Evaluation capacity development

Evaluation capacity development (ECD) in partner countries is one of DEval’s core working areas. The objective of ECD is to enable individuals, organisations and society as a whole to commission and implement evaluations and put them to systematic use. DEval strengthens evaluation capacities through a range of activities.

ECD through individual projects

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DEval is currently implementing the Focelac project, which aims to help actors in selected Latin American countries make greater use of evaluation as a tool in the context of the 2030 Agenda. This project builds upon its predecessor, Foceval.

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ECD as part of DEval’s evaluations

The institute maximises the use of national structures in this context. For example, it involves national evaluation companies and works with local universities. DEval systematically incorporates national experts into its work and provides them with specialist support and training as required.

ECD through ad hoc consultancy

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Where partner countries identify a need, DEval shares its professional expertise in the area of monitoring and evaluation – for example by providing specialist support in setting up evaluation systems, contributing to training programmes or advising on the development of quality standards for evaluations.

DEval seeks to help shape professional discourse on the future of ECD at national and international level. For example, it is a member of the OECD-DAC ECD Task Team and the EvalPartners initiative. The institute has also reported at international and national conferences on important findings from its work.




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Sarah Desiree Klier

Team Leader

Phone: +49 (0)228 336907-943

E-mail: sarah.klier@DEval.org

[Translate to Englisch:] Portrait Sven Harten
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Dr Sven Harten

Head of Competence Centre for Evaluation Methodology / Deputy Director

Phone: +49 (0)228 336907-950

E-mail: sven.harten@DEval.org

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