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January 2022
Universalia, in collaboration with a team of consultants, has recently led the completion of the Evaluation of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Country Strategy and Program (2012-2021)!
The purpose of the evaluation was to inform the design of the Bank’s next country strategy for Rwanda, a...
December 2021
Universalia is sadly communicating the loss of David Gray, a dear and former colleague and shareholder of Universalia. David passed away peacefully in Montreal on December 18 2021 comforted by his wife Joyce, and his sons Darren and Jeffrey.
Our condolences go out to his family, friends and colleag...
September 2021

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30th) is a moment to recognize and commemorate the intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused to Indigenous families and communities. It is also a time to reflect on what Reconciliation means to each of us and on the situat...
July 2021
IDEAS, the International Development Evaluation Association, has just issued its latest publication, edited by Rob D. van den Berg, Cristina Magro and our colleague Marie-Hélène Adrien.
The volume, titled Transformational Evaluation for the Global Crises of Our Times, is the sixth boo...
July 2021
Our colleagues Elizabeth Dyke, Sophie Pénicaud, Anne-Marie Dawson, and Oresto Munishi, along with Jennifer Hatchard and Chowdhury Jalal for Nutrition International, recently published an article titled: Girl-Powered Nutrition Program: Key Themes from a Formative Evaluation of a Nutrition Prog...
July 2021
Despite its many unprecedented challenges, 2020 was a busy and productive year for the Environment, Security and Conflict Transformation (EnSeCT) Practice of Universalia.
Working with a broad range of clients, the Practice contributed to advancing essential work in the fields of environmental gover...
May 2021
Universalia is proud to support the 2021 Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) Conference as one of the conference’s sponsors. The theme of this year’s CES Conference is, “Evaluation Utilization: Achieving Our Potential?” Utilization-focused evaluations are central to Universalia...
March 2021
Universalia is pleased to announce the completion of the Country Programme Evaluation for UNICEF in Comoros!
The evaluation was carried out between February 2020 and January 2021, and covered the programme’s three main components of child survival and development, education, and protection an...
March 2021
Today, in celebration of International Women’s Day, we are happy to announce that Universalia has established a new practice on Gender Equality and Inclusion. This new practice aims to advance gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, and social inclusion with an intersectional lens...
January 2021
How should advocates and funders approach advocacy when the change being proposed is particularly sensitive? 
Universalia has in recent years conducted several evaluations of civil society advocacy programs, including of organizations working on highly sensitive issues. Based on...

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