The Washington Evaluators and the American Evaluation Association through EvalPartners and as part of the UN declared 2015 International Year of Evaluation is supporting an exchange of M&E experts from Voluntary Organizations of Professional Evaluators (VOPES).
We are pleased to announce that four evaluation experts from Tajikistan and Kyrygzstan will be visiting Washington, DC in March 2015. Visiting evaluators include:
Please join us for the visitors' brown bag, "Building Program Evaluation Capacity in Central Asia," on March 17, 2015 from 12 - 1:30 pm in the George Washington University Marvin Center, Room 405. The Marvin Center is located at 800 21 St NW, Washington, DC (orange/blue lines).
- Ms. Tatiana Tretiakova, Coordinator, National Monitoring and Evaluation Network of the Kyrgyz Republic
- Ms. Saule Khamzina, Member, National Monitoring and Evaluation Network of the Kyrgyz Republic
- Mr. Farhod Khamidov, Founder, Monitoring and Evaluation Community of Practice of Tajikistan
- Mr. Alisher Nazirov, Member, Monitoring and Evaluation Community of Practice of Tajikistan.
Interested in attending? Please RSVP in advance.
In addition, the visitors will meet with representatives of US GAO, Social Impact, the World Bank, George Washington University, Westat, local government evaluation agencies in Maryland, and the US State Department.
Session AbstractPart One will provide general information about Central Asia, including Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan: brief history, geographic location, climate, population (ethnic composition, beliefs), governing structure, socio-economic condition of countries, etc.
Part Two will focus on monitoring and evaluation practice in the region, particularly: evolvement of M&E, areas where M&E applied, capacity of public institutions in implementing M&E, interest and support of governments in introducing and application of M&E, availability of local M&E experts, challenges, etc.
Part Three will be about the National Monitoring and Evaluation Network of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Monitoring and Evaluation Community of Practice of Tajikistan. Mission statements, number of members, activities carried out as well as future plans will be among major information around these networks.
Presenter BiosMs. Tatiana Tretiakova is a member of the International Program Evaluation Network (IPEN) - is engaged in evaluation activities since 2000. She has experience in working groups discussions for the elaboration of the national and regional development strategies and programs. Besides, she served as policy and evaluation expert in the government commissions on optimizing local governance. In 2007, Ms Tretiakova co-founded the National M&E Network in the Kyrgyz Republic to promote evaluation as a tool for increasing transparency and effectiveness of public administration. Her aim is to establish a strong professional expert society in the area of M&E that can influence organizational interactions with government institutions and increase transparency of the government.
Ms. Saule Khamzina is of the founders of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Network of the Kyrgyz Republic and member of IPEN since 2006. She has more than 10 years M&E experience with international organizations. Ms Khamzina has experience in developing M&E system for the Ministry of Education, Kyrgyz Republic. Ms Khamzina developed modules and conducted trainings for the government and NGOs representatives on result-based management, developing monitoring and evaluation tools, data analysis and reporting. She participated in various national and international workshops and conferences on M&E. In the National Network, she is responsible for the professional development of the Network members. Currently, she works as M&E Manager for the USAID funded Quality Reading Project.
Mr. Farhod Khamidov is the founder of the Monitoring and Evaluation Community of Practice of Tajikistan. He is member of IPEN since 2008, AEA since 2012-2013 and IDEAS since 2011. He has over 10 years of experience in monitoring, evaluation, planning and implementation with emphasis on the Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Social Protection sectors, as well as Gender equity, Food Security and Poverty reduction in Tajikistan, Cambodia and Jordan. Mr Khamidov possesses extensive knowledge and experience in building and strengthening M&E systems and mechanisms as well as performance monitoring and reporting of large organisations and public sector. Specialize in evaluations, surveys (MICS, LSMS, DHS), studies, M&E systems, networking, databases, use and dissemination of evidence. In-depth experience in national evaluation capacity development, including establishment and strengthening of national evaluation society, community of practice (Tajikistan and Cambodia).
Mr. Alisher Nazirov has over 10 years of extensive experience in program/project monitoring and evaluation gained with UNDP, UNFAO and UNWFP. He participated and coordinated work on developing and implementing complex M&E systems for various programmes and projects in the area of development and emergencies. This encompasses the design of projects and programs, developing logical frameworks and M&E plans, data and evidence collection and analysis, arranging and conducting evaluations, preparing reports and so on. Of particular note, his experience in leading M&E for projects at the local level and complex programmes at the national level, including Tajikistan national mid-term development strategy and local development programmes. He currently works as a Project Manager for UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative.