Chapter IV: Undertaking an In-depth Evaluation
For further information on the difference between In-depth Evaluation and Independent Project Evaluation please see Chapter I, Section C.
A. Desk Review
A desk review is a review by the Evaluator(s) of the existing documentation related to the subject to be evaluated.
B. Evaluation Team Briefing
It is often misunderstood that safeguarding the independence of an evaluation means not interfering with the evaluation teams. On the contrary, the success of the evaluation depends on the level of cooperation and support rendered by IEU and by UNODC staff to the evaluation team, in particular at the onset of the evaluation.
C. Inception Report
An Inception Report summarizes the review of documentation (''desk review'') undertaken by an evaluator mandated by UNODC and specifies the evaluation methodology determining thereby the exact focus and scope of the exercise, including the evaluation questions, the sampling strategy and the data collection instruments. Consequently, the evaluator is expected to deliver an Inception Report as one of the key deliverables, which is shared with the Project Manager and the Independent Evaluation Unit for comments.
D. Field Missions
The evaluation team undertakes field missions as a means to collect information on the project or programme evaluated.
E. Presentation of preliminary Findings and Follow-up Interviews
For all evaluations, it is strongly recommended to organize an internal debriefing session with the members of the CLP in the field and/or at Headquarters.
F. Evaluation Report
On the basis of the evidence gathered during the desk review, field missions and interviews, the evaluators prepare a draft evaluation report taking into consideration the discussion with stakeholders held during the debriefing session(s).
G. Management Response
The Management Response is the written response from UNODC Management (if necessary in consultation with Governments and other stakeholders) to the evaluation process, findings and recommendations