Results-oriented monitoring and evaluation

Improving working conditions in the garment industry

2020: Urs Zollinger evaluated the ILO Better Work Global Programme

Urs concluded that Better Work is undoubtedly a success story. Based on the…

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Baseline study and evaluability assessment of the Common Chapter of UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women

2019: Appointed by UNDP Alison King was the senior evaluation consultant for this study

The objective of the assessment was to help prepare for and…

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Evaluation of UNFPA’s Uzbekistan Country Programme

2019: Alison King was leading the evaluation of UNFPA’s Uzbekistan Country Programme (2016-2020)

Alison conducted this evaluation with three national…

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Agro-industrial development in Ethiopia

2019/20: Urs Zollinger lead independent UNIDO evaluation of the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) in Ethiopia (2015-2019)

In this evaluation…

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Evidence and data for gender equality

2019: Mandated by the UN Statistics Division, Alison King contributed to the project evaluation of Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE)

EDGE,…

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Evaluation of UNFPA country programmes in Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan

2019: Alison King led the cluster evaluation of the UNFPA country programmes in Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan

Alison’s role included coordinating…

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Public Private Partnerships to address minimum wages and child labour

2019: Urs Zollinger participated in the Independent Evaluation of ILO’s Public Private Partnerships.

As an evaluation team member, Urs contributed to…

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Integrated approach to SRH and GBV

2018: Alison King evaluated the UNFPA Women and Girls First Programme in Myanmar.

The Women and Girls First Initiative is being implemented in the…

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Quality Assessment of UN Evaluation Reports

2018: Contracted by OIOS-IED, King Zollinger assessed the quality of evaluation reports from across the UN Secretariat completed during the 2016-17…

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Follow-up to Evaluation Recommendations - ITC, UNHCR, ECLAC and ESCAP

2018: King Zollinger & Co. supported the OIOS triennial review of the implementation of evaluation recommendations.

The Inspection and Evaluation…

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UNFPA’s engagement in highly-vulnerable contexts

2017: Alison King conducted a meta-analysis of UNFPA’s engagement in highly-vulnerable contexts.

The purpose of the meta-analysis was to generate…

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Multi-stakeholder approach to accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (SDG 9)

2017: Urs Zollinger lead the independent mid-term evaluation of UNIDO’s Programme for Country Partnership (PCP)

The mid-term evaluation was a…

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Integrated approach to SDGs

2017: Alison King evaluated cross-sectoral cooperation within UNECE in support of sustainable development

The objective of the evaluation was to…

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Peer Review of the Evaluation Function of the Council of Europe

2017: Urs Zollinger participated for the second time – after 2010 - in the peer review of the evaluation function of the Council of Europe (CoE).

The…

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Partnership with donors

2017: Urs Zollinger participated in the evaluation of the UNIDO’s partnerships with donors.

The objective of the evaluation was to improve…

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Quality Assessment of UN Evaluation Reports

2016: Contracted by OIOS-IED, King Zollinger assessed the quality of evaluation reports from across the UN Secretariat completed during the 2014-15…

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UNICEF’s Child Friendly City (CFC) Initiative

2016: King Zollinger mandated by UNICEF Switzerland to revise and test the methodology to assess child friendliness of municipalities in Switzerland.

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UNFPA Nepal Country Programme Evaluation

2016: Alison King led a team of national evaluators to evaluate UNFPA’s Nepal country programme.

After having evaluated UNFPA’s Tajikistan country…

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Emergency Preparedness and Response

2016: Alison King developed approach paper for the Clustered Country Programme Evaluation of UNFPA Engagement in Highly-vulnerable Contexts

In 2015,…

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Evaluation of Civil Society Empowerment Projects

2016: Alison King led the evaluation of two civil society projects funded by the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF)

Alison King led the ex-post evaluation of…

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Review of Evaluation Quality Assurance and Assessment System

2016: King Zollinger supported the review and revision of the UNFPA evaluation quality assurance and assessment system

King Zollinger supported the…

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Country programme evaluation Tanzania

2016: Urs Zollinger led the evaluation of the UNIDO country programme in Tanzania (2011-2016)

The purpose of this evaluation was to provide…

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Mid-term review of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for the Horn of Africa

2016: King Zollinger facilitated the mid-term review (MTR) of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for the Horn of Africa (2013-2017)

The objective of the…

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Partnership review

2015/16: Urs Zollinger assessed the partnership between the IFAD’s Independent Office of Evaluation (IOE) and the Swiss Agency for Development…

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Meta-analysis of UNFPA country programme evaluations

2015: Alison King conducted a study of UNFPA country programme evaluations from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region undertaken during 2013-15

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Thematic review of UNIDO interventions in the area of enterprise development and job creation, including for women and youth

2015: Urs Zollinger led UNIDO thematic review

The purpose of this review was to provide UNIDO with a synthesised view on the Organizations…

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Peer Review of UNRWA’s Evaluation Function

2015: As Senior Advisor to the Panel, Urs Zollinger supported the Peer Review of UNRWA’s evaluation function

This Professional Peer Review of the…

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Evaluation of UNICEF’s Child Friendly City (CFC) Initiative in Switzerland

2015: King Zollinger conducted this UNICEF evaluation

The focus of the evaluation was on the process leading to CFC certification. The purpose of…

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Evaluation of employment and e-waste management project in Cambodia

2015: Urs Zollinger led UNIDO project evaluation.

