Evaluation of development programmes

Quality Standards for Development Evaluation


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ISSN : 1990-0988 (online)
ISSN : 1990-0996 (print)

February 2010


The DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluation provide a guide to good practice in development evaluation. They are intended to improve the quality of evaluation processes and products and to facilitate collaboration. Built through international consensus, the Standards outline the key quality dimensions for each phase of a typical evaluation process: defining purpose, planning, designing, implementing, reporting, and learning from and using evaluation results.


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