2017 UNEG Evaluation Week - Evaluation Practice Exchange

Event Document (33 Files)


The Evaluation Practice Exchange (EPE)  took place from 15-16 May and provided an opportunity for UNEG members to share experiences, knowledge and expertise related to evaluation approaches and methodologies.

Its purpose was to:

  • facilitate learning and exchange of experiences amongst UNEG members; 
  • improve the credibility and utility of UN evaluations; and
  • contribute to the advancement of the evaluation function in the UN system.
The main theme was “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world” and the seminar focused on seven SDGs of the 2017 HLPF and will be structured under the three streams:
  • No one left behind: evaluating vulnerable and marginalized groups;
  • Evaluating transformational change;
  • National evaluation capacity.
The following were the EPE documents:
The following were the powerpoints from each stream. 

Stream 1: Evaluating Interventions with No One Left Behind lenses

  • S. Monroy, OHCHR: “Evaluating Vulnerable and marginalized groups” (PPT)
  • Louis Charpentier and Natalie Raaber, UNFPA: “Reflections on a human right based approach to evaluation: focus on vulnerable and marginalized groups” (PPT)
  • Krishna Belbase, UNICEF: “Challenges and Lessons from Recent Evaluations of UNICEF’s Work to Protect Children from Violence” (PPT)
  • Thi Kieu Oanh Nguyen, UNDP: “Evaluation of disability-inclusive development at UNDP” (PPT)
  • Ian Christoplos, Independent consultant (PPT)
  • Harvey John Garcia and Amélie Solal-Céligny FAO: “Case Study: Myanmar and Guatemala Country Programme Evaluations” (PPT)
  • Fabrizio Feloni and Simona Somma, IFAD: “Case study: Impact evaluation of the Jharkhand- Chhattisgarh Tribal Development Programme in India” (PPT)

Stream 2: Evaluating transformational change under the Agenda 2030

  • Johanna Pennarz, IFAD: “Using a theory of change for identifying gender-transformative practices and results” what works for gender equality and women’s empowerment (PPT)
  • Inga Sniukaite, UN Women: “Evaluating gender equality as a transformational change: Lessons from UN Women corporate evaluations” (PPT)
  • Fumika Ouchi, UNDP: “Applying the Gender Results Effectiveness Scale in country programme evaluations to identify gender transformative results” (PPT)
  • Felix Herzog and Maisaa Youssef, ESCWA: “Applying a transformative change perspective to the evaluation of the ESCWA Centre for Women” (PPT)
  • Tina Tordjman-Nebe, UNICEF: “Insights and Challenges from UNICEF Evaluations in the Area of Child Protection” (PPT)
  • Pascale Reinke-Schreiber and Katharina Kayser, UNODC: “Gender responsive evaluation at UNODC- from practice to guidance, a bottom-up approach” (PPT)
  • Martin Barugahare, UN-Habitat: “UNHabitat evaluating inequalities as transformational change to advocate for inclusive cities” (PPT)
  • Carlos Tarazona, FAO: “The relevance and effectiveness of FAO’s support to rural transformation” (PPT)
  • Carlo Carugi and Juha Uitto, GEF: “Rapid Impact Evaluation on reducing Industry’s Carbon Footprint in South East Asia” (PPT)
  • Rahul Sur, OIOS: “Examining the partnership between PK missions and UNCTs with a ‘transformative’ lens” (PPT)
  • Ekaterina Sediakina-Riviere (UNESCO): “Stock take on culturally responsive evaluations” (PPT)
  • Tamara Neskovic, UNICRI:, “Using the monitoring and evaluation facility to identify source(s) of transformational power”(PPT)

Stream 3: National Evaluation Capacity Development

  • Adan Ruiz Villalba, UNODC & Thi Kieu Oanh Nguyen, UNDP (PPT)
  • Arild Hauge-UNDP (PPT)
  • Ada Ocampo-UNICEF (PPT)
  • Messay Tassew-UN Women (PPT)
  • Judita Jankovic, ICAO and Susanne Mattsson, UNFPA, Evaluation Competency Framework (PPT)
  • Katharina Kayser and Carlos Asenjo, UNDOC (PPT)
  • Serdar Bayryyev, FAO (PPT)
  • Brook Boyer and Katinka Koke, UNITAR (PPT)
  • Srilata Rao, OIOS (PPT)
  • Ada Ocampo and Inga Sniukaite, EPE Co-Chairs (PPT)

Event Details

Lead Organization


  • Evaluation Practice Exchange Seminar


  • Europe/CIS / Austria

Start Date

  • 15 May 2017

End Date

  • 16 May 2017

Contact Person

  • UNEG Secretariat
  • uneg.contact@undp.org