UNITAR, together with the Claremont Graduate University and the Claremont Evaluation Centre – New York, are launching an Executive Leadership Programme in Evaluation and the Sustainable Development Goals (ELPE).

The ELPE’s overarching objective is to build evaluation leadership capacity to support the voluntary national review and follow-up process of the SDGs, as well as to contribute to the implementation of resolution 69/237 on building national evaluation capacities and EvalPartners’ Vision 2020. Consisting of some 100 learning hours, the Programme stands out from many other initiatives by its focus on leadership and its blended approach, which combines a series of online learning modules on the 2030 Agenda with face-to-face skills development workshops and a month of individualized follow-up coaching and mentoring by the Programme’s diverse and highly regarded faculty.

The ELPE targets established and aspiring leaders with varying levels of expertise in evaluation from government; intergovernmental organizations, including the UN; and the nonprofit and private sectors. While this target audience is broad, CGU and UNITAR are undertaking much effort to ensure good representation from countries in special situations, such as the LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS, in accordance with the 2030 Agenda’s principle of reaching the furthest behind first. As the Programme is fee-based, we are hoping to issue either fee reductions or waivers to this category of participants.

The Programme’s first roll-out is scheduled to begin on 13 November; the deadline for applications is 20 October.

Further information on the Programme is attached. The direct link to the Programme’s registration is: