Global Evaluation Reports Oversight System (GEROS)
The UNICEF evaluation quality-assessment system.
The Global Evaluation Reports Oversight System (GEROS) is an organization-wide system that aims to support strengthening of the evaluation function to meet and exceed United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards, UN System Wide Action Plan on gender equality (UN-SWAP) and other UNICEF commitments (including equity and human-rights based approaches).
The GEROS is managed by the Evaluation Office. The main objectives of GEROS (revised in 2016) are:
- Objective 1: Enabling environment for senior managers and executive board to make informed decisions based on a clear understanding of the quality of evaluation evidence and usefulness of evaluation reports
- Objective 2: Feedback leads to stronger evaluation capacity of UNICEF and partners
- Objective 3: UNICEF and partners are more knowledgeable about what works, where and for who.
All final evaluations are assessed by an external independent company. For additional information, please download the GEROS Guidance Handbook (2020).
Once the reports are assessed, detailed feedback on how to improve future evaluations is sent to the office that commissioned the evaluation.
Meta-evaluation reports are produced, disseminated and used to improve UNICEF decentralized evaluation function.
UNICEF GEROS Meta-Analysis 2016-2018: An Independent Review of UNICEF Evaluation Report Quality and Selected Trends from 2016-2018.
UNICEF GEROS Meta-Analysis 2017. An independent review of UNICEF evaluation report quality and selected trends in 2017.
UNICEF GEROS Meta-Analysis 2016: An independent review of UNICEF evaluation report quality and selected trends, 2009-2016.
UNICEF GEROS Meta-Analysis 2015: An independent review of UNICEF evaluation report quality and trends, 2009-2015.
GEROS – Global Meta-Evaluation Report 2014 - Final Report: Quality Review of 2013 Evaluation Reports.
Global Evaluation Report Oversight System (GEROS) Global Meta-Evaluation Report of 2012 Evaluation Reports.
UNICEF Global Evaluation Report Oversight System (GEROS) 2012: Quality Review of 2011 Evaluation Reports.
UNICEF Global Evaluation Report Oversight System (GEROS): Quality Review of 2010 Evaluation Reports - Final Report.