1. MP Webinars: Evaluation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

By the year 2030, the global community has committed to reaching a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) that aspire to “shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path” and “leave no one behind on the collective journey”. Inclusiveness and equity are manifest throughout these goals and recognized internationally as catalysts to achieving just, peaceful, and vibrant societies. During this webinar distinguished parliamentarian from Kyrgyzstan Hon. Ms. Natalia Nikitenko will speak about Evaluation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the role that parliamentarians will play in this and challenges which might be faced, while Dr. Ms. Dorothy Lucks will bring more technical views on the topic.

Webinar Panelists

Key note speaker –Ms. Natalia Nikitenko (Member of Parliament – Kyrgyzstan, Steering Committee Member of the GPFE, GPFE representative to EVALSDGs Network)

Discussant –Ms. Dorothy Lucks (Secretary of the IOCE Board, EvalPartners Executive Committee member, Co-chair – EVALSDGs Network)

Moderator –Ms. Tessie Catsambas (Former Secretary of the IOCE Board, EvalPartners Management Group member, President – EnCompass LLC)

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2. Webinar: Evaluation and the SDGs

On 30 May 2017, EVALSDGs and UNICEF Evaluation Office jointly organized a webinar on “Evaluation and the SDGs”. The webinar, presented by Michael Bamberger, sought to promote greater awareness on SDG evaluation. The webinar highlighted the complexity and interconnectedness of the SDGs, the methods that could be used to evaluate the SDGs and the opportunities for SDG evaluation.

3. Webinar: Evaluation and Voluntary National Reviews

This webinar intended to promote discussion on the contribution of evaluation to Voluntary National Reviews on the Sustainable Development Goals. It is appropriate for government officials, development professionals and anyone working or interested in evaluation and development.

Stefano D’Errico did an outstanding job framing the topic and its relevance to evaluation and the SDGs. We had some great questions sent in during the presentation via the chat function, which triggered some engaging discussion.

4. Webinar: Innovation in Evaluations

This webinar discusses the ongoing need for innovation in evaluation on the changing nature of programs and policies, the 2030 Agenda and the context in which they are implemented.

The presenter Patricia Rogers – Director of BetterEvaluation has worked in evaluation for more than 30 years including projects, with national subnational and local government agencies in a range of countries with UN agencies, government departments, multilateral banks, bilateral development agencies, foundations and NGOs.

5. Webinar: Embedding evaluation in national plans and policies to foster sustainable development

This webinar encourage discussion on how to embed evaluation in national plans and policies to foster development on the sustainable development goals.

Stefano D’Errico did an excellent job framing the topic and its relevance to evaluation and the SDGs. We had some great questions sent in during the webinar, which generated some engaging discussion.

6. Webinar: Using Evaluative thinking to support the effective implementation of the SDGs. It’s NOT ‘business as usual’ for Evaluators

This webinar was jointly organized by EVALSDGs, REL Solutions In., and UNICEF. The presenter, Robert Lahey Lead Founding Head of Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Evaluation, discussed, among other things, what are the challenges in measuring and understanding SDG progress and performance, how to convert SDG challenges into opportunities and how to adjust to an SDG environment.

7. Webinar: ‘Evaluation for the world we want’ Making evaluation useful and influential.

This webinar was jointly organized by EVALSDGs, UNICEF and UNITAR. The presenter, Michael Quinn Patton is the founder of Utilization-Focused Evaluation and Editorial Advisory Board for the Foundation Review

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