Evaluation of development programmes

Evaluation links


Network Members **  International Organisations ** Associations and Societies 
NGOs  **  Resources ** Training

DAC Evaluation Network Members




Inter-American Development Bank


Japanese International Co-operation Agency




Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

United Kingdom


European Commission

Japanese Bank for International Co-operation

United States

World Bank



Asian Development Bank


France - Minstère des Affaires étrangères


African Development Bank




European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


International Organisations

UN Agencies

UN Office of Internal Oversight Services Panel of External Auditors of the UN, Specialised Agencies and the IAEA
UNAIDS UN Evaluation Forum
UNFPA International Labour Organisation
UNHCR International Fund for Agricultural Development



Atomic Energy Agency  Evaluation Co-operation Group Islamic Development Bank

Evaluation Associations and Societies



European Evaluation Society

African Evaluation Association

French Evaluation Society (Societé Française de l’Évaluation) Niger Network of Monitoring and Evaluation
German Evaluation Society South African Evaluation Network
Associazione Italiana di Valutazione

South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association

The UK Evaluation Society




Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit American Evaluation Association
Australasian Evaluation Society The Brazilian Evaluation Network
Malaysian Evaluation Society (Persatuan Penilaian Malaysia) Canadian Evaluation Society



International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS)
International Organisation for Co-operation in Evaluation


Non-Governmental Organisations



A network of more than 280 UK based voluntary organisations working in international development and development education.


Europe's Forum on International Cooperation


Une association loi 1901, composée d'organisations françaises de solidarité internationale. Il aide ses membres à améliorer la qualité des actions dont ils sont porteurs en les dotant d'outils d'étude et d'évaluation.

Interaction Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group

The InterAction Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group (IA M&E WG) is an autonomous working group established to stimulate enthusiasm and creativity for developing effective evaluation systems.





The Active Learning Network on Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Assistance (ALNAP) Evaluative Reports Database offers access to the evaluative reports of humanitarian action in order to ensure experiences and learning are shared and to foster discussions on good practices.

Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure

Since it was established in 1999, the Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure has carried out high quality policy-focused research on aid instruments, budget processes and the reform of public expenditure systems. The Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure is part of Overseas Development Institute (ODI).


ELDIS is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to wide range of high quality online resources.

Evaluation Center

This site provides evaluation specialists and users with refereed checklists for designing, budgeting, contracting, staffing, managing, and assessing evaluations of programs, personnel, students, and other evaluands; collecting, analyzing, and reporting evaluation information; and determining merit, worth, and significance. Hosted by Western Michigan University.


Programme Développement des capacités en évaluation: Ce programme couvre le biennum 2004-2005. Sa perspective générale est d’amorcer une dynamique francophone dans le domaine de l’évaluation de politiques publiques, et de capitaliser les connaissances et les pratiques dans ce domaine. This site provides information to evaluators around the world about evaluation, its events and methods. It intends to facilitate stakeholders’ networking and joint work.

The International Development Research Centre

The Evaluation Unit promotes the use of state-of-the-art evaluation and management methodologies and practices throughout IDRC and with its Southern initiatives.


A news service focusing on developments in monitoring and evaluation methods relevant to development projects and programmes with social development objectives.

Online Evaluation Resource Library (OERL)

Developed for professionals seeking to design, conduct, document, or review project evaluations, OERL's mission is to support the continuous improvement of project evaluations. To this end, OERL provides:

  • A large collection of sound plans, reports, and instruments from past and current project evaluations in several content areas
  • Guidelines for how to improve evaluation practice using the Web site resources
Performance Assessment Resource Centre

The parc supports international efforts to improve performance assessment in international development practice. The parc has been set up to support the evaluation work of development partners in both the South and the North.

Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research

This page lists FREE resources for methods in evaluation and social research.  The focus is on "how-to" do evaluation research and the methods used: surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods.

Poverty Action Lab

The Poverty Action Lab serves as a focal point for development and poverty research based on randomized trials. The objective is to improve the effectiveness of poverty programs by providing policy makers with clear scientific results that help shape successful policies to combat poverty.



Training Opportunities


International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) is designed to meet the professional development needs of senior- and mid-level evaluation and audit professionals working in developed and developing country governments, as well as the needs of professional evaluators working in bilateral and multilateral development agencies and banks.


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