• Introduction
  • 1 Evaluation in the Commission, its definition and scope
  • 1.1 Definition and role of evaluation
  • 1.1.1. Definition and role of evaluation
  • 1.1.2. Characteristics and delimination of evaluation from other information tools
  • 1.1.3. Evaluation variants
  • 2 Profile, role, tasks and resources on the evaluation function
  • 2.1.Profile and role of the evaluation function in the Commissions's services
  • 2.1.2. Different modes of evaluation function
  • 2.2 Basic tasks of evaluation function
  • 2.2.1 Co-ordination of evaluation activities of the Commission services
  • 2.2.2 Anticipation of the decision-making needs of Commission's services and establishment and implementation of annual plans and multi-annual evaluation programmes
  • 2.2.3 Definition and promotion of quality standards and methods
  • 2.2.4 Promoting the use of evaluation results in the decision-making process
  • 2.3 Skills and resources of the evaluation function
  • 3 DESIGNING AN EVALUATION
  • 3.1 Mandate for an evaluation project
  • 3.2 Evaluation questions
  • 3.3 Drafting Terms of Reference
  • 3.3.1 The purpose and justification of evaluation
  • 3.3.2.Description of the activity to be evaluated
  • 3.3.3 The scope of the evaluation
  • 3.3.4 The main evaluation questions
  • 3.3.5 The approach for data collection and analysis
  • 3.3.6 The work plan, organisation and budget of the evaluation
  • 3.3.7 Selection, exclusion and award criteria (in the case of external evaluator)
  • 3.3.8 The structure of the final report
  • 4 CONDUCTING EVALUATIONS
  • 4.1 Steering Groups
  • 4.1.1 Composition of the Steering Groups
  • 4.1.2. Tasks of the Steering Group
  • 4.2 Carrying out evaluations
  • 4.2.1 Administrative set-up
  • 4.2.2 Implementing the evaluation
  • 4.2.3 Validation of evaluation reports
  • 5 FINAL REPORTING, DISSEMINATION AND USE OF EVALUATION RESULTS
  • 5.1 Reporting
  • 5.2 Dissemination and disclosure of evaluation results
  • 5.3 Channels for diffusing evaluation findings
  • 5.4 Use of evalu