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11.09.2020 - Asian Evaluation Week: Lessons on evidence gap maps

In a virtual session at this year’s Asian Evaluation Week, DEval presented lessons on evidence gap maps in a joint session with the European Investment Bank and the Green Climate Fund. The aim of the session was for participants to gain a better understanding of what evidence gap maps are and the objectives for employing them.

Sven Harten and Magdalena Orth from DEval discussed how to make best use of evidence gap maps. According to Sven Harten, Deputy Director of DEval, “Evidence gap maps are a very effective tool for promoting coordination and joint action by the international evaluation community in support of the sustainable development goals”. Magdalena Orth presented the results of an evidence gap map on blended finance, highlighting the need for more research in this growing field, while Andreas Reumann from the Green Climate Fund emphasized the innovative addition of financial flows to an evidence gap map on climate change adaptation, a joint project between the Green Climate Fund and DEval. Milena Reinfeld of the European Investment Bank focused on sharing lessons learned on user engagement during an evidence gap map on energy efficiency. Around 60 international participants attended the session and contributed to an insightful event.

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