The value of an evaluation exercise is determined by the degree to which UN Women staff, decision makers and stakeholders use the information to improve accountability, decision-making and learning. This chapter opens with how the use and follow-up to evaluation is critical for managing for results at UN Women. The use of evaluation is facilitated through the mandatory disclosure of evaluation reports and development of management responses and action plans for all evaluations. This chapter also provides guidance on how to disseminate evaluation findings in a user-friendly manner that is targeted to relevant stakeholder audiences.

      CHAPTER 7 Key resources

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Key websites and documents:

  • Patton MQ, “Utilization-focused evaluation”, in Stufflebeam DL, Madaus GF, Kellaghan T (Eds), Evaluation Models, 2nd ed., 2011.