Evaluation is a means for program, organizational and social improvement.

The IOCE represents national and regional Voluntary Organization for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States, and the Middle East. It strengthens international evaluation through the exchange of evaluation methods, theories and practice, and promotes good governance and recognition of the value evaluation has in improving peoples’ lives. It is committed to cultural diversity, inclusiveness and bringing different evaluation traditions together in respect of that diversity.


Increase public awareness and globally validate evaluation, and support VOPEs in contributing to good governance, effective decision making and strengthening the role of civil society.


Contribute to building evaluation leadership and capacity, especially in developing countries; advance the exchange of evaluation theory and practice worldwide; address international challenges in evaluation; and assist the evaluation profession to take a more global approach to contributing to the identification and solution of world problems.

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Strategic Priorities

Core priority areas:

  • Provide leadership in evaluation worldwide
  • Encourage and support organisational capacity building for evaluation organisations
  • Facilitate communications and sharing of ideas across the global evaluation community

Internal governance strategy to support the core priority areas:

  • Effective governance, management, and strategic direction of IOCE

The IOCE’s mission and strategic priorities are fully outlined in the Strategic Plan and this Infographic.