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

26 September 2018 Mid-Term Evaluation of the UNFPA Supplies Programme (2013-2020)
Evaluation report released
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.

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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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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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