Finland is committed to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In accordance with Finnish Government policy, an evaluation of Finland’s national sustainable development policy, called PATH2030, was commissioned in 2019. The evaluation examined the sustainable development (SD) pathways across the whole of government with the purpose to improve coherence and enhance its implementation. The evaluation approach was participatory.
This EVALSDGs Insight aims to share Finland’s experience and lessons learnt as the first country in the world to conduct an independent national evaluation on achieving the objectives of the 2030 Agenda. It also aims to enhance awareness of the role evaluation, and particularly participatory evaluation, can play in government policy and programming aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Development Evaluation Unit of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) prepared this Insight for an intended audience of evaluation commissioners, government officials, program managers, professional evaluators currently planning country-led evaluation of SD policy, and other interested parties.
Download the new EVALSDGs Insight by clicking here or on the cover below.
All other EVALSDGs Insights can be found here: EVALSDGs Insights Series