The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the performance of UNFPA in the field of family planning during the period covered by the Strategic Plan 2008-2013 and to provide learning to inform the implementation of the current UNFPA Family Planning Strategy Choices not chance (2012-2020).
The evaluation is to provide an overall independent assessment of UNFPA interventions in the area of family planning and identify key lessons learned for the current and future strategies. The particular emphasis of this evaluation will be on learning with a view to informing the implementation of the UNFPA family planning strategy Choices not chance 2012-2020, as well as other related interventions and programmes, such as the Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS- 2013-2020). The evaluation will constitute an important contribution to the mid-term review of UNFPA strategic plan 2014-2017.
The primary objectives of the evaluation are to:
- Assess how the framework as set out in UNFPA Strategic Plan (and revised DRS) 2008-2013 and further specified in the Reproductive rights and sexual and reproductive health framework (2008-2011) as well as in the GPRHCS (2007-2012) and the HIV/Unintended Pregnancies framework (2011-2015), has guided the programming and implementation of UNFPA interventions in the field of family planning;
- Facilitate learning and capture good practices from UNFPA experience across a range of key programmatic interventions in the field of family planning during the 2008-2013 period to inform the implementation of both outcome 1 of UNFPA current Strategic Plan and the Choice not chances 2012-2020 strategy; inform the GPRHCS (2013-2020) and the HIV/Unintended pregnancies framework (2011-2015) as well as future programming of interventions in the field of family planning.
The geographical scope should include all countries where family planning interventions were undertaken and will particularly focus on countries which can illustrate UNFPA support to availability of quality family planning.
Management and governance of the evaluation
The evaluation will be undertaken by the Evaluation Office ( EO) of UNFPA with the support of an external team of experts to ensure an independent and credible exercise is conducted. The responsibility for the management and supervision of the evaluation will rest with EO evaluation manager who will also be responsible for ensuring the quality and independence of the evaluation.
The progress of the evaluation will be followed by an evaluation reference group (ERG) consisting of members of UNFPA services and external stakeholders.