As many of you are aware, IIED and EVALSDGs are publishing a series of briefings about evaluation and the SDGs. The Briefings are designed to help promote effective conduct and use of evaluation in SDGs implementation, follow-up and review.
We are delighted to let you know that the 10TH EVALSDGs Briefing Paper is now available online at the link below. The title is: Equity-focused, gender-responsive evidence: a blind spot in VNR reporting. For this issue EVALSDGs partnered with the EvalGender+ and UN Women Independent Evaluation Service.
This issue analyses 46 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) presented at the 2018 High-level Political Forum (HLPF). Main findings include that, although monitoring is strong, evaluation receives almost no attention; VNR reporting is not incorporating evaluative evidence, particularly equity-focused and gender-responsive evidence; and that access to disaggregated data is a core challenge to tracking progress.
Nevertheless, countries are actively looking for solutions, recognising that gender equality is an enabler and accelerator in achieving all the SDGs; and that equity-focused, gender responsive implementation, assessment and evaluation of the 2030 Agenda offers an opportunity for transformative change to achieve gender equality and equity in the SDGs era and beyond.
The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invites qualified companies to submit proposals to conduct an Evaluation of UNESCO’s Action to Prevent Violent Extremism (PVE).
Interested bidders will find more information on how to obtain a complete set of Solicitation Documents by clicking on the following link:
Location: Remote Based with travel for one-day-workshop Type: Individual consultancy Language (s) Required: English is required, knowledge of Russian is an advantage Travel: Yes Timeframe: During February –June, 2019 period Application Deadline: January 30, 2019
In the frames of EvalPartners Innovation Challenge initiative: Strengthening the Role of VOPEs in Democratizing Learning and Evaluation: Democracy, Human Rights and Governance as a Showcase - Localizing Democracy, Rights and Governance Evaluation Practices, Eurasian Alliance of National Evaluation Associations receives a grant to implement the project "Empower2act: effective evaluation tools for defense and advocacy of democracy, human rights and participation in governance" aimed at the development of a value-driven policy evaluation toolkit based on participatory approach and to be used by evaluation practitioners, civil society activists and other stakeholders for the monitoring of policy development/implementation outcomes along with the promotion of the importance of DRG monitoring and evaluation through innovative advocacy campaign (e.g. cartoons, comics, visual story-telling, etc.).
Enabling environment - to contribute to creation of enabling environment for policy evaluation through wide spreading of advocacy campaigns by presenting evaluation as a value-driven tool for participative policy based on principles of equity, gender equality and social justice thus raising awareness of different groups of stakeholders on importance of evaluation;
Institutional capacities - empower Voluntary Organisations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) from the region as well as regional initiative of Young and Emerging Evaluators with effective approaches to promote evaluation in general and
efficient localized methods for DRG monitoring and evaluation in particular (advocacy campaign, webinars, toolkit, workshop); to support development of the community of evaluators in Belarus through engagement of belarusian evaluators in the workshop as there is no evaluation association in the Belarus yet;
Individual capacities - to equip evaluators from the region, including young and emerging evaluators, as well as civil society activists with effective localized tool for policy monitoring and evaluation, thus enhancing their individual capabilities for DRG evaluation with the emphasis on transparency, accountability and progress towards common good;
Inter-linkages - to increase the collaboration of civil society organizations working in the sphere of DRG in the region with the evaluators in order to promote effective DRG outcomes monitoring and evaluation practices (webinars, workshop);
Timeframe and Budget
The consultancy starts from the February 1, 2019, and deliverables should be completed within 5-months period.
Application deadline is the January, 30 2019.
Gross budget 4000$
Additionally, the consultant will be paid travel tickets (avia) for the workshop, as well as accommodation and meals for that period.
The consultant will work with EvalEurasia and other stakeholders via electronic means (e.g., email, Skype, WhatsApp); there will be no extra payments for communication, or any other expenses.
This reflection will start with a cycle of lunchtime conferences that will take place from February to June 2019, from 12:30 to 14:00 CET; the conferences will be hosted by the External Cooperation Infopoint of the European Commission (43 Rue de la Loi - 1040 Brussels, Belgium).
All the conferences will be webcast in order to allow remote participation of colleagues based in EU Delegations and in other locations outside of Brussels; the livestreaming links will be published on the dedicated pages of the conferences and will be accessible at https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/infopoint_en and on DG DEVCO intranet.
The 2nd APEA Conference 2019 will be held in Manila, Philippines from 25 February to 1 March. The theme of the Conference is “Reducing Poverty-Enabling Peace: Evaluation for accountability, transparency and sustainable development”. The Asia Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA) is a regional organization representing national evaluation societies and networks. The conference is organized by APEA in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, UNICEF, UNFPA, 3ie and the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE). The Philippines is one of the first countries in the region to have a national evaluation policy.
Congratulations to the student teams and their coaches from Chile, Czechia, England, Germany and Mexico who participated in the inaugural World Evaluation Case Competition! Hats off to World Champions Team England and Honourable Mention Team Chile for their excellent submissions.