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Evaluation Reports

All UNECE evaluation reports, management responses and progress reports published after 1 October 2014 are posted below. 

Programme-wide

Review of UNECE engagement with the private sector (09/2021)

ToR Report Management Response Progress Report Evaluation Brief

Gender Mainstreaming in UNECE (07/2019)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress report

 

Review of UNECE efforts to promote cross-sectoral collaboration and an integrated approach to sustainable development work (03/2017)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report  

OIOS Evaluation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe  (04/2016)

Inception Paper

Report

Management Response

Final Progress Report

 

Review of the Role of Information and Communication in Promoting the Visibility of the Work of the ECE (02/2015)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report   

 

Office of the Executive Secretary

United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund (UNRSTF) (04/2021; XB E316)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report Evaluation Brief

Evaluation of Road Safety Projects (Phases I to IV) (12/2019; XB E247, E259, E284, E313)

ToR Report Management Response Progress Report  
Environment

Self-evaluation on the activities serviced by UNECE under the Aarhus Convention and its Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (12/2022; RB Subprogramme 1 )

ToR Report Management Response Progress Report

Evidence-based environmental governance and sustainable environmental policies in support of the 2030 Agenda in South-East Europe (04/2022; UNDA 1819AE)

ToR Report Management Response Progress Report

Evaluation of Capacity Building for Cooperation on DAM Safety in Central Asia (Phase 3, 2017-2020) (July 2021; XB E287)

ToR Report Management Response Progress Report

Evaluation of Environment Performance Review (EPR) Process based on Reviews carried out in the period 2015-2019 (09/2019; RB Subprogramme 1 )

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Strengthening the implementation of the UNECE Convention on long-range transboundary air pollution in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) (07/2019; XB E239)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Strengthening Industrial Safety in Central Asia through the Implementation of and Accession to the UNECE Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (01/2019; XB E263)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Strengthening cooperation on water quality management in Central Asia (12/2018; XB E245)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Strengthening cooperation on hydrology and environment between Tajikistan and Afghanistan in the upper Amu Darya River basin (Pyanj River)  (12/2018; XB E220)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Implementation of the National Water and Health Targets in the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan through National Policy Dialogue (09/2018; XB E133)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Transboundary Cooperation and Integrated Water Resources Management in the Chu and Talas River Basins (09/2018; XB E252)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Strengthening Governments’ and water operators’ capacity ensure equity of access to water and sanitation in countries with economies in transition in the Economic Commission for Europe region, with a particular focus on small-scale water supplies and sanitation in rural areas (2014-2017) (11/2017; UNDA 1415AF)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report
Review of UNECE activities under the Espoo Convention and its Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA, 2011-2015) (07/2016; XB E115)
ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Capacity-building for cooperation on dam safety in Central Asia Phase 3 (02/2017; XB E240)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

 

Transport

Sustainable transport connectivity and implementation of transport-related SDGs in selected landlocked and transit/bridging countries (08/2022; UNDA 1819 BA)

ToR Report Management Response Progress Report

Strengthening the national road safety management capacities of selected developing countries and countries with economies in transition (07/2018; UNDA 1415 BC)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

ITC support to governments in climate change mitigation: lessons from the use of ForFITS tool that links policy choices and CO2 emission scenarios for inland transport (07/2018; XB E228)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Evaluation of the global and regional impact of UN regulations and United Nations Recommendations on the transport of dangerous goods (2005-2014) (07/2016; RB Subprogramme 2)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Strengthening the capacities of developing countries and countries with economies in transition to facilitate legitimate border crossing, regional cooperation and integration (11/2016; UNDA 1213 AA)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

 

Statistics

Strengthening national capacity in the most vulnerable UNECE countries for the sustainable development of statistics (2019; UNDA 1415 AD)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

OIOS Thematic evaluation of the regional commissions (03/2017)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Project on the preparation for the 2020 round of population censuses and the production of better migration data in CIS countries, Implemented from 2013 to 2015 (02/2017; XB E203)

ToR Report Management response Final Progress Report

 

Economic Cooperation & Integration

Innovation for Sustainable Development Reviews and sub-regional Innovation Policy Outlook (11/2020; RB Subprogramme 4)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Initiative: PPP toolkit and International PPP Centre of Excellence (10/2018; XB E182)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Development and implementation of public-private partnerships international standards in support of SDGs (10/2017; XB E249)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Competitiveness, innovative policies and public-private partnerships: Capacity building for civil servants and business associations (10/2017; XB E226)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Evaluation of the UNECE project "Capacity Development to support the implementation of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Belarus (11/2016; XB E202)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report
Sustainable Energy

