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Evaluation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

United Kingdom, 22 August 2016

At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

An EU Member State is implementing a study on the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the specific role of a Bilateral Development Organisation (BDO). This BDO has offices in over 40 countries and is a well-known and well-respected development actor.

The Study will determine how the Bilateral Development Organisation is contributing to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its activities and initiatives.

The Study will:

  • Assess ongoing international development strategies and initiatives in light of the SDGs;

  • Assess where initiatives and projects show demonstrable impact;

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of activities and approach;

  • Evaluate impact on partners, stakeholders and wider society;

  • Monitor and map a set of SDG targets and indicators against pre-determined indicators from Bilateral Development Organisation monitoring and planning;

  • Understand common elements, approaches and linkages such as gender equality, poverty alleviation, support for vulnerable and marginalised groups;

  • Definition of case studies illustrating different development approaches within the remit of the SDGs;

  • Recommend further development aligning national and SDG objectives;

  • Recommend further evolution of the Monitoring & Evaluation methods used.

The consultant will be an individual or team of individuals who will work alongside the Bilateral Development Organisation in implementing this assignment.

Submission Deadline: September 2016

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