On Wednesday April 23, 2014, Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy hosted a global public policy panel discussion on monitoring and evaluation in international development. Panelists included Division of Global Affairs Director, Jean-Marc Coicaud, and Division of Global Affairs regular visiting Professors of Global Practice, Rahul Sur and Juha Uitto. The panelists discussed the nature, challenges, and future of evaluations with a focus on United Nations programs evaluation. The conversation built on the panelists experiences as academicians and global public policy practitioners and evaluators in the fields of development, environment, and peace operations.
Pictured left to right: Vishal Jani, Rahul Sur, Juha Uitto, and Jean-Marc Coicaud
Jean-Marc Coicaud, Professor of Law and Global Affairs and Director of the Division of Global Affairs, Talk Title: Understanding the Emergence of Evaluation as an International Theme
Chandi Kadirgamar, Evaluation Adviser, Independent Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme, Talk Title: United Nations Evaluation System: Brief Overview of the Function and some Basic Issues
Rahul Sur, Chief of the Peacekeeping Evaluation Section in the Inspection and Evaluation Division of the Office of Internal Oversight Services at the United Nations, Talk Title: Some Thoughts on Ghandi's Relevance to International Development
Juha Uitto, Deputy Director of the Evaluation Office of United Nations Development Programme, Talk Title: Environment and Development: Evaluation Challenges