2015 is The International Year Of Evaluation

The UN Evaluation Group (UNEG) decided to join EvalPartners in declaring 2015 as International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear) at their UN Evaluation Group (UNEG) Annual General Meeting in April 2013. EvalYear was identified as a strategic period where the evaluation community could seek to mainstream evaluation in the development and implementation of the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals.

By its end, EvalYear is due to position evaluation in the policy arena by being a catalyst for important conversations and thinking, at international, regional, national, and sub-national level, on the role of evaluation in good governance for equitable and sustainable human development.

EvalPartners is an innovative partnership of 34 organizations, including UN agencies, OECD/DAC countries, private Foundations and Development Banks, designed to enhance capacities to influence policy makers, public opinion and other key stakeholders so that public policies are based on evidence, and incorporate considerations of equity and effectiveness.

The Evaluation Unit at the UN will be sharing with you relevant updates on the progress and preparations for EvalYear. They welcome any suggestions and ideas on how UNCDF could best contribute and make the most out of this important initiative in the LDCs where they are present as well as at regional and global levels.