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The Australian Evaluation Society (AES) is a member based organisation which exists to improve the theory, practice and use of evaluation in Australasia for people involved in evaluation including evaluation practitioners, managers, teachers and students of evaluation, and other interested individuals. It has 860 members involved in all aspects of evaluation and performance measurement. The AES is governed by a Board of directors and managed by an Executive Officer and staff.

Members represent diverse areas of evaluation practice and sectors and meet regularly through regional networks and Special Interest Groups. The AES offers professional development through an annual international conference and regular workshops and seminars.

Our vision

Quality evaluation that makes a difference.

Our mission

To strengthen and promote evaluation practice, theory and use.

Our values

Our Code of Ethics guides the activities and behaviour of our members. In essence the guiding principle is that:
When commissioning, conducting or reporting an evaluation, members should strive to uphold the ethical principles and associated procedures endorsed by the AES in the guidelines for the ethical conduct of evaluations.

Our aims

  • Establish and promote ethics and standards in evaluation practice
  • Encourage advances in the theory and practice of evaluation
  • Provide education and training related to evaluation
  • Provide forums for networking, professional development and the discussion of ideas
  • Increase understanding of evaluation and advocate for quality evaluation
  • Be inclusive of Indigenous and all other cultural perspectives
  • Have governance systems that reflect and incorporate best practice
  • Provide a forum that allows the diverse voices of the community to be heard, including those who commission the evaluations, those who carry them out and the evaluands
  • Other activities consistent with the these aims.

AES publications

AES publications include: