Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are formal groups of members with a common interest in an aspect of evaluation. From time to time, the AES Board may consult a SIG on particular policy and strategic issues.
Each SIG is responsible for its own day-to-day management and sets up its own virtual meeting space. Members usually meet face-to-face at the annual conference.
What are the current SIGs?
The following SIGs are currently active. If you are interested in joining, contact the relevant Convenor(s).
Australian Public Sector Evaluation Network (APSEN) Special Interest Group (SIG) is an active community of practice for those working in public sector evaluation. The APSEN SIG aims to connect and support those facing similar contexts and challenges, address gaps in capability and capacity building and share resources to help build consistency in approaches to evaluation across the public sector in Australia. The APSEN SIG is open to public and non-public sector employees and co-chaired by Eleanor Williams and Florent Gomez.
For further information, email
The Multicultural Evaluation Special Interest Group (MESIG) has been formed to enhance multicultural evaluation ideas, discussions, theories and practices, and provide a focus for sharing resources and learning about these topics with the AES membership. The MESIG aims to also encourage greater diversity in the AES membership, and to provide a space for diverse voices to meet, discuss and learn. We welcome all members to join us.
Contact: Eva Sarr, Interim Chair
Interested in forming a new evaluation SIG?
SIGs may be created anew or grow from an existing informal discussion group. The formation of a new SIG is subject to a formal application process and requires approval by AES Board. Please contact the Chief Executive Officer, Bill Wallace, to discuss your idea and prior to any formal submission to the AES Board.