UNICEF Executive Board, Joint statement on revised evaluation policy of UNICEF
Thank you Madame/ Mr.
I would like to deliver this statement on
behalf of Estonia and my own country Ireland.
welcome the Revised Evaluation Policy and we would like in particular to
highlight and welcome the importance of paying attention to equity and
gender equality, the strengthening of evaluation planning and the
strengthening of UNICEF's partners' evaluation
We also agree with the need to ensure
adequate resources are allocated to the evaluation function, and the
importance of contextualisation and seeking to understand how a given
result was achieved.
The utilisation of evaluations
is also important, as is the implementation of evaluation
The policy emphasises that
evaluation is a function that should be shared by all levels of UNICEF, a
point that is significant given the high degree of decentralised
evaluation within UNICEF. We agree that there is a need to foster a
culture of evaluation and we welcome emphasis given to developing staff
capacity with respect to evaluation.
implicit in relation to the development of Integrated Monitoring,
Evaluation and Research Plans (IMEP), the policy document could be more
explicit in emphasising the importance of planning for evaluation as
something that should be concurrent with planning in general — planning
for evaluation should be an integral element in any planning