UNDP on Monitoring and Evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•12•14    16:00 - 17:30

    On 14 December 2015, UNU-IAS and the Japan Evaluation Society will co-organize a public seminar titled UNDP on Monitoring and Evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals at UN University Headquarters.

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a historic milestone in harnessing the power of the collective through nations working with consensus, to commit to reshaping the world by building and expanding on the previous Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): they address development comprehensively.

    This talk reflects on the experiences of the MDGs based on a UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) evaluation, and bridges discussions by drawing upon the recent National Evaluation Capacity UNDP/IDEAS conference held in Bangkok, and the resulting Bangkok Declaration, which lays out principles on national evaluation capacity for the SDGs era. This talk pauses to consider what this means in practice for achieving the SDGs, which are best understood using a monitoring and evaluation framework whereby both challenges and opportunities emerge.

    A related UNU-IAS seminar entitled Sustainability Science in a Global Landscape will be held on the same day at the same venue from 14:00–15:30, followed by a joint reception for participants of both seminars from 17:30.


    Moderator: Kaoru Hayashi (Bunkyo University)

    Opening Remarks
    Masafumi Nagao (Visiting Professor, UNU-IAS)

    Lecture: “Towards Monitoring and Evaluation of the SDGs: Prospective Challenges and Opportunities”
    Indran Naidoo (Director, Independent Evaluation Office, UNDP)


    • Aki Yonehara (Associate Professor, Toyo University)
    • Osamu Saito (Academic Programme Office, UNU-IAS; Visiting Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo)


    About the Speaker

    Indran A. Naidoo is Director of Independent Evaluation Office, United Nations Development Program since 2012. Under his leadership, UNDP’s evaluation function has seen significant expansion in scope, coverage and strategic salience. He also serves as Vice-Chair of the UN Evaluation Group. Prior to joining UNDP, he held oversight positions in public offices in South Africa, including the Public Service Commission. He holds a PhD from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa).


    This event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required (by 17:00 on 13 December 2015). Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.

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