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Getting Real about Results: Incorporating Local Realities in Evaluating Performance, Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital

Toronto, Ontario
March 6, 2013

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Allan Waters Family Auditorium (Room 209), Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria Street

Led by Dr. Abhijit Das from the Centre for Health and Social Justice in India, this workshop focuses on evaluation’s role in improving lives, and argues that we need to incorporate local realities in evaluating performance. Drawing from his experiences on the ground, Dr. Das will explore how local context can be incorporated into performance measurement and how evaluation systems can make a difference to health inequities.
The respondents are Michael Clarke (Director of Global Health Policy at IDRC), Sanjeev Sridharan (Director of the Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions at St. Mike's), and Ibrahim Daibes (Senior Program Specialist at IDRC).
Key Questions of the Workshop:

  • How do we ensure results-based thinking can transform peoples’ lives?
  • What are the roles of community and individual rights in defining performance, development and progress?
  • How do we move beyond globalized views of development and reframe development from a local and community lens?
  • How do evaluation systems incorporate local context in their definitions of performance?

RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited! This workshop is especially relevant to those working in global health and those who do work in the policy and practice sectors.  
Enrolling in the Workshop: Please reply to Jennica Nichols at to make a reservation. Feel free to email Sanjeev Sridharan at with any questions about the workshop.