UN-Habitat evaluates its work to assess how well its interventions are achieving the intended results and how effectively they are contributing to broad development goals. This is done by assessing what is achieved and by making recommendations that feed into policy, programme/ project development and implementation. An independent Evaluation Unit was established in January 2012 to further improve and strengthen the evaluation function. 


If you wish to contact the evaluation unit, please write to: unhabitat-evaluation@un.org

All Evaluation Reports

Mid-Term Evaluation of the Cities and Climate Change Initiative

This report represents the Mid-Term Evaluation of UN‑Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative. The Initiative was launched in 2008 and to date has been implemented in three phases: August 2008 to July 2010 (Phase I), August 2010 – December 2011…

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Evaluation of the UN-Habitat Urban Programme in Iraq 2004-2012

The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the contributions of the UN-Habitat Iraq Urban Programme, the relevance of its programmatic focus, and the appropriateness of its institutional arrangements and partnerships. The evaluation also examined the…

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Evaluation of the of the Sustainable Neighbourhood Programme in Mavoko Municipality, Kenya.

The Sustainable Neighbourhood Programme was designed as an experimental, community-driven slum resettlement project, expected to address the housing crisis in Kenya by focusing on improving the lives and livelihoods of people living in 26 slum…

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Review of UN-Habitat's Participation in the Delivering as One UN Initiative

The review covers the opportunities and challenges of UN-Habitat's participation in the Delivering as One (DaO) United Nations Initiative, and makes recommendations for a more rational, coherent and effective participation. UN-Habitat is currently…

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Evaluation of the Experimental Reimbursable Seeding Operations

The Experimental Reimbursable Seeding Operations (ERSO) programme was designed and implemented to increase sustainable financing for affordable and social housing and infrastructure during a four-year experimental pilot period, 2007–2011.


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Peer Review of the Implementation of UN-Habitat's Medium-term Strategic and Institutional Plan (2008-2013)

By its decision 21/2 of 20 April 2007, the Governing Council (GC) of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) adopted the Medium-term Strategic and Institutional Plan (MTSIP) for 2008/2013. In the same decision the GC requested…

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Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in UN-HABITAT

The objectives of the evaluation are to assess UN-HABITAT's efforts in mainstreaming gender across its programmes and policies, and the appropriateness of its institutional arrangements and strategic partnerships for the promotion of gender equality…

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Evaluation of the UN-HABITAT Youth Programme & Urban Youth Fund

The evaluation of the UN-Habitat Youth Programme was mandated by UN-Habitat Governing Council resolution 21/6, which, among other things, requested the Executive Director to establish the Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-led Development, and…

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External Evaluation of UN-HABITAT's Water and Sanitation Trust Fund - Part 1: Synthesis Report

During the Water and Sanitation Trust Fund's Advisory Board meeting in 2010, the Government of Norway announced its intention to undertake an external evaluation of its support to the Trust Fund. Subsequently, the Governments of Norway, Spain and the…

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Mid-term Evaluation Global Land Tool Network

A mid-term evaluation of the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) was carried out to inform the planning and decision-making of the second phase of GLTN. The GLTN was launched in June 2006 with the goal of contributing to poverty alleviation and the…

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