Professional Peer Review of the Evaluation Function of UN Women

Professional Peer Review of the Evaluation Function of UN Women Final Report of PR.pdf (1120 KB / English)


This professional peer review (PR) of the independent evaluation function of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women - UNW) was carried out over the period from March to June 2014, following a formal request made by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of UN Women to the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Task Force on Peer Reviews. The peer review Panel was made up of high level internationally recognised professionals in evaluation with deep knowledge and experience of the UN system, the UNEG PR approach, evaluation in international development settings, evaluation responsive to gender and human rights, the governance, organisation and management of the evaluation function in public organisations, in particular multi-lateral institutions, and current theory and professional practice of evaluation. This PR report presents the Panel's observations and conclusions as well as its recommendations to the IEO, the Management and the Executive Board of UNW with a view to strengthening the evaluation function of UNW. It focuses on communicating in succinct fashion what the Panel considers to be the key overall results of its deliberations, as well its advice for further improving evaluation in UNW.

Document Details



  • UNEG-DAC Peer Reviews


  • Sep 2014


  • 5310


  • Assessment Peer Reviews