IOM Technical References
|Manual on Real-Time Learning and Performance Monitoring Review
The Manual on Real Time Learning and Performance Monitoring Review has been developed in response to an increasing demand for reflection activities to generate evidence-led insights for decision-making, accountability, and learning purposes across IOM’s work. The Real Time Learning (RTL) approaches and the Performance Monitoring Reviews (PMR) tool complement ongoing monitoring activities and support evaluative thinking across strategic and operational areas of the Organization. They aim to provide rapid insights on a situation, intervention, or event, with limited financial investment. They can be used in cases where activities requiring additional concerted reflection, discussion, and potentially a change in direction have been identified.
|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.
English, Management Response Template
|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.
English, Checklist - Terms of Reference, Quality Control Tool - Inception Reports, Quality Control Tool - Evaluation Reports
|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 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 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.
|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.
|Study on the Use of Evaluation at IOM and Proposals for Evaluation Follow-up Mechanisms
The study aimed to assess the use of evaluation at IOM and identify the best possible options
|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.
|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.