Evaluation Framework Agreement with ILO

ECOPER is proud to inform that it has been selected as a long-term partner of the ILO Evaluation Office. This long-term agreement will be launched by the end of November 2023 and will cover high-level corporate and institutional evaluations, as well as project evaluations. The ECOPER core team comprises a lead evaluator and manager, an …

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Global ideas on research and higher education

ECOPER consultants and ICREA professor Diego Blas Temiñoare collaborating in a research project aiming at mapping the dissemination of global ideas on research and higher education policies throughout national institutions, with a focus on developing countries. The research is based on computerized content analysis and follows a four-phase plan. First, global ideas on research and …

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Assessing the role of UN Resident Coordinators in Consistent Policy Advice

ECOPER Chief Consultant, Aitor Perez, was selected to join a group of experts of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) of the United Nations Secretariat for the evaluation of the UN Resident Coordinator system. The OIOS is mandated by the UN General Assembly to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of the …

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Evaluating UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) with big data techniques

UNESCO has commissioned the evaluation of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) to ECOPER. UCCN is a city network established by UNESCO with the purpose of promoting the use of culture and creativity in member cities as a driver for sustainable urban development. In many areas of international cooperation, networks are considered a powerful engine …

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The 2022 Decentralized Cooperation Report

A quantitative analysis of sub-state government ODA with case studies on city-to-city and region-to-region cooperation. 2022 Decentralized Cooperation Report ECOPER has been commissioned by the Basque Agency for Development Cooperation (eLankidetza) to contribute to the understanding of decentralized cooperation with an annual report on its budgets and programs worldwide. Decentralized cooperation, understood as the participation …

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Bilbao and the SDGs in city networks

The proliferation of city networks is an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experiences on localization of sustainable development goals (SDGs). Through a big data analysis, ECOPER analyzes which SDGs Bilbao is related to in international city networks and to what extent these SDGs are of interest to Bilbao’s citizen entities. This type of analysis allows …

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Research agreement: local culture and global citizenship

ECOPER and Nemesis Association collaborate in the monitoring of local cultural heritage in cosmopolitan or anti-cosmopolitan discourses through big data analysis techniques… Culture is and has always been a meeting place for people and groups of diverse social and geographic origin, so that the promotion of the cultural heritage of a given territory is always …

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Eradicating child Labour in South Asia

Over sixteen million children between ages 5 and 17 are engaged in labour in South Asia, according to estimates from recent years, with the highest levels in absolute terms found in India, followed by Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. The ILO’s Asia Regional Child Labour Project (ARC) was implemented in 2019 with the aim of reducing …

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Private sector partnerships to address water scarcity

The MENA region is the area of the world most acutely affected by water scarcity. UNICEF views partnerships and engagements with the business sector as being a crucial component in the response to the crisis and has commissioned ECOPER to conduct a ‘Study on private sector engagements and partnerships to support response to the climate …

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Policies for cultural diversity

The cultural and creative industries are some of the fastest growing sectors in the world and are essential for inclusive economic growth, the reduction of inequalities and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions was a cultural policy milestone and reflected the …

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