U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) (October 2015).
Version 2 of the PEPFAR Evaluation Standards of Practice was released in October 2015 in response to the need for additional operational guidance and evolving requirements for planning and reporting on PEPFAR-supported evaluations. The interagency Evaluation Work Group assembled the guidance with the goal of improving the quality and relevance of PEPFAR evaluations and strengthening capacity to monitor progress and integrate lessons learned. This new publication adds several clarifications, including new sections on operational issues for planning, implementation, reporting, and review; an expanded section on roles and responsibilities; and a tools and templates section, describing tools and data elements contained in each. The appendices now include the required tools and templates for planning and reporting on PEPFAR-funded evaluations. The document consists of the following sections:
- Section I - PEPFAR Evaluation Standards of Practice: lists the standards of practice in the order they are likely to be applied when conducting an evaluation.
- Section II - Planning, Implementation, Reporting, and Review: describes the entire evaluation cycle, from planning to completion.
- Section III - Roles and Responsibilities: presents two tables that illustrate roles and responsibilities by stakeholder entity, and roles and responsibilities for individuals.
- Section IV - Tools and Templates: outlines the tools and templates that will be used to plan evaluations, write evaluation reports, and assess adherence to standards.