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2015 declared as the International Year of Evaluation

Evidence for the world we want

Using evaluation to improve people’s lives
through better policy making

EvalYear, a Global Initiative of Coordinated Local Action

EvalPartners, the global movement to strengthen national evaluation capacities, is proud to announce that 2015 was declared as the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear) at the
Third International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities organized in São Paulo, Brazil, 29 Sep-2 Oct 2013.

The aim of designating 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation is to advocate and promote evaluation and evidence-based policy making at international, regional, national and local levels.

We invite you to join this global movement by visiting EvalYear website at http://mymande.org/evalyear/Declaring_2015_as_the_International_Year_of_Evaluation

Governments, international partners and civil society need to know how policies and programs shape the lives of people today and in future generations. Given this, EvalPartners is facilitating a global dialogue among regional and national evaluation actors, evaluation offices of International Organizations, including UN agencies and the World Bank’s IEG, OECD/DAC and developing countries, private foundations and other key stakeholders. The aim of the dialogue is to advocate and promote evaluation and evidence-based policy making at international, regional, national and local levels through 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear).

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International Year of Evaluation 2015, Progress and proposed actions

Progress made so far

Since declaring EvalYear in Sep 2013, there has been many occasions regional and national Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPE) joined the initiative. Many VOPE included EvalYear logo in their websites promoting EvalYear and to date the logo is available in 26 different languages. http://mymande.org/evalyear/evalyear-logo-different-languages.

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Shaping the 2016-2020 Global Evaluation Agenda

The first preliminary outcome of the global consultation for Global Evaluation Agenda

The first preliminary outcome of the global consultation in developing the 2016-2020 Global Evaluation Agenda is available here for further inputs. The global consultation will continue throughout 2015 and the Global Evaluation Agenda will be finalized and officially launched at the Global Evaluation Week  to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Join the networked global multi-stakeholders consultative processes to frame the future priorities of the global evaluation community

EvalPartners, the global movement to strengthen national evaluation capacities for equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluation systems, declared 2015 as the International year of Evaluation.

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EvalYear Pledge

Declaring 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear)

We, evaluation managers and users from all over the world, declare 2015 as the international year of evaluation

Chiang Mai Declaration

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Innovation Challenge

EvalPartners, the global partnership to strengthen national evaluation capacities, is pleased to announce the winners of the Innovation Challenge to strengthen the demand and use of evaluation. The Innovation Challenge is organized in the context of 2015 International Year for Evaluation (EvalYear).

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Third International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities

The Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme and the Brazilian Ministry of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger, are co-hosting the Third International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities, 29 September – 2 October 2013 in São Paulo, Brazil. The theme this year will be Solutions to Challenges Related to Independence, Credibility and Use of Evaluation.

This conference will provide an opportunity for an open exchange and direct interaction between national institutions commissioning evaluations, institutions and professionals conducting evaluations and decision makers using evaluations.

Click here to read more on the NEC Conference.

Join the NEC Community and contribute to the Conference.

Working with Parliament’s Members to strengthen demand and use of evaluation in public policies

EvalPartners has made strengthening the enabling environment for evaluation a priority, with the aim of increasing the demand and use of good-quality evaluations in public policy decision-making.

In the EvalPartners’ International Forum in Chiang Mai, a Parliamentarian from the Morocco Parliament engaged with the Forum participants, including the responsible for the national evaluation system as well as the President of the Moroccan Evaluation Society, to bridge the gap between demand and supply of evaluation

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UNEG joins EvalPartners in declaring 2015 as International Year of Evaluation

UNEG has decided to join EvalPartners, together and in consultation with evaluation offices of international organizations (including UN agencies, the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), and OECD/DAC Evaluation Network), partners countries, private foundations and voluntary organizations for professional evaluation, in declaring 2015 as International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear).

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Ban Ki-moon: “All of us share a responsibility to strengthen the evaluation function”

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, opening the High Level Meeting on "UN Results: Are we achieving them? How do we know?" on April 16, 2013 stated that “All of us share a responsibility to strengthen the evaluation function.  We have to tackle the challenge at several levels”. Ban Ki-moon also shared that he is “very encouraged by the Member States’ support for rigorous evaluation”.

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evaluation torch

List of events for 2015, in which an “evaluation torch” will be passed over

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