The Evaluation Practice Handbook offers comprehensive
information and practical guidance on how to prepare
for and conduct evaluations in WHO, and gives guidance
on the utilization and follow-up of evaluation results
and recommendations. Most importantly, it shows how
an evaluation culture can be mainstreamed throughout WHO, outlining stakeholders
responsibilities and supporting our staff to commission or carry out high-quality
evaluations in accordance with WHO s policy, that conform to current best practices and
the norms and standards of the United Nations Evaluation Group.
This handbook clarifies roles and responsibilities in evaluation and documents
processes, methods and associated tools. It describes the main phases of an
evaluation ¡V i.e. planning, conducting the evaluation, reporting, and managing
and communicating outcomes ¡V and provides operational guidance and templates
to assist those responsible for evaluations to comply with the Organization¡¦s
The handbook is divided into two parts:
Part One (chapters 1 and 2) covers the definition, objectives,
principles and management of evaluation in WHO.
Part Two (chapters 3¡V6) provides practical guidance on preparing
for and conducting an evaluation, detailing the main steps to carrying
out a quality evaluation in compliance with WHO¡¦s evaluation
policy (Fig. 1).
Annexes provide templates, standard documents and a glossary that can
be used for the different phases of the evaluation process.