Evaluation

Overview

Evaluation at UNFPA serves three main purposes. It strengthens accountability, evidence-based decision making and learning at UNFPA.

The evaluation function is governed by the UNFPA evaluation policy. The Executive Board is the custodian of the policy. The independent Evaluation Office (EO), established in July 2013, is 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. Centralized evaluations to assess organization wide issues, and decentralized evaluations of country, regional and global programmes. The EO also prepares a quadrennial budgeted evaluation 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.

Key documents

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The 2017 annual report provides information on the performance of the evaluation function at corporate and decentralized levels, as well as the contribution of UNFPA to the United Nations coherence in evaluation,...
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The purpose of the review of the evaluation function was to (a) assess if the evaluation policy should be revised or not–and, if so, identify areas of the policy that should be revised; and (b) provide an independent...
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The quadrennial budgeted evaluation plan for 2018-2021 has been prepared in line with the revised evaluation policy of UNFPA (DP/FPA/2013/5).

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Evaluation Office reports

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This evaluation is an independent assessment of the UNFPA overall response to the Syria humanitarian crisis including its contribution to the Whole of Syria approach.
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This thematic evaluation assesses UNFPA support to the prevention of, response to, and elimination of gender-based violence and three harmful practices, child marriage, Female Genital Mutilation and son preference,...
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    The mid-term evaluation assesses the progress made in the implementation of the UNFPA Supplies Programme from 2013 to 2017, and covers all 46 focus countries of the programme. The evaluation results are clustered...

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Latest updates and information from UNFPA Evaluation Office

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