Evaluation of development programmes

Collaborative Partner Donor Evaluation


As a step towards furthering partner-donor collaboration on development evaluation,France has led work to prepare a survey of partner countries involved in the Paris Declaration Evaluation (PDE) in order to identify opportunities to support joint partner-donor evaluations.


Collaborative partner-donor evaluation is a tool for mutual accountability and learning. It is part of a strand of converging efforts aimed at strengthening partner country systems in support of good governance. As a learning-by-doing instrument, it is complementary to training programmes, technical support, and advocacy. The initiative is designed to add value to other international efforts. It focuses on cooperation between development partners and second, it concentrates on collaborative evaluation activities that are intended to strengthen country evaluation systems.


The first year study consists of a series of partner country studies, each one including: (1) a review of the Paris Declaration Evaluation process in terms of its contribution to building evaluation capacity; (2) the collection of positive stories of partner-donor evaluation work; and (3) an exploration of future opportunities for undertaking such work at partner country level. The study will end in an international workshop aimed at synthesizing the country studies and proposing steps forward.


The objectives of the current study are:

  1. to understand the capacity building potential of collaborative evaluation work,
  2. to draw new lessons about capacity building strategies, and
  3. to pave the way to a multi-annual partner-donor collaboration on evaluation work.

In line with the spirit of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, the project is led by partner countries.



Related documents 

Synthesis workshop report, Manila on 2-4 December 2014 

Study on Collaborative Partner-Donor Evaluation, 14 country studies, June 2015 (.pdf, 924 pp)

Report on the Launching Workshop in Kampala, Uganda on 24-25 March 2014FrançaisEspañol

Concept note, Français, Español

Update noteFrançais, Español



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