Development cooperation ,09.10.2020

Joint Evaluation of UN System Wide Response to Combating Covid19 and Support to Recovery Actions


The object of the evaluation is the UN Covid-19 Response and Recovery Multi PartnerTrust Fund (MPTF), an initiative launched by the UN Secretary General on 31.3.2020. The funding mechanism is a UN action that is aims to help low and middle income countries in their response to the pandemic and recovery from it. The MPTF has three main objectives: 1) respond to the acute health sector crisis 2) promote the recovery of societies and economy 3) help rebuild more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies. Finnish contribution to the Fund is 3,5 M€. The purpose of the evaluation is to also to find out to what extent the MPTF promotes UN inter-agency cooperation and coherence of its response to the pandemic. Moreover, it will asses the role of UN Resident Coordinators and UN country teams, their local knowledge and ability to react local circumstances . The initiative to evaluate the matter has been made by the UN Secretary General who has given the responsibility to recently established UN System Wide Evaluation Office. The evaluation requires that a thorough evaluability assessment will be made to establish the final objectives, scope and evaluation questions. Evaluability study is supported by Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The evaluation of projects funded from Covid-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Fund will be covered from the fund capital, but for the evaluability study requires a separate 300 000 euro allocation that will be channeled through the MPTF. The Unit for Development Evaluation proposes to use 44 800 euros of its 2020 budget and 55 200 euros of unspent 2019 budget.

Funding decision  09.10.2020

100 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Sectors not specified 100%

Funding channel

YK:n kehitysohjelma



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