Evaluation

Evaluation serves three main purposes. It strengthens accountability, evidence-based decision making and learning. It is governed by the evaluation policy, approved by the Executive Board. The Evaluation Office reports directly to the Executive Board, including through the Annual Report on Evaluation. 

UNFPA conducts centralized evaluations to assess organization wide issues, and decentralized evaluations of country and regional programmes. All UNFPA evaluations are publicly available together with their management response. A quadrennial budgeted evaluation plan, approved by the Executive Board, provides a basis for monitoring and reporting on the evaluation function.

The Evaluation Office prioritizes enhancing the use of evaluations to contribute to evidence-based decision making; intensifying coherence with other UN entities; and strengthening national evaluation capacities through multi-stakeholder partnerships, including with young and emerging evaluators. To propel the global evaluation community toward the achievement of SDGs by 2030, the Evaluation Office co-leads the Decade of EVALUATION for Action, also known as the Eval4Action campaign. 

News on Evaluation

08 February 2021

Best UNFPA country programme evaluations in 2020

11 country programme evaluations at UNFPA received a high rating in 2020

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16 December 2020

New resource! Guidance on disability inclusion in UNFPA evaluations

Integrating disability inclusion dimensions in UNFPA evaluation methodology and EQAA

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Key documents

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UNFPA Evaluation Strategy (2018-2021)

This document presents UNFPA’s strategy for evaluation. The strategy is framed both by UNFPA’s new Strategic…

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Annual report on the evaluation function 2018

This is a comprehensive overview of the performance of UNFPA evaluation function at centralized and…

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Annual report on the evaluation function 2017

The 2017 annual report provides information on the performance of the evaluation function at corporate and…

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Evaluation Office reports

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Evaluation of the UNFPA capacity in humanitarian action (2012-2019)

The evaluation assesses the organizational capacity of UNFPA in humanitarian action globally, in terms of…

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Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation of the drought response in Ethiopia 2015–2018

This is the first Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation (IAHE) to assess the response to a slow-onset,…

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Developmental evaluation of results-based management at UNFPA

The developmental evaluation provides real-time feedback and evaluative input for decision-making, for the…

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Resources

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Newsflash from UNFPA Evaluation Office

Latest updates and information from UNFPA Evaluation Office

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