Training: Recovering from COVID-19 – Embedding Evaluation in VNRs

UNICEF’s Evaluation Office in partnership with UNECA and CLEAR-AA is conducting a modular online training on “Recovering from COVID-19 – Embedding Evaluation in VNRs”. The training aims to support countries to embed evaluation in their 2021 Voluntary National Reviews, and to develop a roadmap towards country-led evaluations. It is attended by representatives from African countries presenting their Voluntary National Reviews in 2021, representatives from the United Nations, and other partners’ representatives.

Core Training: 21–23 July 2020

By the end of the core training, participants from African countries

  • realize the importance of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) in the broad frame of the 2030 Agenda, which talks of country-led evaluations with follow-up and review processes, and the 2063 Agenda;
  • understand the importance of evidence-based VNRs that include evidence from evaluations including country-led evaluations as well as disaggregated data;
  • understand the relevance of scaling up evidence from evaluations to inform countries’ post-COVID recovery process, as a means to accelerate progress towards the SDGs.


Training on Rapid Evaluations: 25 August 2020

The objectives of the one-day training on rapid evaluations on 25 August were:

  • Participants understand the difference between rapid and traditional evaluations, and have identified the purpose and evaluation questions for a rapid evaluation they could conduct to contribute to their VNR.
  • Participants have discussed issues arising in taking forward their VNR, in embedding evaluations within the VNR, and had feedback from peers, UNICEF and CLEAR- AA.
  • Presentation of training on rapid evaluations: EN | FR
  • Western Cape Evaluation Guideline No 4: How to undertake Rapid Evaluations: EN | FR


Training: Recovering from COVID-19 – Embedding Evaluation in VNRs
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