Managing an Independent Project Evaluation

This is Chapter three in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Evaluation handbook.  The chapter provides detailed guidance for evaluation managers on managing the evaluation process.


"Managing an evaluation process implies early preparation to lay the groundwork for a timely, relevant and useful evaluation. In light of the high levels of engagement of evaluation stakeholders in this process, the role of the Project Manager in scheduling the evaluation is crucial for success." (UNODC 2013)


  • Schedule an Evaluation
  • Background Documentation Collection
  • Evaluation Terms of Reference (ToR
  • Evaluation Team
  • Recruitment
  • Logistics


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), (2013). Managing an independent project evaluation. Retrieved from website: