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What we do

EvalYemen, as a Voluntary Organization for Professional Evaluation (VOPE), plays a vital role in promoting and supporting evaluation practices in Yemen. Its primary objective is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of development interventions through the use of rigorous evaluation methodologies.
The mission of EvalYemen is to enhance the capacity of individuals, organizations, private sector, and government entities to undertake evaluations and effectively utilize evaluation findings to inform decision-making processes. The organization is dedicated to building a strong evaluation community in Yemen by providing training, professional development opportunities, and resources to evaluation professionals.
EvalYemen focuses on three key areas:

EvalYemen strives to enhance the skills and knowledge of evaluation professionals in Yemen. It offers training programs, workshops, and mentoring initiatives to strengthen their understanding of evaluation methodologies, data collection and analysis techniques, and reporting practices. The organization also facilitates knowledge sharing and networking opportunities to foster a vibrant evaluation community.

EvalYemen recognizes the importance of utilizing evaluation findings to drive evidence-based decision-making. It actively promotes the use of evaluation results by providing guidance on how to effectively communicate and disseminate evaluation findings. The organization collaborates with stakeholders to ensure that evaluation insights influence policies, programs, and interventions, leading to more informed and impactful actions.

EvalYemen advocates for the institutionalization of evaluation practices in Yemen. It engages with government entities, civil society organizations, private sector, monitoring and evaluation networks and initiatives, international agencies, donors, and other relevant stakeholders to highlight the value of evaluation and its role in promoting accountability, learning, and continuous improvement. The organization works towards the integration of evaluation frameworks and processes into the policies and practices of development programs.

Through its work, EvalYemen aims to establish evaluation as a recognized and valued discipline in Yemen. By strengthening the capacity of evaluation professionals, promoting the use of evaluation findings, and advocating for the institutionalization of evaluation practices, EvalYemen contributes to the overall improvement of development interventions and the achievement of sustainable development goals in Yemen.

How we work

EvalYemen Mandate

EvalYemen's mandate is deeply rooted in its commitment to evaluation excellence, evidence-based decision-making, sustainability, collaboration, and empowerment. Through these principles, we aim to contribute to the advancement of evaluation practices, sustainable development, and the overall well-being of Yemen and its people. EvalYemen's mandate is to lead the transformation of Yemen through evaluation excellence, evidence-based decision-making, sustainability, collaboration, and volunteerism. Our mandate encompasses the following key elements:

We empower individuals and organizations in Yemen to create positive change and build a prosperous future. We enhance capabilities, promote accountability, and encourage active participation in assessing and evaluating needs. We also foster a culture of volunteerism, encouraging individuals to contribute their time and skills towards advancing evaluation and development efforts.

We establish ourselves as a recognized center of excellence for evaluation in Yemen. We foster a strong evaluation culture, promote rigorous practices, and provide capacity building opportunities for effective and ethical evaluations. We also engage volunteers, leveraging their expertise and passion to support evaluation initiatives and strengthen our impact.

We bridge the gap between data and decision-making by generating high-quality evidence through rigorous evaluation studies. We collaborate with stakeholders to maximize the impact of policies, programs, and interventions. Volunteers play a vital role in data collection, analysis, and interpretation, contributing to informed decision-making processes.

EvalYemen is dedicated to contributing to the long-term sustainable development of Yemen. We recognize the interconnectedness of social, economic, and environmental factors and strive to embed sustainability principles within our evaluations. By considering the social, economic, and environmental impacts of interventions, we guide the design and implementation of projects that promote resilience, inclusivity, and environmental stewardship. Our efforts are aimed at creating an equitable, environmentally sustainable future that meets the needs of current and future generations in Yemen.

We actively seek collaborations with local and international organizations to strengthen evaluation practices, share knowledge, and amplify the impact of our work. We also engage volunteers as valuable partners, fostering an inclusive and participatory approach to evaluation and development. Together, with a network of evaluators and stakeholders committed to advancing evaluation and sustainable development, we strive to create positive change in Yemen.

How we work

EvalYemen is a pioneering organization dedicated to promoting evaluation practices and fostering positive change in Yemen. Our vision centers around leveraging the power of evaluation methodologies, data analysis, and evidence-based insights to drive transformative outcomes across various sectors in Yemen, including key services, governance, infrastructure, and socio-economic development.

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EvalYemen accountability mechanism

To ensure accountability within EvalYemen, the organization keeps the implementation of the following accountability mechanisms:

Transparent Governance:
Establish a transparent governance structure that clearly defines roles, responsibilities, and decision-making processes. This includes having a well-defined board of trustees and governing body that oversee the organization's activities. Ensure that governance meetings and decision-making processes are documented and accessible to relevant stakeholders.

Code of Conduct and Ethics:
Enforce a code of conduct and ethics that outlines expected behavior and principles for all staff, board members, and volunteers. This code includes guidelines on integrity, professionalism, respect, and confidentiality. Regularly communicate and reinforce these ethical standards to foster a culture of accountability.

Financial Accountability:
Implement robust financial management systems (EvalYemen System: ERP) and procedures to ensure transparency and accountability in financial operations. This includes maintaining accurate financial records, conducting regular audits, and adhering to relevant financial regulations and reporting requirements. Publish annual financial reports and make them available to stakeholders.

Stakeholder Engagement:
Foster meaningful engagement with stakeholders, including beneficiaries, partners, donors, and the wider community. EvalYemen mechanisms for soliciting feedback, addressing grievances, and incorporating stakeholder input into decision-making processes. Regularly communicate organizational goals, progress, and outcomes to stakeholders through various channels.

Monitoring and Evaluation:
EvalYemen has a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework to assess the effectiveness and impact of EvalYemen's activities. This includes setting clear performance indicators, collecting relevant data, and conducting regular evaluations to measure progress towards organizational goals. We use evaluation findings to inform decision-making, improve program effectiveness, and ensure accountability to stakeholders.

External Evaluation and Accreditation:
Seek external evaluation and accreditation from recognized evaluation bodies or independent auditors to validate and verify the organization's practices and performance. This provides an additional layer of accountability and demonstrates a commitment to quality and transparency.

Whistleblower Protection:
EvalYemen has a mechanism that allows individuals to report any misconduct or violations of organizational policies without fear of reprisal. Ensure confidentiality and protection for whistleblowers to encourage the reporting of unethical behavior and safeguard the organization's integrity.

Continuous Learning and Improvement:
EvalYemen adapts a culture of continuous learning and improvement within EvalYemen. Encourage staff and volunteers to participate in professional development activities, share lessons learned, and reflect on organizational practices. Regularly review and update policies, procedures, and strategies based on emerging best practices and organizational experiences.

By implementing these accountability mechanisms, EvalYemen can ensure transparency, integrity, and responsible governance, thereby enhancing its credibility and effectiveness in promoting and supporting evaluation practices in Yemen.

EvalYemen Quality Assurance Policy Statement

EvalYemen Organization for Development is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of quality in all aspects of its MEAL activities. We are committed to:

Providing accurate, reliable, and timely data and information through our monitoring and evaluation processes to inform evidence-based decision-making and improve program effectiveness.

Ensuring transparency, inclusivity, and accountability to stakeholders, including beneficiaries, partners, donors, and the communities we serve.

Promoting a culture of learning and continuous improvement by systematically capturing, analyzing, and disseminating lessons learned and best practices.

Complying with applicable professional standards, guidelines, and ethical principles in the field of monitoring, evaluation, and accountability.