It becomes IRIM’s tradition to host an Annual reception, which aims at raising awareness and attention among the key stakeholders on some important issues it works on. This year’s topic was "Sustainable development goals and Mongolia: The role of independent evaluation" and the event served as an unique platform for different parties to strengthen collaboration in the evaluation field. Ms. Dolgion Aldar, IRIM Executive Director was the key-note speaker and called upon establishing common evaluation framework, which would lead to quality and trustworthy evaluation outcomes. Mr. Tsendjav, officer of the Monitoring and Evaluation and Internal Audit Department of Cabinet Secretariat of Mongolia stressed that collaboration and capacity building in evaluation is urgently needed. The UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Beate Trankmann emphasized the importance of the linkage between development programs with larger Sustainable Development Goals.

Other participants of the event, such as government agencies and international partners expressed their support for evaluation issues in Mongolia.