Sunday 29 March – Thursday 2 April 2009


Semiramis InterContinental Hotel, Cairo, Egypt


"It gives us great pleasure to invite you to participate in one of the most exciting evaluation events ever held in Africa. The African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), the Network of Networks on Impact Evaluation (NONIE) and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) have joined forces to bring to Africa some of the best expertise from all continents on one of the most discussed topics among evaluation and development communities worldwide."

"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."

Read the invitation in full Conference Invitation

The Conference Format

The Conference will be comprised of 2.5 days of 15-18 professional development workshops for different levels of experience, offered by some of the best in the world, followed by 2.5 days of the main conference. There will be many side events as well as many opportunities to interact, network and reflect.

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.

Guidelines for contributions

A submission can be made in any category (paper, panel, round-table, think-tank, expert paper), but each contribution should fit into one of the Conference Themes described below.

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

Bursary Application