Evaluation and Civil Society: This publication aims to contribute to the international discussions on how different stakeholders can create synergies and partnerships to contribute to equity-focused and gender-responsive country-led evaluation systems. This book highlights in particular the strategic roles of Civil Society Organizations, notably the Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs), are playing to promote the use of evaluation to enhance evidence-based policy-making, transparency and learning; and the role of EvalPartners, the new International Evaluation Initiative to strengthen Civil Society’s evaluation capacities through collaborative partnerships.

This book makes a significant contribution to these discussions by offering a number of strong contributions from senior leaders of institutions dealing with international development and evaluation. These are: UNEG, UNICEF and UN Women from the United Nations; the Independent Evaluation Group and the CLEAR centres from the World Bank; OECD/DAC Network on Development Evaluation and the Government of Finland from the bilaterals; and the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) representing the global community of VOPEs. http://www.mymande.org/Evaluation_and_Civil_Society