Independent evaluation of development assistance
The Evaluation Department, 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
Published: 21. May 2013
Lessons from UN Support of Conflict Affected Countries in the Context of UN Peace OperationsFollow 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.
Published: 26. September 2012
Organizations in civil society contribute to the Climate and Forest InitiativeThe 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.
Published: 23. December 2011
Corrupt politicians and electoral outcomes: Does exposure help?