate Professor at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Prior to his position at Toronto, he was the Head of the Evaluation Program and Senior Research Fellow at the Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change at the University of Edinburgh. He is a former associate editor of the American Journal of Evaluation and has been on the boards of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, New Directions for Evaluation and the Journal of Evaluation and Program Planning.