Evaluation and lessons learned

National Evaluation Capacity Development

To guide UNICEF offices in strengthening good governance of public systems for children, including by enhancing national capacities for country-led evaluation systems, UNICEF Evaluation Office developed a conceptual framework on National evaluation capacity development.

This new conceptual framework for national evaluation capacity development gives the rationale for engaging on national evaluation capacity development, by a) reiterating why it’s important to support country-led evaluation systems; b) presenting a conceptual framework for a systemic approach which covers both demand and supply sides, while strengthening an enabling environment, and institutional and individual capacities; and c) offering ideas on what UNICEF offices could do, in partnership with other UN agencies and major stakeholders, to support country-led evaluation systems.

The conceptual framework is complemented by MyM&E, an interactive web 2.0 platform developed in partnership with IOCE, DevInfo and several other stakeholders, to share knowledge on Country-led M&E systems worldwide. In addition to being a learning resource, the platform is a valuable tool for creating a global community, as well as identifying good practices and lessons learned on Country-led M&E systems.

In MyM&E, users can comment on existing articles, videos and webcasts, modify content by “editing” an existing page and contributing to the WikiEvaluation, add to the growing knowledge database by uploading documents and videos, interact in real time through webcasts and blogs.

MyM&E also includes practical “how to” guidance on how to plan, conduct and use M&E systems and evaluations;  a virtual library  with key documents, manuals and handbooks; and an inventory of training that registered users can constantly update. To facilitate the development and strengthening of a global community on country-led M&E system, registered users may complete their own social profile and exchange experience and knowledge through blogs and discussion forums.

If you wish to learn more on Developing National Capacities for Country-led M&E systems, you may:

o Read good practices and lessons learned published by UNICEF in partnership with key stakeholders

o Participate to Webinars

o Watch and listen to international keynote speakers

o Access handbooks, training, how-to information at MYM&E

If you need additional information or would like to share feedback, please do not hesitate to contact Marco Segone, Senior Evaluation Specialist, Systemic Management, UNICEF Evaluation Office.



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