An evaluation policy outlines the definition, concept, role and use of evaluation within an organisation.
The policy document is often a fairly brief document, which is supported by more detailed guidance, guidelines or a procedures manual. Sometimes the policy document is structured around a number of key principles.
Evaluation policies should also 'include the institutional framework and definition of roles and responsibilities; an explanation of how the evaluation function and evaluations are planned, managed and budgeted; and a clear statement on disclosure and dissemination.' (UNEG)
United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), (n.d.).Guidance to programmes for developing an evaluation policy. Retrieved from website: https://www.un.org/Depts/oios/pages/ied_guidance_for_dev_ep.pdf
'Evaluation policy' is referenced in:
- Rainbow Framework :