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EQAS: Evaluation Quality Assurance System

EQAS is the 'how-to' of evaluation and quality standards. It is an integral part of WFP's Evaluation Policy 2008 and has two objectives:

  1. To improve the credibility and utility of evaluations.
  2. To facilitate lessons learning from evaluations across WFP

EQAS was developed using the knowledge of three major evaluation networks:

  1. United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG)
  2. Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP)
  3. Evaluation Net of the OECD/DAC

and incorporated common practice among evaluation practitioners. These standards and practices were adapted to WFP's context.

EQAS provides guidance on 

  • each step in the evaluation process to ensure transparency and a systematic way of working across evaluation teams;
  • the structure of evaluation reports to ensure comprehensive coverage of the evaluation subject and systematic, comparable reporting;
  • expected quality standards, including criteria for quality assurance. 

The Evaluation Support documents provide additional supporting documents to help evaluation managers and evaluation teams.

 

Evaluation Quality Assurance System for Strategic Evaluations - Guidance Materials
Evaluation Quality Assurance System for Policy Evaluations - Guidance Materials
Evaluation Quality Assurance System for Country Portfolio Evaluations - Guidance Materials
Evaluation Quality Assurance System for Impact Evaluations - Guidance Materials