IN MEMORIAM Christopher Pollitt
July 12, 2018
This Thursday EES participated at the Conference of the Helenic Evaluation Society to promote the next EES conference that will take place in October 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece. It was an excellent venue with a rich and very strategic audience. There were representatives of the academia, greek public bodies and consultants attending.
Riitta Oksanen is the President of the EES. She works as a senior advisor at the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Development Evaluation Unit. In this post Riitta diablogues with André Martinuzzi who is founding director of the Institute for Managing Sustainability at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (www.sustainability.eu).
There is no ‘immaculate conception’ in the birth of a profession. Professionalization is driven by the collective exertions of a cohesive occupational group competing in the public arena. Thus, medicine triumphed over homeopathy. Psychiatry took over the terrain of personal relationships previously occupied by the clergy. Accountants fought their way from book keeping and cost accounting to management advisory services.
At the EES virtual board meeting on 3rd July 2013 questions were raised in respect of the TWG on Public Private Partnership (PPP) evaluation and the sense of the meeting was that it would make sense for the PPP TWG to be folded into the Private Sector TWG. The suggestion was that Mehmet Uzunkaya, who took the initiative of establishing the PPP TWG, would take the lead in PPP work as head of a Sub-group embedded within the Private Sector TWG with Fredrik Korfker as TWG leader.