Pre-announcement: ‘M&E on the Cutting Edge’ conference about partnerships

How can M&E strengthen partnerships for development?

We are happy to pre-announce the next ‘M&E on the Cutting Edge’ conference:

Partnering for Success – How M&E can strengthen partnerships for sustainable development?

This conference (17 and 18 March 2016, in Wageningen) is the eighth annual monitoring and evaluation (M&E) event organised by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen University and Research Centre, and Learning by Design, in collaboration with the PPPLab. Other organisations keen to collaborate with this conference can contact the organisers. Past events typically attract over 150 international participants.

The two-day conference focuses on how those active in M&E can contribute better to partnerships in development. Key questions to be explored include:

  1. What kinds of partnerships exist that could benefit from the support of M&E processes?
  2. How can M&E strengthen these partnerships for sustainable development?
  3. What is specific about the M&E within different kinds of partnerships, as compared to other implementation forms?

The conference will connect the realities of those working in practice with ideas from people who are thought leaders on the partnership topic. Workshops, clinics and presentations will ensure a lively and thoughtful opportunity to question one’s own practice and find inspiration for new ideas.

Contributions are being developed for the conference. Please also get in touch with ideas for specific contributions – papers, panels, roundtables or workshops are all welcome.

This conference is for people involved in partnerships and wanting to make them work better and deliver more, as well as those working on monitoring and evaluation of such partnerships. As for all the conferences in this series, participants will come from government, international organisations, civil society, private sector, M&E and academia.

Ideas for contributions are most welcome. To get in touch, or for more information, please have a look here.