Strategy and learning

How we monitor and evaluate our work

Our work from 2014-19 focuses on four high-profile change initiatives, and we believe it's important to monitor and evaluate this work on an ongoing basis.

We believe it's important to monitor and evaluate our work on an ongoing basis

Evaluations hold us to account not only for the money we spend on behalf of our donors, but also for the results we aim to deliver. Evaluations are also opportunities for our teams and partner organisations to reflect on and learn from experience so that we can constantly improve our work.

Evaluations

Making our programme evaluations available online allows us to share lessons learnt more widely and contribute to and inform key debates in the field of international development.

External Review

External review
IIED commissions reviews of its work every five years. Find out more about an external review of IIED in 2011-12 

 

Evaluation of IIED’s Environmental Economics workEnvironmental economics
In autumn 2013, we contracted independent consultants Olof Drakenberg and Anders Ekbom to review the contribution of environmental economics and economics to IIED's work. We would like to thank them for producing a well-researched, rigorous report with a constructive critique. Read the full report 

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Participatory Learning and Action
In the summer of 2013, we contracted independent consultants Mary Myers and Mary Hobley to evaluate PLA and outline possible options for its future. We would like to thank them for producing a thoughtful, well-argued and stimulating report.
Read the full report | Read the report annexes
 

Value for money at IIED

Demonstrating value for money is ever more important for organisations using public funds, with aid budgets under pressure, development organisations need to show that they are efficient, that poor people's lives are actually improving, and that the environment is protected.

Read our value for money statement