Events

The 23rd Event of the Vienna Evaluation Network will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2022, 4-5.30pm CET

Topic: How monitoring and evaluation can enhance adapting within project cycles. Evidence from cases in the Western Balkans

by guest speaker Driton Zeqiri

Please register in advance for this event here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting in Zoom.


A Monitoring and Evaluation system should be designed in such a way that it allows fast learning and adapting. Impact of any intervention can be increased if during the project we can base our decisions on reliable timely data. Learning and adapting within the project cycle is crucial in development projects because they are usually implemented under very fast changing environments.

Adaptive monitoring and evaluation is an iterative process that ensures each activity has been accurately and thoroughly monitored and evaluated, and data has been communicated to implementing staff from which evidence-based decision making can occur.
During the event we will present and discuss the main premises for having a monitoring and evaluation system within projects which allows real time learning and adapting. Real examples from Western Balkan countries will be shared and discussed. This presentation will be particularly useful to people working in managing development projects and to those holding monitoring and evaluation positions within projects.

Driton Zeqiri is a monitoring and evaluation specialist, and researcher. His field of expertise covers a range of different skills, such as research design and management, data analysis, qualitative and quantitative research methods, project/program evaluation, gap analysis, impact assessment.

Mr. Zeqiri is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology, with his study he focuses on research methods. Mr. Zeqiri’s work experience includes local and international organizations, research institutions, higher education, and think tanks. Mr. Zeqiri has experience working in different countries in Western Balkans such as Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and North Macedonia. Mr. Zeqiri has also provided consultancy services for projects in different countries, such as the USA, Rwanda, DRC, Nigeria, South Sudan, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 4-5.30pm CET

WHERE: The venue will be online. Register here.

The event starts with a presentation by the guest speaker. During the presentation, participants can pose questions and comments in the chat function. After the presentation, participants can also ask questions.


SAVE THE DATE for future VEN events!

The tentative second VEN Event date in the Fall is November 17, 2022.

Potential guest speakers who are interested in presenting may approach us with a short outline of the topic at viennaevaluationnetwork@gmail.com


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