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Sharing our evaluations is important to us.  All of our evaluation reports are publicly available in our evaluation inventory. You’ll find links to corporate, program, and project level evaluations.

Our organizational outcomes

Our strategic evaluations focus on the outcomes of our work as an organization. They look at cross-cutting issues about key results and IDRC programming modalities and include multiple reports done over several years.  We’ve completed strategic evaluations on:

We're currently working on a strategic evaluation on research excellence.

Our programs and projects

We conduct external program reviews toward the end of each program cycle. These are our primary accountability mechanism for the results, effectiveness, and relevance of program spending. Managed by the Evaluation Unit, external program reviews provide IDRC's Board of Governors with an assessment of each program's performance, its research findings, and its outcomes.

IDRC programs also conduct evaluations on project clusters, organizations, issues, and modalities within their individual portfolios.

Program officers normally manage project evaluations. Not all projects are evaluated — the choice of what to evaluate is based on need (i.e., on the risk, priority, phase and size of the project). How to evaluate is based on the intended use and user(s).

Program-led and project evaluations are available in our evaluation inventory.

Results for Evaluation

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External Program Reviews (2015)

IDRC commissions external program reviews toward the end of each program cycle. These final evaluations are our primary accountability mechanism in terms of the results, effectiveness, and relevance of program spending. External program reviews aim...

Making Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia

IDRC is a long-time supporter of South Asia's Community of Evaluators to advance evaluation practices in the region. With representation from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, the Community of Evaluators first came...

RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now online

After a decade of work developing the Outcome Mapping Approach, IDRC has played an important role in the development of ROMA, an adaptation of IDRC’s original outcome mapping research. ROMA: A guide to policy engagement and influence, has been...

New evaluation tool now available to assess research quality

IDRC supports Strategic Evaluation on Research Excellence, a three-phase project that aims to define and articulate what research excellence means in a research for development (R4D) context. Existing tools and approaches for assessing research...

External Program Reviews (2012)

IDRC commissions external program reviews toward the end of each program cycle. These final evaluations are our primary accountability mechanism in terms of the results, effectiveness, and relevance of program spending. External program reviews aim...

Quality and Use of Rolling Project Completion Reports

In 2005, IDRC adopted the rolling Project Completion Report (rPCR), creating a cross-organization interactive process to elicit staff reflection, deepen learning about projects, and  fulfill an accountability function for the organization. Five...

The Influence of Research on Public Policy (2009)

IDRC in the Public Policy Process: A Strategic Evaluation of the Influence of Research on Public Policy This study aims to clarify and document what the Centre means by "policy influence"; to examine more systematically the extent to which...

External program reviews (2010)

IDRC commissions external program reviews toward the end of each program cycle. These final evaluations are our primary accountability mechanism in terms of the results, effectiveness, and relevance of program spending. External program reviews aim...

External program reviews (2009)

IDRC commissions external program reviews toward the end of each program cycle. These final evaluations are our primary accountability mechanism in terms of the results, effectiveness, and relevance of program spending. External program reviews aim...

Preparing for IDRC's Strategy 2010-2015

To prepare for the development of an IDRC corporate strategy for 2010-2015 we commissioned a review of five program evaluations to compare how programs performed in relation the commitments made in our previous corporate strategy. In examining...

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