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.

FAO Evaluation Strategy 2023-2025

An Interim Strategy for OED to build an architecture for excellence in supporting Management and Members’ culture of evidence in decision-making.

Office of Evaluation Trust Fund Guide

This document provides guidelines that govern the Trust Fund. It has been updated to align with the evaluation strategy.

Evaluation Trust Fund Guide - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions on the OED Trust Fund Guide.

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 project evaluation manual for decentralized offices

Planning and conducting project evaluations under Budget Holder's responsibility

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

UNEG Evaluation Competency Framework

This document provides revised evaluation competencies for the United Nations system. Evaluation competencies are important not only for evaluators and evaluation unit heads, but also for 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.

Norms and Standards for Evaluation

These norms and standards by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) provide a benchmark against which organizations and programmes of the UN system can gauge their performance and improve the quality of evaluation.