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Covid-19 pandemic and delays in programme and project implementation there is an expectation that this will also impact decentralized evaluation planning, implementation and finalization. Here is the guidance and considerations for evaluation rescheduling and implementation due to the pandemic.
This detailed note outlines how the standard terms of reference for an evaluation could be adjusted to refer to changing evaluative approaches and methodologies under COVID-19.
The COVID-19 crisis is forcing us to find new approaches to implement our evaluations – such as the use of more detailed and in-depth desk reviews, remote and virtual stakeholder interviews, and greater use of national evaluators. This note highlights the challenges evaluations may face, and options to overcome them.
We have brought together some key internal and external COVID-19 documents and guidance including UNDP and other UN agency guidance for Monitoring and evaluating projects during time of crisis, COVID-19 data sources and other useful sources.
The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled an immediate response by the development evaluation community. Evaluation is an important instrument for an effective development policy. Building on informal consultations in a series of knowledge sharing exchanges, consultations and webinars convened by OECD/DAC Network on Development Evaluation (EvalNet) and the Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP have jointly prepared this guidance note capturing good practices for evaluations during COVID-19.