The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Norms and Standards for Evaluation, adopted in 2005, has served as a landmark document for the United Nations and beyond. For the last ten years, it has been used successfully to strengthen and harmonize evaluation practice and has served as a key reference for evaluators around the globe. Since then, the evolving context, including the adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and the increasing
demands for accountability and national ownership in evaluation require an updated Norms and Standards document in order to ensure its continued relevance in guiding and further strengthening evaluation practices. In 2016, the updated United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Norms and Standards for Evaluation was released. This UNEG foundational document is intended for application for all United Nations evaluations. It sheds lights onto evaluations in the UN system in the era of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.