Dear Development Evaluation Colleagues,
IDEAS’ Global Assembly 2013
Good news! We have confirmed our booking at the Hilton in Bridgetown, Barbados, for our next Global Assembly which will take place from 6th to 9th May 2013.
The week’s activities begin on Monday 6th May 2013, with a full day of pre-conference workshops. We plan to offer at least six workshops, and delegates will select one option for the day.
The conference sessions will be held from 7th to 9th May 2013, focusing on the theme “Evaluation and Inequality: Moving Beyond the Discussion of Poverty.” The Assembly will specifically address the sources and forces generating inequality in the developing world—going beyond still more conversations about poverty and its origins.
Keynote speakers, small group panel presentations, and poster presentations will all be part of this exciting and intense intellectual gathering. We shall issue a Call for Papers in November, and anyone interested in attending the GA and interested in preparing a proposal for a paper or panel on the above theme, or on other topics related to development evaluation, is most welcome and encouraged to do so. Papers may be submitted between 01 December 2012 and 14 January 2013, and we shall provide submission details nearer the time.
Delegates can expect to participate in inspiring presentations and discussions, led by top international speakers who are experts in the field of development evaluation. The assembly will offer wonderful opportunities to strengthen old relationships and to form new ones.
Be sure to diarise the IDEAS Global Assembly; we look forward to seeing you in Barbados!
Ray C. Rist