The importance of evaluation to inform policy-making and decision-taking has increased over the past years, driven by United Nations reform initiatives and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The demand for increased cohesiveness, cooperation and consolidation in the UN’s work within and between Agencies and Member States makes a strong case for aggregating, synthesizing and learning from the results of individual, independent evaluations.
In this context, the Independent Evaluation Section (IES) sought to pilot the development of an evaluation-based meta-synthesis of UNODC evaluation results on crime prevention, as well as related evaluation methods and best practices identified in these evaluations to prevent crime, with a particular focus on preventing violent extremism - one of the themes of the Fourteenth Crime Congress and a UNODC mandated area of work. (Report; Brief)
This is an evaluation-based analysis of findings, recommendations and lessons learned from UNODC evaluations between 2011 and 2016. The analysis showcases best practices and lessons learned in the approach to building and measuring capacity development at UNODC. (Report)
This report also takes into consideration the first and second UNODC Evaluation Meta-Analyses, the Evaluation Quality Assessments (EQA) as well as best practices at other UN agencies and the private sector.