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An article by NYCE Board Member, Nur Kalyoncu: Policy-driven monitoring and evaluation

This article is about some environmental case studies from countries in the European Union on whether policy-driven M&E helps adaptive management of socio-ecological systems.

While the US is drifting away from its environmental progress and promises due to governmental decisions, it is still being affected by climate change in a variety of ways. We wanted to share this article with our NYCE community as it might serve as a resource for MEL practitioners working in the environmental field to compare different developed regions/countries and draw lessons for future implementation.

Please find the article at the following link.


Nur Kalyoncu is a data-focused systems thinker and currently works at Family Service League in Montclair, New Jersey, managing grants. Previously, Nur worked for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs first as an intern then as a consultant, supporting the grants management and M&E functions for the Capacity Development Office’s biennial $30 million fund from 2015-2017. Prior to the UN, she worked for an international humanitarian aid and development NGO, Kimse Yok Mu, for 4 years in various roles, including as the US and UN representative. She holds M.S. degree in Nonprofit Management from The New School and B.A. in Sociology from Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey. Nur lives in New Jersey with her husband and son.


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