Evaluation

Resources and Related Links

United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG)

UNEG is a professional network that brings together the units responsible for evaluation in the UN system. UNEG aims to strengthen the objectivity, effectiveness and visibility of the evaluation function across the United Nations system and to advocate the importance of evaluation for learning, decision making and accountability. UNEG provides a forum for members to share experiences and information, discuss the latest evaluation issues and promote simplification and harmonisation of reporting practices.

The Evaluation Office actively supports inter-agency cooperation and the UN reform process by participating in five UNEG taskforces:

  • Human Rights and Gender Equality
  • Evaluation practice Exchange 2013 Seminar Organizing Committee
  • Norms and Standards
  • Harmonization of Evaluation
  • National Evaluation Capacity Development

In 2013, the Evaluation Office contributed to knowledge management efforts within the area of evaluation between United Nations partner organizations as part of the UNEG Evaluation Knowledge Management Group.

In 2013, UNFPA participated in the UNEG Evaluation Practice Exchange Seminar and organised a session on managing evaluations. The report of the EPE can be found here.

UNEG Work Program for 2011-2012

In 2011, the UNEG Human Rights and Gender Equality taskforce produced a Handbook providing step by step guidance on how to integrate human rights and gender equality throughout the evaluation process. This practical tool is directed at evaluators, evaluation managers, and programme managers, both within and outside the UN system.

The UNEG Task Force on National Evaluation Capacity development document ”National Evaluation Capacity development. Practical tips on how to strengthen National Evaluation Systems” is now available in French and Spanish here.

For more information and resources on evaluation please visit the UNEG website.

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 260 surveys in over 90 countries. For more information and resources on DHS please click here