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

17 May 2018 2017 annual report of the evaluation function up for discussion in 2018 annual session of the UNFPA Executive Board
The 2017 annual report provides information on the performance of the evaluation function at corporate and decentralized levels,...
5 June 2017 Evaluation of H4+ Joint Programme Canada and Sweden (Sida)
The evaluation report and four country case studies (DRC, Liberia, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are now available.
3 June 2017 Lessons learned from UNFPA Country Programme Evaluations
The report with lessons learned from 26 country programme evaluations conducted between 2014 and 2015 is now available.

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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 purpose of the evaluation was to feed into the preparation of the new UNFPA strategic plan with independent evaluative evidence and lessons learned, specifically related to the elements of the architecture...
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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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