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July 2020
Universalia is extremely pleased to learn that the first Universalia Charles Lusthaus Scholarship has been awarded by the Canadian Evaluation Society Educational Fund (CESEF). Created at the end of last year, the scholarship aims to facilitate access to education among graduate students who wish to...
July 2020
Universalia, in collaboration with CLEAR-AA, GRM Nigeria and the OSSAP-SDG office in Nigeria, has recently completed the Voluntary National Review (VNR) for Nigeria on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Congratulations to our colleagues Laila and Florence! To view the re...
June 2020
Universalia has recently completed the Formative Evaluation of Country Programme between the Government of Madagascar and the UNICEF for 2015-2020.
Conducted between August 2019 and February 2020, the main objective of the evaluation was to inform and support the preparation of the future country p...
June 2020
We are pleased to announce that a consortium led by Universalia, which includes Itad and R4D, has completed the third and final year of country-level evaluations for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).
As part of this mandate, which spanned the period 2017-2020, we designed summative and pr...
June 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...
May 2020
Our colleague Ecem Oskay recently published an article in the peer-reviewed journal World Development titled “Grappling with the challenges of measuring women's economic empowerment in intrahousehold settings”. The publication includes a multi-disciplinary review of existing measures...
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...

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