Integrating Environment into Evaluations


Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 9:00-10:30 am EST

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. The attendant Sustainable Development Goals rest on three equally important pillars, the economic, social and environmental. In practice, however, the environmental dimension is often treated as an afterthought when it comes to policies, programs and evaluation.
A stocktaking by the UNEG Working Group on Integrating Environmental and Social Impact into Evaluations (ESI) revealed that, in particular, environmental aspects were inadequately covered in most evaluations by UNEG members. In the past year, the ESI Working Group has focused its efforts to starting to develop guidance that would help UNEG members to enhance their performance in this respect.
This EPE session is organized in cooperation with the Footprint Evaluation project of the Global Evaluation Initiative (GEI), which shares the same objectives of ensuring that evaluations where the evaluand is not an environmental program take full account of the environment.


Moderator:         Juha Uitto, GEF
09:00-09:05        Introduction – Michael Spilsbury, UNEP
09:05-09:20        Proposed elements for a guidance to integrate environment into evaluations – David Todd, ESI Consultant
09:20-09:35        Footprint Evaluation: learning from practical experience – Representative of Footprint Evaluation
09:35-10:05        Considerations from non-environmental agencies:

  • UNIDO – Johannes Dobinger
  • IFAD – S. Nanthikesan

10:05-10:30        Feedback from the audience on proposed guidance elements & discussion

The recording of the event is now available on the UNEG YouTube channel. 

Event Details

Lead Organization

  • Organised by the Environmental and Social Impact Working Group¬†


  • Evaluation Practice Exchange Seminar


  • Global / Global

Start Date

  • 16 Nov 2021

End Date

  • 16 Nov 2021

Contact Person