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

2 June 2016 Evaluation of UNFPA support to population and housing census data
The thematic evaluation report and the evaluation brief, as well as the country reports are now available. The results of the...
Evaluation of UNFPA support to population and housing census data
The thematic evaluation report and the evaluation brief, as well as the country reports are now available. The results of the...
Bangladesh Country Programme Evaluation
This evaluation provides an independent assessment of the relevance, the performance and the strategic positioning of UNFPA in...
1 June 2016 Bangladesh Country Programme Evaluation
This evaluation provides an independent assessment of the relevance, the performance and the strategic positioning of UNFPA in...

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Key documents

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Decisions adopted by the Executive Board in 2015 2015/11 Annual report on evaluation (UNFPA) 2015/19 Quadrennial evaluation workplan and budget (UNFPA)

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Evaluation Office reports

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The evaluation purpose was to assess the performance of UNFPA in its support to adolescents and youth during the period 2008-2015 falling under the UNFPA Framework for Action on Adolescents and Youth and the UNFPA...
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The evaluation purpose was to assess the performance of UNFPA in the field of family planning and to provide learning to inform the implementation of the current UNFPA Family Planning Strategy, Choices not chance (2012-...
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The evaluation purpose was to assess the contribution of UNFPA support to strengthening national capacity for the production of census data and its use in evidence-based decision-making and policy formulation.

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