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Evaluation and good practices

Global Evaluation Reports Oversight System (GEROS)

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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 Systemic Strengthening Unit of the Evaluation Office. The main objectives of GEROS are:


  • To provide senior managers with a clear and independent assessment of the quality 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 management and 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 Handbook and the GEROS Handbook Summary.  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 (2018, 2017, 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.



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