Evaluation and good practices


Evaluation is a tool to strengthen results-based management and the human-rights based approach to programming. 

Evaluation is a process of systematically and objectively assessing the value of what we do.  Evaluation examines the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of what we do. Good evaluation involves a broad range of stakeholders to ensure independence of the process as well as accuracy and completeness of the conclusions, recommendations and lessons learned.  Good evaluation answers the questions that key users have and in doing so focuses their decisions and actions.   Evaluation aims to improve or reorient the policies, strategies or programmes examined, as well as to contribute to learning beyond that specific case and to strengthen reporting for accountability.  Evaluation helps UNICEF and partners to focus on results for children and women and to assess those results against human rights standards.





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Evaluation database

The Evaluation Database contains abstracts with access to the full text of UNICEF’s evaluations, studies and surveys.