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What really makes an evaluation "country-led'?

Organized by | United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) ,United Nations Evaluation Group National Evaluation Capacity Development Working Group

Single Session
| Online
| English
About the Event
Join this participatory session open to ALL with UNEG and GEI to develop a definition of “country-led evaluation”!

Agenda 2030 highlights that review processes are to be “rigorous and based on evidence informed by country-led evaluations ….” In 2022, UNEG published a report on UN contributions to NECD, which recommends that UN agencies support country-led evaluations..

The Turin Agenda, the outcome document of the NEC Conference 2022, emphasizes that national evaluation systems need to “be led by national governments, respecting the principle of national ownership over the development process.”

What really makes an evaluation “country-led”? Together, can we come up with a definition or criteria?


Grace Igweta | Senior Evaluation Officer, WFP Office of Evaluation & Co-Coordinator UNEG NECD WG
Grace is leading WFP’s Office of Evaluation on capacity development, managing quality assurance systems and supporting decentralised evaluations. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nairobi, a Master in Public Administration from University of York, and currently pursuing a PhD in Policy Research.
Timothy Lubanga | Commissioner for Monitoring and Evaluation in the Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda
Timothy is head of the Directorate of M&E in Office of the Prime Minister. His work involves among others overseeing and ensuring effective generation and use of information. He has been central in the growth and development of the National Monitoring and Evaluation systems and reforms in Uganda.


Heather Bryant Evaluation Advisor UNDP/GEI & Co-Coordinator UNEG NECD WG
Heather Bryant is a member of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI) Global Team, seconded from the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO). She is also one of the co-coordinators of the UN Evaluation Group National Evaluation Capacity Development Working Group.

Topics and themes

  • Evaluation Capacity Development
  • The Future of M&E: Culture, Context, and Collaboration

When and Where?

  • May 31, 2023 Duration: 1h
  • United States
    Europe and Central Asia

Event Proceeding

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