National Evaluation Capacities Development (NEC)
After the 2013 conference in São Paulo, the IPC-IG took on the role of facilitator of knowledge exchange among the countries and partners interested in promoting National Evaluation Capacities throughout the 2015 International Year of Evaluation. The IPC-IG created a NEC Community on the UN Teamworks platform, to support the monitoring and follow-up to the ‘18 NEC’ commitments.
Capacity Strengthening and Advisory Services
Sustainable Development Goals
Publications, newsletters, e-discussions and studies
The IPC-IG has published and disseminated publications, newsletters, and information about evaluation events through a website and its social media presence (Twitter and Facebook).
Furthermore, the IPC-IG has promoted the Community of Practice’s dialogues on the NEC commitments and other evaluation-related topics. The following COP e-discussions were promoted in 2015: “How to incorporate gender perspectives in the Monitoring and Evaluation National Systems” regarding Gender and Evaluation, moderated by Eval Partners, the United Nations Evaluation Group and UN Women; and “How the 2015 NEC Conference in Bangkok ‘Blending Evaluation Principles with Development Practices’ can enhance national evaluation capacities and help to develop and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs), moderated by UNDP IEO and UNDP Brazil.
During 2015 the IPC-IG also organised the “Consultation with Latin American Parliamentarians in Strengthening Evaluation Functions in a Post Development Agenda” in Panama, in partnership with UNICEF, CLEAR, UN Women, UNFPA and EvalPartners. A study documenting the current state of national evaluation capacities and existing institutional set-ups in the 43 UNDP programme countries, also signatories to the “18 NEC commitments”, was produced. “Towards a Baseline Study: Insights on National Evaluation Capacities in 43 Countries” was published in December 2015.