The NEC Information Centre
The National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Information Centre is the online knowledge platform of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Independent Evaluation Office (IEO). The NEC Information Centre brings together information on the NEC Conference series, publications, documents and tools on national evaluation capacities. The platform strives to provide relevant information on many aspects of national evaluation systems for sharing and learning purposes.
The UNDP IEO organized the first National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Conference over a decade ago, in 2009 in Casablanca, Morocco, with 55 participants. The conference was a success as it was able to draw unprecedented country and government support. This led to participants calling for follow-up events, and thus IEO launched a series of biennial NEC conferences. The sixth and latest conference in the series was held in Hurghada, Egypt, in 2019, four years after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with more than 500 participants.
To date the NEC conferences have engaged over 150 countries and their governments globally. More importantly, they have brought together influential players from oversight and accountability sectors within each of these countries to connect, engage and share about issues that fall within the ethos of good governance, evidence-based decision making and better performance management.