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  • 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 or its significance to different stakeholders. Evaluation helps to define and assess the worth, merit and significance of national policies in different contexts. This briefing introduces key considerations for the use of indicators, monitoring and evaluation of SDGs implementation, review and follow-up at the national level. It promotes the importance of context-sensitivity, broad stakeholder involvement and adaptive management approaches in efforts to achieve development results. It is the second in a series of briefings discussing the role of evaluation in achieving the SDGs. Download the pdf at http://pubs.iied.org/17363IIED EVALSDGs is a network of policymakers, institutions, and practitioners who advocate for […]

    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 or its significance to different stakeholders. Evaluation helps to define and assess the worth, merit and significance of national policies in different contexts. This briefing introduces key considerations for the use of indicators, monitoring and evaluation of SDGs implementation, review and follow-up at the national level. It promotes the importance of context-sensitivity, broad stakeholder involvement and adaptive management approaches in efforts to achieve development results. It is the second in a series of briefings discussing the role of evaluation in achieving the SDGs. Download the pdf at http://pubs.iied.org/17363IIED EVALSDGs is a network of policymakers, institutions, and practitioners who advocate for […]

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  • 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 of law? Do elites or particular groups have systemic advantages over others? 5) How effective is public authority and the rule of law (taking into account a variety of mechanisms to achieve these)? 6) How inclusive is the concept of citizenship? 7) How equitable is the system of property rights? 8 ) How inclusive and poverty reducing is growth? 9) How diversified is the economy and exports (which depends on the robustness of institutions)? 10) Is political succession institutionalized and predictable? 11) How much does politics revolve around political parties and policies (rather than ethnicity and patronage)? 12) How much […]

    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 of law? Do elites or particular groups have systemic advantages over others? 5) How effective is public authority and the rule of law (taking into account a variety of mechanisms to achieve these)? 6) How inclusive is the concept of citizenship? 7) How equitable is the system of property rights? 8 ) How inclusive and poverty reducing is growth? 9) How diversified is the economy and exports (which depends on the robustness of institutions)? 10) Is political succession institutionalized and predictable? 11) How much does politics revolve around political parties and policies (rather than ethnicity and patronage)? 12) How much […]

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  • 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. This Project Performance Ratings database is the collection of more than 8,000 project assessments covering about 6,000 completed projects, since the unit was originally established in 1967. It is the longest-running development project performance data collection of its kind. http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/content/ieg/en/home/ratings.html

    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. This Project Performance Ratings database is the collection of more than 8,000 project assessments covering about 6,000 completed projects, since the unit was originally established in 1967. It is the longest-running development project performance data collection of its kind. http://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/content/ieg/en/home/ratings.html

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  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) contains over 1,000 types of indicators and raw data on education, literacy, science and technology, culture and communication for more than 200 countries. UNESCO Institute for Statistics:.

    UNESCO Institute for Statistics

    UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) contains over 1,000 types of indicators and raw data on education, literacy, science and technology, culture and communication for more than 200 countries. UNESCO Institute for Statistics:.

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  • 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 in accessing credible feedback on an intervention’s effectiveness . They show that tracking outcome indicators is not a viable option and present an alternative approach being pursued by Oxfam GB, where closing and sufficiently mature projects are randomly selected and subjected to ‘effectiveness audits’. *Read Working Paper. *

    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 in accessing credible feedback on an intervention’s effectiveness . They show that tracking outcome indicators is not a viable option and present an alternative approach being pursued by Oxfam GB, where closing and sufficiently mature projects are randomly selected and subjected to ‘effectiveness audits’. *Read Working Paper. *

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  • OECD – Wikiprogress.org. 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 the OECD as crucial. The tool allows users to decide what makes their life better.

    OECD launches Your Better Life Index

    OECD – Wikiprogress.org. 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 the OECD as crucial. The tool allows users to decide what makes their life better.

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  • 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 and growing group of entrepreneurs, which should generate pressure for improved governance. Strong economic growth therefore advances human development, which, in turn, promotes economic growth. But under different conditions, similar rates of growth can have very different effects on poverty, the employment prospects of the poor and broader indicators of human development. The extent to which growth reduces poverty depends on the degree to which the poor participate in the growth process and share in its proceeds. Thus, both the pace and pattern of growth matter for reducing poverty. A successful strategy of poverty reduction must have at its core […]

    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 and growing group of entrepreneurs, which should generate pressure for improved governance. Strong economic growth therefore advances human development, which, in turn, promotes economic growth. But under different conditions, similar rates of growth can have very different effects on poverty, the employment prospects of the poor and broader indicators of human development. The extent to which growth reduces poverty depends on the degree to which the poor participate in the growth process and share in its proceeds. Thus, both the pace and pattern of growth matter for reducing poverty. A successful strategy of poverty reduction must have at its core […]

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