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Evaluation and good practices

Executive Board

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The Executive Director ensures compliance with the evaluation policy across the organization, and safeguards the integrity of the evaluation function and its independence.  The Executive Director ensures that sufficient resources and capacity for evaluation are provided, and that senior management responds to and utilizes evaluation results.

The Executive Board approves the evaluation policy.  The Board also endorses the multi-year work programme and budget for global evaluations in the context of UNICEF’S Strategic Plan and budget.

Below you can access the relevant Executive Board papers and evaluation reports for consideration in 2017.

Executive Board Informal Briefing, January 2017

Informal briefing on 10th January 2017, 10am - 1pm, on the following evaluation documents:
(a) Evaluation of the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme: evaluation report and management response

First Regular Session of the UNICEF Executive Board, February 2017

First Regular Session of the UNICEF Executive Board, 7-9 February 2017
At the First Regular Session of the Executive Board, 7-9 February 2017, the following evaluation documents will be presented:
(a) Evaluation of the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme: evaluation report and management response

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Below you can access the relevant Executive Board papers and evaluation reports for consideration in 2016.

Executive Board Informal Briefing, January 2016

Informal briefing on 8 January 2016, 10am - 1pm, on the following evaluation documents:
(a) Plan for global thematic evaluations, 2014–2017: review and update for 2016–2017
(b) Increasing access and equity in early childhood education in the CEE/CIS region [Executive Summary] [Volume 1] [Volume 2] and [Management Response]

First Regular Session of the UNICEF Executive Board, February 2016

At the first regular session of the Executive Board, 2-4 February 2016, the following evaluation documents will be presented:
(a) Plan for global thematic evaluations, 2014–2017: review and update for 2016–2017
(b) Increasing access and equity in early childhood education in the CEE/CIS region [Executive Summary] [Volume 1] [Volume 2] and [Management Response]

To read more on the Executive Board documents, click here.

Executive Board Informal Briefing, May 2016

Informal briefing on 24 May 2016, 10am - 1pm, on the following evaluation documents:
(a) Annual report on the evaluation [E/ICEF/2016/11]* and Management perspective
(b) Protecting children from violence: a comprehensive evaluation of UNICEF's strategies and programme performance [Evaluation Summary] and [Management Response]

Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Board, June 2016

Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Board, 14-17 June 2016
At the Annual session of the Executive Board, 14-17 June 2016, the following evaluation documents will be presented:
(a) Annual report on the evaluation function [E/ICEF/2016/11]* and Management perspective
(b) Protecting children from violence: a comprehensive evaluation of UNICEF's strategies and programme performance [Evaluation Summary] and [Management Response]

*Section VII of the Annual report on the evaluation function draws on a set of evaluation reports which are available here.
To view/listen to the live video feed of the proceedings, please go to the UN Webcast.

Second Regular Session of the UNICEF Executive Board, September 2016

At the second regular session of the Executive Board, 14-16 September 2016, the following evaluation document will be presented:
(a) Equity, scalability and sustainability in UNICEF WASH programming: Evidence from UNICEF evaluations 2007-2015 [Summary Report] [Management Response] and [WASH Eval Synthesis PPT]

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Background Documents

The revised Evaluation Policy of UNICEF is available here.
Executive Board Decision: Evaluation reports, and management perspective and response is available here.
UNICEF’s Plan for Global Thematic Evaluations 2014-17 is available here.
Reports of Global Thematic Evaluations are available for 2014 and 2015.

Major Evaluations in UNICEF

    Annual Report on the Evaluation Function

     ANNUAL REPORTS  

     E/ICEF/2016/11

     Annual report for 2015 on the evaluation function.  Executive Board Decision: Evaluation reports, and management perspective and response

     14-17 June 2016

     E/ICEF/2015/10

     Annual report for 2014 on the evaluation function

     16-19 June 2015

     E/ICEF/2014/12

     Annual report on the evaluation function and major evaluations

     3-6 June 2014

     E/ICEF/2013/13

     Annual report on the evaluation function and major evaluations in UNICEF 

     18-21 June 2013 

     E/ICEF/2012/13

     Annual report on the evaluation function and major evaluations in UNICEF

     5-8 June 2012

     E/ICEF/2011/15

     Annual report on the evaluation function and major evaluations in UNICEF

     12-15 September 2011

       OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS  

     E/ICEF/2014/3

     Plan for global thematic evaluations 2014-2017

     4-7 February 2014

     E/ICEF/2013/15

     Thematic synthesis report on evaluation of humanitarian action (Evaluation Office)

     18-21 June 2013

     E/ICEF/2013/14 

     Revised Evaluation Policy of UNICEF 

     18-21 June 2013 

     2012/12  

     Compendium of decisions adopted by the Executive Board in 2012  

     5-8 June 2012 

     2011/20 

     Compendium of decisions adopted by the Executive Board in 2011 

     12-15 September 2011 

     2010/16

     Compendium of decisions adopted by the Executive Board in 2010

     28 September 2010

     2009/18

     Compendium of decisions adopted by the Executive Board in 2009

     18 September 2009

     E/ICEF/2008/4

     UNICEF evaluation policy

     29 January-1 February 2008

     2008/22

     Compendium of decisions adopted by the Executive Board in 2008

     1 October 2008

     

     


     

     

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