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Evaluation of the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development 2015-2019

Denmark/France (2019)
CLIENT: UNESCO (via ICON Institut)


The UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was established in 2014 following the proposal of the Government of Japan to support the implementation of the Global Action Programme on ESD which followed the United Nations Decade of ESD. Its aim is to show case good ESD practices around the globe. The objective of the evaluation are to inform the decision for the renewal of the Prize and to generate evidence-based recommendations for enhancing the relevance and effectiveness of the Prize.

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Stonemark was the principal evaluator with overall responsibility for the evaluation. Mixed methods were used. Responsibilities included methodology development in line with the five criteria against which UNESCO prizes are evaluated for renewal, contribution to survey design and data collection at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, remote interviews with prize winnders, data synthesis and reporting.