Episode 24

Evaluation Worldwide - Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and South Caucasus


May 11th, 2021

40 mins 39 secs

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About this Episode

After chatting with folks from EvalYouth about the Global Mentoring Program, they suggested a series of podcast episodes on what evaluation looks like around the world.

This episode is one in which I chat with evaluators from the Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and South Caucasus (ECA) about what evaluation looks like in their region. I chat with Tamara Kabysh-Rybalka and Dana Reva, both of whom are involved with EvalYouth ECA, about their experiences evaluating in their region.

We discuss a variety of topics, including how they define evaluation, how their countries and region affects how evaluation is done, what valuing looks like in their region, professional ethical guidelines, stakeholder involvement, how people get into the field of evaluation, ECA Summer Institute and other training and networking opportunities, institutionalization of evaluation in ECA, regional policies related to evaluation, and more.

Resources discussed:

Learn more about EvalYouth ECA here:

  1. ECA EvalYouth Website
  2. EvalYouth Website
  3. Facebook (EvalYouthECA)
  4. YouTube
  5. Twitter (EcaEval)

About the guests:

Dana Rev: Dana Reva is doing her masters studies in sociology at the moment. Dana assisted in monitoring several projects for IOM and has been volunteering in EvalYouth ECA Task Force I since 2019.

Tamara Kabysh-Rybalka: Tamara Kabysh-Rybalka started working in Monitoring and Evaluation field in 2017, has experience in a variety of USAID projects/programs, is involved in EvalYouth ECA since 2019, currently works in UNFPA in the SIDA funded project on gender equality.

Music by Matt Ingelson, http://www.mattingelsonmusic.com/

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