Accountability at UN Women
UN Women is committed to independent and objective oversight to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its operations, through the Independent Evaluation and Audit Services and the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services.
Independent Evaluation and Audit Services
The Independent Evaluation and Audit Services (IEAS), provides independent evaluation and internal audit assurance, as well as advisory services, to management on UN Women’s programmes, controls, business systems, and processes to identify good practices, provide recommendations for improvement, and contribute to learning. The Charter governs the mandate, responsibilities, and activities of the IEAS.
- Independent evaluation at UN Women is defined as a systematic and impartial assessment that provides credible and reliable evidence-based information for understanding the extent to which an intervention has achieved or made progress (or lack thereof) towards intended and unintended results on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
- Internal audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations.
United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services
The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) of the United Nations has been entrusted with the responsibility of providing investigation services to UN Women.