Reaching across boundaries
Evaluation spans the lines we draw between ourselves – across sectors, disciplines, organisations, cultures, political borders and layers of hierarchy. Evaluation has the power to integrate values horizontally (among peers) and vertically (across levels of authority). Over the past several decades evaluation use has moved from proving to improving, from measuring to mainstreaming, from education to all sectors and disciplines.
The UN’s designation of 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation advocates and promotes evaluation and evidence-based policy making at international, regional, national and local levels. The AES 15 International Evaluation Conference provides a platform to engage with that global dialogue. Together we will use evaluation to bring together our values, hopes, thinking, skills, and experiences in pursuit of a better tomorrow.