As a follow-up to the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) study on "Evaluation Use in the UN System", the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) held webinar discussions on Rooting evaluation independence in the context of multilateral development organizations which took place in Rome on 19 April 2016.
The topics of the discussion were on: How can independence maximize the value-added of evaluation? How can it be an instrument whereby evaluation can gain credibility, respect, and the confidence of the institution? How can evaluation be independent and useful at the same time?
The webinar showcased IFAD's journey in the evolution of its independent evaluation function and how IOE has now become an outfit fully rooted in the institution.
It described the effective strategies that IFAD has adopted over the years to ensure that evaluators do not become too remote from the reality of those they are evaluating, highlighting the importance of "harmonizing" independent and self-evaluation methods and functions, as a means for enhancing the use of evaluation in multilateral development organizations.
Oscar A. Garcia, Director, IOE (email@example.com)
Fabrizio Felloni, Lead Evaluation Officer, IOE (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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