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.
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).
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.
Shaping the 2016-2020 Global Evaluation Agenda
It is our great pleasure and pride to present you the Global Evaluation Agenda (GEA) 2016-2020 which is the first ever long term global vision for evaluation. The GEA has been developed by many colleagues around the globe, working together under the EvalPartners umbrella. The discussions around evaluation capacities and capabilities intensified during the Year of Evaluation in 2015, which was celebrated at over 92 events around the world. The Year of Evaluation culminated in a historic global gathering hosted by the Parliament of Nepal in Kathmandu where the GEA was launched and endorsed by various stakeholders including Governments, Parliaments, civil society and academia, with great energy and good humour, in an atmosphere of global solidarity and partnership.
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
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).
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.
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
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).
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”.