Evaluation fit for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda: a commitment by evaluators

More than 150 world leaders attended the UN Sustainable Development Summit on September 25-27, 2015, at the UN headquarters in New York. At the Summit, Heads of States and Governments formally adopted an ambitious new sustainable development agenda and affirmed strong political commitment to its timely implementation, review and follow-up.

Do you have a challenge in monitoring complex projects ?

Struggling with useful outcome monitoring ? – then see  USAID 2013 discussion note on complexity-aware monitoring (http://usaidlearninglab.org/library/complexity-aware-monitoring-discussion-note-brief)  it introduces 5 approaches that help us address three blind spots of classical performance monitoring (logframe-type approaches based on predicted linear causal pathways): 1) broader range of outcomes associated with the system; 2)

A Curated List of Postings on Technical Topics – Your One-Stop Shop for Methodology | Impact Evaluations

The World Bank offers A Curated List of Our Postings on Technical Topics – Your One-Stop Shop for Methodology | Impact Evaluations.

Evaluation included in SDG Outcome document

The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) reports that the outcome document of the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development“, is now available. It was agreed to by consensus by Member States on Sunday, 2 August 2015.  The United

How to build a theory of change for an impact evaluation | Video by Howard White

Speaker: Professor Howard White, Former Executive Director, 3ie https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pWutrZwzP18?list=PLMdLqa33jxDnYmlJXC6_ExjpefosgQ3BF A comprehensive theory of change is integral to designing a high quality and policy relevant impact evaluation. In this video, Professor Howard White uses the example of a school feeding programme to illustrate the steps involved in building a theory of

New EES Evaluation Capabilities Framework for the conduct of quality evaluation

This is the new Evaluation Capabilities Framework prepared by one of the Working Groups within the European Evaluation Society (EES). The development of such document is particularly timely as it is likely to foster some interesting debates and hopefully promote further collaboration with professional evaluation associations in other countries and

Tools for Social Innovators introducing Evaluation for Advocacy

The Tools for Social Innovators is a community toolbox contributed to by experienced and cutting-edge social innovators. Each tool provides practical tools to help funders, nonprofits, business and community leaders enhance their ability to ignite social change. Tools for Social Innovators – Overview: Introducing Evaluation for Advocacy.

Evaluating 20 years of work for social development | UN DESA | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

The ongoing session of the Commission for Social Development aims to evaluate and learn from the last two decades’ work in order to take an informed and well considered step into the future challenges of global social development. Evaluating 20 years of work for social development | UN DESA |

EuropeAid’s evaluation and results-oriented monitoring systems do not provide adequate information

EuropeAid’s evaluation and results-oriented monitoring systems do not provide adequate information on EU development expenditure results, says the European Court of Auditors. Two of the key elements of the accountability framework operated by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid) are its evaluation and results-oriented monitoring (ROM) systems.