Working with our partners IMC Worldwide, Child Frontiers and Development Analytics, IOD PARC undertook a series of Country Programme Evaluations (CPE) including in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Albania as part of a long-term agreement with UNICEF Eastern and Central Asia Regional Office.
The CPEs used a theory-based approach to assess UNICEF’s programmatic and strategic choices made in the design and implementation of the Country Programmes. The three evaluation teams collaborated with Country Offices teams to draw out conclusions, key recommendations and lessons learned to inform the design of future Country Programmes. The implementation of the evaluations in Tajikistan and Albania was redesigned at the start of the process to adapt to the travel and movement restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.
The main findings, recommendations and conclusions of the evaluation report were presented in a virtual meeting to Country Office staff, Evaluation Reference Group members, Regional Office staff and wider stakeholders. The findings and recommendations of the evaluations aimed to build on the cooperation agreement between UNICEF and Governments in each country, and to assist strategic positioning and prioritization as they each move collaboratively into the next planning and programme cycle. The recommendations were developed in consultation with the Country Office teams which provided feedback, comments and questions through the report drafting process.