UNFPA Evaluation Policy (2013)

Resource date: 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 members during informal consultations in 2012 and 2013. UNFPA also undertook extensive internal consultations and commissioned a substantive quality review by an international evaluation expert. It took into consideration guidance provided by UNDP, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The revised policy ensures that the evaluation function is aligned with the norms and standards of the United Nations Evaluation Group and with international best practices. It takes into account the review, in 2012, of the UNFPA evaluation policy by the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services, as well as General Assembly resolution 67/226 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system.

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