The Evaluation Office recently prepared a Synthesis Report 2016-2017 which summarises all independent evaluations undertaken by the UN Environment Evaluation Office in the 2016 - 2017 biennium. During this period more than eighty evaluations of UN Environment interventions that, together, encompass a resource envelope in excess of USD 556 million of expenditure were completed.
All evaluation criteria are rated on a six-point scale, most are rated as follows: Highly Satisfactory; Satisfactory; Moderately Satisfactory; Moderately Unsatisfactory; Unsatisfactory; Highly Unsatisfactory. Sustainability is rated from Highly Likely down to Highly Unlikely.
Highlights of the aggregated performance trends across these evaluations for the 2016-2017 biennium and a summary for the 2014-17 Medium Term Strategy period are presented in the diagrams below.
During the period of the Medium-Term Strategy 2014 - 2017 one hundred and twenty-nine UN Environment projects were evaluated. performance against the evaluation criteria for the two biennia (2014-15 and 2016-17) produces quite consistent patterns despite the diversity of the project interventions evaluated. The combined performance data for the Medium-Term Strategy period is therefore quite similar to that of the 2016-17 biennium.