On 1 June 2023, the DAC Network on Development Evaluation and the German Institute for Development Evaluation presented a new OECD guidance on applying a rights-based lens to the OECD evaluation criteria. This new guidance provides practical suggestions to addresses common challenges by using real-world evaluation examples.
The launch involved discussion of current debates that arise in the evaluation field in the context of the increasing focus on human rights and gender equality in many institutions, including questions about evaluators‘ own biases, and how to create space for exploration of human rights effects when evaluating interventions that do not explicitly target rights.
Megan Kennedy-Chouane (OECD) and Jörg Faust (DAC Network on Development Evaluation) gave an introduction to the topic. Martin Bruder (German Institute for Development Evaluation) and Mayanka Vij (OECD) presented the new guidance in more detail. It was then discussed under different viewpoints by Shravanti Reddy (Theory Action Group), Daniel Jacobo Orea (Spanish Ministy of Foreign Affairs), and Joseph Akoro (JSA Consulting Group).
The discussion was moderated by Megan Kennedy-Chouane (OECD).
Applying a Human Rights and Gender Equality Lens to the OECD Evaluation Criteria, Best Practices in Development Co-operation, OECD (1 June 2023)