GEI to Launch gLOCAL 2024 with a Discussion on Rethinking Evaluation: Driving Transformative Change

gLOCAL 2024 kicks off with a discussion on "Rethinking Evaluation: Driving Transformative Change." The virtual event will take place on May 29, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Eastern Time (ET). gLOCAL is organized by the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) and the Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR), GEI's implementing partners in different regions of the world.
The gLOCAL 2024 opening event will explore the role of evaluators in driving transformative change and the need to embrace new perspectives and methodologies to transform evaluation processes.
15 May 2024

On May 29, the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) will lead the opening of the 2024 gLOCAL Evaluation Week. This year, the annual knowledge-sharing event, organized by GEI, will take place from June 3 to 7. The theme for the virtual event is: "Rethinking Evaluation: Driving Transformative Change". 

Progress towards a more sustainable future has often been hindered by crises, including climate change, poverty, inequality, violence, and conflict, leading to a growing consensus on the urgent need for transformative change. Within the global evaluation community, there has been increasing discussion on how evaluators can contribute to this change. 

According to the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group, transformative change means addressing major development challenges through deep, systemic, and sustainable change. Transformative change requires evaluators to rethink the scope, focus, and tools of evaluation and demands a paradigm shift in approach. 

At the opening event, evaluators will explore their role in driving transformative change and embracing new perspectives and methodologies to transform evaluation processes. 

The gLOCAL 2024 opening event will take place on May 29, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Eastern Time (ET). The roundtable discussion will be conducted in English with simultaneous translations in French, Portuguese, and Spanish.



  • Adriana Anacona – Yanakuna Woman, Evaluator, Professor at the Universidad del Valle
  • Amna Aaqil – Director, Center for Learning on Evaluation and Results for Pakistan and Central Asia (CLEAR-PCA)
  • Weronica Felcis - Vice President, International Evaluation Academy (IEAc)
  • Ana Erika Lareza – Youth Activist, Young and Emerging Evaluator (YEE) 
  • Sonal Zaveri– Co-chair, EvalGender+
  • Josephine Watera - Assistant Director, Department of Research Services, Parliament of Uganda