UNECE inter-governmental bodies have always viewed evaluation as an important means of ensuring organizational learning, strengthening accountability and improving programme performance. In 2005, the Commission asked the Secretariat “to develop and streamline its evaluation functions and practices in conformity with the relevant decision of the Commission and in compliance with the instructions of the Office for Internal Oversight Services. In 2013, the Commission emphasized “the importance of internal controls, oversight and evaluation functions… through proper evaluation, reporting and discussion on evaluation of subprogramme performance.
The UNECE policy reflects the latest mandates from UN and UNECE member States for evaluation. It is based on the UNEG norms and standards for evaluation and follows the OIOS Guidance for Developing an Evaluation Policy. It takes into account the OIOS Guide to Using Evaluation in the United Nations Secretariat, the UNEG Impact Evaluation Guidance and the UNEG Good Practice Guidelines for Follow- up to Evaluations. It draws upon the Regulations and Rules Governing Programme Planning, the Programme Aspects of the Budget, the Monitoring of Implementation and the Methods of Evaluation.
For more on ECE evaluation policy, please read the document below.
Evaluation Policy Document