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Evaluation and good practices

Evaluation databases

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United Nations Agencies

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
The Search Our Site section allows you perform categorised 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)
While UNCDF does not have a section specifically for evaluation, this site includes a complete, sortable list of their full-text evaluation reports 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 planned and ongoing evaluations.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
The Internal Oversight Service has links to evaluation reports for the sectors of Education, Natural Sciences, Social & Human Sciences, Culture, Communication & Information, as well as links to Thematic Evaluations.

United Nations Humanitarian and Crisis Response (UNHCR)
UNCHR's website provides access to recent evaluations conducted by UNHCR.

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 region and theme.

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

Other Multilateral Agencies

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
This Evaluation section website 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 ongoing evaluations conducted by the bank, as well as abstracts of the bank's evaluations. Plus you could also search for evaluations.

Also available in Spanish.

The World Bank Group: Operations and Evaluation Department

Research Institutions

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
The Evaluation website contains IDRC's 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 database 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 internal bibliographic resources and databases, as well as links to a number of external databases, on-line resources and organizations of interest to those involved in promoting the rights of children and women. TransMONEE is a public-use database of socio-economic indicators for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS/Baltics).

Donor Agencies

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

Finnish International Development Agency (Finnida)
Abstracts of evaluations (1991-2008) of country programmes or sectoral programmes supported by Finnida are available online.

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

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
The EvalWebsite has links to published evaluations, as well as a list of ongoing evaluations.




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