Tools & Guidance

The Independent Evaluation Section (IES) delivers products and services in line with its three strategic pillars of mandated workPillar 1: Evaluation Capacity Development and SDGs: Support UNODC staff in strengthening evaluation capacity development, including technical support and technical assistance to managers and evaluators in the evaluation process. Under this pillar, IES also develops evaluation guidance and tools.

See links below to IES guidance and tools. See also further below Human Rights and Gender Equality in UNODC evaluations, as well as Evaluation Follow-up and Use.


IES templates and guidelines used for all UNODC evaluations, including guidance on all steps throughout the entire evaluation process.

UNODC evaluations are further undertaken according to UNEG Norms and Standards. 


Web-based evaluation management and knowledge sharing tool, used for managing all of UNODC evaluations. It also provides insights on the evaluation portfolio, as well as facilitates access to evaluation recommendations and lessons learned. 


The Evaluation Handbook guides stakeholders throughout the evaluation process. It is based on the principles of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, complementing IES related investments, further supporting evaluation capacity development at UNODC.

Human Rights and Gender Equality

Evaluation Follow-up and Use