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  • 15-March-2021

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    Applying Evaluation Criteria Thoughtfully

    Relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability are widely used evaluation criteria, particularly in international development co-operation. They help to determine the merit or worth of various interventions, such as strategies, policies, programmes or projects. This guidance aims to help evaluators and others to better understand those criteria, and improve their use. It starts by describing what they are, and how they are meant to be used. Then the definitions and concepts underpinning each criterion are explained. Finally, examples provide the reader with concrete ideas for using them. The criteria were originally laid out in the early 2000s by the Network on Development Evaluation (EvalNet) of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Although they have been widely used in evaluation, and beyond, this document is the first to comprehensively explore the concepts in detail, explain their intended use and offer practical guidance. It captures current thinking and best practice in evaluation, drawing on the inputs of internationally renowned evaluation experts from EvalNet and beyond.
  • 11-December-2019

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    Better Criteria for Better Evaluation: Revised Evaluation Criteria Definitions and Principles for Use

    This document describes how the OECD DAC Network on Development Evaluation (EvalNet) revisited the definitions and use of the OECD DAC evaluation criteria in 2018-2019. The document lays out adapted definitions for relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability, and for one new criterion, coherence.

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  • 11-December-2019

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    Additional Resources for using and understanding Evaluation Criteria

    The DAC Network on Development Evaluation conducted a consultation on how the DAC Evaluation Criteria can be adapted to the new development landscape and the 2030 Agenda.

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  • 8-October-2018

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    Evaluation Criteria

    The OECD DAC Network on Development Evaluation (EvalNet) has defined six evaluation criteria – relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability – and two principles for their use.

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  • 25-January-2018

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    Members of the DAC Network on Development Evaluation

    Members of the DAC Network on Development Evaluation

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  • 24-January-2018

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    Greece - DAC Evaluation Network Member

    DAC Evaluation Network Member Greece, Evaluation Profile,

  • 13-December-2017

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    Asian Development Bank - DAC Evaluation Network Member

    DAC Evaluation Network Member Asian Development Bank, Evaluation Profile, ADB

  • 13-December-2017

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    Germany - DAC Evaluation Network Member

    DAC Evaluation Network Member African Development Bank, Evaluation Profile, AFDB

  • 8-December-2017

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    Japan - DAC Evaluation Network Member

    DAC Evaluation Network Member Japan members

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  • 8-December-2017

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    Korea - DAC Evaluation Network Member

    DAC Evaluation Network Member Korean members

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