Dear IDEAS Members, 

As we approach the 2019 Conference Evaluation for Transformative Change: Bringing Experiences of the Global South to the Global North, we want to express our deepest appreciation to all those who are involved in the preparation of the activities that will happen during the event and those who support the Conference in various ways. In particular, we want to thank the Mayor of the City of Prague, for his auspices for the Conference in this charming town.

The event combines the 2019 IDEAS Global Assembly and Third International Conference on Evaluating Environment and Development which is coordinated by GEF-IEO/Earth Eval. There has been an enormous interest in the overall subject of the conference and the themes that guide the programme. The relevance and significance of the event can be verified by the substantial support received from partners, the number of registrants and the high quality of the proposals put together as the final programme.

In this Special Issue, we make available links to access the programme and the guidelines for presentations, make announcements and give further information.  As a reminder, the pre-conference workshops occur on September 30 and October 1, followed by the conference itself from October 2 to 4.

Thinking about informing the registrants and building the momentum for this unique gathering, this Special Issue of the IDEAS Newsletter – usually sent to members only – is sent to all registrants as well.

Collaborations to the next Newsletter are very welcome, keeping in mind the deadline of the 19th of every month if you aim to see your contribution published in the same month. Contact the IDEAS Coordinator for questions and contributions.

We look forward to seeing you in Prague!
The IDEAS Board