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Evaluation Workplan 2018-2019

The evaluation policy states that WHO will develop a biennial, Organization-wide evaluation workplan as part of the Organization’s planning and budgeting cycle. The biennial workplan ensures accountability and oversight of performance and results, and reinforces organizational learning in a way that informs policy for decision-makers and supports individual professional development.

The 2018-2019 biennial workplan was developed in consultation with senior WHO staff, considered by the Independent Expert Oversight Advisory Committee at its meeting in October 2017, and approved after review by the 142nd session of the Executive Board. It includes corporate/centralized evaluations to be managed, commissioned or conducted by the Evaluation Office. These evaluations will be linked to a leadership priority in the 12th General Programme of Work; specific programmes; horizontal themes or relevance to the core functions and strategies of WHO; and office-specific evaluations. New corporate evaluations are:

  • Evaluation of the utilization of national professional officers at the country level (carry-over from 2016-2017)
  • Corporate evaluation of WHO’s results-based management framework
  • Evaluation of one Grade 3 emergency
  • Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors – initial evaluation in 2019
  • Third annual evaluation of the implementation of the geographical mobility policy during its voluntary phase
  • Evaluation of the neglected tropical diseases programme, with a special focus on the current neglected tropical diseases road map for implementation (carry-over from 2016-2017)
  • Evaluation of the Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health (2016-2020)
  • Country office evaluations (6-10)
  • Normative functions at country level
  • Implementation of primary health care

The workplan also proposes decentralized evaluations to be managed, commissioned or conducted outside the Evaluation Office, i.e. initiated by HQ clusters, regional offices or country offices. These mainly comprise programmatic and thematic evaluations. The Evaluation Office would provide quality assurance and technical backstopping (including access to a pre-qualified global roster of external evaluators).

The table provides an overview of the corporate evaluations proposed