As a scientific research institute, CEval is contributing to many facets of research on evaluation. While the GLOBE-project is more of academic interest, this session will offer some insights into research of more practical use. The CEO of CEval-company Dr. Stefan Silvestrini, responsible for conducting a broad variety of different evaluations, is presenting his approach for ex-ante-evaluations and the methods in doing so. The purpose of this approach is its practicability and to explain the necessarity of ex-ante evaluations as a part of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems. After the presentation, Dr. Stefan Silvestrini will be available for a live discussion on this issue.