Oversight and Evaluation in the UN

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This report seeks to clarify the role of evaluation in oversight in the UN System (including necessary criteria to ensure the effectiveness and integrity of evaluation in relation to other oversight functions).

Specifically, the report attempts to:

  1. Review international definitions, norms and practices for oversight (including the UN system) in order to identify those that are relevant for the UN 
  2. Review the practice of oversight and evaluation in the UN and the relationship between the two 
  3. Identify existing best practices of evaluation in oversight (i.e. evaluation as an oversight function), at the same time identifying the minimum conditions required to ensure the effectiveness of evaluation both as both an oversight and a learning function.

Annex 2, Institutional arrangements for governance, oversight and evaluation in UN and Annex 3 Evaluation in the UN system are available as separate documents.

Document Details


  • UNEG


  • UNEG Reference Documents


  • Aug 2007


  • 4817


  • Articles and papers Capacity development