IOM Technical References

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.


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Guidance on the Use of Evaluation and Follow-Up of Recommendations
Guidance on Quality Management of IOM Evaluations

This Guidance provides details on the processes, roles, and responsibilities to assure the quality of IOM evaluations. It highlights the importance of using the checklist for reviewing the terms of reference of evaluations by evaluation managers. It also introduces two mandatory quality control tools for reviewing inception and evaluation reports by both evaluators and evaluator managers.


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Guidance on Quality Management of IOM 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.


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GUIDANCE FOR EVALUATION MANAGERS
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.


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Guidance for Evaluators
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.


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IOM M&E Guidelines
Evaluation Brief Guidance

This Guidance is part of a common set of guidance notes issued by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that operationalizes the OIG 2018–2020 Strategy for the management of evaluation and monitoring functions and supports the implementation of the IOM Evaluation Policy (September 2018). After finalizing an evaluation report, IOM promotes the use of a separate summary document called an ‘evaluation brief’ that can be used to easily share information and results from evaluations and be more accessible to our staff, donors, partners, and other stakeholders.


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IOM Evaluation Brief Guidance
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”.


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IOM Guidance for Addressing Gender in Evaluations
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.


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IOM Gender and Evaluation Tip Sheet
Continuity of Monitoring and Evaluation Interventions during COVID-19

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on staff mobility and programmatic work worldwide, OIG/Evaluation has put together short guidance and materials to help ensure fluidity for evaluation and monitoring activities for on-going and new programmes.


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Research and Evaluation Methodology for Mass Information Activities

The present document is intended as a quick guide for IOM staff doing mass information work, in particular information campaign projects. Its purpose is to assist IOM staff with two extremely important and frequently overlooked aspects of mass information work: research and evaluation.


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Research and Evaluation Methodology for Mass Information Activities
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.


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IOM Planning, Conducting and Using Project Performance Reviews (PPR)
Toolkits for Results Matrix, Results Monitoring Framework and Evaluation

These toolkits provide key information such as definitions and tips for formulation of results and indicators for IOM interventions. Furthermore, evaluation criteria and questions are defined.


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