Join us on Wednesday 1 May as former World Bank Vice President Jim Adams reflects on the performance of the Australian aid program.
Jim is stepping down as Chair of DFAT’s Independent Evaluation Committee, having held the position for the past seven years. He will discuss how to build a robust performance culture based on accountability, transparency, learning and appropriate risk management.
Following morning tea, Tracey McMartin and Leo Carroll from DFAT’s Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) will present two recently published ODE evaluations. The evaluations — a review of the quality of DFAT’s independent program evaluations and an evaluation of DFAT’s monitoring systems — identified options to strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure better quality aid. Evaluation objectives, key findings and recommendations will be presented, with an opportunity to discuss the implications of the findings.