UNFPA Evaluation Policy 2019

Resource date: 2019



UNFPA Evaluation Policy 2019 provides a clear roadmap for the evaluation function. It provides up-to-date definitions, principles, and norms and standards on evaluation as well as clarifies the various roles and responsibilities for the evaluation function at UNFPA. The revised evaluation policy is also aligned to the internal and external environment in which the organization operates.


Watch Marco Segone, Director, UNFPA Evaluation Office, explain why the Evaluation Policy is important to achieve UNFPA priorities, SDGs and ICPD agenda




Key features of the Evaluation Policy


Enhanced focus on the use of evaluations, to inform ongoing programme implementation, support programme design, and contribute to evidence-based decision making.


Greater emphasis on UN coherence through joint evaluations, system-wide evaluations, United Nations Evaluation Group and Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation (IAHE) initiatives and multi-stakeholder partnerships to strengthen national capacities to evaluate SDGs. 


Increased support to national evaluation capacity development through partnerships for country-led evaluations, strengthening national evaluation systems, and supporting evaluations towards achievement of SDGs


The revised evaluation policy for first time also affirms UNFPA commitment to engage youth throughout the evaluation process and enhance evaluation capacities of young and emerging evaluators.


Watch the video explaining key enhancements of UNFPA Evaluation Policy 2019 



Learn about roles and responsibilities of UNFPA organizational units for the evaluation function