Evaluation Network member - The Netherlands


Ministry of Foreign Affairs (IOB)

P.O. Box 20061
2500 EB The Hague
The Netherlands


Tel:  +31 70 348 6498




Department background

 The Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) was established in 1977 and sits within the ''cluster of control'' along with the audit and inspection units of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  IOB conducts independent evaluation of all foreign affairs policy and operations, including, but not limited to, development co-operation.  IOB focuses on evaluating broad policy and cross-cutting themes, while advising policy departments and embassies on the planning and implementation of project and programme evaluations.  IOB services a ''help-desk'' function for these evaluations, though it does not have a full quality assurance role.





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.

The Netherlands' Evaluation profile      



The Netherlands's reports on DEReC





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