Evaluation AT ESCAP
Purpose of evaluation
The primary purpose of evaluation at ESCAP is organizational learning for improved performance. Evaluations provide information to guide efforts in change processes and recommend measures for enhanced relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of specific organizational units, projects, programmes and modalities. For some evaluations, internal and external accountability to senior management, donors and member States may be the primary purpose.
Who is responsible for evaluation at ESCAP
The evaluation function at ESCAP is placed in the Programme Planning and Partnerships Division (PPD) in order to ensure consistent application of evaluation norms and standards. The evaluation process is managed by the evaluation unit in PPD or, depending on the purpose and scope of an evaluation, another division or regional institution. To support a maximum degree of impartiality and independence of evaluation findings, external consultants conduct most evaluations.
Dissemination, use of evaluation findings and follow up
Management considers the findings and recommendations of all evaluations at ESCAP and the response of management is consolidated in a ‘management response,’ which is included in the final evaluation report.
In accordance with the policy on dissemination set out in the ESCAP M&E System, reports of evaluations that serve an external accountability purpose will be posted on this website. Where relevant, reports of evaluations that have been conducted with internal learning as their primary purpose will also be posted.
A selection of reports of evaluations and reviews that were conducted prior to the launch of the M& E system is also posted. It should be noted that these evaluations and reviews were not necessarily conducted in adherence to the norms and standards set out in the ESCAP M&E System.