The innovative public-private partnership between the Royal Government of Cambodia, KOICA, Samsung…

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UNFPA Violence against Women Project Evaluation in Belarus

2015: Alison King led evaluation of a UNFPA project to end domestic violence against women in Belarus.

At the beginning of 2015, Alison King teamed…

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Thematic Evaluation of the MDG Monitoring and Evaluation System

2014/2015: Alison King was team member of OIOS-IED Millennium Development Goal evaluation.

Alison King was an external team member of the OIOS-IED…

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UNFPA Country Programme Evaluation Tajikistan

2014: Alison King led UNFPA Tajikistan country programme evaluation.

Together with two national consultants, Alison King conducted an independent…

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Peer Review of the Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

2014: Urs Zollinger supported the 2nd Professional Peer Review of the GEF Independent Evaluation Office.

The objective of the Professional Peer…

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Evaluation of the UNIDO Medium-term Programme Framework

2014: Urs Zollinger was one of three team members for this strategic evaluation.

The main purpose of this evaluation was to provide UNIDO with…

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Revision of Evaluation Handbook

2013/14: King Zollinger updated the OIOS-IED Evaluation Manual

In collaboration with IED, King Zollinger revised and updated the IED Inspection and…

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Assessment of Strategic Planning Documents

2014: Contracted by the SDC Controlling Division, King Zollinger assessed SDC strategic planning documents from a “Managing for Development Results”…

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Review of CGIAR Research Programs Governance and Management

2013/2014: King Zollinger provided advisory services to review team.

The review covered 16 CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). Its objectives were to…

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Independent Thematic Evaluation of UNIDO’s Public Private Partnerships

2013: Urs Zollinger was the Senior Evaluator and lead author.

The evaluation was conducted in order to provide guidance on business partnerships to…

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Review of Evaluation Processes in the UN

2013: King Zollinger reviewed the evaluation processes of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

The purpose of the review was to enhance the…

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Quality Assessment of UN Evaluation Reports

2012: King Zollinger was contracted by OIOS/IED to assess the quality of evaluation reports from across the UN Secretariat completed during 2010/2011…

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Mid-term Evaluation of UNEP’s Medium-Term Strategy (MTS) 2010-2013

2012: Alison King was contracted as team member to undertake a mid-term evaluation of UNEP’s Medium-Term Strategy

The evaluation focused on four key…

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Meta-Analysis of Project Evaluation Reports of UNEP, UNODC and OCHA

2012: Urs Zollinger was asked by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) to conduct a content analysis of 50 evaluation reports from…

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Thematic Evaluation of UNIDO’s Contribution to Delivering as One United Nations

2011/2012: Alison King designed and conducted an evaluation of UNIDO’s Contribution to One UN mechanisms

The evaluation was conducted to inform UNIDO…

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Independent Evaluation of Lessons Learned from Delivering as One (DaO)

2011/2012: As Senior Programme Evaluation Specialist, Urs Zollinger participated in this UN General Assembly mandated evaluation

This evaluation,…

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Managing Core Contributions to Multilateral Organizations

2011: Alison King assessed SDC’s Core Contribution Management tool, an instrument for results-oriented planning and monitoring of un-earmarked…

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Evaluation of UNIDO Country Programme Rwanda

2011: Alison King was recruited as international evaluation consultant by the UNIDO Evaluation Group

This independent country evaluation covers…

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Evaluation of UNDP Contribution at the Regional Level to Development and Corporate Results

2010: Urs Zollinger was mandated by the UNDP Evaluation Office to co-lead a six-person team to evaluate UNDP’s regional programmes and presence.

This…

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External Review of UNIFEM Sub-regional Strategies

2010: Alison King was asked to facilitate and participate in a review of 15 UNIFEM Sub-regional Strategies.

In 2008, the United Nations Development…

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Results-oriented Monitoring of EC-funded Programmes/Projects

2008-2010: Alison King monitored EC-funded programmes and projects in Africa and recommended actions for improvement.

In 2010, Alison King continued…

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Peer Review of the Evaluation Function of the Council of Europe

2010: Urs Zollinger was appointed as one of two experts to peer review the evaluation function of the Council of Europe.

In May 2010, the Council of…

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Review of DPA Follow-up to Evaluation Recommendations

2010: Contracted by OIOS, Urs Zollinger conducted a triennial review of the implementation of evaluation recommendations.

In 2006, the Office of…

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Quality Assessment of OIOS Evaluation Reports

2009: Urs Zollinger was engaged by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) to assess the quality of its evaluation and inspection reports.

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Evaluation of UNIDO’s Field Mobility Policy

2009: UNIDO contracted Urs Zollinger to evaluate its Field Mobility Policy.

The process evaluation assesses the extent to which the UNIDO Field…

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Evaluation of Strategic Partnership between UNIDO and UNDP

2009: Urs Zollinger was one of two international consultants contracted to evaluate the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement between UNIDO and…

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Advising the Peer Panel Review of the United Nations Evaluation Function

2009: Urs Zollinger is co-author of the Peer Review Report on the Evaluation Function of the Office of Internal Oversight Services of the United…

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Evaluating UN Reforms at Country Level

2007/2008: Alison King was part of an international consultant team charged with assessing the evaluability of UN reforms at country level.

In…

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Assessing Multilateral Effectiveness at Country Level

2004-2008: King Zollinger supported the Annual MOPAN Survey of multilateral partnership behaviour. The Multilateral Organisations Performance…

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