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

29 November 2021

How has the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage (2016-2030) adapted to COVID-19?

In commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, the Evaluation Offices of UNFPA…

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23 November 2021

New evaluation provides evidence and lessons to end the AIDS epidemic and violence against women and girls

In commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the Evaluation Offices of…

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16 November 2021

Evaluation thematic brief on gender mainstreaming at UNFPA

Access 10 insights on gender mainstreaming at UNFPA

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Key documents

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Annual Report on the evaluation function 2019

Learn about the performance of the evaluation function at UNFPA in 2019, at centralized and decentralized…

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Adapting evaluations to the COVID-19 pandemic

Guiding principles and their practical implications for evaluation

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UNFPA Evaluation Policy 2019

UNFPA Evaluation Policy 2019 provides a clear roadmap for the evaluation function. It provides up-to-date…

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Evaluation Office reports

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Formative evaluation of UNFPA approach to South-South and triangular cooperation

This is the first evaluation on the theme of South-South cooperation at UNFPA. The evaluation is utilization-…

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Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

This is the first global thematic humanitarian evaluation on gender equality and the empowerment of women and…

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Evaluation of the UNFPA support to the HIV response (2016-2019)

This evaluation assesses the performance of UNFPA in integrating its support to the HIV response within the…

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Resources

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Choosing the most appropriate evaluation methods, processes and approaches

To ensure evaluations are fit for purpose and utilization-focused, targeted evaluation methods and approaches…

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Newsflash from UNFPA Evaluation Office

Latest updates and information from UNFPA Evaluation Office

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