2005 Standards for Evaluation in the UN System (updated 2016 Norms and Standards are available)

Standards_ES.pdf (93 KB / Spanish)

Standards_FR.pdf (90 KB / French)

Standards_RU.pdf (300 KB / Russian)

ar-UNEG standards for evaluation.doc (151 KB / Arabic)

UNEG_Standards_2005-FINAL.pdf (708 KB / English)


These standards build upon the Norms for Evaluation for the UN system. They are drawn from best practice of UNEG members. They are intended to guide the establishment of the institutional framework, management of the evaluation function, conduct and use of evaluations.

The Standards are also a reference for the competencies of evaluation practitioners and work ethics, and are intended to be applied as appropriate within each organization. UNEG will periodically update, elaborate and expand the coverage of these standards in the service of the UN system organizations.

In 2016, UNEG adopted updated Norms and Standards for Evaluation. Please see the updated document at http://www.unevaluation.org/2016-Norms-and-Standards.

Document Details


  • UNEG


  • UNEG Foundation Documents


  • Apr 2005


  • 83044


  • Approaches and Methods Guidance Norms and Standards Professionalisation