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Evaluation Tools

All evaluation tools on this website (i)  are in line with the Norms and Standards of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and (ii)  ensure a coherent approach in terms of evaluations across the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. See also Evaluation Policy and Evaluation Handbook.



 In line with the Special Message of 31 July 2014 ( please click here), the participatory self-evaluation modality will no longer be an option for projects at UNODC.

 From 01 July 2014 onwards, only two types of evaluation will exist at UNODC: Independent Project Evaluations and In-Depth Evaluations. Therefore, all new projects, even with an overall budget below USD 1,000,000, need to plan for and reserve sufficient funding for an Independent Project Evaluation.
In order to ensure a smooth transition, all PSEs, which have already been planned to take place in 2014 in line with previous consultation with IEU can be conducted until 31 December 2014.

A) Evaluation criteria 

1. Evaluation Criteria by Type of Evaluation

Provides criteria of the various types of evaluations. Read more.

2. Criteria for Independent Project Evaluations 

Provides criteria of and Independent Project Evaluation. Read more. 

3. Evaluation Criteria Definitions and Sample Questions

Read more.

4. Evaluation Quality Criteria Checklist - Design of Projects and Country, Regional and Thematic Programmes

Checklist for evaluations at the design stage of projects and programmes. Read more.

5. Evaluation Plan Template

Template for planning of all evaluations in the office or region. (Please click: Template)

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B) Evaluation Roles and Responsibilities

1. Evaluation Roles and Responsibilities in Independent Project Evaluations

The evaluation process step by step, including the roles and responsibilities. Read more

2. Evaluation Roles and Responsibilities in In-depth Evaluations

The evaluation process step by step, including the roles and responsibilities. Read more.

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C) Evaluation Guidelines and Templates

1. Guidelines for Participatory Self-Evaluations

Guidance on criteria, how to initiate the Participatory Self-Evaluation process and how to produce a Participatory Self-Evaluation report. Read more.

2. Guidelines and Template for Evaluation Terms of Reference (ToR)

Guidance on the preparation of ToR for the evaluation and the evaluator(s). (Please click: Guidelines; Template)

3. Guidelines for Selection of Evaluators

Guidance on the selection of evaluators including checklists. Read more.

4. Guidelines and template for Inception Reports

These guidelines are used to ensure that external evaluators develop an adequate evaluation methodology. (Please click: Guidelines; Template)

5. Guidelines and Templates for Evaluation Reports

Guidance on how to prepare and produce an evaluation report, including  Guidelines for Evaluation ReportsTemplate Report, Typographic Styles and UN Spelling .  

When drafting the evaluation report, the mandatory Guidelines for Evaluation Reports and the Template Report must be consulted and used. 

The Template Report is used by writing the new text on top of the text laid out in the word file to adopt the correct format and style. Please remember to download the word file of the Template Report and save locally before using it. 

6. UNEG Norms and Standards

All IEU evaluation tools are in line with the norms and standards of the United Nations Evaluation Group (U NEG).  Norms, Standards, United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG)

7. Template for producing a Participatory Self-Evaluation Report

Guidance on how to produce a Participatory Self-Evaluation report in ProFi. Read more( pdf), Read more (Word) .

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D) Quality Assessment

1. Quality Assessment for Independent Project Evaluation Reports

Provides a rating system of evaluation reports. Read more.

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E) Evaluation Follow-Up

1. Evaluation Follow-up Plan (EFP)

Once the evaluation report has been finalized, the Project Manager fills in the Evaluation Follow-up Plan (for IPEs this is done in the respective ProFi application). Read more.

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F) Questionnaire for Project Managers

1. Survey Questionnaire for Project Managers

To better understand how IEU can continue to improve on the quality of its work in the evaluation processes of respective projects/programmes. Read more.

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