Transitional biennial budgeted evaluation plan, 2014-2015

Resource date: 2014

The UNFPA transitional biennial budgeted evaluation plan, 2014-2015, is aligned with the revised UNFPA evaluation policy that the Executive Board approved in decision 2013/21, and with paragraphs 174 and 175 of General Assembly resolution 67/226 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system. The proposed evaluation plan for the 2014-2015 biennium encompasses both corporate evaluations, which include thematic and independent country programme evaluations, and programme-level evaluations. The evaluation plan also presents the resources allocated to evaluation that are incorporated in the UNFPA integrated budget estimates, 2014-2017 (DP/FPA/2013/14), which the Executive Board approved in decision 2013/32 at its second regular session 2013.

The transitional biennial budgeted evaluation plan presents the approach to the planning and coverage of evaluations for 2014-2015. The elements of this approach include selection criteria, the process undertaken in developing the evaluation plan, and the coverage of outcomes of the UNFPA strategic plan, 2008-2013, so as to inform the midterm review of the UNFPA strategic plan, 2014-2017. Together, these elements constitute an evaluation package that will:

(a) demonstrate accountability to stakeholders on performance achieved regarding development results;

(b) support evidence-based decision-making; and

(c) contribute important lessons learned to accelerate the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and
Development and determine how UNFPA can best support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.