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Evidence Changes Lives: Realizing Evaluation’s Potential to Inform the Global Sustainable Development Goals

Publication date: March 2015

Evaluation will become more necessary for the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. In this publication, in 2015 the International Year of Evaluation, we seek to demonstrate how evaluation makes a difference.

On the occasion of the UNEG 2015 Evaluation Week, the United Nations Evaluation Group released its report "Evidence Changes Lives: Realizing Evaluation's Potential to Inform the Global Sustainable Development Goals." From the UN, the centre of global policymaking, UNEG offers a coordination platform for global and country- level evaluation cooperation and learning. UNEG respects country ownership and enables lawmakers, evaluation networks and practitioners to tap into the knowledge they need to build national evaluation capacity. UNEG's goal is to bring the most credible evidence available to implementing and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the next 15 years, with cost-effective, appropriate, and continuously improving policies and programmes. UNEG, as a global professional coordination hub, fosters South-South, triangular and horizontal cooperation, supports the UN reform, and works to further its member agencies' and clients' effectiveness, efficiency, and impact, and the sustainability of their results.