UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. In support of this mission, UNICEF decided to implement an evaluation of its quality assurance system in order improve on the quality and utility of its evaluations, and subsequently its global programs. The evaluation informed the Board and Senior Management on best practice in quality assurance. to improve on quality and inform the Board and Senior Management on best recommendations on quality assurance.
DE has was subsequently been contracted to implement on the evaluation recommendations and assess the quality of UNICEF’s published evaluation reports from 2015 to date through the Review of Quality Assurance. DE is on its first framework agreement on the Independent Assessment of UNICEF’s Global Evaluation Reports Oversight System (GEROS). The evaluations use mixed methods including qualitative and quantitative data analysis, interviews and surveys. The scope of work includes providing guidance on best practices, suggested revisions to EQA template, and producing annual synthesis reports. These evaluations assessed the overall evaluation report quality assurance and feedback system at UNICEF. In the context of decentralized evaluation function, these looked at the quality, consistency, credibility, and use of the evaluation report quality assurance system at global, regional and country levels.