Evidence-based Policy-Making

Evidence for policy making in Europe and CIS



Evaluation plays a key role in providing evidence of what works, what does not work and what needs to be improved, as well as in validating the results achieved. Evaluation and identification of innovations, lessons learned and good practices help UNICEF and partners achieve better results for children and women.

Evaluation Quality Assurance

In line with its international commitments, UNICEF has adopted a contextualised version of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) evaluation report standards. These identify 42 standards arranged under 8 main sections: report structure, object of the evaluation, evaluation purpose objectives and scope, evaluation methodology, findings, conclusions and lessons learned, recommendations, and gender and human rights. The quality assurance systems ensure the review of draft Terms of Reference and of draft evaluation reports according to these standards.

For further details on the Regional Evaluation Quality Assurance system, contact Anne-Claire Luzot, Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor (acluzot@unicef.org)

Latest Evaluation Reports

 An evaluation report is assessed as satisfactory when it is a credible report that addresses the evaluation purpose and objectives based on evidence, and therefore can be used with confidence.

Communities of Practice

A Community of Practice is a group of individuals who together accumulate and share their collective learning. These are people who share a passion for a topic and deepen their knowledge and expertise by interacting on an ongoing basis.

The most relevant communities in CEECIS are:

For further information on UNICEF evaluation policy, methodology and other related issues go to : https://www.unicef.org/evaluation/index.html






Russian language resource

Russian language guidelines on how to design and manage equity-focused evaluations launched

GENEVA/ ASTANA, 9 October, 2012 -- A Russian language guideline on how to design and manage equity focused evaluations was launched in Astana recently during the opening session of the Annual IPEN (International Programme Evaluation Network) conference. The translation of the publication was particularly welcomed by participants considering the limited evaluation literature in Russian.

Full resource in Russian (PDF)


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