Norms and Standards for Evaluation (2016)

UNEG Norms Standards for Evaluation_WEB.pdf (614 KB / English)

2016 Norms andt Standards_PPT.pdf (1153 KB / English)

UNEG Norms & Standards for Evaluation_Chinese.pdf (911 KB / Chinese)

UNEG Norms & Standards for Evaluation_Russian.pdf (520 KB / Russian)

Norms and Standards for Evaluation_Arabic.pdf (628 KB / Arabic)

UNEG Norms Standards for Evaluation_French.pdf (1292 KB / French)

UNEG Norms & Standards for Evaluation_Spanish.pdf (960 KB / Spanish)

UNEG Norms & Standards for Evaluation_English-2017.pdf (1874 KB / English)


The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Norms and Standards for Evaluation, adopted in 2005, has served as a landmark document for the United Nations and beyond. For the last ten years, it has been used successfully to strengthen and harmonize evaluation practice and has served as a key reference for evaluators around the globe.

However, the last decade has witnessed many changes in global, regional and national contexts and in the practice of evaluation. The evolving context and the increasing demands for accountability and national ownership in evaluation require an updated Norms and Standards document in order to ensure its continued relevance in guiding and further strengthening evaluation practices.

In 2016, UNEG adopted the updated 2016 UNEG Norms and Standards. The ten general norms should be upheld in the conduct of any evaluation; the four institutional norms should be reflected in the management and governance of evaluation functions. The associated standards support the implementation of these normative principles.

In addition to the Norms and Standards document, please also click here to see a PowerPoint Presentation on the publication.

Document Details


  • UNEG


  • UNEG Foundation Documents


  • Jun 2016


  • 21184


  • Guidance Norms and Standards UNEG Foundation Documents