One of the key values that drives EvalPartners is a belief that VOPEs must play a key role in influencing and enhancing the demand for evaluation and the use of evaluation results; in developing the capacity of national and local authorities, as well as communities, NGOs, academia and the private sector, to endorse and support evaluations of their own policies and programs.
In July EvalPartners has opened two new funding opportunities for VOPEs: the call for Small Grants proposals and Equity and Gender Innovation Challenge. Small Grants Program aims to support the launch of the Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020 and stimulate VOPEs thinking and activities contributing to results in six broad thematic areas: gender, youth/emerging evaluators, culture, SDGs and professionalization of evaluation.
Gender and Equity Innovation Challenge is open to innovative VOPE initiatives that look at evaluations that have made a positive difference with equity and gender policy. We are particularly interested in encouraging ideas that bring stakeholders together across national boundaries and in particular collaborative bids which involve both evaluators and users of evaluation outputs.
Marco Segone and Natalia Kosheleva, Co-chairs