The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Evaluation Competency Framework was first adopted in 2008 and recently updated and adopted by UNEG in 2016.
The revision of the evaluation competencies for the UN system acknowledges that there is consensus that evaluation competencies are important for evaluators, as well as for evaluation unit heads, commissioners and users of evaluations. The UN recognizes the need to distinguish evaluation as a profession in order to ensure high quality evaluations that make a bigger difference in the lives of beneficiaries provided the rationale for revising the evaluation competencies. Moreover, competent evaluators and commissioners, managers, and users of evaluation, as well as credible and distinct evaluation functions in the UN are in the forefront of UNEG’s professionalization stream of work.
The revised evaluation competencies mutually reinforce the newly adopted UN norm on professionalism and can be used as a tool when strengthening evaluation capacities and functions.