The IUCN 2013 Monitoring and Evaluation Policy establishes common structures and standards across the IUCN Secretariat, with a view to maximizing the benefits from IUCN interventions.

All IUCN staff must comply with this policy and therefore they constitute its primary audience. However, this policy is also aimed at external stakeholders such as donors, IUCN Members, partners and users, to provide information on IUCN standards and procedures. Hence this policy plays an important role in delivering IUCN accountability and transparency on monitoring and evaluation.

The 2013 Monitoring and Evaluation Policy is an update of the original 2001 IUCN Evaluation Policy and was approved by the IUCN Council in November 2013. The 2013 policy meets international best practice standards in monitoring and evaluation.