Seminar: Enhancing the evaluability of Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2)

Enhancing the evaluability of Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2): “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”

Technical seminar jointly organized by the evaluation offices of FAO, IFAD, WFP and CGIAR


In the context of the initiatives for the International Year of Evaluation, the evaluation offices of the Rome-based agencies, which include, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD),the World Food Programme (WFP) and the CGIAR (formerly known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) are jointly organizing a technical seminar entitled “Enhancing the evaluability of Sustainable Development Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture”, which will take place on 17-18 November 2015 at IFAD Headquarters, in Rome.

The objective of the seminar is to contribute to a shared understanding of how SDG2 could be evaluated and identify actions needed to enable evaluations of SDG2 through the United Nations system, other international organizations or countries themselves. Specific objectives of the seminar are to: (i) share lessons learned on the evaluability of the MDGs and other partnership initiatives of similar scale (for example the Paris Declaration); (ii) jointly review key challenges for evaluation in relation to the post-2015 development agenda in general and SDG2 in particular; and (iii) identify concrete steps for RBAs towards building evaluability of SDG2.

The seminar will allow opening forward-looking discussions around four themes:

1: The relevance of ‘new metrics’ for the evaluation of SDG2 — data revolution and innovative approaches for capturing qualitative dimensions of human wellbeing

2: Partnerships and development actors — dealing with the increasing complexity of development processes and partnerships

3: National M&E systems and data availability — building on the progress made and addressing existing (capacity) gaps

4: Demand for and use of evidence from evaluation — understanding the political economy of evidence and developing a joint evaluation agenda for SDG2.


The provisional agenda of the workshop is available here

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