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Fully revised UNODC Evaluation Handbook

"Evaluation Handbook - Guidance for designing, conducting and using independent evaluation at UNODC"

Fully revised UNODC Evaluation Handbook published in November 2017 by IEU, UNODC

Please also refer to the IEU Handbook website: here

Download the  Handbook here: UNODC Evaluation Handbook


Evaluation-based analysis of good practices in UNODC's approach to capacity building published

This is the first analysis of evaluation results between 2011 and 2016 to identify good practices and lessons learned in UNODC projects/programmes' approaches to capacity building. Overall, this report is a technical note that disseminates best practices and lessons learned stemming from evaluation reports to UNODC at large.

Final Report: UNODC/IEU evaluation-based analysis of good practices in UNODC's approach to capacity building


Second UNODC Evaluation Meta Analysis 01/2015-12/2016

This is the second Meta-Analysis of UNODC evaluation findings, covering over 540 recommendations which were issued by more than 70 independent evaluators between January 2015 and December 2016.

Final Report: UNODC/IEU Evaluation Meta-Analysis 2015-2016


Professional Peer Review of the UNODC Evaluation Function

This is the first Peer Review of the UNODC Evaluation Function. The OECD-DAC Network on Development Evaluation (EvalNet) and the UN Evaluation Group (UNEG) maintain a Joint Task Force to support professional Peer Reviews (PRs) of the evaluation functions of UN organizations. Since its establishment in 2005, the Task Force has conducted 13 Peer Reviews, including three 'second-round' Peer Reviews.

Final Peer Review Report (please click)


UNEG Framework for Peer Reviews (please click)

Independent Quality Assessment of UNODC Evaluation Reports 2015 and 2016

This is an independent quality assessment of all published UNODC evaluation reports for 2015 as well as 2016, in line with international best practices.

These documents synthesize the Evaluation Quality Assessment (EQA) of all published evaluation reports in 2015 as well as 2016.

Final Independent Quality Assessment 2016 (please click)

Final Independent Quality Assessment 2015 (please click)


Revised UNODC Evaluation Policy

UNODC Evaluation Policy (please click to download)



Recent In-Depth Evaluations



Independent Mid-term In-Depth Evaluation of the Global Programme Against Money-Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML) (GLOU40) (October 2017)

Evaluation Report

Evaluation Brief (2-page document)


Independent Mid-term In-Depth Cluster Evaluation of the Global Programme against Trafficking in Persons (GLOT59) and the Global Programme Against Smuggling of Migrants (GLOT92) (September 2017)

Evaluation Report

Evaluation Brief (2-page document)


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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