The quality of an evaluation is heavily influenced by the degree to which it is based on the use of a rigorous methodology. For this reason, DG DEVCO has developed and systematically uses a robust methodological approach for both strategic and project/programme evaluations.
The evaluation methodology approach is available in English, French and Spanish on Capacity4Dev which is the European Union's knowledge sharing platform for development cooperation via this link where you can find :
- the detailed guidelines for Geographic and thematic evaluations;
the detailed guidelines for Project and programme evaluations.
The way development aid is provided is constantly evolving. To reflect this changing context, DEVCO develops specific methodological tools, often in cooperation with international institutions such as the OECD and the World Bank.
In this context, three specific methodological approaches to evaluate budget support programmes, capacity development interventions and gender as a cross cutting issue have been developed: