The role of evaluation in achieving the SDGs

Yonehara, Aki, Saito, Osamu, Hayashi, Kaoru, Nagao, Masafumi, Yanagisawa, Ryu and Matsuyama, Kanako, (2017). The role of evaluation in achieving the SDGs. Sustainability Science, (Special Feature: Sustainability Science and Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals), 1-5

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    Author Yonehara, Aki
    Saito, Osamu
    Hayashi, Kaoru
    Nagao, Masafumi
    Yanagisawa, Ryu
    Matsuyama, Kanako
    Title The role of evaluation in achieving the SDGs
    Appearing in Sustainability Science
    Issue No. Special Feature: Sustainability Science and Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals
    Publication Date 2017-09-07
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher Springer Japan
    Start page 1
    End page 5
    Language eng
    Abstract This paper proposes a framework on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) evaluation, arguing that attainment of the 17 goals and 169 related targets depends significantly on practice-based monitoring and evaluation. The SDGs’ 15-year time frame can helpfully be divided into three 5-year phases: a planning phase driven by proactive evaluation and evaluability assessment, an improvement phase characterized by formative evaluation and monitoring, and a completion phase involving outcome and impact evaluations. Under these phases, in order not to miss the SDGs’ fundamental philosophy of “no one left behind,” local relevance must be considered when evaluating SDG programs, particularly to capture the overarching concepts applicable across the 17 goals, such as educational dynamics and resilience.
    Keyword SDG evaluation
    Proactive evaluation
    Evaluability
    Evaluation of educational dynamics
    Evaluation of resilience
    Copyright Holder Springer Japan
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1007/s11625-017-0479-4
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