Date: 6 June, 2024 

Time: 11:30 (CEST)

Seminar | Hybrid

About this Event

The UN Secretary-General stated in 2023 “Scientific and technological progress can support efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. In 2023, CGIAR launched the Evaluation Guidelines on evaluating Quality of Research for development'; and a brand new EvalSDG Insight #18: "Evaluating Quality of Science towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goals".
CGIAR's Independent Advisory and Evaluation Service (IAES) has been conducting a cluster evaluation of the 3 Science Groups to promote learning, support evidence-based decision-making, and provide accountability on the effectiveness and efficiency of CGIAR's research portfolio.

This seminar will present the EvalSDG and showcase application of CGIAR approach to evaluating three science groups. The seminar will allow to share operational and thematic insights on the collaborative and participatory evaluations, presenting key methodologies employed, and values of thematic case studies by subject-matter experts in climate change, seed breeding, food security, etc. The session will also explore the evaluation's forward-looking aspect, demonstrating how real-time insights have fed into revision of the CGIAR's research portfolio 2030.


  • Svetlana Negroustouvea, Independent Evaluation Lead (CGIAR)
  • Natascia Palmieri, Independent Evaluation Team Lead
  • Ibtissem Jouini, CGIAR Senior Evaluation Manager
  • Krishna Belbase    Evaluation Advisor

Topics and Themes

  • Evaluators
  • Evaluation Comissioners
  • Academics
  • Students
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Evaluation and transformational change: Balancing ambition and realism
  • International Cooperation
  • M&E for non traditional audiences

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