Introduction

UN General Assembly resolution A/74/L.53 calls for strengthening in-house capacity for evaluation and self-evaluation. The establishment of evaluation functions and the capacity to do quality evaluation is a process that takes time and requires solid technical skills in evaluation. This course, developed in coordination with the Evaluation Section of the Business Transformation and Accountability Division (BTAD), is intended for UN staff with evaluation responsibilities working in UN Secretariat entities. The dates of this programme are still to be confirmed. Please check this page regularly.

Objectives

Objectives: 

The programme strenghthens the technical capacities of evaluation focal points within UN Secretariat entities to plan and perform quality evaluations. In addition, the programme builds sustainable strategies within the entities to facilitate the use of evaluation to measure performance and to improve programmes and policies.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

The course includes a range of synchronous and asynchronous activities, including webinars, quizzes, interactions through the forum, assignments and reflective exercises.

Practical exercises based on hypothetical and real cases of UN Secretariat entities will be a key feature of this course. This approach will ensure that participants not only gain knowledge and skills in evaluation, but also apply them in a practical setting.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

The course currricula is composed of five weekly modules. The modules are:

  1. Fundamentals of evaluation
  2. Setting the scope of the evaluation
  3. Evaluation planning and management
  4. Evaluation design and research methods for evaluation
  5. Evaluation management tools

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

The main target audience of the course are UN professionals with responsibility for evaluation, either as managers, commissioners or evaluators working in UN Secretariat entities whose evaluation functions are in an early stage of development.

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