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 2019 New! Getting to zero: Good practices from synthesis of UNFPA country programme evaluations
Just in time for the Nairobi Summit, marking 25th anniversary of the ICPD
26 September 2019 Use of evaluation results to expand access to family planning
On the occasion of World Contraception Day, a new video outlines the use of evaluation results to improve UNFPA Supplies programme

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Key documents

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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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The proposed evaluation plan for the 2014-2015 biennium encompasses both corporate evaluations, which include thematic and independent country programme evaluations, and programme-level evaluations.

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Evaluation Office reports

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This evaluation is an independent assessment of the UNFPA overall response to the Syria humanitarian crisis including its contribution to the Whole of Syria approach.
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This thematic evaluation assesses UNFPA support to the prevention of, response to, and elimination of gender-based violence and three harmful practices, child marriage, Female Genital Mutilation and son preference,...
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    The mid-term evaluation assesses the progress made in the implementation of the UNFPA Supplies Programme from 2013 to 2017, and covers all 46 focus countries of the programme. The evaluation results are clustered...

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