The Asian Evaluation Week (AEW), jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Finance, PRC, the Asian Development Bank as well as AFDI kicked off in Xi’an on September 5, attracting about 160 M&E officials as well as experts from Asia, Africa, Latin-America, Europe as well as multilateral organizations. Mr. Zhang zhengwei, deputy director general of Ministry of Finance, PRC, Dr. Li Kouqing, director general of AFDI as well as Mr. Walter Kolkma, director of ADB gave opening remarks.
The AEW was organized in the Asia -Pacific region in response to the growing attention on the use of evaluation for better results and accountability. It provided a venue for knowledge sharing on the latest and cutting edge ideas on evaluation
It was expected to be an event in bringing together evaluation colleagues to discuss the recent trends in evaluation thinking.
AEW is the first such event that has been held in Asia, allowing the exchange and synthesis of ideas on the latest and practicable thinking on evaluation.