WFP Evaluation Policy (2022)

WFP Evaluation Policy 2022.pdf (703 KB / English)


WFP’s Office of Evaluation is pleased to share with you the WFP Evaluation Policy 2022. Informed by a peer review under the aegis of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) and the Development Assistance Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD-DAC), the updated policy responds to WFP’s Strategic Plan (2022-25) and its commitment to becoming evidence-driven in delivering results.
As WFP’s evaluation function continues to mature, the policy outlines broad coverage across WFP’s programme of work through centralized evaluations of policies, strategies, country strategic plans, and emergency operations. It also continues the previous evaluation policy trajectory in delivering decentralized evaluation to provide a stronger body of evaluation evidence at country level and formally categorizes impact evaluation as a third evaluation category. The updated evaluation policy also reaffirms the need for greater progress towards achieving the SDGs, requiring collective action, including the strengthening of evaluation partnerships in support of national evaluation capacity and joint and system-wide evaluations. 

The Evaluation Policy 2022 sets out the vision that WFP’s contribution to achieving zero hunger is supported by evaluative thinking, behaviour and systems. A new outcome focused on the availability and accessibility of evaluation evidence responds to a demand for a greater range of evaluation products and innovation in the way evidence is presented and used. Above all, the evaluation function is committed to support organizational learning, accountability, transparency and overall performance.
The policy will be accompanied by two partner documents: a new Corporate Evaluation Strategy and an updated Evaluation Charter. The strategy and charter are set to be released by the end of 2022.

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  • UNEG Members' Evaluation Policies


  • Oct 2022


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  • Evaluation function Peer Reviews Professionalisation