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

16 November 2021

Evaluation thematic brief on gender mainstreaming at UNFPA

Access 10 insights on gender mainstreaming at UNFPA

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02 November 2021

New resource! Country Programme Evaluation Management Kit

Ready-to-use guidance and tools to prepare, manage and utilize a Country Programme Evaluation

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12 August 2021

New partnership to advance youth engagement in evaluation

The UNFPA Evaluation Office, EvalYouth Global Network and the World Bank’s Global Evaluation Initiative are…

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Key documents

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Annual report on the evaluation function 2018

This is a comprehensive overview of the performance of UNFPA evaluation function at centralized and…

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Annual report on the evaluation function 2017

The 2017 annual report provides information on the performance of the evaluation function at corporate and…

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Independent external strategic review of the evaluation function of UNFPA

The purpose of the review of the evaluation function was to (a) assess if the evaluation policy should be…

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Evaluation Office reports

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Joint report on the evaluability assessment of the common chapter to the strategic plans of UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women

The joint evaluability assessment seeks to establish the feasibility of a full evaluation of the common…

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Joint evaluability assessment of the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All

The joint evaluability assessment aims to determine the extent to which the key strategic and technical…

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Evaluation of the UNFPA capacity in humanitarian action (2012-2019)

The evaluation assesses the organizational capacity of UNFPA in humanitarian action globally, in terms of…

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