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New Opportunity for Young Evaluators

Volunteer FlyerEvalYouth, an international network for and by young and emerging evaluators, has partnered with several UN agencies, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), to design and launch the UN Volunteer M&E Programme. This paid volunteer programme aims to build a cadre of emerging evaluators for the United Nations and its partners.

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E-Book Series

With pleasure I introduce the Program Evaluation Series, an occasional publication of the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI), which has its home in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota. Owing to the lengthy history of its evaluation training programs (extending back to the late 1960s when the field originated), the University of Minnesota has a strong reputation for evaluation, both nationally and internationally. For over two decades, MESI has sponsored exceptional professional development on program evaluation* and provided graduate students hands-on opportunities to hone their skills on evaluation projects in a variety of organizations. This new endeavor, the Program Evaluation Series, seeks to broaden the number of people who can benefit from MESI activities by providing high quality, up-to-date, and affordable materials on critical developments in the field.

Why now? There are three reasons we are launching the e-book series at this time:

We hope you find this publication of value to your evaluation practice and sincerely invite your feedback ( and suggestions for additional volumes.

Jean A. King, PhD
Director, MESI


Revised May 23, 2018

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