Evaluation Network member - Australia


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


20 Allara Street,
Level 9
Canberra ACT 2601

 Tel:  +61 2 6178 4000
 Fax: +61 2 6178 4880

Website: Office of Development Effectiveness


Organisation background

The Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) monitors the quality and evaluates the impacts of the Australian aid programme.  It reports on the effectiveness of development assistance and identifies how effectiveness could be improved.  The Office carries out annual reviews of development effectiveness and conducts or commissions thematic and country strategy evaluations.  ODE contributes to the development of whole-of-government country strategies and engagies with international actors in the area of evaluation.


ODE staff members do not work exclusively on evaluation but cover the entire performance and effectiveness agenda for the Agency.






The publication "Better Aid: Evaluation in Development Agencies" provides individual evaluation profiles for each member of the DAC Network on Development Evaluation.

Each profile provides information on the core elements of the evaluation function set-up and management, including the mandate of the unit, mechanisms to protect independence and ensure quality, reporting lines and distribution of evaluation reports.

Australia's Evaluation profile   


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