Moving toward action for influential evaluation
Since the genesis of Eval4Action, the campaign has re-energized the global evaluation community and wider stakeholders, and put a greater spotlight on evaluation being the highest accelerator for achieving the SDGs. Two virtual events, such as the Twitter Chat on evaluation, COVID-19, and the SDGs (May 2020) and the Global Marathon of Engagement (June 2020) rallied the engagement of partners and stakeholders in the campaign.
Eval4Action now moves to its next phase, i.e. co-creating and identifying commitments to action for influential evaluation. In the spirit of inclusiveness and participation, and to engage the highest number of diverse stakeholders, Eval4Action invites regional VOPEs, regional EvalYouth chapters and regional parliamentarians fora to organize regional consultations with support from Eval4Action co-leaders, notably UNFPA, EvalYouth Global Network and the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation.
The objectives of the Eval4Action regional consultations are to provide a platform to regional and national evaluators and other stakeholders:
To strengthen dialogue and partnerships towards influential evaluation, in the context of COVID-19 and SDGs
To identify concrete regional and national commitments and action, to strengthen national evaluation systems and capacities, to accelerate progress toward the SDGs
To kick start the next phase of the campaign, the first regional consultation was held in the Asia Pacific on 25 June 2020. The second regional consultation will be held in the MENA region on 10 July 2020.
If you are interested in organizing a consultation in your region, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.