This panel of evaluation leaders will review cutting edge data science technologies for exploiting the huge volumes of increasingly diverse data generated by government agencies, donors, research institutions and non-profits, and examine the methodological, organisational, political and ethical challenges facing evaluators as they transition to the big data ecosystem. The panel will also discuss the organisational and strategic challenges facing evaluation offices as they adapt to the rapidly changing data landscapes and will draw lessons from how evaluation activities are already being restructured to address the challenges of Covid-19.
• Peter York, Principal and Chief Data Scientist, BCT Partners
• Oscar Garcia, Director, Independent Evaluation Office, UNDP
• Michael Bamberger, Independent Evaluation Consultant
• Veronica Olazabal, Senior Advisor and Director, Measurement, Evaluation and Organizational Performance, The Rockefeller Foundation and President-elect, American Evaluation Association (AEA)