Professional Peer Review of the UNESCO Evaluation Function

UNEG Professional Peer Review of the UNESCO Evaluaton Function January 2020.pdf (976 KB / English)


This Professional Peer Review of the evaluation function of UNESCO was carried out under the provisions contained in the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Framework for Professional Peer Reviews of the Evaluation Function of UN organizations. It is the first Peer Review of UNESCO’s evaluation function and was carried out at the request of UNESCO.

The purpose of this UNEG Peer Review is to strengthen the UNESCO evaluation function so it can more effectively contribute to UNESCO’s organizational decision-making, programme effectiveness, learning and accountability for results. The review benefitted from valuable discussions with UNESCO Executive Board members: the Oversight Advisory Committee members; UNESCO Senior Management; and staff in HQ and in the field. 

The Peer Review Panel comprised:

  • Dr. Elil Renganathan, Peer Review Chair, Head, WHO Evaluation Office, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Ms Rachel Sauvinet-Bedouin, Senior Evaluation Officer, Evaluation Office, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Mr Paul de Nooijer, Senior Inspector, Policy and Operations Evaluation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Netherlands
  • Dr Daniel Arghiros, Senior Evaluation Consultant to the Peer Review Panel 

Document Details



  • UNEG-DAC Peer Reviews


  • Jan 2020


  • 4401


  • Norms and Standards Peer Reviews Professionalisation