Evaluation Manual

Evaluation is independent analysis of development policy and development cooperation. The purpose is to evaluate if the objectives of cooperation are achieved and to understand what works and why. Based on this evaluation produces evidence and recommendations for decision making for continuous quality improvements of development cooperation.

Web-based Evaluation ManualLink to another website.   (N.B. It is recommended to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as browser as Internet Explorer does not support all the features of the manual.)

The primary users of the Evaluation Manual are officials who commission and manage evaluations and evaluator experts who conduct evaluations, both in Finland and in the partner countries. The Evaluation Manual is also intended more widely to anyone interested in the evaluation of Finland's development policy and cooperation.

The language of the manual is English. The first part of the manual presents the key concepts of development evaluation, as well as international norms and standards. The second part guides the evaluation process step-by-step.

The Evaluation Manual is accompanied by templates and tools that can be downloaded from below.