IUCN Evaluation Policy
The IUCN Evaluation Policy (French / Spanish) was developed during 1999-2000 and approved by the IUCN Council in October 2001. It is based on a survey of the policies of bilateral and multilateral agencies and large NGOs, and on a consensus among IUCN programme managers on the key elements of evaluation that are important for IUCN. The Policy is consistent with the OECD DAC Evaluation Working Group principles and guidelines, and thus consistent with the evaluation policies and standards of the major core donors of IUCN.
The Policy sets out the aim and purpose of evaluation in IUCN, the criteria, guiding principles and standards, and types of evaluations to be undertaken in IUCN. Given that the evaluation function is new in IUCN, the Policy also elaborates on the management of and the roles and responsibilities in the evaluation process in IUCN.
It is expected that as the evaluation function matures and develops in IUCN, the Policy will be updated as required.