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Evaluation

Evaluation is defined as a systematic and discrete process, as objective as possible, to determine the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, and/or sustainability of any element of a programme’s performance in relation to their objectives. 

The objective of evaluation is to enable the Secretariat and member States to engage in systematic reflection with a view to increasing the effectiveness of the programmes by altering their content and, if necessary, reviewing their objectives.

Evaluation in UNECE is designed to:

Improve programme performance
Promote organisational learning
Support accountability.

UNECE is a member of the United Nations Evaluation Group and is committed to the guiding principles of the Norms and Standards for Evaluation in the United Nations System

Recognizing the role of evaluation, the  2014 General Assembly resolution A/RES/69/237 acknowledged 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation. The resolution emphasizes the importance of building capacities for the evaluation of development activities at country level, and allows for interaction and cooperation amongst all the relevant partners, including those of the UN System to coordinate efforts to further strengthen the Member States capacities for evaluation. Through this resolution, member States agree that evaluation is an important component of development processes, and recognize evaluation as a country level tool that can help strengthen and support development results.

 

All UNECE evaluation reports published after 1 October 2014 will be posted below. 

 

 Issue Date 

 SubProgramme 

 Evaluation Title 

 Report Link 

Management Response

Progress Report

25 Feb 2015

Executive Direction & Management
( EDM ) 

Review of the Role of Information and Communication in Promoting the Visibility of the Work of the ECE

Report

Management Response

Progress Report 

Expected in Quarter 2/2015

Sustainable Energy

UNDA project 1213AB - Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development

Report

Management Response

Progress Report

Expected in Quarter 3/2015

Housing & Land Management

Role of UNECE Country Profiles on housing and land management and related follow-up activities in development of national housing legislation and programmes

Report

Management Response

Progress Report

Expected in Quarter 3/2015

Environment

Review of UNECE activities under the Espoo Convention and its Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Report

Management Response

Progress Report

Expected in Quarter 4/2015

Transport

The global and regional impact of UN regulations on the transport of dangerous goods

Report

Management Response

Progress Report

26 June 2015

UNECE

OIOS Programme Evaluation of UNECE

Inception Paper

Management Response

Progress Report