About the Network


The Network on Development Evaluation is a subsidiary body of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Its purpose is to increase the effectiveness of international development programmes by supporting robust, informed and independent evaluation. The Network is a unique body, bringing together evaluation managers and specialists from OECD development cooperation agencies and multilateral development institutions.


Factsheet on the Evaluation Network

Mandate of the DAC Network on Development Evaluation


Aims and objectives

  • To improve evaluation policy and delivery by sharing good practice and by collaborating on joint studies, reports and guidance documents;
  • To improve aid effectiveness by supporting the development of operational and policy lessons;
  • To facilitate collaboration on joint and multi-donor evaluations and synthesis studies;
  • To enhance evaluation capacity development in developing countries for increased transparency, accountability and development effectiveness;
  • To help the evaluation community, make a vital contribution to development outcomes.


Current priorities


The Network's current work covers a broad range of activities including:

  • Strengthening individual members’ evaluation systems and improving the quality of evaluations;
  • Developing more effective ways of harmonising evaluation processes and undertaking joint evaluations;
  • Improving dissemination, communication and feedback of evaluation results and guidance, within and outside the DAC evaluation community;
  • Promoting partnerships with civil society and other partner country stakeholders.


Key facts

  • The Chair of the Network is the European Commission. Vice-chairs are the Netherlands and Ireland.
  • The Network is supported by the OECD Secretariat and meets every nine months at OECD Headquarters (Paris, France).
  • Read about our members


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