EvalStories: Watch short videos by 21 key evaluators worldwide

Dear colleagues,

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly will endorse the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are universal, integrated, comprehensive, and have a particular focus on social equity and gender equality. SDGs will shape development strategies at global, regional and national levels for the next 15 years. Thanks to the efforts of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and EvalPartners, the SDG Outcome document is calling for country-led evaluation and National Evaluation Capacity Development. We believe that the evaluation community must work together to ensure that evaluation remains relevant and is fit for purpose in a world where development will be guided by the SDGs. This is why EvalPartners is leading a participatory consultative process to define the 2016-2020 Global Evaluation Agenda. During the 2015 International Year of evaluation, thousands of evaluators are contributing their voices and thinking through an online consultation and face-to-face discussions in 77 events all over the world.

EvalPartners has teamed up with Universalia, a Canadian management consulting firm established in 1980, to launch the EvalStory campaign.  Starting today, EvalStory will release two videos per week (see schedule below) presenting messages from top evaluation influencers and members of the wider evaluation community to ensure that the voices of evaluation advocates are heard.

To watch the first two videos, please click https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbg2vuyzWspHFPk3rjJdZhA/feed

We hope you enjoy their messages, wisdom and experience! Please share this announcement with your networks to ensure their voices are heard globally!

Marco Segone and Natalia Kosheleva, EvalPartners Co-chairs
Marie-Hélène Adrien, President, Universalia