international Conference for National Evaluation Capacity

Objectives

 

  1. To share experiences from countries with different levels of development of national M&E systems including those who may be considering creating one and have important experiences with other types of evaluation efforts;
  2. To identify lessons and constraints in implementing national M&E systems; and,
  3. To identify supply and demand for technical assistance in strengthening institutional capacity for national M&E systems under the umbrella of South-South cooperation.

Objectives

  1. To share experiences from countries with different levels of development of national M&E systems including those who may be considering creating one and have important experiences with other types of evaluation efforts;
  2. To identify lessons and constraints in implementing national M&E systems; and,
  3. To identify supply and demand for technical assistance in strengthening institutional capacity for national M&E systems under the umbrella of South-South cooperation.

Objective of the Conference

The Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme and the Brazilian Ministry of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger, co-hosted the Third International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities. The theme for this conference was Solutions to Challenges Related to Independence, Credibility and Use of Evaluation.

The objectives of the conference:

  • To share experiences, challenges and solutions from programme countries with national M&E systems, including countries that may be considering creating one
  • To identify lessons and challenges in implementing national M&E systems and the use of evaluation
  • To identify supply and demand for technical assistance in strengthening institutional capacity for national M&E systems under the umbrella of South-South and triangular cooperation

The IEO and the Royal Thai Government co-hosted the 2015 Fourth International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities in Bangkok...

This baseline study is the result of a collective effort and collaboration of the IEO with the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC_IG). This Study documents the current state of national evaluation capacities (NEC) and existing institutional set-ups in the 43 UNDP programme country signatories of those commitments. This Study revealed a variety of institutional settings and legal frameworks among the countries analysed. Many combinations are in place, reflecting a variety of government interests, political contexts and national developmental stages.

1. This declaration seeks to capture an emerging body of shared understanding on lessons and priorities for evaluation practice in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help guide joint action in future support of national evaluation capacity.

From 27 April to 22 May 2015 the National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Community of Practice (COP), with support from the UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), promoted an online discussion3 linked to the upcoming NEC conference in Bangkok, on “How the 2015 NEC Conference in Bangkok: ‘Blending Evaluation Principles with Development Practices’ can enhance national evaluation capacities and help to develop and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”

The 2013 Conference discussed solutions to challenges related to independence, credibility and use of evaluations.

The Royal Thai Government and the Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP present 2015 International Conceference on National Evaluation Capacities. Theme of this conference is "Blending Evaluation Principles with Development Practices to Change People's Lives".

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.

Lessons and outcomes are summarized in the conference proceedings, which will further contribute to knowledge sharing and South-South cooperation among countries that are strengthening their evaluation-related efforts. This report provides a conceptual framework for the conference theme in order to introduce and support the discussions and experiences shared by papers submitted by participant countries. To increase relevancy for policy makers, this report presents a set of select papers by conference participants and provides country examples that support its analysis.

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