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International Associations

One of the core businesses of MES is evaluation advocacy work which revolves around monitoring & evaluation, and evaluation capacity development & research work.  In this regard one of our key objectives is to increase awareness and buy-in on the benefits of evaluation and to encourage developing countries to adopt and implement evaluation particularly within the public sector.

Most of our evaluation advocacy work aims to help promote the benefits of evaluation, providing assistance and advice on evaluation policy matters, exchange of ideas/ experiences, and resources related to all aspects of evaluation, both in the public and private sectors.

A number of initiatives and actions are being undertaken MES as part of its' evaluation advocacy work:

  • Promoting the overall benefits of monitoring and evaluation agenda
  • Facilitating the formation and effective operation of national networks for information exchange pertaining to evaluation
  • Advisory role to regional networks and formation of similar societies in Asia particularly in SE Asia
  • Awareness building through public media on the importance and usefulness of evaluation
  • Online discussions on contemporary evaluation issues
  • Activities specifically geared to professional development, by providing education and training in matters related to evaluation; and
  • Providing forums for networking and discussion of ideas including publications, seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • Creating awards for advancements and innovations in evaluation

The MES also carries out various activities related to evaluation research, training, and development to help promote evaluation activities at the national and international level.

Issues & Challenges

In undertaking its' evaluation advocacy work, one of the challenges MES faces is the lack of financial support for promoting frequent regional request for advice and support for assistance particularly in setting up national associations and networks in evaluation.

MES welcomes collaboration with or any form of support from development partners in promoting and advocating the evaluation agenda in developing countries.