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This handbook aims to orient UNICEF personnel with the Global Evaluation Reports Oversight System (GEROS) – the UNICEF evaluation quality-assessment system.
This summary of the GEROS Handbook provides an overview of evaluation quality assurance, the GEROS assessment process and more.
This checklist outlines key elements to include in the terms of reference of an evaluation, in alignment with United Nations Evaluation Group norms and standards.
The UNICEF evaluation policy outlines evaluation principles and procedures, defines key accountabilities and more.
This procedure provides UNICEF staff with the requirements for implementing the evaluation policy, ensuring the organization and partners use evaluation for learning, continuous improvement and strengthened accountability.
The corporate implementation framework of the evaluation policy sets out specific actions required by various actors within UNICEF to implement the policy.
These standards serve as a guideline for UNICEF staff in the preparation and assessment of evaluation reports.
This document offers guidance to ensure individuals across the organization effectively respond to evaluation findings.
These procedures outline key accountabilities in preparing and implementing management responses for evaluations.
These procedures establish minimum standards for UNICEF evaluations and ensure ethical oversight and accountability.
This document covers all aspects related to ethical research involving children’s participation in evaluation processes.
The objective of this guidance note is to introduce the concept of evaluability by providing a set of concise, practical and user-friendly tools to support UNICEF, HQ, Regional and Country Offices in the conduct of Evaluability Assessments.
This guidance is intended as a “how-to” for integrating a gender lens in UNICEF evaluations.
This document from the United Nations Evaluation Group guides and promotes the integration of human rights and gender equality in evaluation practice.
This guidance note is intended for UNICEF headquarters, regional and country office staff for planning, managing and participating in a Real-Time Evaluation Plus of UNICEF’s Humanitarian Responses.
This guidance note was created in response to that challenge, to assist UNICEF staff determine what form of Adolescent Participation in Monitoring & Evaluation can best add value; how adolescents can be meaningfully, safely and ethically involved in different contexts; what practical issues should be considered when designing and implementing participatory M&E activities; and what tools and resources can be used to support such a process.
These norms and standards from the United Nations Evaluation Group serve as a key reference for evaluators around the globe.
The UNEG Ethical Guidelines for Evaluation were first published in 2008. This document is a revision of the original document and was approved at the UNEG AGM 2020. This document aims to support UN entity leaders and governing bodies as well as those organizing and conducting evaluations for the UN to ensure that an ethical lens informs day to day evaluation practice.
This paper constitutes the continued effort of UNEG to promote the use of evaluation.
These ethical guidelines from the United Nations Evaluation Group apply to all evaluation staff and consultants in the UN system.
The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) in its 2014 – 2019 strategy identified the use of evaluation as one of the key strategic objectives and sets as a goal that “UN entities and partners use evaluation in support of accountability and programme learning”. The working group under this strategic objective has gathered data from within the UN system and contrasted these findings with academic research from outside the UN system. This document, “Evaluation use in the UN system” presents the results of this effort.
These principles from the United Nations Evaluation Group define the group's mission and approach.
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Based on the ALNAP Pilot Guide on 'Evaluating Humanitarian Action', this e-learning is the first of its kind. This course offers an overview of evaluation practice in humanitarian contexts, and features concrete guidance, tips and insights from experienced practitioners.
This course complement the e-learning course on the decentralized evaluation function at UNICEF and provides an orientation to the evaluation process in humanitarian situations.
This e-Courses programme is composed of an introductory class, fixed courses, independent units and a create your own course option with EvalPartners. The aim is to further improve the courses based upon the feedback received by participants.