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Dear Hon. Parliamentarians,

With great success of holding the historical Global EvalYear Event at the Parliament of Nepal and launch of Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE), parliamentarians’ role in promoting evaluation culture has become more prominent. More than 450 delegates including parliamentarians, VOPE leaders, government officials, representatives of UN agencies, International organizations, private sector, donors, among others attended this historic event at the Parliament of Nepal.

The Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030) ensuring “No one left behind” and the Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020 (EvalAgenda 2020) reveal the need for redoubled efforts on advocacy for evaluation. In this context, the GPFE initiated the “Parliamentarians for Evaluation” Campaign inviting parliamentarians around the world to advocate for evaluation in the context of Agenda 2030 (SDGs) in line with the EvalAgenda 2020. The campaign will also highlight the importance of equity focused and gender responsive evaluation. The Campaign aims to document and widely disseminate, brief videos with key messages from parliamentarians to strengthen an enabling environment and to create an archive of shared knowledge for the global evaluation community.

As a Parliamentarian, your experience represents an invaluable resource for increasing the quality of demand and use of evaluation work. Against this backdrop we would like to warmly invite you to share your EvalStory, by video recording your answers to the following questions:

  • Over the course of your mandate at the Parliament of your country, how evaluation has been helpful for evidence based policy making in the country?
  • How demand and use of evaluation can be strengthened to better influence the decision making processes for national public policies?
  • Given the SDG/ Agenda 2030 calls for “no one left behind”, how should national policies be evaluated with a social equity and gender equality lens? What are the mechanisms to ensure that “no one is left behind” in the process?
  • How do you see the future of evaluation in the next years? Which topics should gain most attention and why?

To record the video, we invite you to use preferably a professional videocamera to ensure a good resolution. Alternatively, you may use the built-in videocamera of a computer or a mobile device (iPad, iPhone or any other devices). Once recorded, please upload the video to Dropbox and share the file with Jérôme Gandin using the following email: jgandin@universalia.com. Should you have any questions, you may contact Jérôme Gandin. For further information about the GPFE, please contact Ada Ocampo, aocampo@unicef.org or Asela Kalugampitiya aselakalugampitiya@yahoo.ie.

Kindly note that the total duration of the video should not exceed 5 minutes and we are grateful you to send the video within the next three weeks.

Our sincerest thanks for your commitment to the Parliamentarians for Evaluation Campaign. We look forward to watching your video and sharing it globally.

Yours faithfully,

Kabir Hashim

Leader – GPFE

Minister – Sri Lanka

Ziad Moussa

Co-chair – EvalPartners

President – IOCE

Colin Kirk

Co-chair – EvalPartners

Director–UNICEF Evaluation Office

Marco Segone

Chair – UNEG

Director– UN Women IEO