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Evaluation of the Contribution to the Implementation of SDGs by EU External Action in the period 2016-2021

In 2016, the European Commission (EC) committed themselves to integrating the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development into their policy across all sectors. As such, the EC has aimed to incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) deeply into their external action efforts and policy making. The SDGs are a set of 17 goals aimed at improving global economic, environmental, and social conditions by 2030.

In 2021, Aide à la Décision Économique (ADE) was commissioned to conduct the evaluation of EU’s role in supporting progress towards the achievement of the SDGs through external actions in DG INTPA and DG NEAR partner countries between 2016 and 2021. As a part of this contract, IRMA’s Lezlie Moriniére led an interdisciplinary team of experts from ADE, Data-Pop Alliance (DPA) from Harvard University to develop comprehensive results for a strategic and process-oriented evaluation of the impact of EC’s integration of the SDG framework into their external action during the 6-year period of interest.

The report was published in March 2024 and is available here.

The InfoPoint presentation of the results is scheduled for 15 April 2024, 16h CET. Link to join the event is forthcoming.