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About the department for Evaluation, learning and Quality (ELK)

ELK is responsible for technical advice and quality assurance incl. formulation of new programmes, appraisals, and reviews in relation to Danish bi- and multilateral development cooperation. 

Among its core tasks, ELK manages evaluations and Danish support to development research (assisted by Danida Fellowship Centre). ELK holds the secretariat function for the Council for Development Policy, the Programme Committee, and OECD/DAC, and ELK is anchoring the DDD roll out process and the preparation of How-to-notes. Jointly with FRU, ELK is driving the Results Project, and ELK is responsible for Aid Management Guidelines (AMG)

With regards to evaluations, ELK is responsible for the development of the biannual evaluation programme and the planning, management and quality control of evaluations of Danish development cooperation; and for disseminating evaluation results, experiences and lessons learned. ELK’s roles and responsibilities with regards to evaluation are set out in the Evaluation Policy for Danish Development Cooperation.


Tove Degnbol is Head of Department; tel +45 33 91 02 28; [email protected]