Transforming Evaluation Systems to Mainstream Sustainability: Country Perspectives

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The panel discussion aims to explore how countries can transform and strengthen evaluation systems and practices to mainstream sustainability, inform on systemic challenges and use evaluative findings to advocate for better policies for people and the planet. The plenary will showcase experiences across countries and discuss challenges and opportunities to how evaluation practices can better inform sustainability agenda. The plenary discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.


Ketevan Nozadze
Ketevan Nozadze
Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI)
Lead, Country Technical and Advisory Support

Ketevan leads country programs on strengthening national Monitoring and Evaluation systems at the Global Evaluation Initiative of the World Bank. Ms. Nozadze brings over 12 years of work experience in institutional capacity building and evaluations. Over the past years, Ms. Nozadze has led country Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (MESA) diagnostics globally and worked with governments and civil society to strengthen institutional capacities and systems with focus on climate change and environmental sustainability. Ketevan holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a Master’s degree in Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.


Camila Mata Machado Soares
Camila Mata Machado Soares
Ministry of Planning, Budget, and Management of Brazil

Camila is the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Policies, within the Brazilian Minister of Planning and Budget, showcasing her dedication to o the improvement of public policies. Since 2014, Camila has been actively engaged in the evaluation of public policies within both the public sector and academia. Previously, she has worked with the Center for Learning on Evaluation Results (CLEAR) Brazil and supported Brazil strengthening national and subnational Evaluation systems. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Public Administration and Government Program at Fundação Getúlio Vargas' São Paulo School of Business Administration.

Marvin Taylor-Dormond
Marvin Taylor-Dormond
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Managing Director, CEIU

Marvin Taylor-Dormond heads AIIB’s Complaints-resolution, Evaluation and Integrity Unit (CEIU) and reports directly to AIIB’s Board of Directors. He is responsible for leading the CEIU's: learning and evaluation function (evaluative assessments of AIIB’s ordinary and special operations); complaints-handling function (implementation of the Project-affected People’s Mechanism); complaints-handling mechanism regarding compliance with the Environmental and Social Policy; and anti-fraud and corruption function (anti-fraud and corruption work carried out in accordance with the Policy on Prohibited Practices). This includes investigating and handling complaints relating to Prohibited Practices.

Raslan Ahmad
Raslan Ahmad
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology
Senior Vice-President

Raslan has held a number of high senior management positions in key government agencies over the past thirty years. He is currently a Senior VP of Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT). Raslan led MIGHT International team to provide secretariat ship for Global Science Innovation Advisory Council (GSIAC) together with New York Academy of Sciences from 2012-2017. He drive strategic initiatives in the area of clean, green and renewable energy, sustainable cities and communities and Industry 4.0. Raslan was appointed as National Program Director for Global Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot Project for Malaysia which funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Taku Chirau
Taku Chirau
Learning on Evaluation & Results Anglophone Africa
Deputy Director

Taku Chirau is a Deputy Director at Centre for Learning on Evaluation & Results Anglophone Africa AA/ Wits University in South Africa. He has conducted several National Evaluation Capacity Development (NECD) activities in English speaking East and Southern Africa particularly with national governments. His contributions are evidenced in countries of Kenya, Eswatini, Uganda, Zambia, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Tanzania, Liberia, and Zimbabwe to mention a few. The work includes: capacity strengthening and or development through pieces of training, working with Voluntary Organisations for Professional Evaluations (VOPEs), conducting M&E Systems Analysis, developing evaluation guidelines, evaluation plans/agenda’s, developing monitoring and evaluation plans and policies among others. Taku is a seasoned evaluator and a sessional lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and supervises masters students. He is a scholar and has written peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in accredited journals. He is a former Board Member of South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA).

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