In response to this global gap in M&E systems and capacities, GEI is an innovative partnership that brings together a broad and diverse coalition of governments, (inter)national and local development organizations, and M&E experts to pool financial and technical resources to coordinate and expand M&E efforts globally.
"No single institution has the resources to address the current global gaps in monitoring and evaluation capacity. Addressing the scale of the need will require coordinated efforts by broad coalitions and GEI is a step in that direction, providing a foundation that can be built on."
- Alison Evans, World Bank Vice President
& Independent Evaluation Group Director-General
The coronavirus pandemic has increased global demand for stronger M&E frameworks, especially in developing countries where M&E systems and capacities remain weak. “Building back better” from crises requires strengthening governments’ capacity to collect, analyze, and use data in decision-making. GEI will address this growing and urgent need for timely and reliable use of evidence in decision-making through the following: