Lessons learned from UNFPA Country Programme Evaluations

Resource date: 2016

This report brings together the findings from a sample of 30 UNFPA Country Programme Evaluation (CPE) reports, conducted and quality-assessed between 2010 and 2013. During this period, there was a wide variety in the quality of the reports: relatively few reports were assessed as 'good quality'. However, a larger number were considered to have positive features and were thought to contain useful evidence that could contribute to organizational learning.

Evidence from the reports was drawn out and distilled according to UNFPA evaluation criteria as well as other areas of particular importance to UNFPA.

It should be noted that the sample of reports was illustrative rather than statistically representative of UNFPA country programmes. Although the lessons learned that are presented in the report are still highly relevant, the period covered by all of the CPEs in the sample reflects performance under the previous UNFPA Strategic Plan: performance should not be inferred for the current UNFPA Strategic Plan.

The Evaluation Offices aims to schedule an evidence synthesis of learning from CPEs every two years.


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