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2017 UNEG Evaluation Week

19 Apr 2017

The 2017 Evaluation Week will take place in Vienna between 15th and 19th May, 2017. The event is organized with the support of the Vienna-based UNEG member organizations: Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Press release: High-Level Event UNEG Evaluation Week

19 Apr 2017

UN Evaluation Group’s high-level event to underscore importance of evaluation in eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.

UNEG Chair Marco Segone speaks about 2017 priorities

09 Jan 2017

Marco Segone, UNEG Chair, delivered a New Year message, summarizing five 2016 achievements and five priority areas that the evaluation community should focus in 2017.

 

 

UN designated Secretary-General calls for strong culture of evaluation

31 Oct 2016

On 13 October 2016, the United Nations General Assembly appointed the former Prime Minister of Portugal and former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2017.

 

UNEG Launches updated Norms and Standards for Evaluation

01 Jul 2016

The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) is pleased to launch the updated UNEG Norms and Standards for Evaluation, a UNEG foundational document which is intended for application for all United Nations’ evaluations.

UNEG 2016 EvalWeek was Successfully Concluded

09 May 2016

2016 UNEG Evaluation Week was successfully held from 25 to 29 April in Geneva, Switzerland, hosted by 11 Geneva-based UNEG members (WIPO, ILO, IOM, ITC, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNCTAD, UNECE, UNHCR, WHO and WMO). Over 100 colleagues from 39 UNEG member and observer agencies, and additional partner organizations participated in the Evaluation Practice Exchange (EPE) seminars and the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Over 150 people including UNEG colleagues, UN system colleagues in Geneva, member states, academia and civil society representatives attended the High-level Event, "Evaluation Fit for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: no one left behind".

UNEG High-level Panel Event: Evaluation Fit for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: no one left behind

19 Apr 2016

On Tuesday 26 April 2016 from 3:15 to 5:15 PM Geneva time, the United Nations Evaluation Group will organize a High-level Panel Event, titled “Evaluation Fit for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: no one left behind”, in the framework of the UNEG Evaluation Week.

Events organized by UNEG Members Featuring the Evaluation Torch

16 Dec 2015

2015 is the International Year of Evaluation. UNEG and its members, together with partners, organized a series of evaluation events to celebrate the International Year of Evaluation and to advocate and promote evaluation and evidence-based policy making at international, regional, national and local levels.

Evaluation fit for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda: A commitment by evaluators

25 Sep 2015

It is exciting to note that “evaluation” has been integrated in the new 2030 Agenda. UNEG, with support from our partners, played a critical role in advocating the importance of evaluation during the intergovernmental negotiations for this new Agenda. This is another important milestone for UNEG and the international evaluation community, following the stand-alone United Nations General Assembly Resolution, "Capacity building for the evaluation of development activities at the country level", which was adopted in December 2014 (click for more information).

Outcome Document of the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Calls for Strengthening National Evaluation Programs

13 Aug 2015

The Outcome Document of the Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda is now available. It indicates that the follow-up and review processes of implementation of the post-2015 Development Agenda will be informed by country-led evaluations and data. It also calls for strengthening national evaluation programs.

Does Evaluation Advance Environment and Sustainable Development?

26 Jun 2015

Dr. Juha I. Uitto, Director, Independent Evaluation Office, Global Environment Facility

Evaluating Environment in International Development, edited by Juha Uitto, was published in 2014 by Routledge. As stated by Nidhi Khattri (World Bank, Independent Evaluation Group): “The book is a must read for anyone concerned about development and its effects on environment.”

This blog was developed based on a presentation made by Juha at a recent UNEG webinar.

Countdown to 2015 UN Evaluation Group Evaluation Week: March 9-13, 2015

15 Jan 2015

 The UN Evaluation Group 2015 Evaluation Week will be held at UN Headquarters, NYC and will take place from March 9, 2015 - March 13, 2015. Please see the below link for details regarding event logistics and meetings. 

UNEG 2015 Evaluation Week Event Page

Lighting of the Evaluation Torch - International Year of Evaluation

18 Dec 2014

The International Year of Evaluation has started on 17 December 2014!


Launch of the OIOS Inspection and Evaluation Manual, September 2014

02 Dec 2014

The Office of Internal Oversight Services Inspection and Evaluation Division (OIOS-IED) announces the launch of the OIOS-IED Inspection and Evaluation Manual. Though the manual

"Empowering Countries through Evaluation: Evaluation as a country level tool for the new development agenda" - A High Level Side Event Organized by the United Nations Evaluation Group at the Fourth Development Cooperation Forum (DCF), July 11, 2014 1.15pm - 2.45 Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium, UN Headquarters, New York

07 Jul 2014

The Secretary General, in his report "A life of dignity for all" (A/68/202) observed that "Strong monitoring and accountability will be crucial for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda." One of the four objectives of the Fourth D

Launch of the UNEG Resource Pack on Evaluation

02 Jul 2014

UNEG is proud to present the UNEG Resource Pack, prepared by the UNEG Task Force on Joint Evaluation. The Resource Pack is comprised of The Joint Evaluations Guidance Document and The Joint Evaluations Toolkit. These two guidance