Photo Release

February 26, 2019

Senator Risa Hontiveros bats for a national evaluation policy in the Philippines: Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros delivers a keynote address at the 2nd Asia Pacific Evaluation Association Conference on Tuesday at the Senate of the Philippines. Hontiveros highlighted the role of the legislature towards evaluation in the context of Sustainable Development Goals 2030. The senator stressed the need for a National Evaluation Policy in the country because evaluation has not been widely and systematically integrated within all government processes and systems. Hontiveros explained that such a policy creates clearer language in setting expectations for performance, results and transparency. It also helps government prioritize and make better decisions in spending, and serves as a guide in framing other policies. In the photo: Senator Risa Hontiveros, Senate Secretary Myra Villarica and the Global Parliamentarians.