Evaluation for Resilience

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Evaluation for Resilience

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This free masterclass is available on eCampus, the ITCILO's online learning platform.



Investments in building resilience must be evidence-based and targeted at people in need to ensure no one is left behind. 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development underlines the importance of high-quality data generated at the national level to track progress toward development goals. This requires strong localized evaluation systems and the COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted this.

This Masterclass shares progress and lessons learned to strengthen national evaluation systems, and how these systems are essential for countries to ‘build forward better’ and get back on track toward reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Watch the 8 video lessons to hear from experts who contributed to the 2022 National Evaluation Capacities Conference in Turin. Learn from UN officials, government officials, civil society organizations, evaluation associations, and the global evaluation community at large.

What will I learn?

Discover the importance of evaluation for achieving SDGs and making evidence-based decisions. Strengthen national evaluation systems for better progress tracking. Utilize evaluation to inform budgets, policies, and strategies for improved development outcomes. Overcome challenges in evaluation for effective decision-making and policy formulation.

  • Lesson 1:What is evaluation?

    Introduction of the concept of evaluation for resilience with emphasis on its importance in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
  • Lesson 2: Why do we need strong national evaluation systems?

    An exploration of the consequences of not having a robust national evaluation system and how it leads to poor development outcomes and ineffective decision-making.
  • Lesson 3: How can national evaluation systems better meet citizen needs?

    How national evaluation systems can address the needs of citizens by supporting national development strategies, results-based national budgets, and expert data for development perspectives.
  • Lesson 4: How do national evaluation systems ensure transformational change?

    The role of national evaluation systems in bringing about transformational change, such as protecting biodiversity and the environment.
  • Lesson 5: How can we ensure that evaluations are used in decision-making?

    An exploration of the ways to ensure that evaluation findings are used effectively in decision-making, policy, and strategy development. 
  • Lesson 6: How do we ensure that national evaluation systems are financially sustained?

    The issue of financial sustainability for national evaluation systems and the importance of increased demand for evaluation results. 
  • Lesson 7: How can national evaluation systems ensure resilience?

    The role of evaluation in addressing growing volatility, fragility, and instability. 
  • Lesson 8: What will national evaluation systems look like in the future?

    The future of national evaluation systems, including growing evaluation capacity and global partnerships. 
How will I learn?

In this series of 8 video lessons, you can engage in a flexible and self-paced learning experience, the lessons feature specialists who share their stories and expertise, providing valuable insights. Once you feel confident in your understanding, you can put your knowledge to the test and earn a digital credential, validating your newfound expertise.