Evaluation Guidelines

Recent Guidance Documents:

2007-2011 Guidance Documents:

  • Evaluation Handbook - November 2007 
    This handbook has been prepared to further understanding among UNESCO staff and key stakeholders on what evaluation is, why it is important and who is responsible for what in the evaluation process.
  • Desk Study Checklist - March 2008
    This checklist aims to assist programme sectors and field offices in the preparation of Desk Studies for external and internal evaluations.

  • Guidelines for Selection of Evaluators  - March 2008 
    These guidelines aim to assist programme sectors and field offices in the selection of evaluators for external and internal evaluations. 
  • Guidelines for Inception Reports - March 2008 
    These guidelines aim to assist programme sectors and field offices in the preparation of Inception Reports for external and internal evaluations.
  • Guidelines for Managing External Evaluations - March 2008 
    These guidelines describe the stages involved in managing external evaluations of which there are two broad sets: (1) those managed directly by IOS; and (2) those managed by the sector.
  • Guidelines for Follow-up to Evaluation Report Recommendations - March 2008 
    These guidelines describe the responsibilities and steps in the follow-up to evaluation report recommendations. They are designed for UNESCO management (i.e. ADGs and Directors of Central Services, Institutes, Centres and Field Offices) to support a common process across UNESCO in the responses to evaluations.
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