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EVALSDGs fourth Briefing Paper now available!

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The EvalSDGs Network is delighted to share with you its fourth Briefing Paper on Evaluation of the SDGS.

The title of this fourth Briefing paper is: Realising the SDGs by reflecting on the way(s) we reason, plan and act: the importance of evaluative thinking – October 2016.  This issue highlights the importance of evaluative thinking. The Briefing  describes what is evaluative thinking and explains how evaluative thinking it is intimately connected to adaptive management.

As you are aware, the EvalSDGs Network has partnered with the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) to produce a series of Briefing Papers on Evaluation of the SDGs. 

To read previous issues, you may wish to visit the EVALSDGs - IIED Briefing Papers’ webpage:

http://www.iied.org/effective-evaluation-for-sustainable-development-goals  or the UNICEF page dedicated to EVALSDGs :  http://www.unicef.org/evaluation/index_89750.html

Donna Mertens and Transformative Mixed Methods: More justice-oriented methods are needed!

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In  2016, Donna Mertens, well-known for mixed methods in research and diverse participatory and inclusive approaches to evaluation, conducted a course on Transformative Evaluation for professionals from Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay in Santiago, Chile. Fabiola Amariles shares what she learned in her blog- Donna Mertens and Transformative Mixed Methods: More justice-oriented methods are needed! 

Click here to view the article.

AEA Virtual Conference Experience - October 24-29, 2016

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Back by popular demand, AEA is bringing Evaluation 2016 to your computer or electronic device. With more than 800 participants in 2015, the virtual component of Evaluation 2016 allows evaluators who are unable to join us in Atlanta to experience the education and networking opportunities of the live event. Registration is free and provides you access to more than 20 Evaluation 2016 sessions, including Presidential Strand presentations and all plenary presentations focused on Evaluation + Design.

To participate in the Evaluation 2016 Virtual Conference, visit the virtual conference website and create an account. This account will be separate from your AEA account. Once your account is created you will receive a confirmation email which grants you access to the virtual conference.

If you have any questions about the virtual conference, please contact AEA at info@eval.org or 
202.367.1166.

Learn how to evaluate the SDGs to ensure no one is left behind!

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This guidance aims to support national evaluation systems in integrating equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluation to inform national reviews of SDGs.

It proposes a step by step framework for country led evaluations that are equity-focused and gender-responsive, as well as a strategy to integrate equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations into national SDG reviews.

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Senior Evaluation Officer - The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD

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The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD is currently recruiting for the following position:

Senior Evaluation Officer– P4 – Deadline: 10 November 2016
Duty Station:
Rome

The Senior Evaluation Officer substantively contributes to IOE evaluation management activities with a view to ensuring adherence to IOE evaluation policy, quality standards and evaluation manual.  Major activities include but are not limited to:
a.Substantively contributing to the preparation of IOE’s Annual Work Programme, the conduct of internal peer reviews and the periodical review of IFAD’s evaluation methodology and processes;
b.Contributing to the development of evaluation methodology; and
c.Leading, training and motivating international/national experts in the conduct of project evaluation.

For more information, please see the vacancy announcement.

“Parliamentarians for Evaluation” Campaign

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“Parliamentarians for Evaluation” Campaign
Parliamentarians EvalStories to Promote Demand and Use of Evaluation

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Please watch the twenty-first video of the GPFE’s Parliamentarian for Evaluation campaign promoting the use and demand of evaluation work from the perspective of parliamentarians around the world. This video is from Hon. Evelyn Mpagi-Kaabule, Parliamentarian from Uganda, who has been interviewed by the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) amongst 18 other African Parliamentarians with the support of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), the Zimbabwe Evaluation Association (ZEA) and Reprostudio.

Let’s watch here what Hon. Evelyn Mpagi-Kaabule wants to share with the global evaluation community.

In parallel to the release of this video, we specially invite Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) and evaluation professionals to engage parliamentarians in the campaign. Please contact Jérôme Gandin, Campaign Manager jeromegandin@yahoo.it for personalized invitations to parliamentarians and the campaign team for further support. For further information about the GPFE, please contact Ada Ocampo, aocampo@unicef.org or Asela Kalugampitiya aselakalugampitiya@yahoo.ie.

If you are interested to join hands with EvalPartners initiative to promote enabling environment for evaluation in line with the Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020, please write to Asela Kalugampitiya at aselakalugampitiya@yahoo.ie

2IEval and RTSE strengthen their partnership / 2IEval et RTSE renforcent leur partenariat

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Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (October 2016)

Meeting between Samuel KOUAKOU (President of 2IEval) and Mahamat Djime DRENI-Mi (President of RTSE).

This meeting aims to lay the foundations for a partnership between the Ivorian Initiative for Evaluation (2IEval) and the Chadian Monitoring and Evaluation Network (RTSE). In addition, the two organizations agreed to establish a framework of sharing experiences in monitoring and evaluation and exchange experts for the Capacity Building between Côte d’Ivoire and Chad.

UN Women-DRC Country Portfolio Evaluation (CPE)

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UN Women is recruiting an evaluation team with 1 international and 1 national consultant to undertake UN Women-DRC Country Portfolio Evaluation (CPE). The CPE is commissioned by the Country Office (CO) as a forward-looking exercise aimed at supporting the CO and national stakeholders’ strategic learning and decision-making. It uses the CO’s Strategic Note as the main point of reference.

The purpose of the evaluation is to determine the effectiveness, efficiency, impact, relevance and sustainability of the UN Women programme. Specifically the evaluation seeks to take stock of programme achievements, challenges and opportunities; verify the continued relevance of the programme; assess the programme design, objectives, strategies and implementation arrangements and draw lessons learned and provide forward-looking options to inform the next planning exercise of the Country Programme.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP): To conduct Evaluation of UNICEF Bangladesh Communication for Development (C4D) Programme for the duration 2012-2016

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The current Government of Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) from 2012 to 2016 is striving to reduce inequity gaps and increase access to basic services for deprived populations in the 20 districts at the bottom of the social deprivation ladder.  Communication for Development (C4D) is a major cross-cutting strategy for both the UNDAF and of the UNICEF country programme for the period 2012-2016. The UNICEF C4D programme intends to engage communities to understand people, their beliefs and values, and the social norms that shape their lives. Through sharing of knowledge, understanding and addressing the barriers and constraints across all levels of the community, individuals and communities are informed and empowered to develop or change behaviours and take actions to improve their lives. The goal of the C4D programme is thus to increase knowledge and create awareness among communities, to change individual beliefs and perceptions, influence attitudes and behaviours, and consequently social norms and social practices. Through emphasis on amplifying the voices of the most marginalised and vulnerable, C4D aims to make a positive difference in the lives of children, their families and communities in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with equity. 

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