The Independent Evaluation Section (IES) delivers products and services in line with its three strategic pillars of mandated work. Pillar 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.
Read more below on Evaluation Capacity Development at UNODC. Click further below for more information about National Evaluation Capacity Building and Evaluation and the SDGs. See also the 2-page Brief on Evaluation Capacity Development - Supporting Evaluation Capacity Building for UNODC and Member States.
IES supports UNODC staff in strengthening evaluation capacity development in a variety of ways, including providing technical support and technical assistance to managers and evaluators in the evaluation process.
With multiple challenges to undertake evaluative activities due to COVID-19 IES has put its focus on supporting staff in strengthening capacity for planning, implementing and using evaluations. As a result, evaluation capacity at UNODC has been enhanced, as demonstrated by an increased number of on-the-job evaluation trainings tailored to the needs of the target audience and newly developed and revised evaluation templates and tools used.
For more information, see the Templates and Guidelines used for all UNODC evaluations and Evaluation Step by Step guidance throughout the evaluation process, as well as UNODC's web-based evaluation management and knowledge sharing tool Unite Evaluations.
Finalized and useful evaluations have been ensured due to strengthened coordination with project managers at HQ and in the field, with IES guiding in the usage of innovative methods, new technology and robust methodology. This also includes two webinars on "Planning and undertaking evaluations in UNODC during the COVID-19 crisis" held by IES in 2020 to further strengthen the evaluation capacity of UNODC staff.