Proposed activities

1. Governance and establishment of the Secretariat

The Interim Steering Committee was established in the first face to face meeting held at the Parliament of Nepal. The Interim Steering Committee will;

The current Interim Steering Committee will comprise of following members:

Parliamentarian representatives from Europe, Australia, North America, East Asia and Francophone countries to the Steering Committee are vacant at the moment and will be filled gradually. The parliament of Sri Lanka has agreed to accommodate the secretariat in the house and UNICEF has agreed to support the secretariat. In 2015 the Interim Steering Committee will meet at least every three months to ensure establishment of the Global Parliamentarians Forum. UN Women Independent Evaluation Office, UNICEF Evaluation Office, Government of Finland and some other international partners will also be invited to be observers of Steering Committee meetings.

The Global Parliamentarians Forum will also be supported by an International Stakeholders Advisory Committee. This will comprise of representatives from (one each up to total members of 10) Inter-Parliamentarians Union (IPU), Common Wealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), UN Women Evaluation Office, UNICEF Evaluation Office, United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), EvalPartners, IOCE, CLEAR Initiative, African Development Bank and 1 other decided by the Steering Committee.

A group of volunteers from Latin America is in charge of the website for the Global Parliamentarians Forum which will be launched by January 2016.

2. Knowledge Generation on National Evaluation Policies and Systems

The Mapping Report published by the South Asian Parliamentarians Forum in December 2013 and updated in 2015, raised important issues concerning National Evaluation Policies (NEP). Based on the mapping report there are 20 countries which have established NEP and systems around the world. Selected examples of 10 countries have been documented under the Innovation Challenge Initiative supported by EvalPartners. They are available online in the “Publications” sections of the Parlamentarians Forum of South Asia. EvalPartners also published “National Evaluation Policies for Equitable and Sustainable Development – How to Integrate Gender Equality and Social Equity in National Evaluation Policies and Systems”  which includes concrete examples from countries. Following knowledge products will be developed in next two years.

3. Strengthening Regional Forums and Consultations on NEPS

The first regional consultation on NEPs was held in South Asia in September 2014 which was attended by parliamentarians, government evaluation champions, representatives of national and regional evaluation associations, donors. Consultations in Asia-Pacific, Africa, MENA, Latin America and CIS regions can be conducted in coming years.

4. Joint Implementation and Collaboration with EvalGender+/ EvalSDGs

Evalgender+ which is a new network launched by EvalPartners received funding from the Government of Switzerland. It has certain components to implement for parliamentarians/ in collaboration with the Global Parliamentarians Forum. It is also needed for the Forum to work closely with EvalSDGs.

5. Major Events, Evaluation Conferences and International fora

6. Coordination and Follow up Support to Country Partners in NEPS

A Coordinator will provide coordination support to the Global Parliamentarians Forum and Regional Parliamentarians Forums. The Coordinator will also provide follow up support to country partners particularly for the country work plans developed in regional consultations. When and where necessary, the Coordinator conducts missions to countries to provide further support.

7. Global Advocacy

The more detailed strategic plan will be developed in Steering Committee meetings.

 


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