Sharing our evaluations is important to us. All of our evaluation reports are publicly available in our evaluation inventory. You’ll find links to corporate, program, and project level evaluations.
Our organizational outcomes
Our strategic evaluations focus on the outcomes of our work as an organization. They look at cross-cutting issues about key results and IDRC programming modalities and include multiple reports done over several years. We’ve completed strategic evaluations on:
We're currently working on two strategic evaluations: communicating research for influence and research excellence.
Our programs and projects
We conduct external program reviews toward the end of each program cycle. These are our primary accountability mechanism for the results, effectiveness, and relevance of program spending. Managed by the Evaluation Unit, external program reviews provide IDRC's Board of Governors with an assessment of each program's performance, its research findings, and its outcomes.
IDRC programs also conduct evaluations on project clusters, organizations, issues, and modalities within their individual portfolios.
Program officers normally manage project evaluations. Not all projects are evaluated — the choice of what to evaluate is based on need (i.e., on the risk, priority, phase and size of the project). How to evaluate is based on the intended use and user(s).
Program-led and project evaluations are available in our evaluation inventory.