AES currently has over 1,000 members involved in all aspects of evaluation and performance measurement, including evaluation practitioners, managers, teachers and students of evaluation, and other interested individuals.
The Society states that its main aim is to improve the theory, practice and use of evaluation in Australia. It works to achieve this through:
- establishing and promoting ethics and standards in evaluation practice as a service to the community of evaluators and users of evaluations
- encouraging advances in the theory and practice of evaluation by publishing such advances and by recognising outstanding contributions
- providing education and training in matters related to evaluation;
- providing forums for networking and the discussion of ideas including society publications, seminars, workshops and conferences;
- acting as an advocate for evaluation and encouraging understanding about the use and application of evaluation;
- linking members who have similar evaluation interests; and
- other activities consistent with this aim.
As part of its charter, AES also issues a range of publications. These include:
- The Evaluation Journal of Australasia
- e-news bulletins
- Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Evaluations
- Code of Ethics
- stories of evaluation learnings; and
- evaluation reports.