Stefano D'Errico

Stefano D'Errico
International Institute for Environment and Development · Strategy and Learning

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Seven years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement, the world has changed dramatically. Yet methods and approaches for evaluating sustainable development interventions have remained largely unchanged. Monitoring, evaluation and learning systems are failing to provide a basis for understanding how future sustainable developme...
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This chapter argues that the credibility of causal mechanisms can be greatly increased by formulating them as statements that are both empirically falsifiable and empirically confirmable. Whether statements can be so depends on the potential availability of the relevant evidence (e.g., no evidence exists that can prove or disprove the existence of...
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The investigation of causal mechanisms has the capacity to provide donors and implementing institutions with a greater understanding of people's reasoning and reactions as they work with interventions. This chapter contributes to the literature by identifying behavioral mechanisms generated through engagement with climate‐resilient agriculture inte...
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This ‘real life’ introduction to evaluating progress on the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is based on emerging country experience from North and South, as well as wider past learning on sustainable development evaluation. Rather than a one-size-fits-all manual, this guide seeks to support evaluation commissioners, managers an...
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Current trends suggests global warming is likely to exceed 2°C by mid-century. The Paris Agreement and the 2030 deadline for meeting the SDGs provide a framework for adaptation action in the short term, but beyond that, incremental approaches will need to be complemented by transformational adaptation involving the radical restructuring, replacemen...
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As countries increasingly commit to sustainable development pathways, they need approaches that assess the sustainability dimension of national policies and interventions, including their contribution to multiple sustainable development aims. Previous briefings have discussed the importance of evaluation in 2030 Agenda national follow-up and review...
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If the world is going to make significant progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, development actors will need to think and work in new ways, including in evaluation. We believe that complex systems-informed approaches can make a major contribution. With reference to SDG14 (life below water), this briefing offer...
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Voluntary national reviews (VNRs) are an important tool, rolled out globally, for demonstrating how far countries are progressing toward realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); but VNRs represent just one approach to evaluation in the 2030 Agenda. Countries can look beyond evaluation in the context of global reporting through VNRs, to e...
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Este reporte analiza 43 “Informes Nacionales Voluntarios” (INVs) sobre el progreso hacia los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS). En continuación al reporte presentado en 2016, se encontró que el monitoreo es fuerte; sin embargo, los procesos y sistemas de evaluación no son claros, son malinterpretados o generalmente inexistentes. Se evidencia...
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This briefing analyses 43 ‘Voluntary National Reviews’ (VNRs) of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Extending a 2016 analysis, it finds that monitoring is strong but evaluation systems and processes often remain missing or misunderstood. Sporadic good practice is emerging, such as: linked National Evaluation Policy and actio...
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National parliaments are crucial in ensuring the 17 Goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are meaningfully translated into national policies and programmes that improve citizens’ lives. Parliamentarians are responsible for making national government accountable and should therefore be strong advocates for using evaluation in policyma...
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In October 2014, the board of Uganda Wildlife Authority approved a policy change to increase the mountain gorilla tourist permit fee from US$5 to US$10 per permit. Focusing on the policy change, this evaluation interrogates the role and influence of Uganda Poverty and Conservation Group (U-PCLG) who appeared to have accelerated and shaped the UWA’s...
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This paper presents the results of an exploration of what is better evidence by an IIED team in collaboration with colleagues from IIED and other organisations. In this paper, we want to answer two questions. How can we generate better evidence for sustainable development? And how can we use this evidence for a series of local to global purposes? T...
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This document is part of the ‘Better Evidence in Action’ toolkit. Process tracing and Bayesian updating is a quali-quantitative methodology that uses probative confidence updating to assess the strength of the evidence for a specified story of change or causal mechanism. We can use the method to investigate outcomes that are already known and to m...
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Significant uncertainties around future climate change challenge the implementation of policies and programmes. Mobilising action that can respond to climate change and be flexible enough to learn from new experiences as well as adapt to unknowns is difficult, given traditional short-term timeframes, sector silos and the predominantly top-down natu...
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Systematically evaluating policies, programmes and strategies is an essential feature of ongoing follow-up and review processes for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. But although it may be shocking to say, evaluation on its own is not enough. If follow-up and review frameworks and mechanisms are to address challenges, gaps and successes,...
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Each country sets its own national agenda and strategy within the broad contours of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), yet the Agenda gives little explicit guidance on how to do this. However, there is a perspective on development that offers direction. This perspective views development through a ‘complex systems’ lens....
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Palavras-chave: Monitoramento e Avaliação (M&A), Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS) Briefing Conceitos Os Indicadores dos ODS e monitoramento de dados ajudam a acompanhar progressos, mas a avaliação é necessária para explicar resultados e dar apoio à mudanças. Alcançar os ODS envolve desafios com contextos específicos. Países precisam d...
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Des indicateurs mondiaux sont importants pour comprendre les progrès vers chacun des Objectifs du Développement Durable (ODDs). Toutefois, ils peuvent masquer des variations sous nationales et thématiques. Ils ne peuvent pas expliquer pourquoi et comment le changement a lieu ou sa signification pour les différentes parties prenantes. L’évaluation a...
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Development actors facing pressure to provide more rigorous assessments of their impact on policy and practice need new methods to deliver them. There is now a broad consensus that the traditional counterfactual analysis leading to the assessment of the net effect of an intervention is incapable of capturing the complexity of factors at play in any...
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Palavras-chave: Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (ODS), Monitoramento e Avaliação (M&A) Briefing Conceitos Mensuração não é suficiente: monitoramento deve ser acompanhado por avaliação que aborda a complexidade dos ODS e como eles são atingidos. Política nacional de avaliação é essencial na revisão e processos de acompanhamento. Avaliação c...
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for follow-up and review processes that examine progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Such processes are needed at international and regional levels, but especially at the national level. To be maximally useful to policymakers and citizens, review processes must incorpo...
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Social protection and climate change programmes are two public policy responses that governments use to address the challenges of poverty, climate vulnerability and gender inequality. Social protection programmes provide a safety net for households by providing cash/asset transfers and labour market instruments to address the immediate and underlyi...
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Social protection and climate change programmes are two public policy responses that governments use to address the challenges of poverty, climate vulnerability and gender inequality. Social protection programmes provide a safety net for households by providing cash/asset transfers and labour market instruments to address the immediate and underlyi...
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Social protection and climate change programmes are two public policy responses that governments use to address the challenges of poverty, climate vulnerability and gender inequality. Social protection programmes provide a safety net for households by providing cash/asset transfers and labour market instruments to address the immediate and underlyi...
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Developing National Evaluation Capacity (NEC) in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era brings four dynamic and interrelated challenges. These are: developing a National Evaluation Policy, setting up the institutional processes, securing adequate evaluation capabilities and engaging with partners. The challenges affect both the supply of sound...

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Although there is an ever greater need for high quality evidence for driving processes towards better development outcomes, in a post-truth climate, there is a risk that prioritisation of high quality evidence may be threatened by insufficient investment and disagreement about what that evidence should look like. Within IIED we are asking ourselves whether and how we can use the experiential learning of development NGOs and community-based organisations – who are working on multifaceted interventions in diverse contexts and achieving differing levels of impact – to shape and build better evidence.