Since the beginning of 2020, the world has been battling the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating impact on our society, healthcare and economy. The pandemic is making crucial progress in terms of SDGs over the course of the decade of action. Because of the terrible toll this pandemic has taken, it is a moral necessity for the UN Development System to learn timely joint lessons in order to better steer its efforts to support the world in recovering better.
This report was commissioned by SG’s nominee for COVID-19 in accordance with SG’s April 2020 report on the quarterly policy review to evaluate COVID-19 MPTF as a system-wide evaluation. It represents an initial effort to realize the potential of system-wide evaluation as an approach to contributing to shared learning and providing an assessment of mutual accountability. This report has been prepared in a timely manner so as not to be too late to make a difference in providing lessons to recover.
It is hoped that the report will contribute to the understanding of the value of pooled funds by Member States and UN agencies as an incentive for the UN Development System to work together and the importance of gender mainstreaming, disability inclusion, leaving no one behind and human rights.