The United Nations Evaluation Development Group for Asia and the Pacific (UNEDAP), a network of UN agencies established with the aim of promoting an evaluation culture in the Asia and Pacific region and to strengthen the region’s evaluation capacities, proposed to undertake a Regional Thematic Study aimed at identifying strategic issues and options for its future engagement in National Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) in Asia and Pacific. Five countries in Asia and Pacific were selected for the study namely: India, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. These five countries were selected based on a desk review of seven countries which included Fiji and Papua New Guinea as well.
The purpose of the Study was to identify strategic issues and options for UNEDAP’s future engagement in national evaluation capacity development in Asia and Pacific Region. The ultimate purpose was to build on the findings, lessons learnt and recommendations of the Study to develop a strategy that will allow UNEDAP to identify key actions aimed at reinforcing national evaluation capacities and country led M&E systems.