Evaluation and Internal Oversight

The Office of Evaluation and Internal Oversight (ODG/EIO) is responsible for providing the Director General, and management at large, with independent, objective assurance, advice and evaluation designed to add value to and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of UNIDO’s operations, internal control framework, risk management, RBM and governance processes. It provides evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful, enabling the timely incorporation of findings, recommendations and lessons learned into the decision-making processes at organization-wide, programme and project level. The Office also assesses that UNIDO’s programmes and projects as well as thematic areas correctly address the stated objectives of the Organization, especially the implementation of the corporate strategy of ISID through PCPs.

The Office undertakes fact-findings in cases of alleged irregularity, wrongdoing, waste of resources and/or violation of UNIDO’s regulations, rules and procedures with a view to safeguarding the Organization’s interests and to ensure accountability. It also acts as the focal point within UNIDO for the Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) of the United Nations system. The functions of the Office are guided by the Internal Oversight Charter and the Evaluation Policy.

ODG/EIO is governed by the Charter of the Office of Evaluation and Internal Oversight. It oversees the Independent Evaluation Division (ODG/EIO/IED or IED) and the Internal Oversight Division (ODG/EIO/IOD or IOD). IED is responsible for the independent evaluation function of the Organization and supports learning, continuous improvement and accountability, and provides factual information about results and practices that feed into programmatic and strategic decision-making processes; and IOD is responsible for the independent, objective assurance and advice designed to add value to and improve UNIDO’s operations as well as emphasize transparency. For more detailed information on the specific functions of the two independent Divisions, please follow below links.