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Evaluation

With the scaling-up of ODA, development agencies are placing more importance on result-based management systems as a means to enhancing aid effectiveness.

In order to enhance aid effectiveness, the international community has adopted the Monterrey Consensus (2002), High-Level Forum on Harmonisation in Rome (2003), and Marrakech Roundtable on Managing for Development Results (2004) and declared the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness in 2005.

Considering such trends in international development, KOICA is trying to strengthen its management and evaluation system. KOICA has broadened its types of evaluation from project-oriented to focusing on country, sector, modality and joint evaluations. We also conduct external evaluations participated by experts and organizations concerned to assure objectivity.

KOICA conducts evaluations which comply with KOICA’s Development Cooperation Evaluation Guidelines established and published in 2008.

KOICA continues to improve evaluation system and meet other evaluation requirements as they arise in the future.

KOICA's Evaluation Office performs the following tasks

ㆍEstablish evaluation-related policies and strategies  
ㆍStudy about international cooperation trends on evaluation and participate in discussions
ㆍEstablish and manage annual evaluation plans
ㆍPlan and execute major evaluation tasks based on the annual evaluation plan
ㆍProvide guidelines on evaluation to project departments
ㆍManage the evaluation information system
ㆍStudy and develop evaluation methods
ㆍHelp strengthen the recipient's evaluation capacity

Development Cooperation Evaluation Guideline PDF file()

In order to assure objectivity and transparency, KOICA carries out evaluations based on the five principles listed below

Partnership

KOICA encourages development cooperation partners' participation in evaluation and confirms the feasibility and appropriateness of joint evaluation with development cooperation partners

Impartiality

KOICA carries out evaluation in consideration of the different perspectives of the various interested parties.

Objectivity

Objectivity of evaluation starts from separating value judgments from facts. Facts should be based on the results of objective and credible observation and deduction. KOICA conducts evaluation based on objective and credible observations and deductions

Transparency

KOICA clearly states the techniques of evaluation research and analysis in the report. The evaluation report definitely distinguishes between value judgment and recommendations, and confirmation of facts and conclusions.

Credibility

KOICA encourages participants in evaluation to carry out evaluation in accordance with the principles of good faith to ensure the credibility of evaluation, and maintain transparency in the evaluation process.
 
In order to enhance quality and meet with international trends in evaluation, KOICA performs evaluations using seven criteria : five recommended by the OECD/DAC and gender mainstreaming and environmental impact.

Relevance

Degree of the objectives of development projects satisfying the needs and priorities of beneficiaries and policies of donors and recipients

Effectiveness

Degree of the objectives of projects achieved

Efficiency

Degree to which the costs of development projects can be rationalized against alternatives. In other words, the degree of several inputs economically used and turned into outputs and results

Sustainability

Possibility of a positive long-lasting effect after implementing an evaluation object policy or completing an evaluation object project

Impact

Overall results of the positive, negative, intended or unintended effects of development projects

Gender Mainstreaming

Reflecting gender mainstreaming approach in development projects

Considerations for the environment

Compatibility of environment issues and development projects in recipient countries
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