Overview – Mission & Vision
Stronger evaluation theory and practice worldwide
through international collaboration and partnership in evaluation
which foster the cross-fertilisation of ideas,
high professional standards
and an open and global perspective among evaluators.
The IOCE aims to become a platform for worldwide cooperation and partnership in evaluation, fostering the cross fertilisation of ideas, high professional standards and an open and global perspective among evaluators. The mission of the IOCE as stated in our constitution is:
To help legitimate evaluation and support evaluation societies, associations and networks so that they can better contribute to good governance, effective decision making and strengthen the role of civil society.
The IOCE believes that evaluation is best strengthened through national and regional organisations. Our membership is made up of organisations not individuals. As an international organisation, the IOCE is committed to cultural diversity, inclusiveness and to bringing together different evaluation traditions in ways that respect this diversity. Representatives from 24 evaluation associations and networks from around the world launched IOCE at an Inaugural Assembly in Lima, Peru in March 2003. Their vision was that collaboration between evaluation associations would strengthen evaluation worldwide.