Evaluation of development programmes

Evaluation of development programmes

 

Our Network on Development Evaluation works to make development programmes more effective and strengthen accountability by supporting independent evaluation.

Understanding the role of evaluation

Robust, independent evaluation of development programmes provides information about what works, what does not and why. This learning contributes to improving the development effectiveness of aid and helps hold donors and partner country governments accountable for results. As a platform for evaluation learning and co-ordination, the Evaluation Network develops shared norms and standards and facilitates our members' efforts towards joint work by encouraging them to share and co-ordinate their plans for future evaluations.

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Supporting collaboration

Co-ordinated and collaborative evaluations can not only deepen and broaden the level and scope of analysis, but also streamline fragmented efforts. As part of our work on joint evaluations act as a co-ordinating hub.

To facilitate the transition towards owndership advocated by the Paris-advocated, we support efforts to building the capacity among developing countries to perform and collaborate in evaluations, such as through the Haiti Task Force

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Encouraging good practice

How should you plan an evaluation, consult with stakeholders and follow up on findings and recommendations? We address these questions in our internationally backed framework for evaluating development policies and programmes.

We also address good evaluation practice in challenging emerging areas, including:

  • conflict prevention and peacebuilding
  • budget support
  • impact evaluation
  • the development effectiveness of multilaterals 

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Looking for evaluation reports?

Every year, hundreds of evaluations are conducted by the central evaluation departments of our member agencies.

Our DAC Evaluation Resource Centre (DEReC) collects these reports to facilitate learning and provide evaluators with evidence of what works and what doesn't. DEReC is updated every week and contains over 2 000 reports for free consultation and download by donor, sector and country.

We regularly analyse these evaluations to follow the latest trends and highlight key lessons on our DEReC front page.    

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