Evaluation at FAO

Manuals and guidelines

FAO evaluation manuals and guidelines

Documents in this section are available in English only

OED Evaluation Manual

Guidance for all stages evaluations from initiation, budget, design, data collection, drafting and finalizing the report.

Charter for the FAO Office of Evaluation

The Organization’s evaluation policy, strategy and institutional arrangements.

OED project evaluation manual for decentralized offices

Planning and conducting project evaluations under Budget Holder's responsibility

Guidelines for the assessment of gender mainstreaming

Step-by-step guidance on how OED conducts gender assessment in the different types of evaluations.

OED guidance note on evaluation syntheses

Guidance on planning, formulating and conducting evaluation syntheses.

OED Capacity Development Evaluation Framework

Guidance on how OED evaluations can assess the processes and outcomes of FAO capacity development interventions.

Ethical guidelines and standards

Documents in this section are available in English only

UNEP Evaluation Competency Framework
UNEG Evaluation Competency Framework

This document provides revised evaluation competencies for the United Nations system. These revisions reflect the substantial consensus that evaluation competencies are important for not only evaluators and evaluation unit heads but also evaluation commissioners and users.

2020 UNEG Ethical Guidelines for Evaluation

This document aims to support UN entity leaders and governing bodies as well as those organizing and conducting evaluations for the UN to ensure that an ethical lens informs day to day evaluation practice. They underpin and inform the application of the 2016 UNEG Evaluation Competency Framework and the 2014 UNEG guidance on integrating human rights and gender equality in evaluations.

Norms and Standards for Evaluation

These norms and standards established by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) provide a benchmark against which all organizations and programmes of the UN system can gauge their performance and aim to strengthen, professionalize and improve the quality of evaluation throughout the UN system.