(i) obtain a baseline of the number of Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEEs) that are involved in a Voluntary Organization of Professional Evaluators (VOPE) in their country or region;(ii) understand the extent to which YEEs are involved in VOPE governance, committees and activities;(iii) identify the factors that have supported and hindered this, and what needs to be in place to encourage YEE involvement in VOPEs.
Overall, we aim to increase the involvement of YEE in VOPE´s governance, committees and activities by obtaining the views of those individuals who are involved in VOPEs or have been involved and are willing to share their views on the above aspects. This survey should take about 7 minutes of your time and we would highly appreciate your inputs.
Key concepts for the purpose of this survey:
YEEs, according to Evalyouth, are individuals who meet at least one of the following criteria:• Evaluators under age of 35 years, or• Evaluators who have less than 5 years of professional experience, or• Recent university graduates (5 years or less post-graduation) who are interested in joining the evaluation profession, or• Development professionals who have relevant technical knowledge and, within the past 5 years or less, have expressed an interest in becoming professional evaluators.
VOPE is referred to:Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) is an umbrella term for all kinds of groups interested in advancing evaluation as a profession. VOPEs can function at regional and national levels, and bring together evaluation practitioners from various fields – including government, academia and non-governmental organizations.
Governance refers to:All processes of governing undertaken by a VOPE. It relates to the processes of interaction and decision-making among the actors involved in a VOPE and can be represented by a board of directors (board trustees/ Management Committee.