EvalPartners, the global movement to strengthen national evaluation capacities for equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluation systems, is planning to hold the Global Evaluation Week to commemorate the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear) and launch the 2016-2020 evaluation agenda. The main EvalYear ceremony will be held in the Parliament of Nepal to strengthen an enabling environment for evaluation, including by promoting engagement of policy makers in evaluation and use of evidence from evaluation in policy-making.
The proposed location is Kathmandu, Nepal as the Parliament of Nepal has indicated interest in hosting the main EvalYear ceremony. This provides an opportunity for the evaluation community around the world to share achievements in creating enabling environment for evaluation and plan how to strengthen evaluation culture while getting together in EvalYear celebrations at the Parliament premises.
The exciting Global Evaluation Week will be historical with;
- Celebrating first International Year of Evaluation in a national parliament
- Launch of Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020
- Launch of the Global Parliamentarian Forum for Evaluation, as well as EvalParliament, a global partnership for evaluation and evidence-based policy making;
- Launch of the EvalGender+, the global partnership for equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations;
- Launch of the EvalYouth, the global partnership for young evaluators;
- Launch of the EvalCollaboration, a global initiative to facilitate collaborative evaluations between donor countries and partner countries.
EvalYear movement is led by EvalPartners with its membership, including all regional/main Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs), UN agencies including United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), OECD/DAC EvalNet, governments, private foundations and civil society organizations. UNEG endorsed declaring 2015 as EvalYear and working with the UN General Assembly to pass a resolution on evaluation in early 2015. UNEG also conducted high-level meetings with member states at HQ and regionally to highlight the importance of the initiative.