Evaluation of development programmes

Supporting collaboration in the evaluation of development programmes


When all the different actors in evaluation - including partner countries - come together to co-ordinate and collaborate, evaluations work better and have more of an impact. The DAC Network on Development Evaluation is a leader in promoting collaborative approaches to evaluations among development agencies and partner countries. Known as joint evaluations, these approaches not only deepen and broaden the level and scope of analysis in evaluations, but also help streamline fragmented efforts. As part of our work to enhance transparency, we identify opportunities for collaboration between our network members.


Building capacity

With its call for ownership, the Paris Declaration has pushed a shift in responsibility for conducting evaluations from developed to developing countries. With the right capacity in place, developing countries can also play a much more active role in joint evaluations. To support the transition, we work with our members to help build capacity among developing countries. 


A coherent approach to evaluating the Haiti earthquake response

Despite a massive aid effort, Haiti is still struggling one year after the earthquake: 800 000 people are still living in camps and day-to-day conditions are extremely challenging. To help understand how to make aid work better in Haiti, we support and contribute to the Haiti earthquake response by:

  • compiling and sharing operational lessons from evaluation to inform the recovery in Haiti and elsewhere
  • encouraging collaboration among evaluations of relief programmes in Haiti
  • ensuring efforts are strenghtening the capacity of Haiti to take charge of conducting evaluations 


Find out more:

» joint evaluations

» Paris Declaration

» general budget support

» Haiti earthquake response