In the past few years, UCLG submitted a report on the voice and actions of local and regional governments on SDGs and their implementation at the yearly High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development.
At the end of November, two CIB members joined the evaluation team of the Flemish Association of Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) to Benin, for a peer evaluation of their ongoing programme with the Beninese association of municipalities and a city-to-city link programme. The peer evaluators returned enthusiastically to their own association or municipality. After all, it was a great opportunity for the peer evaluators to learn from the way municipal international cooperation is organised by other actors.
As you might recall, last years’ CIB annual meeting saw a discussion on monitoring and evaluation of programmes of CIB members. In that discussion, the idea arose to organize a peer evaluation for one or more of our programmes, in view of the mixed experiences with external evaluators.