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 undertake an evaluation of the operation of the special fund and to submit a report thereon to the Governing Council at its twenty-third session in April 2011.
The main objectives of the evaluation were to:
- Assess the relevance of the work carried out by UN-Habitat with urban youth
- To review the integration of youth issues in the normative and operational work of UN-Habitat
- To evaluate the operations of the Urban Youth Fund
- To review the normative and operational performance of the youth empowerment initiatives of UN-Habitat