On 16 January 2020, 9.00 to 10.15am EST, UNICEF, EVALSDGs and the OECD DAC Evaluation Criteria Task Force organized a webinar on the topic Evaluation Criteria: What has changed, why, and why does it matter?
- Speaker: Megan Kennedy-Chouane, Head of Evaluation, OECD
- Moderator: Kassem El Saddik, Vice Co-Chair EVALSDGs
Ms. Kennedy-Chouane provided an overview of the conclusions from the nearly two year process to adapt and revise the definitions of the widely used evaluation criteria first set out by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in 1991. The global consultation on the criteria yielded many valuable insights, both about the criteria themselves and about the state of evaluation more broadly. Megan will share the new definitions – including for the new criteria Coherence – and describe the significance of the changes, and what motivated these changes. She will also present the newly developed principles for use, and introductory text that informs how the criteria are meant to be applied. She will explore some key questions including how the Agenda 2030 and leave no one behind are reflected. There will be time for discussion and Q&A.
Megan Kennedy-Chouane is the head of the evaluation unit in the Development Co-operation Directorate at the OECD. Her academic background is in economics, peace studies and public administration, with a focus on children and youth, and expertise in the use of evidence in public policy making to reduce poverty and support social justice.