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 2021-2023

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  OIG M&E Strategy 2021–2023

The 2021-2023 Monitoring and Evaluation Strategy of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is a continuation of the first strategy 2018-2020 and takes into account the progress to date as well as the enabling factors and organizational constraints within which OIG will have to operate.

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 M&E GuidelinesIOM M&E Guidelines

The IOM Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines contribute to strengthening the capacities at IOM by providing more detailed and in-depth support for the systematic monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of any IOM intervention, including projects/programmes and policies, as well as strategies at national, regional and global levels.

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

Management Response and Follow-Up on IOM Evaluation RecommendationsManagement Response and Follow-Up on IOM Evaluation Recommendations

All IOM evaluations (internal and external) should include a management response for the implementation and follow-up of their recommendations.

UNEG Norms and Standards for EvaluationUNEG Norms and Standards for Evaluation

The updated Norms and Standards were discussed and unanimously adopted at the April 2016 UNEG Annual General Meeting in Geneva. The 2016 Norms and Standards are interrelated and mutually reinforcing. The ten general norms should be upheld in the conduct of any evaluation; the four institutional norms should be reflected in the management and governance of evaluation functions.

UNEG Ethical Guidelines for EvaluationUNEG Ethical Guidelines for Evaluation

The ethical principles outlined below are firmly grounded in, and build on, the 2016 UNEG Norms and Standards for Evaluation that provide the agreed normative principles to be upheld in the conduct, management and governance of evaluation.

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.