UNISDR believes in continuous improvement of its organizational performance.

Evaluations enhance the effectiveness of its work by establishing clear links between past, present and future interventions and results.

Evaluations help UNISDR to extract, from past and ongoing activities, relevant information that can be subsequently used as the basis for improved programmatic planning, reorientation, implementing results, monitoring and reporting. UNISDR's and practices are guided by the norms and standards defined by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), to professionalize the evaluation functions.

Effective and independent evaluation is extremely important for UNISDR to achieve its vision, goals, and objectives set out in its Strategic Framework. The evidence-based analysis and recommendations on organizational performance provided by independent evaluations are key components of the wider framework of accountability established by UNISDR.

The evaluations provide UNISDR with credible evidence, analysis and independent recommendations, and assessment and insights that are appropriate and actionable for improving its future work. Evaluation plays a critical role by reinforcing for the achievement of results, and by providing objective analysis and relevant findings to inform operational choices and to improve performance over time.

As part of UNISDR's commitment for continuous improvement of organizational performance, UNISDR has systematically responded to, and implemented, recommendations from internal and external evaluations. A specific priority for UNISDR is to improve resource management and programme reporting, through its results-based management system.

All recommendations from UNISDR's external and internal evaluations and reviews to-date, have been consolidated in the "UNISDR Management Response." A Senior Leadership Group (SLG) implement and regularly track all the recommendations from different evaluations, as part of the organizational corporate work plan. By 2015, 75% of the recommendation from different reviews and evaluations had been implemented and are reflected in the SLG Implementation Plan.

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UNISDR's focal point for the Results Based Management System: Zulqarnain Majeed (majeedz(at)un.org)

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