discuss evaluation of rural development programme in IndiaThe International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations,cordially invites you to a learning event that will discuss findings and recommendations of a recent impact evaluation of the IFAD-funded Jharkhand-Chhattisgarh Tribal Development Programme (JCTDP).The learning event (2 – 5 p.m. on 11 June) will include a presentation of results and recommendations from the evaluation, as well as share the methodological approach, challenges and lessons learned in applying rigorous quantitative methods to evaluate the impact of IFAD-funded rural development operations.The event will be attended by representatives from ministries, governmental departments, development organizations, think tanks, foundations and representatives from IFAD';s Independent Office of Evaluation, Programme Management Department and project staff. It will be chaired by the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of the Ministry of Finance of India. The Secretary of the Welfare Department of Jharkhand and the Secretary of the Tribal Development Department of Chhattisgarh will also be invited to deliver introductory remarks for the learning event on the impact evaluation.Personal interviews with Mr Ashwani Muthoo, Deputy Director of the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) can be arranged upon request.We look forward to your kind participation.
According to Voice of Iraq news agency, Melkert told this at a joint press conference with Head of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) , Faraj al-Haidari in Baghdad today. He added that it is important that all parties accept the results.
The voting for the parliament took place on 7th of this month. The result of this election is seen crucial for stability of Iraq as US forces will completely withdraw from the country by the end of 2011 and they will end their combat operation in August this year.