The 9thAfrEA International Conference took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 11 to 15 March2019. The event comprised two components: professional development workshops during the first half of the Conferenceheld at the African DevelopmentBank; and plenaries and parallel sessions that took placeat the Sofitel Hotelon the last two-and-a-half days of the event.It was co-hosted with the Réseau Ivoirien de Suivi et d'Evaluation (RISE) and the Government of Cote d’Ivoire.
This close-out report provides an overview of the pre-conference planning and management activities as well as the most notable event challenges and outcomes. It also includes results from the Conference Evaluation Survey, serving as a monitoring & evaluation (M&E) mechanism to ensure improvement of event management processes at the 10thAfrEA International Conference to be held in Ethiopia in 2021. The reportconcludes witha brief financial summary.