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  • Sustainable Development Goals 2018: More important, more difficult #SDG2018

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a global blueprint for dignity, peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and in the future. Three years into the implementation of the Agenda, countries are translating this shared vision into national development plans and strategies. The Sustainable Development Goals Report […]

  • How are the SDGs changing evaluation practice: The case of Costa Rica

    Karsten Weitzenegger is contracted by German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) to carry out a meta-evaluation of poverty-related reports done in Costa Rica recently. The meta-analysis will serve to systematize achievements, favorable and unfavorable factors and recommendations in relation to the objective of the fight against poverty. During the period […]

  • How is phytosanitary knowledge managed globally?

    The World Trade Organization has contracted Karsten Weitzenegger to evaluate a phytosanitary capacity development project of the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF). The independent ex-post evaluation of STDF project performance offers lessons and recommendations to improve future project results. The Project STDF/PG/350 entitled “Global Phytosanitary Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures […]

  • Evaluation of the social dialogue in North-Macedonia

    The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has commissioned Karsten Weitzenegger to evaluate their work in North-Macedonia. FES has been represented with an office in Skopje since 1996. There is a part of the regional project “Social and Political Dialogue in Southeastern Europe”. For decades, FES has been working as a partner in German foreign […]

  • Building trust in a changing World of Work – Global Deal Report 2018

    The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth Flagship Report 2018 The first Flagship Report of the “Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth” contributes to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The objective consists in developing and harnessing the potential of social dialogue and sound industria […]


  • A future of work based on sustainable production and employment

    Originally posted on Work In Progress: Simel Esim, Head of the ILO’s Cooperatives Unit, On the first Saturday of July each year, the international community celebrates the International Day of Cooperatives. This year’s theme, Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services is timely, as the ILO works towards a future of work that is […]

  • Meta-Evaluation can support the transformative impact of the SDGs

    When implementing the SDGs,  Meta-Evaluation can pave the way to public policy reforms. Evaluation processes have a key role in the national and global review systems for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The implementation of the SDGs is led by each country and adjusted to the respective national priorities. Countries will lead and determine their… Read More Meta-Evaluation can support the transformative impact of the SDGs […]

  • In their shoes – An interactive game on Decent Work

    Originally posted on Work In Progress: Rena Gashumba, Advocacy and Campaigns Officer, ILO Communication and Public Information (DCOMM) It’s 8:30 am, a school day and there are 20 ten-year olds waiting excitedly for the game to begin. Their chatter echoes across the high-walled school gymnasium. They ooh and aah, and point at an enormous colourfu […]

  • Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018

    Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies The 2030 Agenda is a universal, collective responsibility that covers all levels: global, national and territorial. The increased complexity and interconnectedness of the world, combined with the growing perception of unfair globalisation and the erosion of trust in the multilateral system, have considerably expanded the range of global policy challenges… Read More Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018 […]

  • Anabel Gonzalez on “Bringing positive energy to the trading system”

    In her new post on the Future of Globalisation Blog Anabel Gonzalez, former Costa Rican trade minister and former World Bank senior director on trade & competitiveness, writes about recent trade initiatives in Africa, Asia and Europe that provide positive energy for the global trading system. While trade headlines are dominated by an increasingly inward-looking US… Read More Anabel Gonzalez on “Bringing positive energy to the trading system&rdquo […]

News for Evaluation Professionals

  • Why should I care about evaluation? | ALNAP

    Humanitarian evaluations need buy in, or they won’t have any resonance ALNAP’s Alexandra Warner and Neil Dillon think there are at least four reasons to care about evaluation: Evaluations are an opportunity to listen and be listened to. An evaluation can be an opportunity for the stakeholders, such as the affected population, to provide feedback… Read More Why should I care about evaluation? | ALNAP […]

  • Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity | IEG

    This evaluation assesses how effectively the World Bank has supported development data production, sharing, and use, and suggests ways to improve its approach. At the global level, the World Bank has a strong reputation in development data and has been highly effective in data production. However, the Bank Group needs to determine its future role… Read More Data for Development: An Evaluation of World Bank Support for Data and Statistical Capacity | IEG […]

  • #Data for #Development | OECD Development Co-operation Report 2017

    Data are a prerequisite for delivering the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and ensuring that no one is left behind. The Development Co‑operation Report 2017 focuses on data for development because quality, timely and disaggregated data are crucial for achieving the ultimate goal of development: improving the welfare of people and fighting… Read More #Data for #Development | OECD Development Co-operation Report 2017 […]

  • Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? – OECD

    Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? provides evidence from evaluations to feed into guidance on better programming that is being developed through the Development Assistance Committee Temporary Working Group on Refugees and Migration. It is complemented by three case studies on Afghanistan, South Sudan and Ethiopia/Uganda. Source: Refugees… Read More Responding to Refugee Crises in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn From Evaluations? – OECD […]

  • Three prerequisites for learning in development aid | Norad

    The evaluation department in Norad identifies the main lessons to be learned from the last year of evaluations. In last year’s report, the evaluation department in Norad raised the question of whether any learning actually takes place in development policy. ‘This year, we are bringing this argumentation a bit further and highlight certain key prerequisites… Read More Three prerequisites for learning in development aid | Norad […]

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