Posted by Nicole Moran on August 17, 2020 at 12:54 pm
What does impact evaluation of the future look like within international corporation programs with the aim to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? An online matchmaking event on July 15th 2020 brought together researchers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss this question. This match-making event took place on the 15th of July and was organised by UMC Utrecht and Share-Net Netherlands with support from NWA. The match-making event had three main aims:
1. Learning from current practices & state of the art expertise: through pitches in which researchers and practitioners briefly shared state-of-the-art approaches and ideas regarding impact evaluation & learning.
2. Looking ahead – what does optimizing impact (evaluation) require? Discussion of learned lessons and future directions to inform the newly funded Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Strategic Partnership Programs (2021-2026).
Identifying ways in which future research and inter-actor research collaborations can support improvement of impact (evaluation) and facilitate learning. This report provides an (visual) impression of the meeting through a selection of take-home messages from the plenary and the breakout sessions of the meeting, as a starting point for further conversation.
To read the report, please click here