"For the conference we define impact evaluations as those studies which concern themselves with determining and understanding the short, medium and long term outcomes or impacts of projects, programs and policies. We do not limit the term to any specific methodology in any particular discipline."
"We therefore invite submissions for participation from everyone with a keen interest in how evaluation can address complex development challenges – from development practitioners to policy-makers, from researchers to the funders of evaluation and of development, from evaluators to the users of evaluation, from students to the most experienced."
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The Conference will have a combination of plenary sessions and five streams of parallel sessions. They will be in various exciting, often inter-active formats - panel discussions, think-tanks, roundtables and paper presentations, including expert papers.
The proposal should be no more than 500 words. It should give the title of the contribution(s), the presenter(s), the theme(s) under which it is proposed and a summary of the substance.
The closing date for proposals is 15 December 2008. They should be sent to contributions at impactevaluation2009.org