Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan´s report, "Investing in the United Nations for a stronger organization worldwide", urged a stronger emphasis on evaluations as a mechanism for strengthening links between performance and resource allocation.
Paragraph 78(c) called for more transparency and availability of relevant information that will allow member States to "hold managers accountable for specific results and assure them that their financial contributions are being used in an efficient manner".
Evaluation at UNCTAD is guided by the following frameworks:
- Regulations and rules governing programme planning, the programme aspects of the budget, the monitoring of implementation and the methods of evaluation.
- The mandates of UNCTAD´s Trade and Development Board.
- UNCTAD's Evaluation Policy.
- Norms and Standards of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG)