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Revised UNODC Evaluation Policy published

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.

This document provides staff, as well as Member States and external evaluators with information on international principles for evaluation, the role and application of evaluation in UNODC, as well as related mandates and resolutions. It serves as a frame, which is complemented by the Evaluation Handbook. 

This policy is informed by existing evaluation policies within the UN while meeting the specific needs of UNODC. It also intends to reflect the experience accumulated by UNODC's evaluation function during the last years and adapting the function to new emerging organisational, accountability and learning needs.

UNODC Evaluation Policy (please click to download)


UNODC Evaluation Meta Analysis 01/2011-12/2014 published

This is the first Meta-Analysis of UNODC evaluation findings, covering over 1000 recommendations which were issued by more than 100 independent evaluators between January 2011 and December 2014.

All evaluation reports are available on this page under "In-Depth evaluation reports" and "Independent Project Evaluation reports".

Final Report: UNODC Evaluation Meta-Analysis


High-level Panel Discussion on the Use of Evaluation in Evidence-Based Policy Making

"Accountability and Learning - the Need for Results and Impact", 21 April 2015, Vienna.

Quotes from the opening remarks of the UNODC Executive Director:

"By supporting accountability and continuous improvement, evaluation can help us deliver on the promises of the UN Charter."

"Evaluation can also play a critical role in supporting the international community's efforts to build sustainable development."

"In short, evaluation can help us to provide clarity in a complex, inter-connected world."

Please click here for the full speech of the UNODC Executive Director



Evaluation Newsletter March 2015


IEU Evaluation Newsletter March 2015




New In-Depth Evaluations


Mid-term In-Depth Evaluation of the Global Maritime Crime Programme (October 2015)

Evaluation Report

Evaluation Brief


Final In-Depth Evaluation of the Regional Programme on Drug Control, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Reform in the Arab States (2011-2015) (August 2015)

Evaluation Report

Final In-Depth Evaluation of the Regional Programme for Eastern Africa - "Promoting the Rule of Law and Human Security in Eastern Africa" (July 2015)

Evaluation Report


Final In-Depth Evaluation of the Regional Progamme for South Eastern Europe (2012-2015) (May 2015)

Evaluation Report

Evaluation Brief

Mid-term In-Depth Evaluation of the Global Programme on "Strengthening the legal regime against Terrorism" (GLO/R35) (April 2015)

Evaluation Report

Evaluation Brief 


Evaluation News in the United Nations

"Evidence Changes Lives: Realizing Evaluation's Potential to Inform the Global Sustainable Development Goals" (external link, please click for the full article)

"UN calls for better evaluation in the post-2015 development agenda" (please click here for the full article; external link: Full article)


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