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May 2020
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Katrina Rojas as Chief Executive Officer of Universalia starting June 1st, 2020. Katrina brings a wealth of knowledge and a diversity of experience in evaluation and in organizational development to her role. Since joining Universalia...
March 2020
Universalia has recently completed the Evaluation of WFP’s People Strategy for the World Food Programme (WFP).
The WFP's People Strategy, which was first approved in 2014, stands as the organization's "blueprint" for reinforcing, retaining and recruitment of its workforce. A...
March 2020
Universalia is committed to keeping our employees, clients, partners and communities as safe as possible, while maintaining our clients’, partners' and stakeholder expectations of continued service delivery.
We are monitoring all national and global health authorities' websites, and a...
March 2020
Since 2012, Eric Abitbol (of Universalia and American University) and Ken Conca (American University) have led a practicum program in environmental peacebuilding with graduate students of American University (School of International Service), in collaboration with the Arava Institute of Environmenta...
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...

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