Evaluation & Monitoring
ROLE OF IOM CENTRAL EVALUATION
Contributes actively to the oversight, accountability, transparency, strategic guidance and organizational leadership, and learning of the Organization
Sets the norms and standards for Evaluation at IOM, and prepares relevant institutional policies and guidance
Provides technical assistance to IOM departments and offices for evaluation and monitoring
Contributes to the functioning of decentralized evaluation systems and guarantees their quality
Conducts central and corporate evaluations as well as specific assessments and reviews
Policy and Strategy
Evaluation is a core function of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), which is tasked to promote it, set the relevant policies and guidelines for the entire organization, and conduct corporate evaluations.
The purpose of the revised instruction is to outline the institutional framework for the use of monitoring as a management tool, within which all organisational units and staff are expected to track, measure and report on progress and achievements.
Two Levels of Evaluation
Conducted and managed by the Central Evaluation Office
Managed by country, regional or other headquarter-based units
The Office of the Inspector General’s Central Evaluation (OIG/Evaluation) is a core oversight function of IOM, and its mandate also includes Monitoring, a key management function which had no institutional repository in IOM, and which requires a strengthened standardized approach at all levels of the Organization.
Evaluation is a core function of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), which is tasked to promote it, set the relevant policies and guidelines for the entire Organization and conduct corporate evaluations.
The policy aims to present the definition and purposes of monitoring, demonstrate how monitoring should be included in IOM's processes and outline the key principles, norms, standards and procedures related to the function.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provides the Director General with independent, objective assurance, systematic review and advice to add value and improve programme/project design, delivery and operations.
Integrating gender equality aspects in the overall Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) processes is in line with IOM’s evaluation and monitoring policies where one of the common objectives is “to guarantee inclusion of cross-cutting issues such as gender and accountability to affected populations”
This Tip Sheet provides a short guide to help staff involved in managing and conducting evaluations develop gender-sensitive M&E scope of work, methodologies and findings. For more detailed guidance, including examples of gender-sensitive criteria, indicators and findings
The decision to conduct an evaluation is left to the responsibility and judgment of the project and programme managers. The guidelines present the benefits clearly: evaluation not only covers learning and accountability, but can be used to promote IOM's work, reinforce partnerships and bring innovation to its activities
This guidance is intended to promote a common understanding of the PPR tool and practices among all staff involved in M&E work, to inform IOM’s Departments, Regional and Country Offices on the scope, objectives, and processes under the project performance review, and to ensure quality throughout the process.
Approved at the UNEG AGM 2010, this quality checklist for evaluation Terms of Reference and Inception Reports serves as a guideline for UNEG members in the design and conduct of evaluations.
Approved at the UNEG AGM 2010, this quality checklist for evaluation reports serves as a guideline for UNEG members in the preparation and assessment of an evaluation report.
The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Norms and Standards for Evaluation, adopted in 2005, has served as a landmark document for the United Nations and beyond. For the last ten years, it has been used successfully to strengthen and harmonize evaluation practice and has served as a key reference for evaluators around the world.
The Ethical Guidelines for Evaluation were formally approved by UNEG members at the UNEG Annual General Meeting 2008. These Guidelines expand on the Ethical Code of Conduct for Evaluation on the UN System (UNEG/FN/CoC).