The COVID-19 Global Evaluation Coalition is an independent collaborative project. The Coalition is made up of the development evaluation units of countries, United Nations organisations and multilateral institutions. The Coalition provides credible evidence to inform international co-operation supporting non-clinical responses to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries - helping to ensure that lessons are learned and that the global development community delivers on its promises. The Coalition will support and communicate both individual participants’ evaluations, and joint work involving multiple participants. This collaborative approach will maximize synergies and learning, while reducing duplication of effort in evaluating different elements of the COVID-19 pandemic response.


The overall purpose of the COVID-19 Global Evaluation Coalition is to foster collaboration, create synergies, and avoid duplication. The Coalition will improve the speed and quality of evaluation, analysis, and communication in ways that provide credible evaluative evidence that will:   

  1. Inform policy makers and implementers to support a more effective (collective) response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  2. Generate lessons and good practices, and facilitate learning for future global crises.  
  3. Provide a basis for accountability of development partners, including the provision of information to the public.  

To the extent possible, we aim to provide evaluation evidence for the response as it is ongoing, making this “real time” evaluative work. In addition, ex-post evaluations will look at longer-term effects.  

Shared Evaluation Framework

Figure 1. The strategic evaluation questions of the COVID-19 Global Evaluation Coalition from Early Synthesis report.

Overall the collective evaluation work will examine, to varying degrees, the relevance, effectiveness, coherence, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the international development and humanitarian co-operation provided to ODA-eligible recipients across all three non-clinical dimensions of the pandemic: the direct health response, the secondary effects, and building back better. The evaluative work will focus on the role of international development and humanitarian co-operation, both bilateral and multilateral, and the extent to which partners effectively supported local and national efforts.


The Coalition is made up of the central, independent evaluation units (or other suitable research or accountability entity) from countries and multilateral institutions. The role of Coalition participants is to provide data (including information on the response of their respective institutions, monitoring, evaluation and results data, and evaluation findings) and give in-put. Participants are expected to provide timely feedback on Coalition work and to support quality by reviewing draft reports. Participants take the lead in linking with evaluation users/audiences, identifying learning and accountability needs to ensure policy relevance. Likewise, they are expected to collaborate, sharing information and adjusting work plans to increase coherence.  




* Management Group (As of September 2022)

Relevant Documents

Factsheet COVID-19 Global Evaluation

A two-page factsheet summarizing the COVID-19 Global Coalition. Also available in FrenchSpanish, and Chinese


COVID-19 Global Evaluation Key Initiatives 2023

The Coalition will assess the overall international response through its Strategic Joint Evaluation of the Collective International Development and Humanitarian Assistance Response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This global evaluation is guided by Coalition participants through a representative Steering Group, and includescase studies of the response in select countries, with a focus on the role of international development co-operation. It will draw on institutional evaluations and other individual and joint evaluative work.


Soon available in French