Systematic evaluation of Norwegian aid
The Department for Evaluation is governed under a separate mandate for evaluating the Norwegian Development Aid Administration and associated evaluation strategy and guidelines, and reports directly to the Secretary Generals of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate and Environment.
The objectives of evaluations are to:
- evaluate the results achieved in relation to specified goals and plans;
- evaluate whether resource use is commensurate with the results achieved;
- systematise lessons learned with a view to assuring the quality of future projects and improving results through effective learning processes; and
- provide information to the authorities and the general public.
The evaluation function shall contribute in part to learning and gathering experience from Norwegian participation in international development cooperation, and in part to keeping the actors in Norwegian development policy accountable for its administration.
Published: 1. July 2022
Long-term approaches in a changing worldIn a world facing rapid changes and multiple crises, the need to think and act with a long-term perspective is pressing.
Published: 10. June 2022
New evaluation programme for 2022-2024The Department for Evaluation in Norad is launching a new evaluation programme for 2022-2024.
Published: 19. August 2021
Evaluation in a time of crisisThe main finding from last year’s evaluations is that the development assistance system needs to improve its learning capability.
Published: 12. August 2021
New evaluation programme: the pandemic calls for new ways of workingThe Evaluation Department is launching the evaluation programme for 2021/22. The pandemic once again forms the backdrop to this year’s evaluation programme.
Published: 3. November 2020
Norwegian Development Aid in the Age of the CoronaAn evaluation view on Norwegian aid responds to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published: 27. October 2020
Development aid to fragile states: greatest need, highest riskAn increasing proportion of Norwegian development aid is going to countries in fragile situations. This is where the need for humanitarian support is greatest, but also the risk is highest. Norad’s Evaluation Department launches an evaluation of Norway’s engagement in Somalia.
Published: 3. July 2020
Three lessons that prepare the aid administration for crisesThorough analyses, good coordination of Norwegian efforts and active collaboration with international partners are the three main lessons learned when the evaluation department in Norad sums up last year.
Published: 12. May 2020
Consequences for evaluation activities as a result of Covid-19The Covid-19 crisis have led to various consequences for the evaluation of Norwegian aid. This includes how ongoing evaluations are conducted, adjustments of the current Evaluation programme and new initiatives.
Published: 6. April 2020
New evaluation programme: Knowledge is even more important when there is a global crisisDevelopment assistance is now facing major challenges that require action. In such times, knowledge is all the more important for making good decisions.
Published: 15. October 2019
Seven recommendations for improved assistance through multilateral partnershipsAn increasing share of Norwegian assistance is given through multi-donor trust fund mechanisms. A new evaluation has drawn lessons from Norway’s evolving experience to inform future participation in multilateral partnerships.