Session VI: Tackling the Challenges for Evaluation in the Coming Decade

Virtual Event (14:00 - 15:00) KSA Time

How to strengthen the overall contribution from evaluation at the IsDB Group? The development industry is an ever-changing landscape. What are the most pressing challenges for our stakeholders (i.e., lack of evaluation culture, digital divide, etc.)?

Moderator: Dr. Baffa Keita, Senior Evaluation Specialist, Independent Evaluation Department (IEvD), IsDB

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Indran Naidoo, Independent Office of Evaluation, IFAD


  • Dr. Jos Vaessen (GEI), Deputy Head of Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) & Advisor for Evaluation Methods, Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank Group
  • Dr. Emmanuel Jimenez, Director General, Independent Evaluation – Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Dr. Mohammed Alyami, Director Development Effectiveness Office, ICD
  • Ibrahima Dit Thierno Lo, Principal Executive Assistant, Executive Office of the President, IsDB
  • Hamdi Ahmedou, Senior Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation, ITFC
  • Dr. Abdel Hameed Bashir, Evaluation Advisor, BADEA