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.

News on Evaluation

5 June 2017 Evaluation of H4+ Joint Programme Canada and Sweden (Sida)
The evaluation report and four country case studies (DRC, Liberia, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are now available.
3 June 2017 Lessons learned from UNFPA Country Programme Evaluations
The report with lessons learned from 26 country programme evaluations conducted between 2014 and 2015 is now available.

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Key documents

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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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This report reviews the evaluation function at UNFPA for the year 2016.
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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...

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Evaluation Office reports

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The evaluation of the UNFPA response to the Syria crisis continues moving forward as scheduled. The purpose of this exercise is to assess the contribution of UNFPA to the Syria humanitarian crisis response. This...
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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...
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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...

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Resources

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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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