Evaluation in OHCHR

UN Human Rights takes a systematic and methodological approach to evaluation as part of results-based management. It works towards an evaluation culture built around the needs of users and the impact on rights-holders.

More: UN Human Rights Evaluation Vision and Policy (PDF)

The long-term goal of UN Human Rights’ evaluation function is to make the Office’s interventions more relevant, efficient and effective, to have a greater impact and be more sustainable. Evaluations contribute to this goal by:

  • Increasing learning about what works and what does not in UN Human Rights’ interventions;
  • Increasing availability of credible evidence for decision-making;
  • Increasing accountability vis-à-vis rights-holders and funders on the use of resources and the achievement of results;
  • Improving risks mitigation and the ability to respond to change.

More: Achievement of targets and lessons learned over 2014-2017 (PDF)

Priorities 2018 - 2021

In 2018-2021, UN Human Rights is working to achieve its overall goal by focusing on three mid-term results:

  • The evaluation function is a well-developed and utilized component of the RBM approach in UN Human Rights
  • UN Human Rights’ senior management systematically takes decisions on existing and/or planned interventions, as well as on UN Human Rights structures and processes, on the basis of evidence provided by evaluations
  • UN Human Rights strategically uses UN system evaluation resources to improve its relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability

More: UN Human Rights Evaluation Plan 2018-2021 (PDF)