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9 January 2018 Joint Evaluation of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation: Accelerating Change Phase I and II (2008–2017)
The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which, and under what circumstances, the Joint Programme has accelerated the abandonment of FGM over the last 10 years.
12 October 2017 Mid-Term Evaluation of the UNFPA Supplies Programme (2013-2020)
The purpose of the mid-term evaluation is to assess the progress in the implementation of UNFPA Supplies since 2013.

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Overview

Evaluation at UNFPA serves three main purposes: (i) to demonstrate accountability; (ii) to support evidence-based decision-making; (iii) to contribute to lesson learning. The evaluation function is governed by the UNFPA Evaluation Policy. The Executive Board is the custodian of the policy.

The Independent Evaluation Office (EO) was established in July 2013 as the custodian of the evaluation function and, with support from the Executive Director, is accountable for implementing the policy. The EO reports directly to the Executive Board, including through the Annual Report on Evaluation.

UNFPA evaluations fall into two categories: (a) programme-level evaluations conducted by external evaluators, but commissioned by relevant business units; and (b) corporate evaluations undertaken or commissioned by the EO. The EO prepares a budgeted biennial evaluation work plan and budget, which is approved by the Executive Board.

All UNFPA evaluations are publicly available on the UNFPA Evaluation Database together with their management response.

Evaluation Office reports

17 January 2018
The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which, and under what circumstances, the Joint Programme has accelerated the abandonment of FGM over the last 10 years (since the start of the joint programme in...
12 October 2017
  The inception phase was finalized in September 2017.  The Inception Report’s main components are (i) the evaluation approach and methodology, (ii) the evaluation questions and the matrix. The inception phase also...
31 May 2017
The H4+ (now "H6") partnership is a joint effort for capitalizing on the core competencies of UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, UNAIDS, UNWomen, and the World Bank in maternal, newborn, and child health. The Joint Programme Canada...
31 May 2017
The purpose of the evaluation was to conduct an evidence based, highly consultative and participative formative evaluation of the UNFPA Innovation Initiative. The objectives were to provide learning inputs to managers...

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Key documents

30 January 2018
The quadrennial budgeted evaluation plan for 2018-2021 has been prepared in line with the revised evaluation policy of UNFPA (DP/FPA/2013/5).
28 April 2017
This report reviews the evaluation function at UNFPA for the year 2016.
1 September 2015
The quadrennial budgeted evaluation for 2016-2019 has been prepared in line with the revised evaluation policy of UNFPA, in accordance with relevant Executive Board decisions, and with General Assembly resolution 67/226...
1 January 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...

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Resources

30 November 2016
Welcome to IMPACT: the newsletter of the independent Evaluation Office of UNFPA.
20 April 2016
Templates, tools and guidance for quality assurance of the evaluation process and quality assessment of the final evaluation reports
31 October 2013
Handbook on how to design and conduct a Country Programme Evaluation
1 October 2013
Guides the evaluation team through the assessment of the country office M&E system and the challenges of building a results-oriented monitoring system

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