June 2010 (2d edition)
A key component of the Network’s mission is to develop internationally agreed norms and standards to strengthen evaluation policy and practice. Shared standards contribute to harmonised approaches in line with the commitments of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. The body of norms and standards is based on experience, and evolves over time to fit the changing aid environment. These principles serve as an international reference point, guiding efforts to improve development results through high quality evaluation.
The norms and standards summarised here should be applied discerningly and adapted carefully to fit the purpose, object and context of each evaluation.
The complete texts are available on the DAC Network on Development Evaluation’s website
DAC Network on Development Evaluation, visit www.oecd.org/dac/evaluationnetwork
This publication is available on www.oecd.org/dac/evaluationnetwork/documents