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Afghan Evaluation Society

Afghan Evaluation Society (AfES) is a non-profit and Afghan-led organization registered with the Afghan Ministry of Economy as an NGO; that aims to strengthen evaluations for Sustainable Development in Afghanistan.

AfES intends to work with the government, civil society and development agencies to strengthen evaluations and promote the Sustainable Development agenda in Afghanistan. Evaluation is being increasingly important due to the fact that it needs to support the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that have been endorsed by UN on 26th September 2015, and moving forward the global evaluation agenda that was launched this November in Global Evaluation week conference held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

AfES is established by a number of professionals in the field of Evaluation whose primary objective is to promote the use and practice of evaluation, professionalize evaluation and build the capacities of governmental entities and CSOs in the field of Monitoring and Evaluation, and create bases of evidence through research, in order to support evidence-based policy making and improved programming in Afghanistan.

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Message from the Chairman

While drafting this message, I realized how quickly has 2016 passed and we have just stepped into the New Year 2017. During the past year we have had remarkable achievements. The focus of our efforts was to establish long lasting relations with local, regional and global evaluation communities during the past 12 months, and we have achieved this milestone very gloriously. AfES became an institutional member to Asia Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA) and Community of Evaluators South Asia (CoE-SA), and have made very good relations with Community of Evaluators Nepal (CoE-N), European Evaluation Society (EES), and Canadian Evaluation Society (CES).

On the other hand, most importantly, we have made very good reputation in Afghanistan, we are now known by many governmental agencies, ministries and NGOs as a well reputed organization promoting evaluation in the country. Afghan Ministry of Economy requested that we speak and present on best practices on evaluation forums at the 1st National RBME Forum that was held on 20th December, 2016 in Kabul. International representation of AfES was very impressive during the past 12 months; AfES board members attended the APEA Conference in Vietnam, and the EES Conference in the Netherlands.

During 2016, AfES launched its series of training titled “The Young and Emerging Evaluators Training Program”, and this series will continue going forward in building the capacity of YEEs in Afghanistan, including through the recent small grant program of IOCE/EvalPartners, in collaboration with Community of Evaluators Nepal. I would like to thank our board members who have dedicated their time, energy and efforts in making all these happen.

Lastly, I would like to call on behalf of the board of directors that our mission for 2017 will be more challenging, and the focus of 2017 will be on building individual and institutional capacities in M&E and advancing the theory, practice and use of evaluations; as well as strengthening the institutional capacity of AfES, including increase in our members.

Happy New Year 2017 and I hope for a just, equitable and sustainably developed Afghanistan, and the planet. We can improve lives through sound and rigorous evaluations.

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House No. 25, 3rd Street
Kabul - Afghanistan

Phone: +93 700 522 521