UNICEF, IIED, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, and EVALSDGs are pleased to announce that the new guidebook “Evaluation to connect the SDGs with national priorities: a guide for evaluation commissioners and managers” is now available. Spanish and French translations are forthcoming.
Bringing people together is powerful. The guide on “Evaluation to connect the SDGs with national priorities” was inspired by a workshop attended by thirty-three government representatives and evaluation specialists from twenty-two countries. Hosted in Helsinki in March 2019, the event was jointly organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, EVALSDGs, IIED and UNICEF.
The 2030 Agenda and the follow-up and review process have clear guidelines for reporting, but the workshop revealed that countries are still not clear on how to conduct evaluations in a country-led process. The four organizations decided to meet this need together, collaborating on a guide to country-led SDG evaluation.
With SDG evaluation in its infancy, this resource is necessarily provisional. But time is of the essence. Local and national evaluators need support now if they are to use SDG evaluation as an opportunity to improve policies and programmes closer to home, applying tailored approaches. Here, the guide will provide this support and to motivate evaluation that embodies the principles of Agenda 2030. The launch of the guide will trigger more countries to use country-led evaluations.
Download the Guidebook
Click here to download the English guidebook for free:
The Spanish and French versions are coming soon. Check back later to download them from this page.
Special launch event
The partners jointly organized a special event on 4 February 2020 at the UNICEF Headquarters in New York, featuring key notes, panels and a book presentation.
Video of the special launch event
Watch a short clip of the launch event here:
The full video of the launch event is available here: Launch event full recording
Multi-stakeholder panel on “Country-led evaluations of the SDGs: why and why now?”
Watch a short clip of the multi-stakeholder panel here:
The full video of the panel is available here: Multi-stakeholder panel full recording
See some pictures of the launch event at UNICEF Headquarters in New York: