Date: November 6, 2017 – November 11, 2017
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The American Evaluation Association’s annual conference brings experts from around the world to share and learn from the successes of the international discipline and practice of evaluation. Evaluation 2017 includes various presentations and learning formats focusing on enhancing evaluation practices to provide better outcomes for society. For more information, visit the American Evaluation Association (AEA).

MSI, A Tetra Tech Company, provides innovative and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) services for international donors, governments, and public and private sector organizations. As the leading provider of country-level monitoring and evaluations services to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) around the world, Tetra Tech generates knowledge for more effective development outcomes. Learn more about our monitoring and evaluation services.

View a short video of one of our past visits to the AEA Annual Conference.

Conference Presentations

Tetra Tech is proud to be home to leading experts across the markets we serve. Our staff regularly share their knowledge by researching, presenting, and facilitating discussion on emerging topics in their fields.

Wednesday, November 8

6:15 p.m.

Track: Use and Influence of Evaluation
Title: Integrating CLA into M&E Services
Panelist: Michelle Christine Adams-Matson

7:00 p.m.

Track: Design and Analysis of Experiments
Poster: How Can We (Actually) Engage Local Stakeholders to Assist Randomized Evaluations?
Presenter: Jacob Patterson-Stein

Thursday, November 9

10:30 a.m.

Track: Organizational Learning & Evaluation Capacity Building
Title: Can Defining Standards of Quality Help Improve USAID-Funded Evaluations?
Panelists: Thomaz Almeida and Nitika Tolani

1:15 p.m.

Track: Costs, Effectiveness, Benefits, and Economics
Title: Valuation of a Frost Early Warning System for Tea Farmers in Kenya
Panelist: Isaac Morrison

Friday, November 10

8:00 a.m.

Track: International and Cross Cultural Evaluation
Session: Monitoring World Bank Projects with Community Participation in Conflict Areas
Presenter: Setsuko Oya


Track: Government Evaluation
Title: Enhancing Returns on USAID Investments in Impact Evaluation
Panelists: Jacob Patterson-Stein and Molly Hageboeck

Saturday, November 11

8:00 a.m.

Track: International and Cross Cultural Evaluation
Title: Unintended Negative Effects in Conflict Settings: How to Monitor and Evaluate?
Presenter: Allison Joy Poyac-Clarkin

11:15 a.m.

Track: International and Cross Cultural Evaluation
Title: Standard and Customized Indicators in CVE Baseline Assessments
Panelists: Lynn Carter (Chair) and Phyllis Dininio


Track: Use and Influence of Evaluation
Session: Learning About Evaluation Use and Users
Presenters: Susan Minushkin, Roger Rasnake, and Jeremy Gans