Moving to carbon neutrality in the UNECE region (date tbc; XB E355)

ToR Report Management Response Progress Report

Integrated Energy and Water Resources Management in Support of Sustainable Development in South-Eastern Europe and Asia (05/2022; UNDA 1819 AB)

ToR Report Management Response Progress Report

UNECE Collaboration with UN and other Partners in Delivering on Energy for Sustainable Development (10/2020; RB Subprogramme 5)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia  (12/2019; UNDA 1617X)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Strengthening capacity of the member States to achieve the energy-related Sustainable Development Goals - Pathways to Sustainable Energy (11/2019; XB E274)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Enhancing National Capacities for Development and Implementation of the Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings in the UNECE Region (08/2019; XB E282)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Gas Center (2018; XB E210)

ToR Report  Management Response Final Progress Report

Review of the case studies of the application of best practice guidance for coal mine methane management (10/2017; XB E251)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report 

 Promoting Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development (11/2015; UNDA 1213 AB)

ToR Report Management Response Final progress Report
Trade

Enhancing usage and uptake of standards for sustainable development, gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (12/2022; XB E330)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Strengthening the National Capacities of Selected UNECE Countries for Evidence-Based Regulatory and Procedural Trade Policies to achieve SDGs (04/2021; UNDA 1617 AN)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Strengthening the capacity of SPECA countries for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (08/2020; XB E262)

ToR Report Management Response Progress Report

UNECE's support to the advancement of Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies in member States (Working Party 6) (12/2019; RB Subprogramme 6)

ToR Report Management Response Progress Report

Removing regulatory and procedural barriers to trade in Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan (01/2019; XB E268)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Strengthening national capacities of the CIS countries to implement ECE agricultural quality standards (03/2018; XB E236)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Strengthening the capacity of transition and developing economies to participate in cross-border agricultural food supply chains (11/2017; UNDA 1415 AE)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report
Forestry and Timber

Self-evalution of the Forest Products Annual Market Review (12/2022; RB Subprogramme 7 )

ToR Report Management Response Progress Report

Accountability Systems for Sustainable Forest Management in the Caucasus and Central Asia (03/2021; UNDA 1617V)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report

Assessment of the relevance of the 2014-2017 UNECE/FAO Integrated Programme of Work to the needs of member States and challenges in the forest sector (08/2016; E254)

ToR Report Management Reponse Final Progress Report

Sustainable Forest Management for Greener Economies in the Caucasus and Central Asia (07/2016; UNDA Project 1213 AW)

ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report
Housing, Land Management & Population

Building Urban Economic Resilience during and after COVID-19 (12/2022; UNDA 2023AA)

ToR Report Management Response Progress Report Evaluation Brief

Evaluation of UNECE Forum of Mayors (07/2022; RB Subprogramme 8)

 
ToR Report Management Response Progress Report  

Evidence-based policies for sustainable housing and urban development in selected countries with economies in transition (01/2021; UNDA 1617 W)

 
ToR Report Management Response  Final Progress Report  

Advancing intergovernmental work towards the implementation of the 2017 Lisbon Ministerial Declaration and MIPAA/RIS commitments (09/2020; RB Subprogramme 8)

 
ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report  

Extending policy relevance of the Active Ageing Index: Cooperation with UNECE (11/2019; E147)

 
ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report  

Strengthening national capacities for sustainable housing in selected countries with economies in transition (11/2017; UNDA 1415 AC)

 
ToR Report Management Response Final progress Report  

Role of UNECE Country Profiles on housing and land management and related follow-up activities in development of national housing legislation and programmes (08/2016)

 
ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report  

External evaluation of the UNECE-European Union project Active Ageing Index II - Further Development and Dissemination (2016; E171)

 
ToR Report Management Response Final Progress Report  

Evaluation is defined as a systematic and discrete process, as objective as possible, to determine the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact, and/or sustainability of any element of a programme’s performance in relation to their objectives. 

 

The objective of evaluation is to enable the Secretariat and member States to engage in systematic reflection with a view to increasing the effectiveness of the programmes by altering their content and, if necessary, reviewing their objectives.

 

Evaluation in UNECE is designed to:


Improve programme performance
Promote organisational learning
Support accountability.

Through the 2014 General Assembly resolution A/RES/69/237, member States agree that evaluation is an important component of development processes, and recognize evaluation as a country level tool that can help strengthen and support development results. Resolution 72/303 of July 2018 stresses the indispensable roles of external and internal oversight mechanisms, carried out through regular audit reviews and the issuance of pertinent recommendations, and that the full and timely implementation of the recommendations of oversight bodies.