This publication offers a number of strong contributions from senior officers in institutions dealing with evidence-based policy making.These institutions are national and local governments, UNICEF, the World Bank and the International Development Evaluation Association. It tries to bring together the vision and lessons learned from different stakeholders on the strategic role of monitoring and evaluation in evidence-based policy making.
Part 1: Evidence-based policy making
- Evidence-based policy making and the role of monitoring and evaluation within the new aid environment, by Marco Segone, Senior Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, UNICEF CEE/CIS and past Vice President, IOCE.
- The relationship between evaluation and politics, by Ove Karlsson Vestman, Director, Mälardalen Evaluation Academy, and Vice President of the Swedish Evaluation Society; and Ross F. Conner, University of California, President of IOCE
- Monitoring and evaluation, and the knowledge function, by David Parker, Deputy Director, UNICEF Innocenti Research Center
- Helping countries build government monitoring and evaluation systems. World Bank contribution to evidence-based policy making, by Keith Mackay, Coordinator, Evaluation Capacity Development, Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank
- Ten step to a results based monitoring and evaluation systems, by Jody Zall Kusek, Chief, Global HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Group, World Bank, and Ray Rist, Advisor, Public sector management
Part 2: The strategic intent of evaluations, studies and research
- Enhancing the utilization of evaluations for evidence-based policy making, by Michael Bamberger, former Senior Evaluator, World Bank
- Country-Led Evaluation, by Marie-Helene Adrien, President, IDEAS and Dennis Jobin, Vice President, IDEAS
- Joint Country-Led Evaluation of the policies related to child well-being within the social protection sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina, by Azzedina Vukovic, Directorate for Economic Planning, Council of Ministers of Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Debora McWhinney, Deputy Representative, UNICEF Bosnia & Herzegovina
Part 3: The strategic intent of data collection and dissemination
- The strategic intent of data collection and analysis. The case of Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), by Daniel Vadnais and Attila Hancioglu
- The strategic intent of data dissemination. The case of DevInfo, by Nicolas Pron, DevInfo Global Administrator, Division of Policy and Planning, UNICEF Headquarters
- Using DevInfo as a strategic tool for decision making.
- Achievements and lessons learned in Moldova, by Mohamed Azzedine Salah, Deputy Representative, UNICEF Moldova
- Using DevInfo to support Governments in monitoring National Development Strategies. The case of the Republic of Serbia, by Dragana Djokovic-Papic, Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, and Oliver Petrovic and Vladica Jankovic, UNICEF Serbia
- Using DevInfo as a strategic tool to facilitate local communities’ empowerment. The case of Serbia, by Vladan Vasic, Mayor of Pirot, and Oliver Petrovic and Vladica Jankovic, UNICEF Serbia