Independent evaluation of development assistance

The Evaluation Department (EVAL), located in Norad, is responsible for independently initiating and implementing evaluations of activities financed over the Norwegian aid budget.

EVAL has a separate mandate for evaluating the Norwegian Development Aid Administration (PDF) and reports directly to the Assistant Director-General of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The objectives for the Evaluation Department are:

  • To evaluate the effectiveness and results according to the plans adopted
  • To evaluate unintended and intended impacts of an intervention
  • Assess whether resource application is reasonably commensurate with results achieved
  • Systematize findings and evidence so as to continuously improve quality of the financed initiatives by means of good learning processes
  • Map knowledge gaps and assess the underlying assumptions on which our development cooperation is based
  • Provide information to aid policy makers, as well as the general public

 Read more about evaluation at the pages what is evaluation and implementation of evaluations.