Evaluation

Independent Country Programme Evaluations

2013

Lebanon Country Programme Evaluation - Ongoing

The overall purpose of the independent evaluation of the UNFPA 3rd country programme of assistance to the Government of Lebanon is to produce an independent and useful evaluation report, with a view to contributing to the elaboration of the next UNFPA country programme.

More specifically, the objectives of the evaluation are:
 

  • to provide the UNFPA country office in Lebanon, national programme stakeholders, the UNFPA Arab States regional office, UNFPA headquarters as well as the wider audience with an independent assessment of the relevance and performance of the UNFPA third country programme for Lebanon;
  • to provide an analysis of how UNFPA has positioned itself to add value in an evolving national development context;
  • to draw key lessons from past and current cooperation and provide a set of clear and forward-looking options leading to strategic and actionable recommendations for the next programming cycle.
The evaluation will cover all activities (including soft aid activities) planned and/or implemented during the period 2010-2013 within each programme component (reproductive health and rights, population and development and gender equality). Besides the assessment of the intended effects of the programme, the evaluation also aims at identifying potential unintended effects.

 As a complement to the assessment of the three programme components, the evaluation team will also conduct an assessment of the programme monitoring and evaluation system.


Reports and Presentations

  English French
Spanish Arabic
Terms of Reference pdf      
Abstract  forthcoming forthcoming  forthcoming  
Executive Summary  forthcoming forthcoming  forthcoming  
Main Report  forthcoming     forthcoming

 

  English Arabic
Management Response    forthcoming  
Evaluation Quality Assessment forthcoming  
Evaluation Team Presentation of the Results of the Evaluation at the Stakeholder Workshop forthcoming forthcoming

 



2012

Madagascar Country Programme Evaluation

Le rapport présente l’évaluation indépendante du 6ème programme de pays du FNUAP à Madagascar, couvrant la période 2008-2013. L’évaluation a été conduite par le Service de l’évaluation du FNUAP. Les objectifs du programme ont été formulés sur la base d’une bonne identification des besoins de la population Malgache.  Après la crise politique de 2009, le programme a été révisé pour tenir compte du nouveau contexte ainsi que des nouvelles orientations du système des Nations Unies à Madagascar. Dans le domaine de la santé de la reproduction, le FNUAP a contribué au développement d’une approche intégrée de la santé maternelle ; cependant, le manque de planification opérationnelle, l’absence d’un suivi rigoureux et les lacunes institutionnelles au niveau décentralisé diminuent le potentiel de succès des interventions du Fonds. Dans le domaine de la population et du développement, le FNUAP n’a pas suffisamment tenu compte des effets négatifs de la crise de 2009 sur sa capacité à contribuer à la production de données de suivi, ainsi qu’à sensibiliser les décideurs au lien entre l’utilisation de données fiables et une planification utile et efficace. Dans le domaine du genre, le FNUAP a contribué à l’établissement d’un cadre institutionnel favorable à l’amélioration de la condition des femmes.

 
 Reports and Presentations

  English French
Spanish
Abstract
pdf  
Executive Summary pdf pdf pdf
Main Report: Vol. 1   pdf  
Annexes: Vol. 2   pdf  

 

  English French
Updated Management Response 2014   pdf
Management Response    pdf
Evaluation Quality Assessment Grid  pdf  


Cameroon Country Programme Evaluation 

The Evaluation Report presents an independent programme-level evaluation of the UNFPA support to Cameroon covering the fifth Country Programme (2008-2012) conducted by the Evaluation Branch (DOS). The UNFPA country programme was found to be well-aligned with the principles of the UNFPA Strategic Plan as far as disadvantaged and vulnerable groups are concerned; however, support to the development of national capacities demonstrates mixed results, with support for training showing the greatest added value. The CO is highly responsive to demands from partners and to changing priorities and takes advantage of new opportunities. The UNFPA added value as a development partner is high, particularly where UNFPA has acted as a facilitator. There are good indications of tangible effects subsequent to the interventions sponsored or directly funded by UNFPA in the field of reproductive health, in particular, the quality of attention to pregnant and delivering women has improved. However, interventions in reproductive health and gender suffer from a lack of continuity in such areas as sensitization and community-level work. The integration of population and development issues in sectoral policies is poor, lacking consideration of how the use of P&D data at sectoral level affects planning. 

 
Reports and Presentations

  English French Spanish
Abstract  pdf    
Executive Summary pdf pdf pdf
Full Report (English) pdf    

 

  English French
Updated Management Response 2014 pdf  
Management Response    pdf  
Evaluation Quality Assessment performed by the Evaluation Office of IFAD pdf  
Country Programme Evaluation Presentation – Stakeholder’s Workshop Yaoundé Cameroon pdf  

 


 
 2011

Bolivia Country Programme Evaluation

The Evaluation Report presents an independent programme-level evaluation of the UNFPA support to Bolivia covering the fourth Country Programme (2008-2012) conducted by the Evaluation Branch (DOS). The UNFPA country programme was found to be relevant vis-a-vis Bolivia's needs and priorities, international agreements, ICPD priorities and MDG 5 and is coherent with national strategies and policies. There have been tangible achievements in three areas, namely policy dialogue, capacity development and institutional strengthening. Support to the development of national capacities shows positive results but there is no formalized strategy to ensure sustainability of interventions in this area. The UNFPA added value as a development partner is high, demonstrating diverse comparative strengths such as experience in the field, capacity to engage with and mobilize stakeholders and proximity to communities and social movements. However, as a consequence of having a non-operational results-oriented monitoring and evaluation system, the country office cannot measure the degree of achievement of the different programme components and cannot be held accountable in an objective manner.


Reports and Presentations

English French Spanish
Abstract pdf                        
Executive Summary pdf pdf pdf
Volume 1: Main Report pdf   pdf
Volume 2: Assessment of the Monitoring and Evaluation System of the Country Office               pdf   pdf
Volume 3: Annexes     pdf

 

  English Spanish
Updated Management Response 2014 pdf  
Management Response pdf pdf
Evaluation Quality Assessment Grid - Performed by the Evaluation Office of UNDP                   pdf  
Evaluation Team Presentation of the Preliminary Findings at the Final Debriefing   pdf