Systematic evaluation of Norwegian aid
The Evaluation Department is governed under a separate mandate for evaluating the Norwegian Development Aid Administration and reports directly to the Secretary Generals of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate and Development.
The objectives of evaluations are to:
- evaluate the results achieved in relation to specified goals and plans;
- evaluate whether resource use is commensurate with the results achieved;
- systematise lessons learned with a view to assuring the quality of future projects and improving results through effective learning processes; and
- provide information to the authorities and the general public.
The evaluation function shall contribute in part to learning and gathering experience from Norwegian participation in international development cooperation, and in part to keeping the actors in Norwegian development policy accountable for its administration.
Published: 17. December 2018
Evaluations of programs and intervention and the relevance of social neurosciencesFrans L. Leeuw shares his thoughts on the relevance of social neurosciences for the evaluation profession, from his experience in addressing the question of which mechanisms are important drivers to make Truth and Reconciliation Committees effective.
Published: 8. November 2018
Focus on the field. AlwaysAsbjørn Eidhammer expands on his thoughts on the organisation of Norwegian Aid development administrastion.
Published: 13. September 2018
Exploring the relationship between human rights due diligence and broader environmental and social due diligenceRachel Davis discusses the gaps in standards and practice in how financial institutions manage human rights risks, and relates the findings in the evaluation report to wider international experiences and discussions on differences between UNGP and IFC Performance Standards in this evaluation view.
Published: 22. August 2018
Criteria for successful Norwegian peace engagementThis evaluation view discusses important criteria for being a successful facilitator in peace processes.
Published: 20. August 2018
The Norwegian peace engagement: New challenges in a new world orderRecent developments in the international power situation, may pose challenges to Norway’s role in peace processes, Gunnar M. Sørbø argues in this evaluation view
Published: 13. June 2018
Evaluations for improved aid modalitiesIn this external evaluation view, Nora Ingdal, discusses what it takes for policy- and decision makers to learn from evaluations, seen from the perspective of civil society.
Published: 5. June 2018
Evaluation views: Prerequisites for a good evaluation functionIn this evaluation view, Evaluation Director Per Øyvind Bastøe discusses international knowledge on evaluation practice and finds room for improvement for the Norwegian development cooperation administration.
Published: 5. June 2018
How to establish a Useful Evaluation Function: It is a Balancing ActToday, as I reflect on what makes for a useful evaluation function, I remain convinced of the critical importance of these four elements - utility, impartiality, credibility and outreach.
Published: 14. May 2018
Newsletter from the Evaluation DepartmentEvalNews provides regular basis information on evaluation of the implementation of Norwegian development policy.
Published: 9. May 2018
Learning from ten years of implementing the Norwegian International Climate and Forest InitiativeThe Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative – NICFI for short – was launched at the COP 13 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bali in 2007. Norway's pledge was to contribute up to half a billion dollars annually to reducing deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries – now referred to as REDD+.