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The 15th Official Development Assistance (ODA) Evaluation Workshop, will be held   on February 07th-08th, 2018 at Gall Face Hotel, Colombo under the theme of “Evaluation Capacity Building in SDG Era. “

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs will jointly host the event.  Higher officials of the relevant Ministries of both countries, members from the Japanese ODA recipient countries and major bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors based in Colombo will be the participants of the workshop.

The workshop will be unique opportunity for government officials and experts of partner countries who are responsible for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ODA to share experiences and identify further actions regarding ODA evaluation. Representatives from international organizations and donor agencies are also invited, so that the discussion at the workshop will help to enhance the participants’ understanding of ODA evaluation from various aspects. The results of the workshop will also contribute to future OECD-Development Assistance Committee (DAC) events.

Mr. K.D.S.Ruwan Chandra, Secretary, Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs and Mr. Minoru Masujima, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan will deliver the Opening Remarks of the event. Dr. Priyanga Dunusinghe, Senior Lecturer, University of Colombo will Co-Chair the above workshop with Mr. Naonobu Minato, Visiting Professor at International university of Japan. Further, Mr. V. Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation will deliver Presentations on “The Role and International Trend of ODA Evaluation”.

The participants of this workshop are expected to share their knowledge and experiences related to ODA evaluation and discuss evaluation issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Ministry of National Policies & Economic Affairs will host the Welcome Dinner Reception on 07th February 2018, at the Gall Face Hotel.



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