Evaluation

Overview

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

11 November 2020 New! Animation video on the evaluation function at UNFPA

Accelerating evidence-based decision-making, accountability and learning are key to deliver on the promise of the International...

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Key documents

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This document presents UNFPA’s strategy for evaluation. The strategy is framed both by UNFPA’s new Strategic Plan for 2018-2021 and by the broader set of directions adopted by the UN system. It presents and explains...
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This is a comprehensive overview of the performance of UNFPA evaluation function at centralized and decentralized levels in 2018, including key achievements and areas for growth.
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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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Evaluation Office reports

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The evaluation assesses the organizational capacity of UNFPA in humanitarian action globally, in terms of preparedness and response.
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This is the first Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation (IAHE) to assess the response to a slow-onset, recurrent natural disaster. UNFPA Evaluation Office, co-led this IAHE, as a member of the management group.
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The developmental evaluation provides real-time feedback and evaluative input for decision-making, for the development of the next stage of RBM in UNFPA.

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Latest updates and information from UNFPA Evaluation Office

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