Monday 30 September 2013

Update on OECD/ DAC Evaluation standards and advice

The OECD Development Assistance Committee appears to have moved part of its evaluation pages to new sites. That means that some links in older OECD/DAC-related posts here may be broken - my apologies! Some day I will get help to update all links since 2008, when I started blogging. In the meantime, here are a few important links that work:

I would encourage all evaluation commissioners, evaluators and other evaluation users to regularly refer to these standards. BUT! Just copying the definitions and key questions for the OECD/DAC evaluation criteria is not enough to build terms of reference (TOR) that answer the questions you need to have answered for your particular evaluation. As the '12 lessons' (last title in the list above) show, there are even situations where it is better to refrain from commissioning an evaluation. Bonne lecture!
OECD has kindly added a comment which shows the way to the OECD/DAC web page that lists all key documents. Read the comment by clicking on the little envelope below or click here to get to the site.

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