WFP’s evaluation policy (2008) defines a framework that ensures the independence, credibility and utility of evaluation at WFP. It confirms that the role of the Office of Evaluation is to inform debate of strategic issues and contribute to actions that replicate success and correct mistakes.
The policy seeks to :
• safeguard the independence of evaluation at WFP through both structural and institutional means;
• enhance the credibility of both evaluation processes and products by ensuring that planned evaluations are representative of WFP’s operations portfolio and that selection criteria meet rigorous standards for impartiality and transparency;
• increase the utility of evaluation at WFP by expanding accountability with external stakeholders, strengthening participatory approaches to evaluation and by clarifying the lines of responsibility for management's response to recommendations.