This document presents the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) evaluation policy, as the set of principles and rules that guide the Organisation’s decisions and actions when planning, conducting, disseminating and using evaluations. The policy has been consulted with the Executive Director, Senior Management of UNODC and Member States and fully replaces the previous evaluation policy (2004).
The UNODC Evaluation Policy is both the guiding and the binding document for the organization in relation to UNODC evaluations. The policy has been endorsed at the highest level by Member States and the Executive Director of UNODC.
The commitment of UNODC extends to promoting a culture of evaluation throughout the organization as well as amongst partner organizations. In practice this means:
Specific practices to support organizational learning include evaluation briefings and debriefings, wide dissemination of all published evaluation reports, preparing and sharing evaluation briefs that highlight the results of in-depth evaluations, and having the lessons learned and recommendations from evaluation reports easily accessible as searchable databases on the evaluation portal.
The evaluation policy of UNODC is an important reference document for both staff and Member States. It sets out the principles and rules that guide the Organization's decisions and actions when planning, conducting, disseminating and using evaluations.
Evaluation is an institutional responsibility. It is the responsibility of senior management to promote a culture of evaluation and be champions of evaluation. It is the responsibility of all staff to follow the principles set out in the Organization's evaluation policy.