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  1. Evaluating SDGs with an Equity-Focused and Gender Responsive Lens- Multi-stakeholder e-consultation

    Event
    Webinar
    21st January, 2016
    Online
    Free

    Following the approval of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the UN General Assembly, EvalGender+, United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of UN Women have the pleasure to invite you to an online consultation to provide guidance to strengthen evaluation systems to assess SDGs with an equity-focused and gender-responsive lens.

  2. Why are we obsessed with Impact evaluation?

    Event
    Seminar
    14th June, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Paid

    Why are we obsessed with impact evaluation (IE)? To address this question Elliot Stern will discuss contemporary thinking on IE, and how IE has evolved in recent years. He will also explore what IE could offer to the sustainable development goals ‘agenda’, as an example of the challenges evaluating any complex, unpredictable and interconnected system.

  3. Counting critically: SDG ‘follow-up and review’ needs interlinked indicators, monitoring and evaluation

    Resource
    Discussion paper
    2016

    This IIED briefing paper discusses the role of global indicators in the monitoring and evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation, review and follow-up at the national level. The paper advocates for a greater role of evaluation in follow-up and review processes of the SDGs, especially in voluntary national reviews. This paper is the second in a series of briefings discussing the role of evaluation in achieving the SDGs. Read the first paper here: Evaluation: A crucial ingredient for SDG success.

  4. Evaluation: A crucial ingredient for SDG success

    Resource
    Discussion paper
    2016

    This IIED Briefing paper argues that, in order to be maximally useful to policymakers and citizens, the follow-up and review processes of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development must incorporate rigorous, country led evaluations that examine policy and programme implementation and effectiveness, and build well-reasoned and supported cases for claims of progress. While there is considerable focus on how to measure progress using indicators, the paper argues that evaluation must go beyond measurement, to consider whether progress is equitable, relevant and sustainable. This paper is the first in a series of briefings discussing the role of evaluation in achieving the SDGs. Read the second paper here: Counting critically: SDG ‘follow-up and review’ needs interlinked indicators, monitoring and evaluation

  5. Five considerations for national evaluation agendas informed by the SDGs

    Resource
    Discussion paper
    2016

    This IIED briefing paper advocates for using a ‘complex systems’ lens to approach the follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals and discusses five key aspects of this perspective and their implications for national evaluation agendas. This is the third in a collection of briefings discussing the role of evaluation in achieving the SDGs. Read the first and the second paper in this series.

  6. ‘M&E on the Cutting Edge’ Conference- ‘Partnering for Success- How Monitoring and Evaluation can strengthen Partnerships for Sustainable Development’

    Event
    Conference
    17th March, 2016 to 18th March, 2016
    Netherlands
    Paid

    This international conference is organised by the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen UR, and Learning by Design, in collaboration with the PPPLab. The two-day conference (17-18 March) will connect the realities of those working in practice with ideas from people who are thought leaders on Partnerships, Monitoring and Evaluation and Sustainable Development. Keynote presentations, paper presentations, workshops, panel discussions and plenary discussions will ensure a lively and thoughtful opportunity to question one’s own practice and find inspiration for new ideas. The programme includes more than 25 contributions from all over the world. 

  7. How sustainable is social change without communication?- Communicating social change and the Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and opportunities

    Event
    Seminar
    22nd September, 2016
    Australia
    Free

    This public lecture with Professor Jan Servaes, UNESCO Chair in Communication for Sustainable Social Change, will briefly summarise the past of Communication for Development and Social Change; identify the roadmap for the future of Communication for Sustainable Social Change; and assess communication and culture within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.