Since 2003 the number of regional evaluation associations has remained constant, although the number of national organizations has increased significantly, from 20 in 2003 to 122 currently (IOCE, 2012a).
There is another regional evaluation association and another network in Europe: DeGEval (the regional association including Germany and Austria) and NESE (Network of Evaluation Societies of Europe) (IOCE, 2012b).
The number of associations increased from 6 in 1999 to 16 in 2001, and currently stands at 40 (IOCE, 2012a).
Currently, evaluation has spread to 23 Asian countries [see appendix] (IOCE, 2012b), some of which are particularly relevant, such as China or India.
During the meeting, a formal proposal was produced for creating an international evaluation organization, which culminated in the creation of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) in 2003.
The IOCE was created as a flexible organization comprising of national and regional evaluation entities.
(3) The geographical division considered in this section is the same as that applied by the IOCE (International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation).
In response to the G-8 Communique and Action plans of 1997, IOCE was tasked with the development of international standards for the exchange and recovery of electronic evidence.
During the International Hi-Tech Crime and Forensics Conference (IHCFC) of October 1999, the IOCE held meetings and a workshop which reviewed the United Kingdom Good Practice Guide and the SWGDE Draft Standards.
The international principles developed by IOCE for the standardized recovery of computer-based evidence are governed by the following attributes:
Other items recommended by IOCE for further debate and/or facilitation included: