Professional Peer Review of the Evaluation Function of UNICEF

UNICEF Peer Review Final Report.pdf (877 KB / English)

UNICEF_Management_Response_to_the_Peer_Review_evaluation.pdf (286 KB / English)

2017 UNICEF_PeerReviewReport_Annexes.pdf (2433 KB / English)


The OECD-DAC Network on Development Evaluation (EvalNet) and the UN Evaluation Group (UNEG) maintain a Joint Task Force to support professional Peer Reviews of the evaluation function of UN organizations. Each Peer Review (PR) is intended to identify good practice and opportunities to further strengthen the evaluation function in the agency under review, with a view to contributing ultimately to improved performance in international development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. Sixteen Peer Reviews have been conducted to date.

A first DAC-UNEG Peer Review of the evaluation function at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was conducted in 2006, which led to the preparation of the first evaluation policy for the organization, approved by the UNICEF Executive Board (EB) in 2008. In 2013, following another review of the function, the EB approved a Revised Evaluation Policy (REP), which required UNICEF to undertake a peer review of the implementation of the policy after two years. In 2015, the Executive Board called upon UNICEF to contact UNEG for conducting the second peer review of the evaluation function

Document Details



  • UNEG-DAC Peer Reviews


  • Dec 2017


  • 11523


  • Peer Reviews