The SDG Dashboards and Index: Getting Started with the SDGs | Sustainable Development Policy & Practice | IISD Reporting Services

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the world’s governments in 2015 aim to guide global development for the next 15 years. How to assess, consolidate, define and monitor data and strategies for the SDGs: index and dashboard. Source: Guest Article #58: The SDG Dashboards and Index: Getting Started with the SDGs | Sustainable… Read More The SDG Dashboards and Index: Getting Started with the SDGs | Sustainable Development Policy & Practice | IISD Reporting Services

Stanford researchers combine satellite imagery and machine learning to predict poverty

Measuring consumption and wealth remotely Nighttime lighting is a rough proxy for economic wealth, and nighttime maps of the world show that many developing countries are sparsely illuminated. Jean et al. combined nighttime maps with high-resolution daytime satellite images. With a bit of machine-learning wizardry, the combined images can be converted into accurate estimates of… Read More Stanford researchers combine satellite imagery and machine learning to predict poverty

Learning from Evaluation: How can we Stay at the Top of the Game? | Independent Evaluation Group

Why is there not more organizational learning from self-evaluation in the World Bank Group? A new evaluation by IEG assesses the performance of the World Bank Group’s evaluation systems. IEG’s Caroline Heider and Rasmus Heltberg (lead author of the evaluation) reflect on the evaluation’s findings and how to strengthen organizational learning from self-evaluation. Source: Learning… Read More Learning from Evaluation: How can we Stay at the Top of the Game? | Independent Evaluation Group

United Nations set new Norms and Standards for Evaluation

The updated UNEG Norms and Standards for Evaluation was endorsed at the 2016 AGM. It combines Norms and Standards into one document and responds to the evolving global, regional and national contexts, as well as the increasing demand for accountability and national ownership in evaluation. The ten general norms should be upheld in the conduct… Read More United Nations set new Norms and Standards for Evaluation

SDG follow-up and review needs interlinked indicators, monitoring and evaluation

EVALSDG Network’ second briefing note is ready: Counting critically: SDG ‘follow-up and review’ needs interlinked indicators, monitoring and evaluation Global indicators are important for understanding progress towards each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, they can mask sub-national and thematic variations. They cannot explain how or why change occurred or its significance to different… Read More SDG follow-up and review needs interlinked indicators, monitoring and evaluation

What Comes After the Evaluation is Completed? | Independent Evaluation Group

Five tips to make your evaluation more influential In this blog, Caorline Heider looks at some of the follow-up processes and measures that can help ensure that evaluations result in meaningful action.  Often, institutions do not schedule time or money for this work, but it is essential to get ownership, learning, action and change from… Read More What Comes After the Evaluation is Completed? | Independent Evaluation Group

Parliamentarians’ EvalStories to Promote Demand and Use of Evaluation

Here are videos from parliamentarians under the “Parliamentarians for Evaluation” campaign. The Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) initiated the campaign inviting parliamentarians around the world to advocate for evaluation in the context of Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030) ensuring “No one left behind” in line with the Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020 (EvalAgenda 2020). Parliamentarians’… Read More Parliamentarians’ EvalStories to Promote Demand and Use of Evaluation