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Evaluation database


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This page provides links to evaluation databases.

United Nations Agencies

Inter Agency Working Groups

Other Multilateral Agencies

Research Institutions

Donor Agencies


United Nations Agencies

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
The Search Our Site section allows you to perform searches using a wide variety of themes or types of evaluation.

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
The Evaluation Knowledge System allows you to search for reports by region, country, evaluation type, document type, year and theme. The reports are available as full text documents, executive summaries, abstracts, or lessons learned.

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Labordoc contains references to a wide range of print and electronic publications, including journal articles, from countries around the world, on all aspects of work and sustainable livelihoods, and the work-related aspects of economic and social development and human rights.

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
This site includes a complete, sortable list of their full-text evaluation reports by country and by year to date.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The Central Evaluation Database (CEDAB) contains summaries of evaluation reports, and the Evaluation Resource Centre provides information about the agency's latest evaluations.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
The Internal Oversight Service has links to their evaluation reports (up to 2001).

United Nations Humanitarian and Crisis Response (UNHCR)
The Evaluation and Policy Analysis Unit includes all full text UNHCR evaluation reports since 1994 and a search engine for UNHCR's Research/Evaluation documents.

United Nations Industrial Development Organization Evaluation Services (UNIDO)
The Industrial Development Abstracts Database (IDA) contains indexed abstracts of UNIDO documents which can be ordered online. In addition, this site lists evaluation reports classified by country, by theme or programme and by activity.

United Nations Population Plan (UNFPA)
The Monitoring and Evaluation Resources section includes full text Evaluation Reports and Findings of UNFPA-supported projects and programmes.

Inter Agency Working Groups

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP)
The Network's Evaluative Reports Database on evaluations of humanitarian action is fully searchable, with key sections and summary information. The Useful Resources database has fully searchable bibliographic listings, downloadable documents and links to relevant web sites.

Development Assistance Committee Evaluation Group (DAC)
The Evaluation Inventory contains evaluation abstracts in English and French that various international development organizations have agreed to make available to the general public.

Other Multilateral Agencies

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
The evaluation section includes a database of full text reports since 1995, and a catalogue of online and print publications.

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
The Office of Evaluation and Oversite provides access to reports on corporate, project & impact, thematic, and country programme evaluations conducted by the bank, as well as abstracts of the bank's evaluations.

Also available in Spanish.

The World Bank Group: Operations and Evaluation Department

  • The Publications section provides access to some of their studies, findings, and top lessons; the site also provides executive summaries and abstracts from its Lessons of Experience Series.
  • The Operations Evaluations Department publishes a variety of document series, sorted by type or available through their online database.
  • The Impact Evaluation Thematic Group (PovertyNet) site provides access to Selected Evaluations.
  • The WBI Evaluation Group carries out evaluations of all training activities. It publishes evaluation reports and evaluation briefs.

Research Institutions

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
The Evaluation Unit offers evaluation reports, electronic resources and links related to each of IDRC's 3 programming areas and the corporate level. The IDRC Library provides public access to development information via two databases: the BIBLIO catalogue provides information on IDRC's collection of research materials; the IDRIS on IDRC-funded development research activities.

Some sections also available in French and Spanish.

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC)
The Centre offers access to a number of resources including internal bibliographic resources and databases, as well as links to a number of external databases, on-line resources and organizations.

Donor Agencies

Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid)
The Evaluation and Quality Assurance section includes access to their evaluations and reviews database.

German Development Cooperation (BMZ)
The evaluation section provides online summaries of evaluation reports in Adobe format. Reports are categorised as instrument, project, sector, or topic evaluations.

Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)
This evaluation website contains reports and summaries of evaluations undertaken since 1994. It also includes a link to DANIDA Evaluation database.

Department for International Development (DFID)
The Evaluation Department provides access to Evaluations and Publications and ordering information for full-text reports.

Finnish International Development Agency (Finnida)
Abstracts of evaluations (1991-2003) of country programmes or sectoral programmes supported by Finnida are available online.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
The Evaluation and Post-Project Monitoring section contains online publications including its full-text evaluation reports up to 2002.

Swedish International Development Agency (Sida)
This site includes access to full-text reports of its publications and database.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Here is their Evaluation page.



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