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Evaluation and good practices

Global Evaluation Reports Oversight System (GEROS)

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Global Evaluation Reports Oversight System (GEROS) is an organization-wide system and the quality assessment of final evaluation reports is managed by the Evaluation Office’s Systemic Strengthening unit.  This is complimented by quality-assurance mechanisms designed and implemented by Regional Offices and Country Offices to quality assess draft evaluation reports.  The four main objectives of GEROS are:


  • To provide senior managers with a clear and independent assessment of the quality of and usefulness of evaluation reports
  • To strengthen internal evaluation capacity, through practical feedback on how to improve future evaluations
  • To contribute to corporate knowledge management and organizational learning, making available good quality evaluations
  • To report to the Executive Board on the quality of evaluation reports

All final evaluations are assessed by an external independent company.  For additional information, please download the GEROS methodology.  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 (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010) are produced, disseminated and used to improve UNICEF decentralized evaluation function.

If you have any questions or would like to know about GEROS, please contact us.



Key documents

UNICEF Reporting Standards [PDF]

UNICEF ToR Checklist [PDF]

GEROS Methodology [PDF]

New Assessment Tool (2016) [XLS]

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