Using evaluation to improve people’s lives through better policy making
2015 declared as International Year of Evaluation
The aim of designating 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation is to advocate and promote evaluation and evidence-based policy making at international, regional, national and local levels.
EvalYear will be a catalyst for important conversations and thinking, at international, regional, national, and sub-national level, on the role of monitoring and evaluation in good governance for equitable and sustainable human development. Evaluation can enable leaders and civil society to develop and support better policies, implement them more effectively, safeguard the lives of people, and promote well-being for all. Evaluation can enable leaders to consider social, political, technical, financial factors, and make sure they are on the right path. Evaluation can help leaders report to their constituents honestly about the impact of their decisions, and listen to feedback from every group. However, if evaluation is to play these roles more dedicated effort, systems change, capacity building, and resources are required.
2015 is the year when the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be replaced by a new set of internationally agreed goals, most likely to be called Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
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