Professional Peer Review of the ICAO Evaluation Function

ICAO Peer Review Final Report 2020.pdf (972 KB / English)


This Professional Peer Review of the evaluation function of ICAO was carried out under the provisions contained in the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Framework for Professional Peer Reviews of the Evaluation Function of UN organizations.[1]It is the first Peer Review of ICAO’s evaluation function and was carried out at the request of ICAO.

The purpose of the Peer Review is to:

  1. Enhance knowledge, confidence and use of evaluation within ICAO;
  2. Advance ICAO’s evaluation normative framework;
  3. Stimulate/encourage dialogue between various key stakeholders on expectations and the role of the evaluation function leading to strengthened organizational performance;
  4. Encourage a culture of evaluation, learning and accountability within ICAO.

The Peer Review looked at evaluation activities conducted between 2015 and 2019, and considered both central and decentralized evaluation functions. The Panel, composed of two Heads of evaluation functions within the UN system and an evaluation specialist from a donor country, reviewed relevant documents and assessed the quality of evaluation reports. The Panel visited ICAO headquarters in Montreal from 16 to 19 December 2019. In addition to the ICAO Evaluation and Audit Office (EAO), the Panel met with a wide range of relevant stakeholders including: ICAO senior management; heads of relevant departments/programmes; members of the ICAO permanent council and committees/commissions; the Chair of the Evaluation and Audit Advisory Committee on Internal Oversight (EAAC) (by phone); and representatives of donor governments. 


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Document Details



  • UNEG-DAC Peer Reviews


  • Jun 2020


  • 3023


  • Peer Reviews