CDI Conference Improving the Use of M&E Processes and Findings March 20-21 2014

The conference ‘Improving the Use of M&E Processes and Findings’ will be held on the 20th and 21st of March 2014 in Wageningen, the Netherlands. This conference will particularly look at under what conditions the use of M&E processes and findings can be improved.

Conference participants will have the opportunity to learn about:
· frameworks to understand utilisation of monitoring and evaluation findings and process;
· different types of utilisation of monitoring and evaluation process and findings, when and for whom these are relevant;
· conditions that improve utilisation of monitoring and evaluation processes and findings.

Marlène Läubli Loud (DPhil) will provide a keynote on the current state of affairs regarding utilisation of M&E processes and findings. The second speaker (to be confirmed) will present experiences on how utility was purposefully built in practical experiences of both monitoring and evaluation, actual use, and the conditions that helped and hindered use. In the third keynote CDI will present a framework for the conference so as to better understand utilisation of M&E processes and findings and how this can be enhanced.

Case studies will help participants ground inspiring ideas in imperfect realities. Cases will focus on the following core questions:

· Prior to implementing monitoring and/or evaluation, what were the intended uses (findings and/or process) and for which intended users?
· What was the actual use of M&E processes and findings, and by whom?
· Was there a difference between intended and actual use?
· If yes, what conditions improved or hindered utilisation and for who?

Utilisation of M&E process and findings will be looked at from different perspectives so as to deepen our understanding about the conditions needed to improve the use of M&E processes and findings.

During registration you will be asked whether you will have a relevant case to contribute to the conference.

Registration can be done at: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/show/CDISeminar_ME_2014.htm
More information about the conference can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/pxhvwfs

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