Welcome to the compendium of CGIAR evaluation guidelines. The independent Evaluation Function within IAES has engaged in the co-design and revision of the guidelines to operationalize the CGIAR Evaluation Framework and Policy (2022) and reflect changes in CGIAR.

The evaluation guidelines facilitate alignment with the 15 standards and principles of the Evaluation Framework, with a special focus on ‘capacity building’, ‘measurability’, and ‘mutual accountability’. They also emphasize ‘a holistic and consistent CGIAR-wide approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning’, one of five pillars of the revised Evaluation Policy.


Conducting and Using Evaluability Assessments in CGIAR: CGIAR Evaluation Guidelines

guidelines coverPurpose: To operationalize evaluability and related standards in the CGIAR Evaluation Framework to improve evaluability, ensure cost-effectiveness, and contribute toward a continuous learning culture in CGIAR (also in Spanish).




Applying Quality of Research for Development Frame of Reference to Process and Performance Evaluations

guidelines coverPurpose: To harmonize the overall approach for evaluating research and science quality in CGIAR and similar contexts; to facilitate a common understanding of the Quality of Science (QoS) evaluation criterion and the methods. They can be adapted by like-minded organizations conducting research for development (R4D) (also in Spanish).




G3: Guidance on Evaluation Terms of Reference (TOR)

G4: Guidance on Evaluation Inception Reports

G5: Guidance on Evaluation Reports