Evaluation Office reports

News on Evaluation

27 July 2017 Formative evaluation of the UNFPA innovation initiative
The evaluation report is now available.
5 June 2017 Evaluation of H4+ Joint Programme Canada and Sweden (Sida)
The evaluation report and four country case studies (DRC, Liberia, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are now available.
3 June 2017 Lessons learned from UNFPA Country Programme Evaluations
The report with lessons learned from 26 country programme evaluations conducted between 2014 and 2015 is now available.



Evaluation at UNFPA serves three main purposes: (i) to demonstrate accountability; (ii) to support evidence-based decision-making; (iii) to contribute to lesson learning. The evaluation function is governed by the UNFPA Evaluation Policy. The Executive Board is the custodian of the policy.

The Independent Evaluation Office (EO) was established in July 2013 as the custodian of the evaluation function and, with support from the Executive Director, is accountable for implementing the policy. The EO reports directly to the Executive Board, including through the Annual Report on Evaluation.

UNFPA evaluations fall into two categories: (a) programme-level evaluations conducted by external evaluators, but commissioned by relevant business units; and (b) corporate evaluations undertaken or commissioned by the EO. The EO prepares a budgeted biennial evaluation work plan and budget, which is approved by the Executive Board.

All UNFPA evaluations are publicly available on the UNFPA Evaluation Database together with their management response.

Evaluation Office reports

29 May 2017
This report brings together the findings from a sample of 26 UNFPA CPE reports, conducted and quality-assessed between 2014 and 2015, in order to inform and strengthen programming.
28 April 2017
The purpose of the evaluation was to feed into the preparation of the new UNFPA strategic plan with independent evaluative evidence and lessons learned, specifically related to the elements of the architecture...
20 December 2016
The evaluation purpose was to assess the performance of UNFPA in its support to adolescents and youth during the period 2008-2015 falling under the UNFPA Framework for Action on Adolescents and Youth and the UNFPA...
20 July 2016
The evaluation purpose was to assess the performance of UNFPA in the field of family planning and to provide learning to inform the implementation of the current UNFPA Family Planning Strategy, Choices not chance (2012-...


Key documents

1 January 2015
The Executive Director is pleased to present the revised UNFPA evaluation policy. UNFPA developed the revised policy in response to Executive Board decisions 2009/18 and 2012/26, and obtained input from Executive Board...
18 November 2014
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.
1 January 2014
Decisions adopted by the Executive Board in 2015 2015/11 Annual report on evaluation (UNFPA) 2015/19 Quadrennial evaluation workplan and budget (UNFPA)



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