UNODC Strategy 2021-2025: "UNODC will conduct evaluations in UNODC's mandated areas of work, as well as utilize evaluation and oversight results to provide information at an aggregate level, for example, through meta-syntheses." ... "findings of oversight bodies and evaluations will be used to create a learning organization."
Following extensive outreach and consultation, the UNODC Evaluation Policy has been revised, considering inputs from UNODC Management and Staff as well as Member States. It now fully aligns with the Administrative Instruction on Evaluation in the UN Secretariat (ST/AI/2021/3), demanding evaluations at the subprogramme levels. It further aligns with the UNODC Strategy 2021-2025, which emphasizes the importance of evaluation planning and use of evaluation results.
Moreover, the revised Evaluation Policy responds to UN management reforms reflecting the importance of strategic level evaluations, as well as evidence needs identified in the UNODC Strategy 2021-2025.
The Independent Evaluation Section (IES) is the operationally independent evaluation function at UNODC, with the Chief of IES reporting directly on the achievements, challenges and opportunities as identified in participatory, independent, inclusive, human rights, gender-responsive and utilization-focused evaluations at strategic, programme and project levels to UNODC's Executive Director and Member States.Read more about IES, who we are and what we do
IES contributes to the implementation of the UNODC Strategy 2021-2025, which places increased emphases on evaluation and related services and products as a tool to strengthen accountability, transparency and learning at UNODC. IES ensures a wide variety of services and products to support evidence-based decision-making in UNODC's mandated areas of work in line with its three strategic pillars of mandated work (click on the three symbols or three boxes further below for more information).NEW TEMPLATES AND GUIDELINES FOR INDEPENDENT PROJECT EVALUATIONS