Evaluations are systematic and independent assessments of our work. They provide us with evidence to guide our decision-making and ways of working.

    Evaluations guide our ways of working and the future implementation of our projects by showing us what results are being achieved, what works well and what could be improved. By doing so, evaluations enable organizational learning, support evidence-based decision-making and provide accountability on the organization’s performance. 

    ITC’s Independent Evaluation Unit (IEU) conducts and supports evaluations in ITC and ensures that they meet recognized professional standards. Every year, the unit compiles an Annual Evaluation Work Programme that identifies the assessments and evaluations to be carried out, based on consultations with ITC management, staff and other stakeholders and a set of strategic criteria.

    In line with good practice, all completed evaluations are published, as well as annual synthesis reports that summarize a year's evaluations and can be devoted to a selected thematic focus. 

    Explore our evaluations

    ITC publishes all completed evaluations as well as an annual synthesis report that is summarizing a year's evaluations or devoted to a selected thematic focus. You can also find external evaluations of ITC here below. 


















    Annual Evaluation Synthesis Report

    The Annual Evaluation Synthesis Report (AESR) summarizes key findings and emerging issues from the review of selected evaluations conducted by ITC and funders. It is often dedicated to a selected thematic focus. Each year, the AESR is presented to ITC's Joint Advisory Group (JAG). You can read them below.

    External evaluations of ITC

    ITC’s work is also regularly evaluated by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU), and by funders.

    The evaluation was conducted by the Inspection and Evaluation Division of the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS). It sought to assess the relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency of ITC in relation to its objectives, and covered the period 2006 to 2014. 

    In 2012, ITC and its funders decided to conduct an external evaluation of ITC. The rationale for such an evaluation was to track progress made by ITC since the last external evaluation in 2006, with a view to enhancing ITC's ability to deliver on its mandate. 

    In 2003, the Joint Advisory Group (JAG) of ITC endorsed a Danish proposal to undertake a joint evaluation of the organization. The Evaluation used four interconnected modalities for analysis: an evaluation of ITC performance and comparative advantage at the field level; an evaluation of ITC products and technical competencies; an organizational evaluation, with studies on corporate performance; and an assessment of the global context for trade and development. 

    Opportunities for collaboration

    Corporate documents

    ITC contact

    Head, Independent Evaluation Unit
    Miguel Jiménez Pont
    jimenez [at] intracen.org