Walk the Talk: From promises to action for influential evaluation


What is Eval4Action Walk the Talk?


The Eval4Action Walk the Talk drive is a platform to showcase ACTIONS you have taken by October 2021 and their RESULTS, to accelerate influential evaluation to support equitable and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.



Why is Eval4Action Walk the Talk important?


At the Eval4Action Commitment Drive in October 2020, 125 commitments were made to accelerate action for influential evaluation. It’s now time to showcase the delivery of these voluntary promises. All actions for influential evaluation (even those without a prior commitment) are vital to get back on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In line with Eval4Action objectives, this initiative hopes to inspire the evaluation community and beyond to energize evaluation advocacy at all levels, to move from promises to action and to motivate others to do the same. Learn more


Who should join the Eval4Action Walk the Talk?


EVERYONE. Whether you are a VOPE, evaluation professional, young and emerging evaluator, parliamentarian, government, evaluation user, academic, supporting the achievement of the SDGs and the advancement of influential evaluation in any way, you are invited to join the drive.

  • If you made a commitment at the Commitment Drive, join Walk the Talk to show the world how you delivered your promise.

  • If you did not make a commitment, you can join the drive too by showcasing your action.




How can you get prepared?


1. Take action now


Now is the opportune time to take new actions and/or accelerate your existing actions for influential evaluation. In September 2021, record a 1-minute video showcasing actions you have already taken (not actions you plan to take in the future) and their results as far as possible. In October 2021, post your video on Twitter during the drive. There is no limit to the number of videos you can post. The videos can be in any language. Read the video guide for a few tips.


2. Raise the momentum on Walk the Talk


Start mobilizing your networks!


If you are a global Eval4Action partner, mobilize your regional and national networks and other partners... If you are a regional Eval4Action partner, mobilize other regional stakeholders and national partners...


If you are a national Eval4Action partner, mobilize your members, young and emerging evaluators, government counterparts and other actors...


If you are an individual Eval4Action supporter, share this information with your networks...


...and invite them all to take action NOW to accelerate influential evaluation and post videos on their actions and results during the Walk the Talk drive in October 2021.

For any questions, please reach out to contact@eval4action.org.