Mapping Status of National Evaluation Policies”, a global study on evaluation policies at country level which started in Aug 2013 was commissioned by Parliamentarians Forum for Development Evaluation jointly with EvalPartners. The study was conducted by Dr. Barbara Rosenstein who is currently academic adviser to the Evaluation Unit at Kaye Academic College in Beer Sheva, Israel and was on the expert team for the NCERT, Evaluation Capacity Building Project in Delhi, India. She is a founding member and current chairperson of the Israeli Association for Program Evaluation and was on the first board of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation. Dr. Rosenstein has published articles on teaching evaluation, evaluation capacity building, reflective thinking, and evaluation methods. We would like to thank Dr. Rosenstein and all the people who provided valuable information for this study.
The final report of the study is now available and this was an initial step to document preliminary information about national evaluation policies and systems at country level. We believe there may be more fruitful information to be added and hope readers will share more updated information which can be reflected in the next version. Also we are planning to use this as an advocacy tool to promote national evaluation policy and systems discussion.
The Mapping Report, published by the Parliamentarians Forum in December, 2013, raised important issues concerning National Evaluation Policies (NEP). Since the report constituted a preliminary mapping, it did not examine issues in depth in the report. In order to move forward on the subject of National Evaluation Policies, the issues should be examined and discussed. This proposed study would delve into these issues for all 20 NEPs mentioned in the report, not duplicating the second study, but in addition to it. Furthermore, this includes a scheduled series of updates to the original mapping report every 6 months for 2014, 2015. Thus, the report would include other NEPs that emerge during the period between the publication of the report and the proposed updates.
Under the innovation challenge project supported by EvalPartners and jointly implemented by Parliamentarians Forum and Pakistan Evaluation Network continues commitments for national evaluation policies. Under this project there are two initiatives implemented;
A consultant assigned under this project has started to document selected examples of countries where national evaluation policy is successfully implemented. Based on the mapping report information there are 20 countries which have established NEP and systems, selected examples of 6 countries are being documented under the support from EvalPartners Innovation Challenge initiative. Once the examples highlighting key success elements of NEPs which can be learning points for other countries are ready;
Parliamentarians Forum facilitates a web dialogue through the website to create a dialogue among key actors on national evaluation policies and systems. The web dialogue is based on knowledge products developed by the Forum including the Mapping report, Documented NEP examples and related resources. Please join the dialogue on Forum.