The Secretary-General of International Development Cooperation presents the 2013-2014 Biennial Evaluation Plan
The Secretary-General of International DevelopmentCooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC), Gonzalo Robles Orozco, presents the Spanish Cooperation Evaluation Plan and the 2013-2014 Biennial Evaluation Plan, in accordance with the commitments established in the 4th Spanish Cooperation Master Plan, to revise and update the evaluation policy, consulting extensively with Spanish cooperation actors.
The Spanish Cooperation Evaluation Policy is intended to improve the quality and increase the use of evaluations, with the goal of promoting learning, continuous improvements, transformation and accountability. To do so, it clarifies the role of evaluation in the Spanish cooperation system and establishes guidelines and principles to guide evaluation processes, from the time they are planned to the publication and dissemination of the evaluation results.
The 2013-2014 Biennial Evaluation Plan ensures strategic evaluation planning, promoted by the Secretary-General of International Development Cooperation (SGCID) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), and includes the forecast for development cooperation evaluations for the federal administration and various autonomous regions.
The incorporation of evaluations in this plan involves two main criteria: coverage and relevance for feedback regarding the Spanish cooperation system.
The culmination of these two documents is not only proof of the firm commitment to transparency and the communication of the results of the MAEC’s work, but also a response to the demands of Spanish society, the people of our partner countries, and the entire international development community.