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June 2022
The approach paper for the Independent Evaluation of the Relevance and Effectiveness of the GCF’s investments in the African States is now available. Congratulations to the authors: Eric Abitbol, Anastasia Aladysheva, Janice Astbury, Philip Cox, Dr. Ansgar Eussner, Daisuke Horik...
June 2022
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Evaluation Society Educational Fund (CESEF) awarded the third Universalia Charles Lusthaus Scholarship to Sarah Souza, a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo. This initiative continues to celebrate Charle...
May 2022
Universalia’s Environment, Security and Conflict Transformation Practice extends its congratulations to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) for its publication of the Seventh Comprehensive Evaluation of the GEF: Working Toward a Greener Global Recover...
April 2022
Happy Earth Day to everyone! Universalia remains committed to limiting the impact of its activities on the environment through our Carbon Offset Partnership Programme. Since 2018, Universalia has offset a total of more than 200 tonnes of CO2 for flights that were taken as part of 25 projects.
As wo...
March 2022
We would like to wish everyone a Happy International Women’s Day 2022!  
To commemorate International Women’s Day, Universalia’s Nancy DeGraff, Senior Consultant at our Gender Equality and Inclusion (GE&I) Practice, facilitated a roundtable on feminism and intersecti...
March 2022
Universalia has recently completed WFP’s Thematic Evaluation of Cooperating Partnerships in the Eastern Africa Region (2016-2020)! This decentralized evaluation was commissioned by the WFP Regional Bureau for Eastern Africa in Nairobi (RBN) and focuses on its partnerships with international an...
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...

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