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Addendum June 2011: Updated guidance on Evaluation



The Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results seeks to address new directions in planning, monitoring and evaluation in the context of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) corporate strategic plan, the requirements of the UNDP evaluation policy and the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Standards for Evaluation in the UN System. The Handbook is an updated edition of the 2002 edition and incorporates information recommended by key users of the Handbook during various workshops held by UNDP units. The objective of the Handbook is to enhance the results-based culture within UNDP and improve the quality of planning, monitoring and evaluation. It also aims to provide the reader with:

  • A basic understanding of the purposes, processes, norms, standards and guiding principles for planning, monitoring and evaluation within the UNDP development context
  • Knowledge of the essential elements of the planning and monitoring processes in UNDP: developing a robust results framework for projects and programmes, with clear indicators, baselines, and targets, and setting up an effective monitoring system

Templates and Resources


Terminal Evaluation
Terminal Evaluation

Guidance for conducting terminal evaluations of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects

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Terminal Evaluation Terms of Reference

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Mid-term Review
Mid-term Review

Guidance for Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects

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Mid-term Review Terms of Reference

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National Evaluation Diagnostic Guidance

2017

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of UNDP, as part of its ongoing support to national evaluation capacity development, has developed a diagnostic guidance for the evaluation of the national development plans (and progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)). Supported by NORAD, the main objectives are to: facilitate development or strengthening of a national evaluation framework for the SDGs, respond to existing gaps in national evaluation thinking and practice, inform country-led evaluation processes and systems, and respond to countries’ preference for national evaluation diagnostics as against the SDG evaluation diagnostics. The guidance aims to provide a flexible and practical framework to enable governments and other development actors to develop a systematic approach to determining key areas, pathways, and parameters for evaluating national development strategies and SDGs. The Guidance will be followed by easy to use online tool. The IEO is the process of identifying champion countries for piloting the Guidance.

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