IRIM Board independent member Ms. Batchimeg Namsraidorj participated in the 2016 Asian Evaluation Week in Xi’an city, People’s Republic of China on 5-9 September and presented IRIM’s paper on Gender Responsive Budgeting: The Case of Mongolia. 2016 Asian Evaluation Week was organized by the Independent Evaluation Department of the ADB in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Finance and Development Institute of the PRC.
The AEW is organized in the Asia -Pacific region in response to the growing attention on the use of evaluation for better results and accountability, especially as countries commit to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, requiring the better tracking and accounting of national objectives and goals. The AEW is expected to be repeated in the succeeding year and be an annual event in bringing together evaluation colleagues to discuss the recent trends in evaluation thinking.
The AEW objectives were as follows:
This event welcomes more than 100 delegates from 35 countries and development partners who shared their experience in total 33 sessions conducted in the field of M&E and public policy, Equality in education evaluation, Empowering women and gender issue, Financial reform management, Evaluating economic and social impact of projects, Knowledge management and learning in evaluation, SDGs, Evaluating science and technology interventions, and so forth.