The System-Wide Evaluation (SWE) of the UNDS Socio-economic Response to COVID-19 was
conducted for the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) of the United Nations under the
guidance and management of the Senior Coordinator for SWE. It builds on experience gained during
the Early Lessons and Evaluability Study of the UN COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner
Trust Fund (MPTF) carried out from October 2020 to April 2021. The report benefits from the
application of a system-wide lens to assess the effectiveness of the UNDS response to COVID 19
over an extended time frame.
Purpose and Focus of the System-Wide Evaluation of the UNDS Response
The evaluation serves to provide an assessment of the UNDS socio-economic response to COVID19, supported by an analysis of how UNDS reforms have enabled and/or constrained that response.
It also provides an assessment of how well the UNDS response has integrated action on the core UN
values of Human Rights, Gender Equality, Inclusion (including persons with disabilities) and Leave
No-One Behind (HR/GE/LNOB). Finally, by addressing the socio-economic response from 2020 to
mid-2022, the evaluation was able to identify barriers and recommend changes which can better
position the UNDS to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs and the realization of Agenda
The evaluat …