The SEO carries out evaluations alone or together with other donors, depending on the object of the evaluation.

The SEO carries out its duties in accordance with the principles and standards of the DAC to guarantee high quality evaluations.

The SEO uses external consultants to carry out the evaluations. They are recruited by public tender for a limited period and their independence and competence guarantee the credibility of the evaluations.

The SEO defines the scope of the evaluation, draws up the specifications and monitors the quality of the evaluation process.

It sets up a steering committee of experts and representatives of the different stakeholders involved in the evaluation. This participative process helps to raise awareness of the services involved in the evaluation process.