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Evaluating IDRC’s role at major conferences, events

April 25, 2016

Over the past several years, IDRC has been involved in numerous large conferences either as a funder, advisor, organizer, initiator, participant, observer, or any combination of these roles. This strategic evaluation is the first effort to assess IDRC’s participation in large conferences beyond any one specific event.  The report aims to inform programming decisions and actions in organizing and participating in such major conferences. The primary purpose of this evaluation is to:

  • understand the nature of IDRC’s engagement in large conferences;
  • identify ways the Centre can expand its understanding and assessment of the results of engaging in large conferences;
  • and offer suggestions about how to approach large conferences more effectively by examining previous successes and challenges.  

View the reports from Phase I and Phase II