Evaluation Network member - UNDP


Evaluation office
United Nations Development Programme


One United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
United States

Tel: + 212 906 5095
Fax: + 212 906 6627/ 6008


Department background


The Evaluation Office of the UNDP conducts: strategic evaluations, evaluations of Global, country-level, regional and South-South programmes; sets standards and supports capacity development in the organisation and in programme countries; and assures quality of decentralised evaluations and those conducted by associated funds and programmes.  UNDP is currently undergoing an independent review of its evaluation policy.


UNDP programme units commission decentralised evalutions such as outcome evaluations, project evaluations, programme evaluations and thematic evaluations.  The Evaluation Office sets standards and provides guidance through a handbook, but does not provide direct support.



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.

UNDP's Evaluation profile     


UNDP publications available on DEReC




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