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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.

Priorities 2022 - 2023

In 2022-2023, 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 2022-2023 (PDF)

Evaluation Reports

Latest evaluation reports

January 2024

Final Joint Evaluation: Enhancing access to justice for women in Asia and the Pacific: Bridging the gap between formal and community-based systems through women’s empowerment 

This report presents the main evaluation findings, conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations of the Final Evaluation of the Enhancing Access to Justice for Women in Asia and the Pacific: Bridging the gap between formal and community-based systems through women’s empowerment” (Women’s Access to Justice/WA2J). It is a joint evaluation between UN Women, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).

February 2024

OIOS Evaluation of the Regular Programme of Technical Cooperation (RPTC)

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November 2023

Report on improving technical cooperation and capacity-building in the field of human rights

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