UNDP Evaluation Office and the office of the Public Service Commission of South Africa co-hosted the second International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, held over 2.5 days from 12 to 14 of September 2011. This year’s conference had the theme of Use of Evaluation in Decision Making for Public Policies and Programmes and offered plenary discussions and panels with the following sub-themes:
· Systemic factors contributing to use of evaluation
· Impact of audits and budgeting in evaluation
· Monitoring and how it facilitates the use of evaluation
· Establishing evaluation systems, taking use of evaluation into account
The participants also discussed implications for their national contexts and next steps leading to the 2013 conference. To learn more about the conference and download papers and presentations please visit the Conference Website.