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P2p+ Ethics

Welcome to the P2p+ Ethics page for the EES conference!






Evaluation Guidelines and Handbooks

Evaluation Practice

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Barnett, C. & Camfield, L. (2016). Ethics in evaluation, Journal of Development Effectiveness, 8:4, 528-534.

  • Cooper, S. (2014). Putting collective reflective dialogue at the heart of the evaluation process. Reflective Practice, 15(5), 563-578.

  • Groves Williams, L. (2015). ‘Review of Ethics Principles and Guidance in Evaluation and Research’, Specialist Evaluation and Quality Assurance Service (SEQAS), DFID.

  • Mabry, L. (1999). “Circumstantial Ethics”, American journal of evaluation, 20(2): 199-212.

  • Morris, M. (2015). Research on evaluation ethics: Reflections and an agenda. New Directions for Evaluation, 2015(148), 31-42.

  • Nielsen, S. B., Lemire, S., & Christie, C. A. (2018). The evaluation marketplace and its industry. New Directions for Evaluation, 2018(160), 13-28.

  • Schwandt, T. A. (2018). Acting together in determining value: A professional ethical responsibility of evaluators. Evaluation, 24(3), 306-317.

  • Scriven, M. (2016). The last frontier of evaluation: Ethics. Evaluation for an Equitable Society. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 11-48.

  • Tourmen, C. (2009). Evaluators' decision making: The relationship between theory, practice, and experience. American Journal of Evaluation, 30(1), 7-30.

  • Van Draanen, J. (2017). Introducing reflexivity to evaluation practice: An in-depth case study. American Journal of Evaluation, 38(3), 360-375.

  • Virtanen, P., & Laitinen, I. (2004). Beyond evaluation standards. European Journal of Spatial Development, 13(1).

Guidelines or books that connect evaluation with ethics

•Morris, M, 2008, Evaluation ethics for best practice. New York, The New Guilford. 

•Simons, H, 1989, “Ethics of Case Study in Educational Research and Evaluation” in Burgess, R.G. (ed), The ethics of educational research. London, Routledge.

•Roetman, E, 2011 “A can of worms? Implications of rigorous impact evaluations for development agencies” in International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 3ie Working Paper 11

Codes of conduct and standards of evaluation associations


•Inter-Regional Initiative for Professionalization of Evaluation (IRIPE), 2020, Ethical Standards in Evaluation: A Guideline For Evaluators

•International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS), 2014, IDEAS Code of Ethics

•United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), 2020, Ethical Guidelines for Evaluation,

Global Environmental Facility Evaluation Office, 2007, Evaluation Document No.2, Ethical Guidelines

United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), 2008, Code of Conduct for Evaluation in the UN       System

Independent Evaluation Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2016, Evaluation and Independence, Existing evaluation policies and new approaches

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Quality assurance templates for TOR, Inception and Evaluation Reports, section on “Ethics and Safeguarding”

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2021, Procedure on ethical standards in research, evaluation, data collection and analysis



African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), 2006/7, African Evaluation Guidelines - Standards and Norms

•Australasian Evaluation Society (AES), 2013, Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Evaluations

Australasian Evaluation Society (AES), 2013,  Code of Ethics
European Evaluation Society (EES), n.d., The EES Evaluation Capabilities Framework

Latin American and Caribbean Network of Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization (ReLAC) and the Project of Evaluation Capacity Development in Latin America (FOCEVAL), carried out by the Costa Rican Ministry of Planning (MIDE- PLAN) and the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval),  2016, Evaluation standards for Latin America and the Caribbean

Red de Seguimiento, Evaluación y Sistematización de América Latina y el Caribe (ReLAC), con el apoyo del Instituto Alemán de Evaluación de la Cooperación para el Desarrollo (DEval) y el proyecto de Fomento de Capacidades y Articulación de Actores de la Evaluación en América Latina  (FOCELAC+), 2021, Estándares de evaluación para América Latina y el Caribe


•Aotearoa New Zealand Evaluation Association (ANZEA), 2015, Aotearoa Evaluation Standards

•Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network, 2016, Principles and Guidelines for ethical research and evaluation in development


•Associazione Italiana di Valutazione (AIV), 2019, Codice Deontologico

•Gesellschaft für Evaluation (DeGEval), 2004, Standards for Evaluation
Österreichische Plattform für Forschungs- und Technologiepolitikevaluierung, 2019 Standards der Evaluierung in der Forschungs-, Technologie-, und Innovationspolitik

•Société Francaise de l’Evaluation, 2006, Charte de l’Evaluation

Swiss Evaluation Society (Société Suisse de l’Evaluation), 2016, Evaluation Standards

UK Evaluation Society, 2013, Guidelines for Good Practice in Evaluation

Agencia Española de Evaluación y Calidad, 2009, Código ético profesional de la Agencia Estatal de Evaluación de las Políticas Públicas y la Calidad de los Servicios

Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA), 2021, Código Ético



•(United States of America) American Evaluation Association, 2018, Ethical Guiding Principles, 

•(Canada) Ministère du Travail, de l´Emploi et de la Solidarité Sociale, 2021, Code de déontologie des évaluateurs agréés

•(Mexico) Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política y Desarrollo Social, Código de Conducta, 2020