Advocacy Toolkit

 
Selected books

In this section you can download, free of charge, the following books produced by MyM&E founder organizations.

 

Advocating for Evaluation: A toolkit to develop advocacy strategies to strengthen an enabling environment for evaluation

 

The toolkit contains guidance and tools on how to plan, design, implement, monitor and evaluate advocacy strategies to promote national evaluation policies and systems that are equity-focused and gender-responsive. This toolkit helps users understand the role of advocacy in increasing demand for evaluation, and develop operational strategies to promote demand for evaluation services.

 

 

 



 


 

Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs): Learning from Africa, Americas, Asia, Australasia, Europe and Middle East

 

This is the second book in the series on Evaluation and Civil Society. This book is focused on case studies highlighting the experiences of regional and national VOPEs. They share their experiences in strengthening the capacities of individual evaluators to produce credible and useful evaluations, the institutional capacities of the VOPEs themselves, promoting equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations, and, especially, the roles VOPEs are playing to improve the enabling environment for evaluation in their countries.

 

We hope this book and others in the series will contribute to the capacity of the evaluation community to strengthen the use of evaluation to enhance evidence-based policy-making, transparency and learning as well as the relevance and quality of evaluations so as to better inform equitable interventions. We wish you an interesting and inspiring read.

 


 

Evaluation and Civil Society. Stakeholders’ perspectives on National Evaluation Capacity Development

 

This publication aims to contribute to the international discussions on how different stakeholders can create synergies and partnerships to contribute to equity-focused and gender-responsive country-led evaluation systems. This book highlights in particular the strategic roles of Civil Society Organizations, notably the Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs), are playing to promote the use of evaluation to enhance evidence-based policy-making, transparency and learning; and the role of EvalPartners, the new International Evaluation Initiative to strengthen Civil Society’s evaluation capacities through collaborative partnerships.

 

This book makes a significant contribution to these discussions by offering a number of strong contributions from senior leaders of institutions dealing with international development and evaluation. These are: UNEG, UNICEF and UN Women from the United Nations; the Independent Evaluation Group and the CLEAR centres from the World Bank; OECD/DAC Network on Development Evaluation and the Government of Finland from the bilaterals; and the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) representing the global community of VOPEs.

 


Evaluation for equitable development results

 

This publication aims to contribute to the international debate on how the evaluation function can contribute to achieving equitable development results by conceptualizing, designing, implementing and using evaluations focused on human rights and equity. It does so by offering a number of strong contributions from senior officers in institutions dealing with international development and evaluation.

 

These are: UNICEF, UNDP, UNWomen, ILO, IDRC, the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) and the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE); as well as senior Government representatives responsible for evaluation systems in their country, such as CONEVAL in Mexico.

 

 


Integrating Human Rights and Gender Equality in Evaluation - Towards UNEG Guidance

 

The UNEG Norms and Standards highlight the need for people centred evaluation and for evaluators to consider human rights and gender equality in their work but there has continued to be a gap in tools and frameworks for evaluation that fully reflect these considerations. Therefore, this Handbook has been developed by UNEG to be used as a tool to integrate human rights and gender equality into the practice of evaluation.

 

 

 

 

 

 


How to design and manage Equity-focused evaluations

 

The manual starts by defining equity, why equity matters and why equity is so urgent now. It then explains what an Equity-focused evaluation is, explaining what its purpose should be and potential challenges in its promotion and implementation. The second part of the manual explains how to manage Equity-focused evaluations, presenting the key issues to take into account when preparing for the Equity-focused evaluations and developing the Terms of Reference, including presenting potential equity-focused evaluation questions; how to design the evaluation, including identifying the appropriate evaluation framework, evaluation design and appropriate methods to collect data; and how to ensure the evaluation is used. The document also addresses how to conduct Equity-focused evaluations under real-world constraints. Last but not least, eight case studies are included to illustrate how evaluations supported by UNICEF have addressed equity-focused issues.

 


From policies to results. Developing capacities for country-led monitoring and evaluation systems

 

Within the international community, there is a growing recognition that national capacity development for monitoring and evaluation systems is an essential part of the broader support to policy reform and to promoting national ownership of evidence-based policy making. With the aim of sharing good practices and lessons learned on this strategic issue, UNICEF and IOCE (International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation), in partnership with UNDP, WFP, UNIFEM, ILO, World Bank and IDEAS (International Development Evaluation Association) published this book.  This publication offers a number of strong contributions from senior officers in institutions dealing with national monitoring and evaluation capacity development, as well as senior Government representatives responsible for the national monitoring and evaluation systems in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. 

 


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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 


Bridging the gap. The role of M&E in evidence-based policy making

 

This book, published by UNICEF, in partnership with the World Bank, IDEAS, DevInfo and MICS, offers strong contributions from 20 senior officers in governmental and international institutions dealing with Evidence-based policy making. It brings together the vision and lessons learned from different stakeholders on the strategic role of monitoring and evaluation in evidence-based policy making. These stakeholders are policy-makers, in their role of users of evidence, and researchers and evaluators, in their role of suppliers of evidence.

 

 

 

 

 


New trends in development evaluation

 

The Evaluation Working Papers (EWP) are documents that present strategic evaluation findings, lessons learned and innovative approaches and methodologies. We would like to encourage you to propose relevant papers that could be published in the next EWP issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Creating and developing evaluation organizations. Lessons learned from Africa, Americas, Asia, Australasia and Europe

 

This publication brings together 14 cases studies on creating and developing evaluation organization in different regions and countries. It presents good practices and lessons learned on how to strengthen the institutional capacity of evaluation organization, as well as what’s the role of international organizations should be in national evaluation capacity development.