Evaluation

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.

Biennial Evaluation Plan 2023-2024

The IOM Biennial Evaluation Plan 2023-2024 includes a selection of central evaluations that will be conducted by the IOM Central Evaluation Unit of the Department of Strategic Planning and Organizational Performance (EVA/DPP).

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


Guiding Documents and 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.

Biennial Evaluation Plan 2023-2024

Biennial Evaluation Plan 2023-2024

The IOM Biennial Evaluation Plan 2023-2024 includes a selection of central evaluations that will be conducted by the IOM Central Evaluation Unit of the Department of Strategic Planning and Organizational Performance (EVA/DPP).

IOM Guidance for Addressing Gender in Evaluations

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.

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

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.

IOM Guidance for Addressing Gender in Evaluations

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.

Guidance on the Use of Evaluation and Follow-Up of Recommendations

Guidance on the Use of Evaluation and Follow-Up of Recommendations

This document outlines the potential uses of evaluations and provides guidance on how to ensure the use of evaluations and follow-up of evaluation recommendations. In particular, all IOM evaluations (internal and external) should include a management response and action plan 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

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 Integrating Human Rights and Gender Equality in Evaluations

UNEG Integrating Human Rights and Gender Equality in Evaluations

This Guidance has been developed in response to the results of a mapping study conducted to determine the level of integration of HR & GE approaches in evaluations carried out in UN agencies, funds, programmes and training institutions (hereafter referred to as ‘UN entities’).

Guidance on Selection, Planning and Management

UNEG Impact Evaluation in UN Agency Evaluation Systems: Guidance on Selection, Planning and Management

This Guidance Note, used in conjunction with many other recent resources on impact evaluation, provides a sound starting point for UN evaluation bodies wishing to commence conducting impact evaluations.