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Evaluation report

2019 EO: Joint Evaluation of UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage

Executive summary


This report presents the findings of the evaluation of the first phase of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage (GPECM). The programme is jointly managed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), with UNICEF serving as the convener and administrator.


The evaluation was conducted between October 2018 and January 2019. The key objective of the evaluation is to provide an independent assessment of progress towards results, sustainability of interventions and programme efficiency and effectiveness, bearing in mind the complexity of operations across the 4 regions and 12 countries. The evaluation highlights good practices and lessons learned from the first phase of implementation to inform future programming. The evaluation covered the different programme levels (global, regional and national), focusing on issues related to programme relevance,  responsiveness, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability. Team members visited three countries for case studies; the other nine countries and four regional offices were handled through desk review and remote interviews.


Please find the attached labelled as follows:

  • Evaluation Report - Report (see below)
  • Annex - Part 2 (see below)
  • Evaluation Management Response - Part 3 (see below)
  • Phase I Evaluation Summary (Preci) here: [English], [French], [Spanish], and [Arabic]


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Report information


Evaluation Office



Child Protection


Sequence #:
Evaluation Office/65/2019/16498

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