Bangladesh Country Programme Evaluation

1 June 2016

Independent evaluation of the UNFPA eighth country programme of assistance to the Government of Bangladesh (2012-2016)

The evaluation provides an independent assessment of the relevance, the performance and the strategic positioning of UNFPA in Bangladesh. It draws lessons from past and present cooperation and provides a set of strategic and actionable recommendations to inform the next country programme cycle. This evaluation also serves as a pilot exercise for a clustered country programme evaluation of UNFPA engagement in highly vulnerable contexts. As part of this broader study, the Bangladesh country programme evaluation discusses how UNFPA has been able to take into account and address the specific causes of vulnerability in Bangladesh.

The specific objectives of the evaluation were:

  • To provide an independent assessment of the relevance and performance of the UNFPA eighth country programme to the UNFPA country office in Bangladesh, national programme stakeholders, the UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (Bangkok), UNFPA headquarters and a broader audience;
  • To provide a specific analysis of how UNFPA took into account and addressed those factors that leave Bangladesh vulnerable to disasters and emergencies in Bangladesh;
  • To provide an analysis of how UNFPA has positioned itself within the development community and national partners, with a view to adding value to the country development results;
  • To draw key lessons from past and current cooperation and provide a set of clear and forward-looking options leading to strategic and actionable recommendations for the next programme cycle.

All the relevant information about this evaluation is published here.

All the relevant information about this evaluation will be published here