MPTF (2021), Early Lessons and Evaluability of the UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery

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Date published
01 Apr 2021
Lessons papers
Epidemics & pandemics, Evaluation-related, System-wide performance

Since early 2020, the world has struggled with the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating impact on our society, healthcare, and economy. The pandemic is reversing crucial progress on SDGs during the decade of action. Because of the terrible toll this pandemic has taken, it is a moral imperative for the UN Development System to learn timely shared lessons to better manage its efforts to support the world to recover better. This report was commissioned by the SG’s Designate for COVID-19 in line with the SG’s April 2020 report on the quadrennial policy review to evaluate COVID-19 MPTF as a system-wide evaluation. It represents a first effort to realise the potential of System-Wide Evaluation as an approach to contribute to shared learning and provide an assessment of mutual accountability. This report has been produced in a timely manner so as not to be too late to make a difference in providing lessons to recover better.