Evaluation & Monitoring

ROLE OF IOM CENTRAL EVALUATION

asset 7 Contributes actively to the oversight, accountability, transparency, strategic guidance and organizational leadership, and learning of the Organization

 

asset 8 Sets the norms and standards for Evaluation at IOM, and prepares relevant institutional policies and guidance

 

Asset 9 Provides technical assistance to IOM departments and offices for evaluation and monitoring

 

Asset 10Contributes to the functioning of decentralized evaluation systems and guarantees their quality

 

Asset 11Conducts central and corporate evaluations as well as specific assessments and reviews

Facts and Figures

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Policy and Strategy

IOM Evaluation Policy IN/266 (2018)

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.

Monitoring Policy IN/31 REV I (2018)

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.

IOM MONITORING AND EVALUATION STRATEGY
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performance
field office
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Two Levels of Evaluation

TWO LEVELS OF EVALUATION

centralCENTRALIZED

Conducted and managed by the Central Evaluation Office


centralDECENTRALIZED

Managed by country, regional or other headquarter-based units


Technical References

IOM Guidance for Addressing Gender in Evaluations  IOM M&E Strategy

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.

IOM Guidance for Addressing Gender in Evaluations  Evaluation Policy

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.

IOM Guidance for Addressing Gender in Evaluations  Monitoring Policy

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.

IOM Guidance for Addressing Gender in Evaluations  Charter of the OIG

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.

IOM Guidance for Addressing Gender in Evaluations  IOM Guidance for Addressing Gender in Evaluations

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”

IOM Gender and Evaluation Tip SheetIOM Gender and Evaluation Tip Sheet

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

IOM Evaluation GuidelinesIOM Evaluation Guidelines

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

IOM Planning, Conducting and Using Project Performance Reviews (PPR)IOM Planning, Conducting and Using Project Performance Reviews (PPR)

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.

UNEG Quality Checklist for Evaluation Terms of Reference and Inception ReportsUNEG Quality Checklist for Evaluation Terms of Reference and Inception Reports

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.

UNEG Quality Checklist for Evaluation ReportsUNEG Quality Checklist for Evaluation Reports

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.

UNEG Norms and Standards for EvaluationUNEG Norms and Standards for Evaluation

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.

UNEG Ethical Guidelines for EvaluationUNEG Ethical Guidelines for Evaluation

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[2008]).