Evaluation policy

The revised IFAD Evaluation Policy, approved by the Executive Board in May 2011, provides further clarification and guidance on the purpose and role of independent evaluation at IFAD. It aims at strengthening both accountability and learning for better development results on the ground. While the fundamental principles and operational policies of the 2003 Evaluation Policy remain largely valid -  independence, accountability, partnership, and learning -, the new policy incorporates the recent changes that have taken place in IFAD since this first Evaluation Policy, such as the approval of the Fund’s direct supervision and implementation support policy, and the introduction of country presence. The revision also reflects the most up-to-date evolution of the evaluation function in development organizations, in particular within other international financial institutions. 

Evaluation Manual

The evaluation methodology in use at the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) is captured in the Evaluation Manual, which is based on the principles set out in the IFAD Evaluation Policy. The main purpose of the manual is to ensure consistency, rigour and transparency across independent evaluations, and enhance IOE’s effectiveness and quality of work.

In focus


Evaluation reports descriptions


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