IEU at Global SDG Synthesis Coalition


1 January 2023

  • Event type External event
  • Participation
    By invitation only
  • Date 1 January 2023
  • Location

The Global SDG Synthesis Coalition is an initiative spearheaded by the UNDP Independent Evaluation Office and Global Affairs Canada and comprises 37 United Nations entities, multiple bilateral and multilateral organizations, global evaluation bodies and networks, evidence synthesis collaborations, private sector, and foundations. This Coalition on evaluative evidence aims to generate syntheses organized around the five SDG pillars (people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership), and make policy recommendations for accelerating results in the final years of the SDGs and to inform the post-SDG development agenda. The IEU, represented by Andreas Reumann, Head, is co-chairing the Planet Pillar synthesis alongside UNEP-IEO, represented by Michael Spilsbury, Director. 

As the Planet Pillar synthesis is at the inception stage, the IEU, together with UNEP-IEO, will ensure that the learnings from this meeting on progress made with the on-going Partnership Synthesis are integrated into the Planet Synthesis. The IEU also looks forward to collaborating with UNDP-IEO serving as the Secretariat to the SDG Synthesis Coalition as well as other UN entities, including those that are leading the People Pillar Synthesis (UNICEF, UN Women and UNESCO). 

Activities to date:

  • On Thursday 23 March 2023: Global SDG Synthesis Coalition Briefing update on the Partnerships, Planet and People Pillar Syntheses. During the meeting there were several presentations covering up-to-date view of progress on the Partnerships pillar synthesis and preparations for the Planet and People Pillar syntheses. The IEU was represented by Andreas Reumann, Head of the Unit a.i., and Yeonji Kim, Knowledge Management and Uptake Specialist a.i. Learn more here. 
  • On Thursday 20 April 2023: Co-Chairs meeting of the Planet Pillar of the Global SDG Synthesis Coalition with the SDG Synthesis Coalition Secretariat, during which the launch and schedule of the Planet Pillar Management Group was discussed.