Annex 8. Resources for evaluation

A wealth of information is available within UNDP and the external community, containing key findings and lessons on the design, implementation and evaluation of technical cooperation programmes and projects in countries and regions around the world. Some of the most important sources for such information are listed below.

United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) website (www.unevaluation.org)—UNEG is a professional network for the units responsible for evaluation in the UN system. The goal of UNEG is to strengthen the objectivity, effectiveness and visibility of the evaluation function across the UN system and to advocate the importance of evaluation for learning, decision-making and accountability. As of 2009, UNEG currently has 43 member agencies represented. The website details the UNEG current work programme and provides easy access to UNEG documents as well as links to other useful evaluation resources.

UNDP Evaluation Office internal (intra.undp.org/eo) and external websites (www.undp.org/eo)—The Evaluation Office produces a number of products to support learning from evaluation. Its website contains all evaluations conducted by the Evaluation Office, evaluation briefs and executive summaries, and the Annual Report on Evaluation, which presents key findings and lessons from independent evaluations. It also contains links to various references, norms, standards, guidelines on evaluation methodology and approaches, and other development partners’ websites on evaluation.

Evaluation Resource Centre website (erc.undp.org)—The Evaluation Resource Centre (ERC) is the UNDP online evaluation Information Management Centre. It is a publicly accessible database that contains evaluation reports, ToRs, and management responses for independent and decentralized evaluations of UNDP projects, programmes, outcomes and UNDAFs, among others. The database also includes evaluation plans and focal points for UNDP programme units, as well as a range of guidance and reference documents.