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Experts and policymakers discuss data collection and monitoring and evaluation for poverty reduction

From 3 – 5 November, 40 representatives from15 different countries will discuss how national statistics can be used to improve Monitoring and Evaluation policies and National Evaluation Capacities

Rio de Janeiro, 31 October 2014 – The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), together with the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), the World Without Poverty (WWP) – Brazil Learning Initiative, the Brazilian Ministry of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger (MDS) and the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) are organising a seminar on “The role of administrative records and complex surveys in the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of public policies”, to take place in Rio de Janeiro, on 3 -4 November.

The objective of the seminar is to offer an opportunity to present, discuss and exchange international experience regarding the production of national statistical information and indicators used for the monitoring and evaluation of public policies, programmes and strategies. The seminar will focus on the role public registries, administrative records, and sample surveys with complex designs can play in addressing poverty reduction.

Officials from the Brazilian government and international organisations, IBGE, experts in statistics and M&E, representatives from Official Statistics Institutions in developing countries and participants of the third edition of the National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) will participate in the discussions.

puzzleWorkshop on National Evaluation Capacities South-South Learning

On 5 November, participants from Algeria, Belize, Brazil, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Morocco, Romania, South Africa, Saint Lucia, and Tunisia will participate in a South-South Learning event on National Evaluation Capacities. The workshop will examine, discuss and share knowledge regarding NECs among middle and low income countries.

The Working Groups’ topics will range from “What is the current situation of each country concerning the encouragement of the National Evaluation Capacities?” to “How to overcome hindrances in order to promote National Evaluation Capacities?” A group presentation and wrap-up comments will conclude the workshop.

Both of the events are linked to the commitments agreed on by participants of the third NEC Conference that took place in São Paulo in 2013, when participants arrived at a common list of 18 commitments aimed at promoting NEC development. More specifically, they are related to NEC Commitments 2 (collaborate to build and strengthen credible national data systems to improve the integrity of such systems, in order to better link performance of policies and programs) and 11 (develop/connect national registries/national statistical systems to monitoring and evaluation systems with increased frequency of data collection to support evaluations and decision making).

According to Diana Sawyer, IPC-IG’s Research Coordinator, the event will be an opportunity to discuss national evaluation capacities. “The year of 2015 was declared the International Year of Evaluation. It is important to discuss how countries are promoting policies related to this theme, that is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”, says Sawyer.

International seminar: The role of administrative records and complex surveys in the Monitoring and Evaluation of public policies

Dates: 3-4November

Time: 9am – 6h30pm

Venue: Rio de Janeiro – Centre for Documentation and Information Dissemination (CDDI), Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)

International workshop: South-South Learning on National Evaluation Capacities

Date: 5 November

Time: 9h30am – 3pm

Venue: Rio de Janeiro – Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) Office

For additional information, please contact: ipc@ipc-undp.org or nec@ipc-undp.org; or visit www.unteamworks.org/NEC and follow our social media channels:


National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Community: @NEC_Community and facebook.com/NECCommunity International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG): @UNDP_IPC and facebook.com/IPC.UNDP

UNDP International Evaluation Office (IEO): @UNDP_Evaluation and facebook.com/IEOUNDP


Brazilian Ministry of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger: @MDSComunicacaofacebook.com/MDSComunicacao

Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE): @IBGEcomunica  facebook.com/IBGEoficial

Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea): @Ipeaonline and facebook.com/IPEA1964

World Bank (WB): facebook.com/bancomundial

Use #NECRio2014 to follow the discussion.

To read the full programme of the event, click here.

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Paola De Orte


(61) 2105-5063 or (61) 8160-9936

Mariana Hoffmann


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