Table of Contents

Preface.
Introduction to the evaluation manual. Why?.
For whom?.
What is new?.
How to use the manual?.
Management of development evaluations in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Pt. 1.: Understanding development evaluation : why, how and what?.
Chp. 1: Basic concepts.
What is evaluation?.
Why is evaluation important?.
Building on international norms and standards.
Chp. 2: How to evaluate?.
Evaluation principles.
Evaluation ethics.
Integrating human rights and gender equality in evaluation.
Climate sustainability.
Chp. 3: What to evaluate?.
Evaluation criteria.
Chp. 4: Evaluation in project and programme cycle management.
Evaluation as an integral part of the project and programme cycle management.
Ho do monitoring, reviews and evaluations serve a programme?.
Evaluations at different phases of the management cycle.
Ensuring evaluability of the programme.
Pt. 2.: Managing the evaluation process.
For whom?.
Reminders of international standards and tools.
Life -of-programme evaluation planning.
Phases and tasks of a programme evaluation process.
How much time for an evaluation?.
Phase1.: Preparing the evaluation.
Identifying the need and intented use of the evaluation.
Preparation of the terms of reference (ToR).
Resource planning for evaluations.
Compilation of background documentation.
Tendering and selecting evaluators.
Who does what? Preparation of the evaluation.
Phase 2.: Implementing and reporting on the evaluation.
Inception phase.
Field phase. Briefing of the evaluation team.
Data collection.
Data analysis.
Field analysis and debriefing on the evaluation results.
Reporting phase and ensuring quality of the report.
Outline of the evaluation report.
Preparing high quality draft and final evaluation reports.
Who does what? Use of evaluation results.
Pt. 3.: Evaluation of budget support.