Promoting Country-led Evaluations of the SDGs at National Level
The current COVID-19 crisis calls for greater national ownership of evaluation to accelerate the SDGs. Countries are fast losing ground in their efforts to achieve their national targets. Evolving consensus from the grassroots up by various Members States, UN agencies, and other partners affirm that a UNGA resolution is needed to better articulate the why and how of effectively putting countries in the driver’s seat in leading evaluations that are useful to them in their contexts.
A new UNGA Resolution driving the scaling up of Country-led Evaluations aligned with the national VNR process, will provide leaders with the critical evidence and insights needed to accelerate SDG action, because, now more than ever evidence matters
To capitalize on the energy already created for evaluation and speed up the much-needed country level activities, Nigeria, Finland, and an expanding number of governments worldwide, UN agencies and civil society partners see growing momentum for this Resolution and are driving it forward in 2021.