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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
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
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.
UNEG/OECD Peer Review of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Evaluation Function
The Peer Review of IOM’s evaluation function was conducted under the provisions contained in the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Framework for Professional Peer Reviews of the Evaluation Function of UN organizations and the OECD DAC. It is the first Peer Review of IOM’s evaluation function and it was conducted at the request of IOM.
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.
Guidance for Evaluators
This short guidance provides Evaluators with information about the conduct of evaluation at IOM and will ensure a transparent process leading to quality deliverables.
Guidance for Evaluation Managers
This Guidance is part of a common set of guidance notes issued by the Central Evaluation function of IOM as part of the OIG 2021-2023 Strategy for the management of evaluation and monitoring functions and supports the implementation of the IOM Evaluation Policy (September 2018). Guidance notes are technical documents that set IOM standards and provide explanations on the processes and methodologies used for conducting both monitoring as well as evaluation (M&E) work at IOM.
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.