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Session 2: Introduction to fundamentals of M&E

The second topic of the first ever IPDET Global Outreach activity ‘Better policy making through evaluations – Training for Parliaments in Asia Pacific’ took place between 26-28 October 2021.
With around 70 selected participants these three sessions gave a further as well as deeper insight into the fundamentals of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and the special role which M&E can play for policy making.
The sessions were guided by Prof. Reinhard Stockmann and consisted of theoretical input, Q&A-sessions and extensive group works, in which participants were able to deepen their new knowledge on concrete project case studies with questions on the different analytical perspective evaluations can have, which evaluation criteria can be used and also how to formulate adequate evaluation questions – and therefore how to think evaluative.


  • Asela Kalugampitiya: President of Sri Lanka Evaluation Association and Asia Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA)
  • Hasithi Samarasinghe: Co-Leader EvalYouth Sri Lanka
  • Randika de Mel: Co-Leader EvalYouth Asia and EvalYouth Sri Lanka
  • Laszlo Szentmarjay: IPDET Global Outreach coordinator

Resource Person:

  • Reinhard Stockmann – Founder and Director of Center of Evaluation (CEval) at Saarland University and Member of the Steering Group of the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET)

For selected participants only: Watch the recordings and slides of Session 2 here!

The speakers, resource person and panelists:

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