Evaluation of Spanish Cooperation
It is a function that shares Spanish Cooperation's ultimate goal of contributing to human development, reducing poverty and enabling full assess to rights. In this respect, evaluations are an important way to generate new knowledge that enables us to improve the effectiveness and quality of our cooperation system. They also contribute to transforming our reality and provide a foundation for transparency and accountability.
In order to develop an evaluation process that can provide more effective feedback, we carry out the following tasks:
Establishing the general framework for evaluation development: In order to become more efficient and to enhance evaluation quality, the Spanish Evaluation Policy has been thoroughly revised. This process was led by the General-Secretary's Office for International Development Cooperation (SGCID) and involved all participants in the Spanish Cooperation system. The SGCID also coordinated the drafting of the Biannual Evaluation Plan.
Managing evaluations: The SGCID Evaluation Division manages centralised evaluations, participates in joint evaluations with other donors and manages the knowledge gained from these evaluations through creating databases and systematically organising the evaluation results. The division also publishes these evaluation results and monitors decision-making processes.
Fostering a culture of evaluation. The SGCID contributes to this goal by organising and taking part in actions that promote evaluation-based learning and the exchange of evaluation experiences.
Strengthening its own evaluation system and the systems in place in partner countries. The SGCID supports training activities, produces reference documents and provides consultation services and advice.
It plays a key role in international evaluation networks, such as EVALNET (the Development Assistance Committee's evaluation network) MOPAN (a network of 17 donor countries created to evaluate the effectiveness of multilateral organisations), EVALPARTNERS (an international network that seeks to strength national evaluation systems) and ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action).