This module is designed to strengthen the understanding of evaluation principles in UNIDO and the UN system. After completing this module, participants will have developed a sound understanding of the different types of evaluation conducted in UNIDO, distinguish different evaluation types and other management functions such as monitoring, and be familiar with evaluation components of a "good evaluation" in line with international norms.
The Office of Evaluation and Internal Oversight and its Independent Evaluation Unit strive to plan and commission credible and useful evaluation evidence across the organization as part of its mission to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of UNIDO, and to contribute to inclusive and sustainable industrial development and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In order to increase the competence of all of its staff and evaluation consultants in assessment principles and management, the Independent Evaluation Unit has developed a comprehensive evaluation training.
This training aims to provide all staff with the information and abilities needed to participate in or manage evaluations. The training consists of three modules, and is available on the UNIDO website and the intranet.
The e-learning modules include readings and interactive exercises that stimulate application of concepts to the job.
Module 1: Introduction to Evaluation in UNIDO
Module 2: Evaluation Fundamentals and Approaches
This module provides an overview of evaluation fundamentals and introduces some evaluation approaches. After completing this module, participants will have developed a good understanding of the six main evaluation criteria, UNIDO’s evaluation approach to conducting independent evaluations, evaluations methods and data analysis, and other evaluation approaches.
Module 3: Commissioning and Managing Evaluations in UNIDO
This module presents an overview of all the components required to successfully commission and manage an evaluation. After completing this module, participants will have developed a good understanding of the entire process on how to plan, commission and manage an evaluation including the five evaluation phases and key principles; know about the different evaluation tasks, responsibilities of various stakeholders involved as well as managerial challenges; be familiar with practical and technical details, and conversant with international evaluation requirements.