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

2 June 2016 Evaluation of UNFPA support to population and housing census data
The thematic evaluation report and the evaluation brief, as well as the country reports are now available. The results of the...
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...
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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Maternal mortality represents the greatest health inequity in the world. No other health indicator as starkly illustrates global disparities in human development. Each year more than 350,000 women die during pregnancy...
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This is an independent evaluation of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund (MHTF) contribution to UNFPA support to maternal health from 2008 until 2011. The mid-term evaluation assesses the potential of the MHTF to act in a...
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The Evaluation Report presents an independent programme-level evaluation of the UNFPA support to Cameroon covering the fifth Country Programme (2008-2012) conducted by the Evaluation Branch (DOS).

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