Country-led monitoring and evaluation systems. Better evidence, better policies, better development results

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the book “Country-led monitoring and evaluation systems. Better evidence, better policies, better development results” is now available for free download at http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/resources_10597.html

The book was produced by UNICEF in partnership with the World Bank, UN Economic Commission for Europe, IDEAS (International Development Evaluation Association), IOCE (International organization for Cooperation in Evaluation), DevInfo and MICS.

This publication tries to bring together the vision, lessons learned and good practices from twenty-one stakeholders on how country-led monitoring and evaluation systems can enhance evidence-based policy making.

Please find below the table of content:

PREFACE:
Finbar O’Brien, Director, Evaluation Office, UNICEF Headquarters Ray Rist, President, International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)
Oumoul Khayri Ba Tall, President, International Organization for the Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE)

EDITORIAL
Marco Segone, Regional chief, monitoring and evaluation, UNICEF Regional office for CEE/CIS, and former Vice President of the International Organization for the Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE)

PART ONE. WHY COUNTRY-LED MONITORING AND EVALUATION SYSTEMS?

Enhancing evidence-based policy making through country-led monitoring and evaluation systems.
Marco Segone, Regional chief, monitoring and evaluation, UNICEF Regional office for CEE/CIS, and former IOCE Vice President

Evaluating development. Is the country the right unit of account? Robert Picciotto, Visiting Professor, King’s College, London, and former Director General, Evaluation, The World Bank

The strategic intent. Understanding strategic intent is the key to successful country-led monitoring and evaluation systems.Jean Quesnel, Professor at the United Nations System Staff College
and Adjunct Professor at Carleton University

Supporting partner country ownership and capacity in development evaluation. Hans Lundgren, Head of Evaluation Section, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD Megan Kennedy, Consultant, OECD

Country-led evaluations. Learning from experience. Osvaldo Feinstein, Professor at the Master in Evaluation, Complutense University, Madrid, and former manager, Operations Evaluation Department, the World Bank

Country-led impact evaluation. A survey of development practitioners. . Marie-Helene Adrien, President, Universalia Denis Jobin, Vice-President, IDEAS

The role of national, regional and international evaluation organizations in strengthening country-led monitoring and evaluation systems. Oumoul Khayri Ba Tall, President, IOCE

Bringing statistics to citizens. Enrico Giovannini, Chief Statistician, OECD

Proactive is the magic word. Petteri Baer, Regional advisor, Statistical division, UNECE

PART TWO. GOOD PRACTICES IN COUNTRY-LED MONITORING AND EVALUATION SYSTEMS

Building monitoring and evaluation systems to improve government performance. Keith Mackay, Evaluation capacity development coordinator, Independent Evaluation Group, the World Bank

Getting the logic right. How a strong theory of change supports programs that work! Jody Zall Kusek, Lead coordinator of global HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation group, the World Bank
Ray C. Rist, Advisor, the World Bank, and President, IDEAS

RealWorld Evaluation. Conducting quality evaluations under budget, time and data constraints.
Michael Bamberger, Independent consultant Jim Rugh, Independent international program evaluator

Strengthening country data collection system. Good practices of the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS3). Marco Segone, Regional chief, monitoring and evaluation, UNICEF CEE/CIS George Sakvarelidze, Monitoring and evaluation specialist, UNICEF CEE/CIS Daniel Vadnais, Data dissemination specialist, UNICEF Headquarters

Strengthening country data dissemination system. Good practices in using DevInfo Nicolas Pron, DevInfo global administrator, UNICEF Headquarters Kris Oswalt, Executive director, DevInfo support group
Marco Segone, Regional chief, monitoring and evaluation, UNICEF CEE/CIS George Sakvarelidze, Monitoring and evaluation specialist, UNICEF CEE/CIS

Making data meaningful. Writing stories about numbers. UNECE, Statistical dissemination and communication, Conference of European Statisticians.

Marco Segone
Regional Chief, Monitoring and Evaluation
UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS
Tel: +41 (0)22 909 5550
Fax: +41 (0)22 909 5909
Email: msegone@unicef.org
Web: www.unicef.org/ceecis

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