Evaluating progress towards the SDGs will require an assessment of whether that progress is equitable, relevant and sustainable. Furthermore, if development is to be inclusive and leave no one behind, human rights principles and standards should also be considered. Is the field of evaluation ready to deal with this paradigm shift? Are evaluations aligned with the founding principles that development should be equitable, relevant and sustainable? Are evaluators sufficiently equipped to address the broader set of issues? Are the current OECD/DAC evaluation criteria capable of addressing the complexity of the SDGs and how they are achieved? Should evaluators add human rights to their set of baseline criteria? In short, what should the world of evaluation do differently in the era of the SDGs?
IDEV, Independent Evaluation of the African Development Bank, issues a Quarterly Knowledge Publication, "Evaluation Matters". We are currently accepting submissions for the 3rd quarter2017 edition of eVALUAtion Matters, which will focus on “Evaluation in the era of the SDGs. ”
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