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

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...
Country programme evaluations conducted between 2010 and 2013
Lessons learned from UNFPA Country Programme Evaluations
This report brings together the findings from a sample of 30 UNFPA country programme evaluation reports, conducted and quality-...
14 April 2016 Lessons learned from UNFPA Country Programme Evaluations
This report brings together the findings from a sample of 30 UNFPA country programme evaluation reports, conducted and quality-...

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Evaluation Office reports

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This report brings together the findings from a sample of 30 UNFPA CPE reports, conducted and quality-assessed between 2010 and 2013. The intended use of the report is to inform and guide UNFPA strategies, programmes...
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The overall purpose of the evaluation of the UNFPA eighth country programme of assistance to the Government of Bangladesh (2012-2016) was to provide an independent and useful evaluation report meant to inform decision...
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The overall purpose of the independent evaluation of the UNFPA 5th Country Programme of Assistance with the Government of Turkey is to produce an independent and useful evaluation report, to inform decision-making of...

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