IDEV’s work program is a three-year rolling plan that allows IDEV to accomplish its mandate and adapt the evaluation strategy and priorities to changes in the institutional environment. It also responds to the changes in development thinking and innovations in evaluation methods.
IDEV develops its three-year rolling work program based on consultations with the Board, senior management in the operations complexes, and the Office of the Chief Economist. It includes evaluations of projects and programmes, sector and thematic evaluations, country and regional strategy evaluations, corporate evaluations, joint evaluations, and capacity development and knowledge management activities for effective feedback, dissemination and learning.
The authority to select programmes, policies or themes for evaluation and the formulation of the work programme rests with the Evaluator-General, under the oversight of CODE and approval by the Board of Directors.
The evaluation budget is determined on the basis of the approved work programme. The IDEV work programme is then prioritized in the light of human and budget resources available.