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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.
IOM MONITORING AND EVALUATION STRATEGY 2021-2023
Two Levels of Evaluation
TWO LEVELS OF EVALUATION
Conducted and managed by the Central Evaluation Office
Managed by country, regional or other headquarter-based units
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.
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.
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.