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Second UNODC Evaluation Meta Analysis 01/2015-12/2016 published

This is the second Meta-Analysis of UNODC evaluation findings, covering over 540 recommendations which were issued by more than 70 independent evaluators between January 2015 and December 2016.

Objective of the Meta-Analysis

Undertake on a biennial basis, a meta-analysis of the findings and recommendations of evaluation reports, tracking the changes within UNODC as regards evaluations - contributing thereby to UNODC's accountability framework.


This second meta-analysis of 41 independent evaluation reports as well as 542 recommendations and 292 lessons learned/best practices from January 2015 to December 2016 showed once again a wide array of relevant topics of major importance for UNODC. When comparing the results of the first meta-analysis in 2015 (covering the findings and recommendations of evaluation report from January 2011 to December 2014) with the current one, the continued focus of recommendations on the project/programme cycle is evident. Recommendations in this second meta-analysis were, however, more specifically targeting cross-cutting topics such as capacity-building, human rights and gender, but less UNODC's overall strategic approach which was the main topic with recommendations in the first meta-analysis.


All evaluation reports are available on this page under "In-Depth evaluation reports" and "Independent Project Evaluation reports".

Final Report: UNODC/IEU Evaluation Meta-Analysis 2015-2016


Professional Peer Review of the UNODC Evaluation Function published

This is the first Peer Review of the UNODC Evaluation Function. The OECD-DAC Network on Development Evaluation (EvalNet) and the UN Evaluation Group (UNEG) maintain a Joint Task Force to support professional Peer Reviews (PRs) of the evaluation functions of UN organizations. Since its establishment in 2005, the Task Force has conducted 13 Peer Reviews, including three 'second-round' Peer Reviews.

Final Peer Review Report (please click)


UNEG Framework for Peer Reviews (please click)

Independent Quality Assessment of UNODC Evaluation Reports 2015 and 2016

This is an independent quality assessment of all published UNODC evaluation reports for 2015 as well as 2016, in line with international best practices.

These documents synthesize the Evaluation Quality Assessment (EQA) of all published evaluation reports in 2015 as well as 2016.

Final Independent Quality Assessment 2016 (please click)

Final Independent Quality Assessment 2015 (please click)


Revised UNODC Evaluation Policy published

This document presents the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) evaluation policy, as the set of principles and rules that guide the Organisation's decisions and actions when planning, conducting, disseminating and using evaluations. The policy has been consulted with the Executive Director, Senior Management of UNODC and Member States and fully replaces the previous evaluation policy.

This document provides staff, as well as Member States and external evaluators with information on international principles for evaluation, the role and application of evaluation in UNODC, as well as related mandates and resolutions. It serves as a frame, which is complemented by the Evaluation Handbook. 

This policy is informed by existing evaluation policies within the UN while meeting the specific needs of UNODC. It also intends to reflect the experience accumulated by UNODC's evaluation function during the last years and adapting the function to new emerging organisational, accountability and learning needs.

UNODC Evaluation Policy (please click to download)



Recent In-Depth Evaluations

Independent Mid-term In-Depth Cluster Evaluation of the Global Programme against Trafficking in Persons (GLOT59) and the Global Programme Against Smuggling of Migrants (GLOT92) (September 2017)

Evaluation Report


Independent In-Depth Cluster Evaluation of the Global Synthetics Monitoring: Analyses, Reporting and Trends Programme (GLOJ88) and the Global Scientific and Forensic Programme - Support Project (GLOU54) (March 2016)

Evaluation Report

Evaluation Brief


Mid-term In-Depth Evaluation of the Global Maritime Crime Programme (October 2015)

Evaluation Report

Evaluation Brief


Final In-Depth Evaluation of the Regional Programme on Drug Control, Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Reform in the Arab States (2011-2015) (August 2015)

Evaluation Report

Final In-Depth Evaluation of the Regional Programme for Eastern Africa - "Promoting the Rule of Law and Human Security in Eastern Africa" (July 2015)

Evaluation Report


Final In-Depth Evaluation of the Regional Progamme for South Eastern Europe (2012-2015) (May 2015)

Evaluation Report

Evaluation Brief

Mid-term In-Depth Evaluation of the Global Programme on "Strengthening the legal regime against Terrorism" (GLO/R35) (April 2015)

Evaluation Report

Evaluation Brief 


Evaluation News in the United Nations

"Evidence Changes Lives: Realizing Evaluation's Potential to Inform the Global Sustainable Development Goals" (external link, please click for the full article)

"UN calls for better evaluation in the post-2015 development agenda" (please click here for the full article; external link: Full article)


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