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January 2020
Our colleagues Juan-David Gonzales and Sophie Pénicaud recently produced a Think Piece for the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Evaluation Office. Entitled “Quality assessments of ILO project evaluations: Sustaining recent improvements”, the document is now availabl...
January 2020
Universalia, in partnership with Landell Mills et International Alert, has recently completed the Evaluation of the European Union’s Humanitarian Response to the refugee crisis in Turkey for the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECH...
October 2019
Universalia is extremely pleased to announce that the Canadian Evaluation Society Education Fund (CESEF) is launching its first Universalia Charles Lusthaus Scholarship!
As one of the founders of Universalia Charles would be delighted to see his dream of building capacities in evaluation of the you...
October 2019
The International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) in collaboration with the Global Environment Fund (GEF) held a Conference in Prague (October 2-4) on Evaluation for Transformational Change.
This Conference was a Call to transform the world! Four Years after Agenda 2030 was ado...
September 2019
During this week’s Lunch & Learn, our colleague Anette Wenderoth shared with Universalia staff a few key messages on Theories of Change (TOC) in evaluations.
In what types of evaluations can you use a TOC? At what stage do you use it in the evaluation process? What are the questions you s...
September 2019
Dr. Archi Rastogi led a policy brief commissioned by GIZ and WIN, to explore the link between climate change finance and the water sector, from the perspective of integrity. Nearly 10-20% of development finance is lost to corruption every year. If indeed US$ 100 billion every year are...
August 2019
During today’s Lunch & Learn, Dr. Archi Rastogi shared with Universalia staff his recent experience of using Photovoice as a data collection method for an evaluation. Photovoice allows an evaluation to learn about the perspective of an otherwise-marginalized respondent. The respondent...
July 2019
On Wednesday July 24, Universalia staff attended a "Lunch & Learn" session, presented by Katrina Rojas and Luc Franche.
We talked about our work as evaluators in the context of the SDGs and the UN reform, and the shift towards more system-wide/complex evaluations.
In 2012, one of our...
July 2019
In late 2018, Universalia committed to offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions generated by air travel for any projects signed on or after January 1, 2019. This decision built on the offsets purchased on a pilot/voluntary basis by Universalia’s Environment, Security and Conflict-Transform...
June 2019
Mr. Luc Franche, junior consultant at Universalia, has been elected as President of the Board of Connexion internationale de Montréal, a network of young professionals working in international affairs in Montreal. Mr. Franche has worked voluntarily for the network over the past four year...

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