Monitoring & Evaluation
“The active use and follow-up to evaluation findings and recommendations by all staff and, in particular by managers, are key steps towards meeting our shared commitment to improve the organizational effectiveness of ESCAP.”
- Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, 3 November 2009
Monitoring and evaluation form an integral part of results-based management at ESCAP through providing evidence-based feedback to enable programme and project managers to base their decisions on performance and results.
The ESCAP Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System was launched in July 2007. The system provides the overall framework for monitoring and evaluation within ESCAP, setting out organizational policy and procedures for monitoring and evaluation.
The Secretary General’s bulletin (ST/SGB/2000/8) “Regulations and Rules Governing Programme Planning, the Programme Aspects of the Budget, the Monitoring of Implementation and the Methods of Evaluation” provides the legislative framework for monitoring and evaluation of all activities undertaken by the United Nations. M&E at ESCAP is further guided by the Office of Internal Oversight Services, and the evaluation framework contained in the ESCAP M&E System is based on the norms and standards developed by the UN Evaluation Group (UNEG).