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14 May 2018 Strengthening the UN system's monitoring and evaluation capacity through the deployment of young evaluators

Under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN reform agenda, monitoring and evaluation capacities are more important than ever to achieve UN system effectiveness and to strengthen the capabilities of...

14 March 2018 Evaluation of UNFPA support to the prevention, response to and elimination of gender based violence, and harmful practices
The Asia-Pacific Regional Office (APRO) Case Study Report is now available.
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.



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

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...
29 May 2017
This report brings together the findings from a sample of 26 UNFPA CPE reports, conducted and quality-assessed between 2014 and 2015, in order to inform and strengthen programming.
28 April 2017
The purpose of the evaluation was to feed into the preparation of the new UNFPA strategic plan with independent evaluative evidence and lessons learned, specifically related to the elements of the architecture...


Key documents

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...
18 November 2014
The proposed evaluation plan for the 2014-2015 biennium encompasses both corporate evaluations, which include thematic and independent country programme evaluations, and programme-level evaluations.



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