Evaluation at UNODC

<h6>The quote to the left above is by UNODC's Executive Director, Ms. Ghada Waly. The quote to the right above is copied from UNODC's Strategy 2021-2025.</h6>
The quote to the left above is by UNODC's Executive Director, Ms. Ghada Waly. The quote to the right above is copied from UNODC's Strategy 2021-2025.
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In line with the 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." The Strategy also reflects that "findings of oversight bodies and evaluations will be used to create a learning organization."

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The UNODC Evaluation Policy has been revised. It now fully aligns with the Administrative Instruction on Evaluation in the UN Secretariat (ST/AI/2021/3) and the UNODC Strategy 2021-2025, which emphasize the importance of evaluation planning and use of evaluation results. It also responds to UN management reforms reflecting the importance of strategic level evaluations, as well as evidence needs identified in the UNODC Strategy 2021-2025.

INDEPENDENT EVALUATION SECTION

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 to strengthen accountability, transparency and learning. 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
PILLAR 1: CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

Evaluation Capacity Development for internal and external stakeholders; Evaluation and the SDGs.

PILLAR 2: EVALUATION RESULTS

Database with all UNODC evaluation reports by year/topic/region and external quality assessments.

PILLAR 3: KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTS

Evaluation-based knowledge products based upon aggregate evaluation results, including meta-syntheses.