Capacity Development and SDGs


As part of the 2030 Agenda, the UN system is mandated (General Assembly's Resolution A/RES/69/237) to contribute to international efforts for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through strengthening National Evaluation Capacity (NEC).

Supporting Member States in this regard is part of the core functions of IES and is included in the UNODC Evaluation Policy. As a result, IES works closely with UNODC's field office network, UN Resident Coordinators and the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) in offering technical assistance to support national evaluation capacities and systems (See Supporting Evaluation Capacity Building for UNODC and Member States). 

Innovative partnerships have been developed to strengthen the role of evaluation in the context of the SDGs. This is exemplified by IES' contribution to the UN Joint Programme in the Kingdom of Morocco between the UN and Morocco's National Observatory of Human Development (ONDH)....more


IES supports evaluation capacity development for internal and external stakeholders in a variety of ways. These include technical support and assistance that helps guide project managers and evaluators on the various steps of the evaluation process.

This also includes the development of evaluation guidelines, templates and tools (including Unite Evaluations) for evaluation management, as well as on-the-job training, tailored to the different needs of the target audience. See Templates and GuidelinesEvaluation Step by Step and Guidance for Project Managers.

Evaluations at UNODC are undertaken according to the Norms and Standards for Evaluation developed by UNEG, ensuring thereby the main principles of good evaluation practice. IES further coordinates with other evaluation functions in the UN system through active participation in UNEG, contributing thereby to the continuous development of the standard and norm-setting network of UNEG ...more