This paper is the strategic plan for the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of UN Women (UNW). The plan aims at strengthening evaluation at UNW through the use of a results based framework that covers 2014 - 2017. The framework is aimed at guiding evaluation within the organisation from global, regional and country level.
"The Evaluation Strategic Plan is guided by a Theory of Change (ToC) based on a system-approach to strengthen the institutional capability to better perform and deliver expected results as by Evaluation Policy. The ToC aims to strengthen the capability to demand and use evaluation by senior managers, as well as the capability to deliver high-quality evaluations by evaluation specialists.
Based on the Evaluation Policy, the evaluation function at UN Women focuses on the following four major Key results areas:
- Area 1: Effective Corporate Evaluation Systems implemented
- Area 2: Effective Decentralized Evaluation systems implemented
- Area 3: UN coordination on gender responsive evaluation promoted
- Area 4: National Evaluation Capacities for gender responsive M&E systems strengthened
The synergic approach of these 4 key results areas, complemented with the system-approach described in the ToC, will ensure that UN Women meets the requirement of the Evaluation Policy as well as the output 2.3 of Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency Framework (OEEF) of the UN Women Strategic Plan 2014-2017." (UNW, 2014)
Independent Evaluation Office, UN Women, (2014), 2014-2017 Evaluation Strategic Plan. Retrieved from: http://www.unwomen.org/~/media/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Evaluation/Evaluation-StrategicPlan-2014-2017-en.pdf