The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Royal Thai Government co-hosted in 2015 the Fourth International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities in Bangkok in collaboration with the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. The conference took place and was organized co-jointly with the 2015 Global Assembly of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS).
The conference took place at the very start of a new era with an ambitious set of goals for sustainable development agreed to by Heads of State in New York in September 2015. The 2030 Agenda builds on and expands beyond the preceding Millennium Development Goals, challenging us all with greater complexity as well as new standards of inclusiveness, ownership and universality.
The key outcome of the conference was the Bangkok Declaration on Principles for National Evaluation Capacity for the SDGs, a joint declaration of all participants in both Foreword 13 conferences. The Declaration is an expression of aspirations grounded in professional development evaluation community of practice, and is not legally binding on individuals or governments. It seeks to capture some key principles, give a sense of common purpose and understanding, framing a canvas of joint action in future support of individual, professional, and national evaluation capacity as countries shape their response to the SDG agenda.View Details