Inaugural UK Evaluation Roundtable
In March 2014, 32 staff from 22 trusts and foundations came together for the inaugural gathering of the UK Evaluation Roundtable. Established by IVAR in partnership with the Center for Evaluation Innovation, the Roundtable aims to help trusts and foundations explore the relationship between evaluation and strategy. The March 2014 convening centred on a teaching case of Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Learning Away programme.
This report outlines discussions held at the event, covering: the purpose of evaluation; enduring challenges; and action needed to introduce and use evaluation for strategic learning.