Consultations are now occurring on priorities for a "global evaluation agenda" for 2016-2020. EvalPartners, in partnership with the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS), the International organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), UN Women and GEF, are inviting stakeholders to take part in these.
The overall question for the consultation is "How can the global evaluation community contribute to ensuring that evaluation will play a key role in shaping and contributing to the implementation of international (including future Sustainable Development Goals), regional and national policies and programmes to achieve sustainable and equitable development?"
A webinar was held on September 3, and there is now the opportunity to participate in online consultations related to 4 key questions, via EvalPartner's LinkedIn group. The consultation schedule is as follows:
- September 8-21, discussions on the following question will be facilitated by UNEG (Mona Fetouh and Ellen Vinkey): "What are the three most important strategies to ensure governments and parliaments improve policy making and implementation, by demanding and using equity-focused and gender responsive evaluation in decision making?"
- September 22 - October 5, discussions on the following question will be facilitated by IOCE (Asela Kalugampitiya): "What are the three most important strategies to ensure that Civil Society Organizations in general, and Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluations in particular, have stronger institutional capacities to contribute to equity-focused and gender-responsive national evaluation systems?"
- October 6-19, discussions on the following question will be facilitated by IDEAS (Susan Tamondong): "What are the three most important strategies to ensure that individual evaluators have the capability to produce good quality, context-relevant, equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations?"
- October 20 - November 2, discussions on the following question will be facilitated by EvalPartners (Asela Kalugampitiya): "How to ensure that enabling environment, institutional capacities and individual capabilities will mutually reinforce each other? And how to ensure that very diverse multi-stakeholders work in partnership based on their own value added and comparative advantages?"
Visit the EvalPartners Website for more information on how to join the global consultation.