Who we are
EvalPartners is an innovative global partnership striving to influence policymakers, public opinion and other key stakeholders into recognizing the need for effective evaluation as necessary to any important decision.
Formed in 2012, by the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and the United Nations, its key members are Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs), UN agencies and other development agencies, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), parliamentarians, national governments and academia.
The objective of EvalPartners is to advance the international agenda for evaluation (EvalAgenda) by promoting the need for and use of evaluation among policy makers and the general public as well as to enhance evaluation capacities by encouraging a broad range of key partners and actors to join forces in creating a platform for evaluation capacity development, including strengthening national evaluation capacities.
EvalPartners also strives to enhance the capacities of CSOs to engage in a strategic and meaningful manner in national evaluation processes, contributing to improved country-led evaluation systems and policies that are both equity-focused and responsive to under-represented groups.
The evaluation practice has developed, matured, and diversified and the growth of VOPEs affiliated to the IOCE grew from about 15 in early 2000 to approximately 170 national and regional VOPEs globally in 2020.
Equally, offices within the United Nations and several other partners engaged in various initiatives around the world to strengthen national evaluation capacities and raise awareness on the important role of evaluation to inform the follow-up and review process of the 2030 Agenda.
Over the past decade, the global EvalPartners movement has shaped the international agenda for evaluation (EvalAgenda) and succeeded in encouraging the evaluation profession to take a more global approach. In 2015, the Year of Evaluation, EvalPartners established key thematic networks to drive forward the EvalAgenda.
Today, the five EvalNetworks: EvalYouth, EvalSDGs, EvalGender+, the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation and EvalIndigenous are active networks advocating for and operationalizing the Global Evaluation Agenda.
EvalPartners remains a unique, innovative platform that brings old friends and colleagues, as well as new actors in evaluation together to explore how the evaluation profession is evolving and transforming in the journey towards 2030.