Evaluation of development programmes

Encouraging good practice in development evaluation


How should you plan an evaluation, consult with stakeholders and follow up on responses to findings and recommendations in evaluations?


Based on the DAC's 50 years of experience in international development, we've developed a normative framework for evaluating the results and effectiveness of development policies and programmes. A framework that has since gained broad international consensus, it consists of quality standards, general principles and advice on specific types of evaluation:

We also work to address good evaluation practice in challenging emerging areas of development co-operation, including:

  • budget support
  • peacebuilding and statebuilding programmes
  • impact assessment
  • multilateral effectiveness
  • aid for trade
  • governance