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

4 March 2019 UNFPA Evaluation Handbook released
Now available, latest edition of Evaluation Handbook on how to conduct and manage country programme evaluations at UNFPA
24 January 2019 UNFPA revised Evaluation Policy endorsed by the Executive Board
Policy sets the vision and purpose of evaluation at UNFPA
26 September 2018 Mid-Term Evaluation of the UNFPA Supplies Programme (2013-2020)
Evaluation report released

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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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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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