Independent evaluation of the linkage of humanitarian aid and development cooperation at the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC)

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Date published
01 Jan 2019
Impact evaluation
Development & humanitarian aid, Evaluation-related

Evaluations commissioned by the SDC’s Board of Directors were introduced in the SDC in 2002 with the aim of providing a more critical and independent assessment of the SDC activities. These Evaluations are conducted according to the OECD DAC Evaluation Standards and are part of the SDC's concept for implementing Article 170 of the Swiss Constitution, which requires Swiss Federal Offices to analyse the effectiveness of their activities. The SDC's Senior Management (consisting of the Director General and the heads of SDC's departments) approves the Evaluation Program. The Evaluation and Corporate Controlling Division, which reports directly to the Director General, commissions the evaluation, taking care to recruit independent evaluators and manages the evaluation process.