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
NOK 10 billion in development aid combined with six years’ work have contributed to conserving natural forest and to establishing systems for the reduction of deforestation and for the inclusion of the conservation of forests in international climate change negotiations. A new report from Norad evaluates the initiative and shows that results have been achieved in spite of weak pre-initiative planning and poor reporting during its implementation.
The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED) in December 2013 made its first disbursement to higher education institutions (HEI) in Africa, Asia, and Latin-America and to their Norwegian HEI-partners.
The seminar “Lessons from UN Support of Conflict Affected Countries in the Context of UN Peace Operations” provided an opportunity to learn from different evaluations across different UN agencies. The seminar was recorded - watch it again here.
Follow the seminar online when Norad and UNDP are gathering other UN organisations to talk about lessons from UN Support of Conflict Affected Countries in the Context of UN Peace Operations.
The support provided to civil society organizations by Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative has contributed to valuable capacity building of civil society at local and national level, according to a new evaluation of the initiative.
Efforts against corruption have often failed because donors have ignored that “universal” norms about neutrality and equal treatment are not universal, argue the authors of a new study published by the Evaluation Department of Norad.
In 2007 Norway signed a contract with the World Bank to establish a Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Health Result Innovation (HRITF), and in 2009 the United Kingdom c/o DFID signed a contract for long term support to the fund.
Channel Research has on behalf of the Evaluation Department of Norad conducted an evaluation of Transparency International.
Nordic Consulting Group (NCG) won the bid for tender and will execute the evaluation. The main purpose of the evaluation is to analyse and assess Norwegian development cooperation in the cultural field and the sports field with countries in the South under the present strategy during the years 2006-2010.