UNEG EPE 2022-2023 - Reaching the Most Vulnerable: What did we learn from the COVID19 Pandemic


14th December (3:45 - 5:15 CET/ 9:45 – 12:15 Washington DC time)

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we work as evaluators. With the move to more remote methods, some innovations were developed to ensure that we were still reaching out to vulnerable groups, to effectively engage with communities in a timely manner.

This webinar focused on what worked (and what didn’t) to reach vulnerable populations and engage them in evaluations.

Key speakers:

The session included presentations by:

  • Jerusha Govender, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Information Designer at Data Innovators; Jerusha will present her experience using innovative approaches to support data gathering during the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa.
  • Uyen Kim Huynh, Innovation specialist at the Office of Evaluation at UNICEF; Uyen will present the UNICEF experience with community rapid assessments.


  • Introduction by COVID-19 Working Group Members
  • Presentations by Jerusha Govender (Data Innovators) and Uyen Kim Huynh (UNICEF) followed by Q&A
  • Break out rooms discussion on lessons learned and good practices in the UN system (moderated by COVID-19 Working Group Members)
  • Open discussion in plenary
  • Concluding remark

Event Details

Lead Organization


  • Evaluation Practice Exchange Seminar


  • Global / Global

Start Date

  • 05 Dec 2022

End Date

  • 14 Dec 2022

Contact Person

  • Carlos Tarazona
  • carlos.tarazona@fao.org
  • 00390657055632