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2024 National Evaluation Capacities Conference

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim for a better world by 2030 and seek to end poverty, fight inequality, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. The implementation of the SDGs can be accelerated globally through evaluation as a powerful tool that improves public accountability and contributes to positive development change.

Evaluation systems and capacity gaps at the national level, however, remain a major challenge among many countries. Since 2009, the Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP (UNDP IEO) has organized biennial National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Conferences to tackle these issues in partnership with governments and national evaluation communities.

The 2024 NEC Conference is the eighth in the series of conferences and will be co-hosted by the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) from 14 to 18 October 2024 in Yanqing District, Beijing, China.

The main theme of the 2024 NEC conference is “Responsive Evaluation: For Government, For Inclusion, For the Future.” This theme underscores the importance of sharing progress and lessons learned in strengthening national evaluation systems, their role in achieving the SDGs and other development goals, and how new technologies and approaches in evaluation can facilitate the achievement of these.

Conference sessions will be organized around the following sub-themes:

  • National Evaluation Systems – Building strong evaluation systems ensuring use.
  • Inclusive Evaluation Systems – Including citizens’ voice, alternative knowledge, evaluating complexity.
  • Future-driven Systems and Approaches – Adapting technology, innovative approaches, synthesis and knowledge management.
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