Evaluation in Turbulent Times: Navigating the Evolving Big Data Ecosystem

On 18-19 January 2021 the European Evaluation Society arranged the online workshop devoted to evaluation challenges during Corona crisis.

The panel of evaluation leaders have reviewed 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 has also discussed 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.

The EDSG experts have also taken part in the workshop (in English)