Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The main purpose of ITC’s evaluation function is to promote learning and accountability. In line with ITC Evaluation Policy (2015) and UN evaluation-related standards, guidelines and good practices, the Evaluation Unit aims to provide objective and independent assessments of ITC’s performance regarding to achieving the strategic objectives of ITC.
ITC publishes all ongoing and completed evaluations as well as an Annual synthesis, which extracts commonalities across the different evaluations and identifies the strenghs, weaknesses, opportunities and treats (SWOT) for ITC and its programmes and projects.
As invaluable joint learning and reviewing opportunities, two external independent evaluations of ITC have been conducted respectively in 2006 and 2014, which provided useful strategic insights for ITC moving forward. The 2014 Independent Evaluation of the ITC was conducted by the Saana Consulting, with Bernard Wood as consultants Team Leader. The evaluation findings and recommendations provided timely strategic dimensions for the formulation of the ITC Strategic Plan 2015-2017. The evaluation findings were presented to and discussed at the ITC's Joint Advisory Group (JAG) meeting in June 2014, and the Management Response of ITC was finalized after an ad-hoc JAG session held in January 2015. The evaluation report and the Management Response of the ITC were endorsed by ITC's member countries including donors, clients and other partners. It should be noted that the 2014 external Independent Evaluation was considered as an follow up of the 2006 Independent Evaluation of ITC.
ITC frequently conducts surveys to better understand its clients’ perceptions and expectations, with a view to improving the quality and relevance of its work.
Evaluation policy 2015 Guidelines for Evaluation Terms of References Guidelines for Evaluation Reports Guidelines for Follow up to Recommendations
Miguel Jiménez Pont
Head, Evaluation Unitjimenez(at)intracen.org
Associate Monitoring and Evaluation Officerschmitt(at)intracen.org
Telephone+41-(0)22-7300627 Mailing address Evaluation Unit, Office of the Executive DirectorInternational Trade CentrePalais des Nations1211 Geneva 10Switzerland