THE independent evaluation office of Undp Independence, credibility and use IPDET, 30 June 2014. Indran A. Naidoo Director. Outline. Make evaluation count!. Dyna mic triad of independence, credibility & utility. Experience from the IEO of UNDP. Credibility. Utility. Independence.
Indran A. Naidoo
IEO evaluations have influenced the new Strategic Plan of UNDP – 2014-2016 – thus all of UNDP work
90% uptake of IEO recommendations
Management reflects in its documents how it has addressed recommendations & updates public website
All new programmes must be preceded by and include response to an evaluation
Visit IEO website @ www.undp.org/evaluation
Professional evaluation, what does it mean in practice
Principles, approaches and ensuring that the end is in sight
The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) is a unique interagency professional network in the UN system that aims to advance the effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the UN system’s work by promoting and strengthening evaluation. UNEG brings together units responsible for evaluation in the UN system, including UN departments, specialized agencies, funds and programmes, and affiliated organizations. It currently has 45 such members and three observers.
UNEG advances the professionalization of evaluation within the UN system and promotes adherence to the norms and standards through the external review processes of evaluation functions, the development of relevant guidance materials, as well as the development of a professional competency framework for UN evaluators.
(UNEG Strategy 2014-2019 available at: www.unevaluation.org/uneg_strategy)
The National Evaluation Capacity development initiatives …
‘National evaluation capacities are increasingly critical to countries’ overall ability to capture and demonstrate results to a variety of constituencies and to promoting learning and enabling decision makers to make informed decisions and plan strategically.’
- Rebeca Grynspan, Associate Administrator UNDP (2010-2014)
Declared by EvalPartners and currently working on a UN resolution to have 2015 declared Year of Evaluation
Motto: Empowering nations and people through evaluation
It is necessary to drive evaluations at many levels & ensure that all of the complexity and context is addressed.
Evaluation principles should not be lost in this pursuit
Working across sectors and with partners helps build support
Evaluation should ultimately help to improve the lives of people through ensuring development effectiveness.
Professional and well capacitated evaluation functions remain critical for this, and training such as IPDET is invaluable.
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