United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon lit the Evaluation Torch to celebrate 2015 the International year of Evaluation in the context of the UNEG Evaluation Week.
Ban Ki-Moon said “ I welcome the designation of 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation -- the same year in which the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary and will take momentous decisions about our future prosperity, safety and well-being.
Evaluation everywhere, and at every level, will play a key role in implementing the new development agenda”. He also added “Evaluation is not easy. Nor is it popular. But it is essential. The current constrained budgetary climate makes it more important than ever.
All of us share a responsibility to strengthen this important function. I look forward to working with all of you to strengthen evaluation capacity so that it can play its rightful role in building lives of dignity for all.”
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