UNESCO. Bureau of Studies, Programming and Evaluation

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UNESCO. Bureau of Studies, Programming and Evaluation

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  • UNESCO. Bureau d'études, de programmation et d'évaluation

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  • BPE

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Dates of existence

1990-02-28 - 2000-09-30

History

The Office of Planning, Budgeting and Evaluation (PBE) was created in 1988, bringing together the former Bureau of Studies and Programming, Central Evaluation Unit and Bureau of the Budget. This change was made in the lead-up to the third Medium-Term Plan in order to strengthen capacity for studies, analyses, programming and evaluation. PBE was renamed the following year the Bureau of Studies, Programming and Evaluation (BPE). In 1990, the Bureau of the Budget was moved and BPE had then two units: the Division of Studies and Programming and the Central Programme Evaluation Unit. The Division was responsible for preparing the Medium-Term Plan and biennial programmes, as well as the Director-General's reports on the activities of the Organization to the Executive Board and to the General Conference, as well as carrying out studies concerning developments in the Organization's various fields of competence. The Unit was responsible for the system of evaluation of the Organization’s activities, ensuring that the findings of the evaluation fed back into medium-term planning, programming and programme execution. In 1992, BPE inherited the Division of Statistics and became responsible for supporting the Ad hoc Forum of Reflection as established by Resolution 15, at the 26th Session of the General Conference (1991). The activities for the Ad hoc Forum ended after the submission of the Forum’s report at the 27th Session of the General Conference in 1993. In 1997, the Division of Statistics began its transformation into the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, but the Division of Statistics continued to exist in BPE until 30 June 1999.

PBE was led by Assistant Director-General Sylvain Lourié from 1988 to 1990. Albert Sasson was Director of BPE from 1990 to 1993, then promoted to Assistant Director-General heading BPE from 1993-1996. Françoise Rivière led BPE from 1996-2000. She was its Director from 1996-1998, then was promoted to Assistant Director-General in 1999. Late that year, in November 1999, Ms. Rivière was appointed head of the Executive Office of the Office of the Director-General. She continued to supervise the work of BPE in this capacity. In 2000, in the context of larger organizational change, BPE was renamed the Bureau of Strategic Planning (BSP) and its mandate was adjusted slightly. BSP continued BPE’s planning and programming role, with resposibility for monitoring the programme’s implementation. Evaluation activities were entrusted to the new Office of Internal Oversight (IOS). BSP also has responsibility for coordinating the priorities set by the General Conference and Executive Board, such as, at the time of its creation, work with youth, women and least-developed countries.

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Related entity

UNESCO. Youth Co-ordination Unit (1998-05-13 - 2000-09-30)

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

UNESCO. Youth Co-ordination Unit is controlled by UNESCO. Bureau of Studies, Programming and Evaluation

Dates of the relationship

1999

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UNESCO. Division of Studies and Programming (1990-02-28 - 2000-09-30)

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

UNESCO. Division of Studies and Programming is controlled by UNESCO. Bureau of Studies, Programming and Evaluation

Dates of the relationship

1990-02-28 - 2000-09-30

Description of relationship

The Division of Studies and Programming reported to the Bureau of Studies, Programming and Evaluation from 1990 to 2000.

Related entity

UNESCO. Division of Statistics (1990-08-31 – 1999-06-29)

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Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

UNESCO. Division of Statistics is controlled by UNESCO. Bureau of Studies, Programming and Evaluation

Dates of the relationship

1992-03-16 - 1999-06-30

Description of relationship

See administrative history for the Division of Statistics (BPE/ST) for further information.

Related entity

UNESCO. Bureau of Strategic Planning (2000-10-01 -)

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temporal

Type of relationship

UNESCO. Bureau of Strategic Planning is the successor of UNESCO. Bureau of Studies, Programming and Evaluation

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UNESCO. Office of Planning, Budgeting and Evaluation (1988-11-16 - 1990-02-27)

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temporal

Type of relationship

UNESCO. Office of Planning, Budgeting and Evaluation is the successor of UNESCO. Bureau of Studies, Programming and Evaluation

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Stub created, AWT, 8-12-2015. Completed after review of administrative history by Chief Archivist, AWT, 31-3-2016.

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  • UNESCO. (23 décembre 1998). Sous-Directeur général du Bureau d'études, de programmation et d'évaluation. DG/NOTE/98/62. Archives de l’UNESCO, AG 6 Documents du Secrétariat.
  • UNESCO. (21 juin 1996).Directeur du Bureau d'études, de programmation et d'évaluation. DG/NOTE/96/29. Archives de l’UNESCO, AG 6 Documents du Secrétariat.
  • UNESCO. (11 août 1993). Promotion à titre personnel de M. A. Sasson. DG/NOTE/93/30. Archives de l’UNESCO, AG 6 Documents du Secrétariat.
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  • UNESCO. (28 February 1990). Reforms with a view to implementing the new Medium-term Plan adopted by the General Conference at its twenty-fifth session. DG/NOTE/90/2. Available online in UNESDOC, accessed 19-10-2015: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002189/218944eo.pdf
  • UNESCO. (21 juillet 1989). Directeur du Bureau de planification du programme (Office de la planification, du budget et de l'évaluation). DG/NOTE/89/26. Disponible en ligne dans UNESDOC, accédé le 4-3-2016 : http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002189/218928fo.pdf
  • UNESCO. (7 October 1988). Establishment of the Office for Planning, Budgeting and Evaluation. DG/NOTE/88/34. Available online in UNESDOC, accessed 4-3-2016: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002188/218886eo.pdf
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