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Thursday, September 5 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
ICT4Eval Book Launch!

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ICT4EVAL is the first book of its kind focussing on using information and communication technologies for evaluation (ICT4Eval). Join us for a panel where a few of the authors will discuss some of the overarching areas of emphasis of the book, including the role of technology in providing data for SDGs, big data, machine learning and more. The panel will also delve into the softer aspects of ICT4Eval such as ethical and privacy concerns pertaining to bias and inclusion when using technology for evaluation. The book is a publication by practitioners, for practitioners and so will be the panel. Come and see what ICT4Eval looks like in practice!

About the book: ICT4 Eval was written by a group of experts and development practitioners, the book presents technologies such as big data analytics, machine learning and remote sensing applied to the field of development evaluation, with a focus on measuring indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals. The volume provides an overview of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the context of evaluation, looking at the theory and practice, and discussing how the landscape may unfold. It also considers concerns about privacy, ethics and inclusion, which are crucial issues for development practitioners and evaluators working in the interests of vulnerable populations across the globe. Among the contributions are case studies of seven organizations using various technologies for data collection, analysis, dissemination and learning.

More information here: https://www.routledge.com/Information-and-Communication-Technologies-for-Development-Evaluation/Garcia-Kotturi/p/book/9780367137144


Prashanth Kotturi

Evaluation Analyst, Independent Office of Evaluation of the International Fund for Agricultural Development
I work in Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and have lead and supported a wide range of evaluations ranging from project evaluations, country portfolio evaluations to corporate level evaluations and evaluation synthesis... Read More →
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Michael Bamberger

Independent Consultant, Independent Consultant
Michael Bamberger, jmichaelbamberger@gmail.com, Independent Evaluation Consultant. 40 years of experience conducting and teaching development evaluation in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East and Asia. Working for the past few years on the opportunities and challenges for integrating... Read More →
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Linda Raftree

Organizer & Independent Consultant, MERL Tech
Linda Raftree supports strategy, program design, research, and technology in international development initiatives. She co-founded MERLTech in 2014 and also works as an independent consultant. Linda advises Girl Effect on digital safety, security and privacy and supports the organization... Read More →

Thursday September 5, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Vista FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave, 8th Floor, Washington, DC
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