The launch of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the International Year of Evaluation give the global community a significant opportunity to bring evaluation to the forefront of the new Sustainable Development Goals.
Seizing this opportunity, representatives across sectors took part in two official side events of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development on 13 July 2016, at UNICEF Headquarters in New York.
These events featured lively panel discussions and Q&A on evaluation in the service of the SDGs. The talks focused on how evaluation can support effective national follow up and review of progress to achieve the SDGs and how to develop equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluation frameworks to ensure that “no one is left behind”. Gender equality and social equity featured prominently in the discussion, and comments from the panel and audience echoed the sentiment that gender equality is everyone's business.
Click here to view a PDF overview of the event, with event highlights.