In June 2019, the inaugural gLOCAL Evaluation Week took off successfully with M&E knowledge sharing events in 38 countries across five continents, thanks to the support from 177 event organizers and an estimated 22,000 participants. gLOCAL Evaluation Week is a dedicated week during which simultaneous evaluation-related events take place around the world. gLOCAL stands for the idea of duality. It describes two forces that act simultaneously and complementarily: (1) where global knowledge and processes inform local evaluation practices, and (2) where local contexts and endogenous practices influence global evaluation thinking.
In 2020, we will be just 10 years away from a critical moment for the global development community, the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and of targets linked to 2030 national development agendas. Many of these long-term goals require advance planning, periodic monitoring, and rigorous evaluation to ensure development projects, programs, and strategies are implemented effectively and bring the best possible outcomes and impacts. A gLOCAL partnership where local and global players, resources, and knowledge are shared will be fundamental to help increase the capacity in least developed countries to measure results, generate and use credible and quality evidence.
gLOCAL Evaluation Week 2020 invites government officials and policymakers, evaluators and evaluation users, academics and students, nongovernmental and private sector stakeholders to participate and share their knowledge and experience during the week of June 1, 2020.
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