Astrid Ganterer

The 7th Event of the Vienna Evaluation Network took place on November 14, 2018 at 4-5.30pm.

TOPIC: Learning from Evaluations? by Astrid Ganterer (Austrian Development Agency)

The session would like to enable an interactive and open exchange of experience, good practice, challenges and opportunities around learning from evaluations. It will evolve around three key questions: Which learning formats exist in the context of evaluations? When and at which point of the evaluation process do we best learn from evaluations? Who learns from evaluations?

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The session will start with a presentation on how learning from evaluations occurs in the context of Austrian Development Cooperation, more specifically within the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). It will continue with the sharing of experience and findings from peers – the Swiss Development Cooperation, GIZ, and Brot für die Welt – gathered at a recent working session on ‘Learning from Evaluation’ during the Annual Concerence of DeGEval, the Evaluation Society, in Dresden in mid-September and co-organized by ADA. Meeting participants will then have the opportunity to discuss selected key issues in buzz groups. The session will end with a closing discussion in the plenum.

Astrid Ganterer is currently Evaluation Advisor at the Evaluation Unit of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) in Vienna. She has worked in development cooperation for twenty years, for the United Nations, the Organization for Cooperation and Security, as independent consultant and evaluator. She holds a Master’s Degree in political science, social psychology and international law from the University of Munich (LMU) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, UK.


VEN events generally start with a presentation by the guest speaker. Thereafter, the participants have time to ask questions, discuss the topic, and exchange experiences, followed by informal networking and conversations.

WHEN: Wednesday,  November 14, 2018, 4-5.30pm

WHERE: The venue is Berggasse 17, the third-floor conference room of the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research. Please cross the courtyard to find the entrance left in front of you.