09 Jan 2017
Marco Segone, UNEG Chair, delivered a New Year message, summarizing five 2016 achievements and five priority areas that the evaluation community should focus in 2017.
31 Oct 2016
On 13 October 2016, the United Nations General Assembly appointed the former Prime Minister of Portugal and former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, as the next United Nations Secretary-General, to succeed Ban Ki-moon on 1 January 2017.
01 Jul 2016
The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) is pleased to launch the updated UNEG Norms and Standards for Evaluation, a UNEG foundational document which is intended for application for all United Nations’ evaluations.
09 May 2016
2016 UNEG Evaluation Week was successfully held from 25 to 29 April in Geneva, Switzerland, hosted by 11 Geneva-based UNEG members (WIPO, ILO, IOM, ITC, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNCTAD, UNECE, UNHCR, WHO and WMO). Over 100 colleagues from 39 UNEG member and observer agencies, and additional partner organizations participated in the Evaluation Practice Exchange (EPE) seminars and the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Over 150 people including UNEG colleagues, UN system colleagues in Geneva, member states, academia and civil society representatives attended the High-level Event, "Evaluation Fit for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: no one left behind".
19 Apr 2016
On Tuesday 26 April 2016 from 3:15 to 5:15 PM Geneva time, the United Nations Evaluation Group will organize a High-level Panel Event, titled “Evaluation Fit for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: no one left behind”, in the framework of the UNEG Evaluation Week.
16 Dec 2015
2015 is the International Year of Evaluation. UNEG and its members, together with partners, organized a series of evaluation events to celebrate the International Year of Evaluation and to advocate and promote evaluation and evidence-based policy making at international, regional, national and local levels.
25 Sep 2015
It is exciting to note that “evaluation” has been integrated in the new 2030 Agenda. UNEG, with support from our partners, played a critical role in advocating the importance of evaluation during the intergovernmental negotiations for this new Agenda. This is another important milestone for UNEG and the international evaluation community, following the stand-alone United Nations General Assembly Resolution, "Capacity building for the evaluation of development activities at the country level", which was adopted in December 2014 (click for more information).
13 Aug 2015
The Outcome Document of the Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda is now available. It indicates that the follow-up and review processes of implementation of the post-2015 Development Agenda will be informed by country-led evaluations and data. It also calls for strengthening national evaluation programs.
26 Jun 2015
Dr. Juha I. Uitto, Director, Independent Evaluation Office, Global Environment Facility
Evaluating Environment in International Development, edited by Juha Uitto, was published in 2014 by Routledge. As stated by Nidhi Khattri (World Bank, Independent Evaluation Group): “The book is a must read for anyone concerned about development and its effects on environment.”
This blog was developed based on a presentation made by Juha at a recent UNEG webinar.
15 Jan 2015
The UN Evaluation Group 2015 Evaluation Week will be held at UN Headquarters, NYC and will take place from March 9, 2015 - March 13, 2015. Please see the below link for details regarding event logistics and meetings.
31 Dec 2014
For the first time in the history of the
United Nations - a landmark, stand-alone United Nations General Assembly
Resolution, titled "Capacity building for the evaluation of development activities at country level" has been approved through general consensus and cross-regional support of forty-two
countries, during the UN General Assembly Second Committee meeting of 13 November 2014 and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in the plenary session of 19 December 2014.
18 Dec 2014
The International Year of Evaluation has started on 17 December 2014!
02 Dec 2014
The Office of Internal Oversight Services Inspection and Evaluation Division (OIOS-IED) announces the launch of the OIOS-IED Inspection and Evaluation Manual. Though the manual
"Empowering Countries through Evaluation: Evaluation as a country level tool for the new development agenda" - A High Level Side Event Organized by the United Nations Evaluation Group at the Fourth Development Cooperation Forum (DCF), July 11, 2014 1.15pm - 2.45 Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium, UN Headquarters, New York
07 Jul 2014
The Secretary General, in his report "A life of dignity for all" (A/68/202) observed that "Strong monitoring and accountability will be crucial for the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda." One of the four objectives of the Fourth D
02 Jul 2014
UNEG is proud to present the UNEG Resource Pack, prepared by the UNEG Task Force on Joint Evaluation. The Resource Pack is comprised of The Joint Evaluations Guidance Document and The Joint Evaluations Toolkit. These two guidance