The new CGIAR Evaluation Framework was approved by the CGIAR System Board in February 2022 and endorsed by the System Council, the CGIAR strategic decision-making body, that took place on 8-9 March 2022.

The new Evaluation Framework sets the overall approach to process and performance evaluations in CGIAR. It positions CGIAR’s evaluation practice within relevant global frameworks and CGIAR’s own internal governance and management frameworks. Setting out a theory of change and core standards and principles for the practice of evaluation in CGIAR, this Framework also anchors CGIAR’s Evaluation Policy, mandating the use of certain pillars in the conduct and use of process and performance evaluations, as well as guiding on the evaluation criteria and the role of leadership commitment.


CAS Secretariat (CGIAR Advisory Services Shared Secretariat) (2022). CGIAR Evaluation Framework. Rome: CAS Secretariat Evaluation Function


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