The Evaluation Plan is based on the overall objectives of UNESCO's Medium-term Strategy (37 C/4). According to this document, the overarching purpose of evaluation during the 2014-2021 period will be to strengthen UNESCO's evaluation and results-based management culture through targeted evaluation activities and advisory services and enhanced quality, type and coverage of evaluations throughout UNESCO in support of improved organizational learning, programme improvement and accountability.
The work of the evaluation section is guided by its indicative evaluation plan for 2014-2017 found in UNESCO's Programme and Budget (C/5). A more detailed Corporate Rolling Evaluation Plan for 2015-2017 is presented in the Internal Oversight Service Annual Report for 2014.
All evaluations managed by EVS are subject to quality assurance based on the UNEG Norms and Standards in Evaluation.