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  • Unlocking entrepreneurship opportunities for youth could lower unemployment and bring social benefits

    UN report finds youth social entrepreneurship can create jobs and help the most underserved communities The World Youth Report: Youth Social Entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda seeks to contribute to the understanding of how youth social entrepreneurship can both support youth development and help accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. To do

  • Evaluation in the COVID-19 pandemic mode

    Evaluation in the COVID-19 pandemic mode, Part 1 by Karsten Weitzenegger, updated 7 May 2020 Evaluation can inform global policy decisions during the coronavirus pandemic. However, M&E systems themselves are affected by the current crisis. Here is a quick review of recent literature. This may guide evaluators and managers in

  • Africa’s Development Dynamics 2019 #AfricaDynamics2019

    Competitive firms and committed governments are the catalysts of the continent’s economic transformation African firms are the key to the economic transformation of the continent, but they need governments to create better conditions for them to thrive, according to the second edition of the African Union Commission’s (AUC) economic report

  • 2019 Human Development Report says business as usual will not solve new generation of inequalities #HDR2019

    “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st Century” UNDP’s 2019 Human Development Report (#HDR2019) argues that a new generation of inequalities is opening up, around education, and around technology and climate change which could trigger a ‘new great divergence’ in society. For example, in

  • Launch of global student-led initiative “Economists for Future” #Economists4Future

    Student movement urges economists to step up to tackle the climate crisis [Madrid, November 28] In the build-up to the international climate strikes ahead of COP25, students from across the globe are calling upon the economics community to raise its game and devise a more impactful contribution to tackling the


  • Engaging citizens for sustainable development: Core business for a better recovery
  • COVID-19: super-accelerator or game-changer for international (development) co-operation?

    Originally posted on Development Matters: By Stephan Klingebiel, Director of UNDP’s Global Policy Centre in Seoul, Republic of Korea and Artemy Izmestiev, Policy Specialist, UNDP’s Global Policy Centre in Seoul, Republic of Korea This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the health,…

  • How COVID-19 can change incentives for development co-operation

    Originally posted on Development Matters: By Nilima Gulrajani, Senior Research Fellow, ODI This blog* is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the health, economic, financial and societal impacts of COVID-19 worldwide. There is nothing new in accusing bilateral donors of repurposing foreign aid to…

  • Remittances during COVID-19: Reduce costs to save livelihoods

    Originally posted on Development Matters: By Paul Horrocks, Manager, Private Finance for Sustainable Development; Friederike Rühmann, Policy Analyst; and Sai Aashirvad Konda, Consultant at the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the health, economic, financial and societal…

  • Social protection and sub-regional integration: fundamental instruments for post-COVID-19 social reconstruction

    Originally posted on Development Matters: By Alfredo Suárez Mieses, Secretary-General, Central American Social Integration Secretariat (SISCA), and Gabriela A. Ramírez Menjívar, Head of the Multidimensional Poverty, Human Capital Development and Social Protection Area- SISCA This blog is part of a series on tackling COVID-19 in developing countries. Visit the OECD dedicated page to access the OECD’s data, analysis and recommendations on the…

News for Evaluation Professionals

  • Michael Quinn Patton’s new book: Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles

    Evaluation as intervention in food systems transformation: Global Alliance welcomes the launch of Blue Marble Evaluation  The Global Alliance for the Future of Food, a strategic alliance of philanthropic foundations working together to transform global food systems now and for future generations, welcomes the launch of Michael Quinn Patton’s new book: Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles,… Read More Michael Quinn Patton’s new book: Blue Marble Evaluation: Premises and Principles

  • What is rigorous impact evaluation? DEval video

    Experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations: While not being the “gold standard” in development evaluation, they are nevertheless a great tool to measure impact and outcome of development interventions – even more if theory-driven and including qualitative components. … here is the English version of a recent DEval video. Rigorous impact evaluation has only been used… Read More What is rigorous impact evaluation? DEval video

  • Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era – Webinar Part 2

    UNICEF Evaluation Office and EVALSDGs are pleased to announce the Webinar: “Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era” Part 2  Presenter: Michael Bamberger Discussant: Dorothy Lucks – EVALSDGs Co-Chair Moderator: Kassem El-Saddik – EVALSDGs Vice Chair Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 9:00-10:30am (EST) Webinar will start at 9:00am sharp. Find your local time here. Click here to join the meeting. Please note that this… Read More Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era – Webinar Part 2

  • UNICEF/EVALSDGs webinar Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era

    Dear Colleagues Thank you very much for participating in the UNICEF/EVALSDGs webinar “Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era”  – Part 1, held on 9 April 2019. Please find below the link to the webinar recording, presentation and  complexity checklist Webinar recording “Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs Era” Part 1 Presentation Complexity Checklist As… Read More UNICEF/EVALSDGs webinar Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era

  • UNICEF’s Evaluation Office and EVALSDGs, are pleased to announce a webinar on Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era – Part 1.

    EVALSDGs The webinar will be delivered by Michael Bamberger. Florence Etta and Dorothy Lucks will act as moderator and discussant respectively.The Webinar has been scheduled for   Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 9:00-10:30am (EST)Part 2 of the webinar will be done in 2 monthsClick here to join the meeting:  Join The WebinarFor more information please see flyer View… Read More UNICEF’s Evaluation Office and EVALSDGs, are pleased to announce a webinar on Evaluation and Complexity in the SDGs era – Part 1.

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