Localisation in Evaluation – Learning Paper

In May 2023, IOD PARC was invited by the Ukrainian Evaluation Association to run a participatory workshop on ‘Localisation in Evaluation’ as part of their annual conference. The focus of the session was to discuss the conception of localisation within humanitarian and development assistance more broadly, and then examine how those principles could be translated into monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) processes. The discussion recognised that localisation in MEL includes a focus on both working in partnership on MEL assignments, as well as including perspectives of local actors in the processes.

This short learning paper draws on the workshop and sets out the main points discussed, as well as the main learning areas and points of consideration moving forwards. IOD PARC would like to thank the Ukrainian Evaluation Association for the opportunity to collaborate on this valuable learning exercise and to express our appreciation for the on-going partnership.