Session VII: Road Towards Standardization in Evaluation Arabization: Localizing the Development Narrative in the MENA Region

Virtual Event (15:15 - 16:30) KSA Time

IsDB and its partners are currently preparing the launching of the Arabic Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation and Results-Based Management in continuation of a successful partnership with OECD-DAC EvalNet.

Moderator: Eng. Mohammad Jamal Al Saati, Senior Advisor to IsDB President

Presenter: Dr. Ahmed Abdelgawad, Senior Evaluation Specialist (IEvD), on the Evaluation Arabization Journey


  • Dr. Joerg Faust, Chair of OECD-DAC EvalNet & Managing Director, Deval - Germany
  • Zaher Rebai, Director of Human Resources Management Department, IsDB
  • Badr Al Khanbashi, Board member of Al Athar Center for Impact, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Aref Ben Abdallah, International Affairs Advisor, ENAP, Canada
  • Talal Karim Alobayd, Head Monitoring & Unit (M&E) Unit, ICD
  • Fahad Albassam, Evaluation Department, Saudi Fund for Development (SFD)
  • Dr. Abdel Hameed Bashir, Evaluation Advisor, BADEA
  • Mohamed Mouatassim, Senior Interpreter, Language Services Division, IsDBG General Secretariat