ITC Evaluation Policy (2015)

ITC-Evaluation-Policy-2015-Final.pdf (547 KB / English)


The 2015 Evaluation Policy builds on and supersedes the ITC Evaluation Policy of 2008. It is referred to as the second edition Evaluation Policy. In conformity with United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Standard 1.5, the Evaluation Policy shall be periodically reviewed and updated.


The purpose of the Evaluation Policy is to contribute to improving the performance and results of ITC in delivering trade-related technical assistance. It aims to create an enabling institutional environment for enhancing the strategic alignment of the evaluation function to ITC’s development goals, upgrading the quality and utility of evaluation services, and expanding the evaluation coverage of ITC’s operations.

The Evaluation Policy sets general principles, standards and process for the evaluation function of the ITC, which includes independent evaluations conducted by the Evaluation Unit and self-evaluations managed by the respective operation units. The Evaluation Policy provides policy guidance on the practice and use of evaluations, self-evaluations, impact surveys, impact stories, and other performance measurements to serve management decision and policymaking. For donor-sponsored evaluations related to ITC operations, ITC coordinates with donors in planning and provides customized technical support and collaboration.

In accordance the UNEG Norms and Standards and good practices promoted within the UN system, the Evaluation Policy constitutes one key pillar of the institutional framework for results-based management, corporate accountability, learning and partnership, with a view to keeping ITC in alignment with the development of evaluation within the UN system and in the broad development community.

The Evaluation Policy is complemented by two operational Guidelines:

  1. The Guidelines on Independent Evaluations and Impact Assessment set rigorous and practical methods, processes, evaluation criteria, and rating system for independent evaluations including impact assessments, managed by the Evaluation Unit, which serves as the central evaluation office of the organization; and
  2. The Guidelines on Self-evaluation define and clarify a set of rigorous and practical methods, tools, processes, evaluation criteria, and rating system for self-evaluation, which are under the responsibility of delivery managers.

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  • UNEG Members' Evaluation Policies


  • Jun 2015


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  • Policy