UNICEF COVID-19 Learning Evaluation

Date published
01 Oct 2020
Real-time evaluation
COVID-19, Evaluation-related

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to unfold around the world and the response of the global community is unprecedented in both its scale and complexity. In order to support organizational learning and promote adaptive management in its response, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a learning evaluation of its global COVID-19 response in May 2020.

The COVID-19 Learning Evaluation (CLE) was designed to provide ‘good enough’ evidence to equip UNICEF decision-makers with the information they need to adapt the organization’s approach throughout the pandemic response. The exercise draws on elements of real-time evaluation and developmental evaluation to provide feedback and generate learning that is of use to the current response and the longer-term goals of UNICEF. The primary audience for this evaluation is UNICEF staff responsible for coordinating and leading the organization’s COVID-19 response, including the COVID-19 Global Secretariat and teams at UNICEF headquarters.