Evaluation reports

The New Zealand Aid Programme undertakes evaluations to advance understanding of what is being achieved and how implementation can be improved. The evaluations build on the extensive monitoring information collected during implementation. The evaluations allow for evidence-based judgements about achievement and improvement opportunities. The evaluations are conducted according to the Programme’s Evaluation Policy and are supported by evaluation guidance.

Evaluations can be undertaken jointly and/or collaboratively with others who work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the New Zealand Aid Programme. Most evaluation work is undertaken by independent contractors.  Evaluative information, and the knowledge that comes from that, is shared across the New Zealand Aid Programme, with those we work with and with the New Zealand and international communities.

There are three evaluation report types under the New Zealand Aid Programme: strategic, synthesis and activity evaluations. The reports and other documentation for these can be found under each of the sections below.

Policy and guidance

The New Zealand Aid Programme’s evaluation policy determines how and when activity evaluations are conducted.  The process map, guideline and templates provide support for conducting an evaluation of an activity. These document are available at the bottom of the evaluation web page.

Strategic evaluation reports

These independent evaluations are conducted under the an annual strategic evaluation work programme.  They include evaluations of programmes, themes (and sectors), policies and special interest evaluations. To view the completed evaluation reports and read more about the work programme, visit the strategic evaluation work programme and reports page.

Synthesis evaluation reports

The synthesis evaluation reports include evaluations that examine lessons and the quality of evaluation work across the range of activity evaluations.

Activity evaluation reports

Activity evaluation reports focus on what is being achieved and how implementation can be improved for specific activities.