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Hello there,

This is our first, irregularly scheduled, newsletter for non-MES members. We're launching this newsletter to keep our external partners and persons of interest up to date with our activities.

If you are receiving this newsletter, you had either signed up for updates through our website (thank you!) or have attended a previous MES event.

MES Activities

As a fully volunteer-driven professional association committed to building the capacity for evaluation in the country, MES at the moment is focusing more on advocacy and promotion of evaluation topics. While we're looking to explore ways for our society volunteers to contribute meaningfully, peer learning is identified as one of the ways that MES can do for the moment for its members and others from other Voluntary Organisations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) as well as others with work related to evaluation.

With this in mind, we brought back our EvalTalk series, an ongoing public forum featuring evaluation experts and practitioners.

Our first session in early September was on Evaluation & Budgeting, and you can find more details in our event page here, including the session recording.

And now it's time for the next EvalTalk. The details are as follows:
EvalTalk: "Key Performance Indicators: Realistic Solution or Unnecessary Distraction for Results Management?"
Sunday, 3 October 2021
Time: 5pm (MYS UTC+8)
Registration link:

Moderated by Dr Hari Ramalu Ragavan, the panelists are:
  1. Scott Bayley – International Evaluation Consultant; former Principal Consultant for Monitoring & Evaluation & Learning at Oxford Policy Management
    (OPM) for the Asia Pacific region
  2. Prasantha Abeykoon – Integrated Results Based Management/Monitoring & Evaluation specialist
  3. Nurshafenath Shaharuddin – Former Monitoring & Evaluation Officer with UNDP Malaysia, and current President of MES.
More details on the session including expected takeaways can be found here on the event page.

News from the Field

Other news: regional VOPE survey from APEA

The Asia-Pacific Evaluation Association has just published the results from their survey of regional VOPEs, from the Promoting National Evaluation Policy and Systems theme group. You can download the report on their site.

Don't forget to follow our twitter @MsiaEvalSoc, where we do regularly share such news.
Thanks for reading. See you soon!

Malaysian Evaluation Society