SDG follow-up and review needs interlinked indicators, monitoring and evaluation

EVALSDG Network’ second briefing note is ready: Counting critically: SDG ‘follow-up and review’ needs interlinked indicators, monitoring and evaluation Global indicators are important for understanding progress towards each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, they can mask sub-national and thematic variations. They cannot explain how or why change occurred

Do development indicators deceive us? Here is a better approach | Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks

What would these indicators look like? The new assessment criteria would seek to answer questions such as: 1) How great are group-based (ethnic, religious, caste, clan, etc.) economic, political, and cultural horizontal inequities? 2) How equitable is public spending? 3) How equitable are markets? 4) How equitable is the rule

IEG’s World Bank Project Ratings Database disclosed

IEG independently validates all completion reports that World Bank staff prepares for projects. For a subset of completed projects, IEG performs a more in-depth project evaluation that includes extensive primary research and field work. The corresponding Reviews and Project Performance Assessment Reports codify IEG’s assessments using Likert-scale project performance indicators.

3ie’s new Working Paper on Oxfam GB’s approach to evaluating its effectiveness

Non Governmental Organisations often struggle with how they can access useful and reliable evidence on whether their interventions are actually making an impact. In the new working paper ‘Can we obtain the required rigour without randomisation?’ , authors Karl Hughes and Claire Hutchings describe some of the challenges NGOs face

OECD launches Your Better Life Index

OECD – The OECD Better Life Initiative includes an interactive tool, Your Better Life Index, which enables users to rate their country according to the things they feel make for a better life. The index allows users to compare well-being across 34 countries, based on 11 dimensions identified by

Growth. Building Jobs and Prosperity in Developing Countries

UK DFID research on Growth. Building Jobs and Prosperity in Developing Countries Growth can generate virtuous circles of prosperity and opportunity. Strong growth and employment opportunities improve incentives for parents to invest in their children’s education by sending them to school. This may lead to the emergence of a strong