By popular demand the Evaluation Capacity Development Group is adapting its New Guide, published in 2013, to the task of National Evaluation Capacity Development. The publication is scheduled for release in March 2017.
During the literature review process, it was found that the 2030 Agenda seems to commit the United Nations System and other multilateral institutions to actively supporting follow-up and review processes by strengthening national data systems and evaluation programmes, particularly in African countries, least developed countries, small island developing States, landlocked developing countries and middle-income countries.
The harsh reality is that the Evaluation Offices of most UN agencies, programmes and funds do not contemplate National Evaluation Capacity Development in their mandates. Among those that do, resources are often a constraint.
ECDG sees two alternatives: (1) the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) should begin right away to manage expectations regarding National Evaluation Capacity Development; or (2) UNEG should support agencies, programmes and funds in re-examining their mandates toward National Evaluation Capacity Development.
 United Nations. Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development A/RES/70/1. Para 74.
 United Nations Evaluation Group. Evaluation in the SDG era: lessons, challenges and opportunities for UNEG. Pg 61.