EvalSDGs Insight: Mainstreaming Environmental Sustainability in Evaluation


GEF IEO Director Juha Uitto and Scott G. Chaplowe of the International Evaluation Academy recently contributed to the newest EvalSDGs Insight #14 on "Mainstreaming Environmental Sustainability in Evaluation."

The urgent environmental challenges of the 21st century starkly reveal the interdependencies that underpin the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the devastating consequences for life on this planet due to human-made environmental harm. EvalSDGs Insight #14 looks at the urgent need to mainstream environmental sustainability in the evaluation of all interventions, even when environmental sustainability is not a stated goal. It demonstrates that for the most part this is not happening and provides some conceptual considerations and practical examples for addressing this so that evaluations, regardless of the evaluand, critically include environmental impact.

Download the Insight here.

EVALSDGs is a global network formed to add value and learning on the SDGs, made up of people with a shared interest in evaluation and sustainable development. EVALSDGs Guidance Group is an EVALSDGs sub-group focusing on strengthening capacity development for evaluation and the SDGs. EVALSDGs Insights are short, light, and easy to digest notes presenting ideas and new information to stimulate thinking and strengthen evaluation capacity.