The round table “How to Go Beyond Accountability and Compliance and Ensure Learning in the Follow-up and Review Process of the SDGs” was held on 30 September, 2016 in Maastricht (Netherlands) as a sideline event of the annual conference of the European Evaluation Society. The roundtable was arranged by the members of the EVALSDGs consortium. The relevance of the topic was stipulated by the need to find and select the relevant mechanisms to ensure transparency and accountability in the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The meeting was focused on the development of methodologies to monitor and assess the achievement of the SDGs by 2030, as well as the mechanisms to inform key stakeholders. Special attention was paid to the educational component, which could help countries to assess and understand what mechanisms are effective in achieving the SDGs. The consortium members reiterated the need for international cooperation in the monitoring and assessment of SDGs achievement and to involve into this process stakeholders at different levels of cooperation.
The EDSG experts took part in arranging the event and suggesting agenda of the round table.