Member Details -Marco Segone
Director, Evaluation Office
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN)
and UNEG Chair
Duty Station New York
UNEG Member Since 2009
Marco Segone is the Chair of UNEG and the Director of Evaluation at UN Women. Prior to his role as UNEG Chair, he served as the Vice Chair of UNEG for Partnerships from 2014-2015. His past experiences include overseeing the Decentralized evaluation function as well as the National evaluation capacity development portfolios at the UNICEF Evaluation Office. He convened and has been the Co-Chair of the EvalPartners since 2012 and the UNEG Task Force on National evaluation capacities since 2009. Previously, he was Regional Chief, Monitoring and Evaluation in the UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS), during which he represented UNICEF on the Board of Trustees of the International Programme Evaluation Network (IPEN). During his 21 years in international development, he worked in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Uganda and Albania in integrated development projects.
In 1996, he joined UNICEF to work for the UNICEF Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean; UNICEF Niger, where he founded and for two years coordinated the Niger M&E Network (ReNSE); UNICEF Brazil, where he was one of the founders and coordinator of the Brazilian Evaluation Network. In 2003, he was elected Vice-President of IOCE and was one of the founders of the Latin America and the Caribbean Network for Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization (RELAC). Segone authored and/or edited several books and articles, including: Evaluation for equitable development results; How to design and manage Equity-focused evaluations; From policies to results; Country-led M&E systems; Bridging the gap. The role of M&E in evidence-based policy making; New trends in development evaluation; Creating and developing evaluation organizations; and Democratic evaluation. In recognition of his contributions to the evaluation profession, he was awarded the 2012 Alva and Gunnar Myrdal Practice Award by the American Evaluation Association.