Advancing Evaluation Theory and Practice in South Asia : Building a Community of Experts

This grant will allow the Association for Stimulating Know-how (ASK), an organization based in India with South Asian reach, to facilitate exchange between evaluation experts in South Asia through the creation and support of a community of experts.

The experts will be chosen from theorists and practitioners in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and will interact through a series of seminars (two each year) complemented by Web-based exchanges. During the seminars, the experts will present papers for peer review and peer assist, eventually receiving additional support to publish articles and develop training materials based on their papers. The experts will be exposed to new evaluation methods through training sessions (one in each of the second and third years) conducted by members of the international expert community. These sessions will be open to other evaluation practitioners in the region. It is expected that the project will help strengthen evaluation in South Asia, leading to more effective and efficient development interventions.

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Start Date

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

End Date

Thursday, November 20, 2014


36 months

IDRC Officer


Total funding

CA$ 390,500


South Asia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Pakistan

Project Leader

Khilesh Chaturvedi

Project Leader

Dr. Aqueel Khan


Association for Stimulating Know-How

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