Systematic evaluation of Norwegian aid
The Evaluation Department is governed under a separate mandate for evaluating the Norwegian Development Aid Administration and reports directly to the Secretary Generals of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate and Development.
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: 6. December 2017
Many good results despite high riskNew Country Evaluation Briefs on development assistance to Myanmar and Nepal.
Published: 13. October 2017
Evaluation and Learning for International Sustainable Forest InitiativesA workshop on evaluation and international forest initiatives took place in Oslo 12-13. October 2017. All relevant informationa; reports, videos and summaries will be published on this page.
Published: 12. October 2017
Stocktaking on achievements the Norwegian forest initiativeAs Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative soon celebrates it's ten years anniversary, the Evaluation department is taking stock of the achievements and lessons so far.
Published: 15. September 2017
Three prerequisites for learning in development aidThe evaluation department in Norad identifies the main lessons to be learned from the last year of evaluations.
Published: 16. January 2017
A new evaluation programme focuses on civil society‘One-fifth of Norwegian development assistance is channelled through civil society organizations. This is a particular feature of our development aid,’ says Per Øyvind Bastøe, Director of the Evaluation Department.
Published: 15. February 2016
New evaluation programme focuses on current topicsNorwegian efforts related to the ongoing crisis in Syria are among the evaluations comprising the Norad Evaluation Department’s programme in 2016.
Published: 6. October 2015
Major challenges in aid for educationNew evaluation report points to shortcomings in UNICEF’s and GPE’s assistance for basic education during the period 2009-2013.
Published: 18. August 2014
Considerable progress for Norway’s International Climate and Forest InitiativeA new report evaluates Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) and shows that results have been achieved in spite of weak pre-initiative planning and poor reporting during its implementation.
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.