The establishment of the Charter for WFP’s evaluation function follows the approval of the WFP Evaluation Policy 2022 by the WFP Executive Board in February 2022.
This Charter should be read in conjunction with the Evaluation Policy.
In line with Agenda 2030, the Evaluation Policy responds to expectations by member states and all WFP stakeholders for independent and credible evidence on its results, which generates knowledge to strengthen WFP’s contribution to achieving zero hunger.
The Evaluation Policy establishes the vision and strategic direction for embedding evaluation into WFP’s culture of and systems for accountability and learning. It sets the normative framework and standards, and specifies the model for WFP’s evaluation function, comprising centralized evaluation, demand-led decentralized evaluation, and impact evaluation, to be implemented as set out in the Corporate Evaluation Strategy.
Together, the Charter and the Evaluation Policy constitute the governance framework for WFP’s evaluation function. The Evaluation Charter sets out the institutional arrangements and associated authorities for operationalization of the Evaluation Policy and Corporate Evaluation Strategy that enable evaluation findings to be integrated into WFP’s policies, strategies, and programmes.