Three lessons from an SDG evaluation: doing away with tunnel visionFAO Office of Evaluation is currently concluding its evaluation of FAO’s contribution to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, “ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”.
Complexity and simplicity in Theory of Change reviewsThe Theory of Change (ToC) has emerged as an important instrument in many evaluations of projects and programmatic interventions.
The skeptical turn in evaluation (and what to do with it)Impressions on the keynote speech by Estelle Raimondo and Peter Dahler-Larsen at the EES Conference, 10 June 2022
Principles for a healthy relationship between evaluators and expertsEvaluations led by international development agencies need a combination of different types of expertise.
Innovating in monitoring and evaluation to better respond to the needs of decision-makers at national levelFacing new challenges in the field of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) requires innovation.
A look back at EvalMENA 2022: Evaluation and new ways of working in the post-Covid-19 eraThe ninth annual EvalMENA conference was held in Beirut from 7 to 9 May, under the banner of The future of evaluation in the MENA region in times of change.
Emerging evaluator programme shows that sustainable capacity development initiatives are possible
Evaluation and performance assessments for agroecologyAs evaluators, we are often encouraged to collaborate early with projects and programmes, in order to establish baselines, for instance.
Connecting data and research to policies to transform the agricultural sector: the EPA ForumFrom 2 to 3 December 2021, the Evidences - Policies - Actions (EPA) Forum had its second edition, organised in a hybrid format under the theme "Connecting data and research to policies to transform the agricultural sector in Benin". Over the two days, public sector officials, researchers
‘Communicating independence’ or ‘independently communicating’, that is the questionFor many of us, working in the field of evaluation, the construct of ‘independence’ lies at the heart of what we do.
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Neutrality, impartiality, independence: reflections on a recent discussionI recently raised a topic for discussion, asking EvalForward members how they practised and experienced evaluator neutrality, impartiality and independence at different stages of the evaluation process.