The consultative process carried out by EvalPartners aims to identify key priorities for evaluation for a Global Agenda geared to achieving progress towards a more equitable world. Strong support has been voiced for evaluation independence, quality, capacity building and partnerships. While progress in all these areas has been significant there is still a lot to do.
I wish to stress 3 points:
The Global Agenda 2016-2020, well defined, represents a well thought long term agenda for evaluation. The key priorities for evaluation i.e., independence, capacity building and quality, partnerships and equity are well laid out within four main sections. Of course there are some improvements to be done. For example, the remark by Henrik Gudmundsson on the contradiction of “independent evaluation reporting to President or PM” is most accurate, and though I am a fervent supporter of the value of “equity focused and gender responsive”, the fivefold repetition in the agenda seems a bit ov