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Flipchart showing four questions to ask as part of an evaluation via 'we collaborate'

What are the key challenges for governments looking to develop their national evaluation capacity to support implementation of the SDGs? 

Photo shows Question Mark sculpture outside a university building in Ipswich, UK

Reflecting on how we reason, plan and act is crucial for tackling the inter-connected challenges inherent in the Sustainable Development Goals, a new briefing from IIED and EVAL SDGs argues.

Photo shows a coal miner in South Africa

31st October – this week’s SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinions, reports, and events related to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including details of a new report from ODI on energy and poverty, and the damage caused by coal.

Photo shows representatives from IRF, Oskar Thorslund from the Swedish government and representatives from the City of Gothenburg at the HLPF event in New York

The challenge of delivering the Sustainable Development Goal agenda, involving different stakeholders and ensuring no-one is left behind, dominated discussions at the IRF side-event at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York.

Photo shows woman harvesting millet in Sudan

24 October 2016 – this week’s SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinion, reports and events related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including details of a new FAO report on climate change, agriculture and food security, and reports from Habitat III.

cityscape of Yaounde, Cameroon

17 October 2016 – this week’s SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinion, reports, and events related to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including details this week of a toolkit for local authorities to support them deliver the SDGs through fair trade. 

Photo shows a camp in Haiti as a hurricane approaches (2010)

10 October – this week’s SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinions, reports, and events related to the Sustainable Development Goals, including details this week of the UNDESA World Economic and Social Survey 2016 looking at climate change resilience as an opportunity for reducing inequalities. 

Women sorting fruit in Mali

3 Oct 2016 – this week’s SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinions, reports, and events related to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including details this week of the African Union report on an integrated and coherent approach to sustainable development in Africa.

Photo by CIFOR shows women harvesting marula in South Africa

26 Sept 2016 – this week’s SDG Delivery Update compiles news, opinions, reports, and events relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including coverage from last week’s UN General Assembly. 

photo shows a (complex) woodland ecosystem in autumn

A new briefing from IIED and EVAL SDGs sets out five lessons for evaluating the SDGs drawing on a “complex systems” approach. 

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