United Nations
Environment Programme

Policy & Standards

The Evaluation Office of the UN Environment addresses its mandate based upon a framework of policies and standards. 


Evaluation Policies

UN Environment has an Evaluation Policy that guides the work of the Evaluation Office. It has been in use since 2005, a revised and updated version was formally approved by the Executive Director in 2016. 

United Nations Evaluation Group facilitates system wide collaboration on evaluation by ensuring that evaluation entities within the UN follow agreed-upon basic principles through the United Nations Evaluation Group Norms and Standards for Evaluation in the UN System.

The procedures and guidelines related to the evaluation of UN Environment projects and portfolios are documented in the working with us section of this website. 


Evaluation Standards 

Standards have been developed around methodspriority setting, quality assurance and a recommendation compliance process