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EvalYemen

EvalYemen is a Yemeni national organizational network, established on March 16, 2018, as Non-Governmental Non-Profit Organization, with a license from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor No. (18-288). Since its establishment, EvalYemen effectively operated in August 2020 and became a Voluntary Organization for Professional Evaluation (VOPE) in 2020 as a member of the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and a board member of EvalMENA.

Vision
Our vision at EvalYemen is to create a prosperous and sustainable future for Yemen through evidence-based evaluation and informed decision-making

Mission
The mission of EvalYemen is to empower individuals, organizations, and public sector in Yemen to conduct rigorous evaluations, generate reliable evidence, and use evaluation findings to inform policies, programs, and interventions. The organization seeks to build evaluation capacity, promote knowledge sharing, and establish partnerships to drive positive change and contribute to Yemen's sustainable development goals. EvalYemen is committed to advancing evaluation excellence, evidence-based decision-making, and collaboration to create a prosperous and resilient future for Yemen.
EvalYemen's governance structure is designed to promote effective leadership, stakeholder participation, and accountability in the pursuit of its vision and mission. By upholding strong governance practices, the organization aims to build trust, maximize impact, and contribute to the advancement of evaluation and sustainable development in Yemen.

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EvalYemen Mandate

EvalYemen's mandate is deeply rooted in its commitment to evaluation excellence, evidence-based decision-making, sustainability, collaboration, and empowerment. Through these principles, we aim to contribute to the advancement of evaluation practices, sustainable development, and the overall well-being of Yemen and its people. EvalYemen's mandate is to lead the transformation of Yemen through evaluation excellence, evidence-based decision-making, sustainability, collaboration, and volunteerism. Our mandate encompasses the following key elements:

1. Empowering Individuals and Organizations: We empower individuals and organizations in Yemen to create positive change and build a prosperous future. We enhance capabilities, promote accountability, and encourage active participation in assessing and evaluating needs. We also foster a culture of volunteerism, encouraging individuals to contribute their time and skills towards advancing evaluation and development efforts.

2. Promoting Evaluation Excellence: We establish ourselves as a recognized center of excellence for evaluation in Yemen. We foster a strong evaluation culture, promote rigorous practices, and provide capacity building opportunities for effective and ethical evaluations. We also engage volunteers, leveraging their expertise and passion to support evaluation initiatives and strengthen our impact.

3. Driving Evidence-Based Decision-Making: We bridge the gap between data and decision-making by generating high-quality evidence through rigorous evaluation studies. We collaborate with stakeholders to maximize the impact of policies, programs, and interventions. Volunteers play a vital role in data collection, analysis, and interpretation, contributing to informed decision-making processes.

4. Contributing to Sustainable Development: EvalYemen is dedicated to contributing to the long-term sustainable development of Yemen. We recognize the interconnectedness of social, economic, and environmental factors and strive to embed sustainability principles within our evaluations. By considering the social, economic, and environmental impacts of interventions, we guide the design and implementation of projects that promote resilience, inclusivity, and environmental stewardship. Our efforts are aimed at creating an equitable, environmentally sustainable future that meets the needs of current and future generations in Yemen.

5. Fostering Collaboration, Partnerships, and Volunteer Engagement: We actively seek collaborations with local and international organizations to strengthen evaluation practices, share knowledge, and amplify the impact of our work. We also engage volunteers as valuable partners, fostering an inclusive and participatory approach to evaluation and development. Together, with a network of evaluators and stakeholders committed to advancing evaluation and sustainable development, we strive to create positive change in Yemen.

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EvalYemen is a pioneering organization dedicated to promoting evaluation practices and fostering positive change in Yemen. Our vision centers around leveraging the power of evaluation methodologies, data analysis, and evidence-based insights to drive transformative outcomes across various sectors in Yemen, including key services, governance, infrastructure, and socio-economic development.

1. Evaluation Excellence: EvalYemen strives to establish itself as a recognized center of excellence for evaluation in Yemen. We aim to develop a strong evaluation culture within the country, fostering rigorous evaluation practices, methodologies, and standards that adhere to international best practices. By promoting evaluation capacity building, knowledge sharing, and professional development, we empower individuals, organizations, and state institutions to conduct evaluations effectively and ethically.

2. Evidence-Based Decision-Making: We believe that informed decision-making is crucial for sustainable development. EvalYemen endeavors to bridge the gap between data and decision-making processes by generating high-quality evidence through rigorous evaluation studies. We work closely with policymakers, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other stakeholders to ensure that decisions are based on reliable data, insights, and lessons learned from evaluations. By championing evidence-based decision-making, we aim to maximize the impact of policies, programs, and interventions in Yemen.

3. Sustainable Development: EvalYemen is committed to contributing to the long-term sustainable development of Yemen. We recognize the interdependence of social, economic, and environmental factors and strive to embed sustainability principles within our evaluations. By considering the social, economic, and environmental impacts of interventions, we help guide the design and implementation of projects that promote resilience, inclusivity, and environmental stewardship. Through our efforts, we envision a future where Yemen's development is equitable, environmentally sustainable, and meets the needs of current and future generations.

4. Collaboration and Partnerships: At EvalYemen, we believe that collaboration and partnerships are essential for achieving our vision. We actively seek collaborations with local and international organizations, academia, and development partners to leverage our expertise, resources, and networks. By fostering partnerships, we aim to strengthen evaluation practices, share knowledge, and amplify the impact of our work. Together, we can create a network of evaluators and stakeholders committed to advancing evaluation and sustainable development in Yemen. In summary, EvalYemen envisions a future where Yemen embraces evaluation as a critical tool for evidence-based decision-making and sustainable development. By promoting evaluation excellence, evidence-based decision-making, sustainability, and collaboration, we strive to empower individuals and organizations to create positive change and build a prosperous future for Yemen.

5. Fostering Collaboration, Partnerships, and Volunteer Engagement: We actively seek collaborations with local and international organizations to strengthen evaluation practices, share knowledge, and amplify the impact of our work. We also engage volunteers as valuable partners, fostering an inclusive and participatory approach to evaluation and development. Together, with a network of evaluators and stakeholders committed to advancing evaluation and sustainable development, we strive to create positive change in Yemen.