The quadrennial comprehensive policy review (QCPR) is the mechanism through which the General Assembly assesses the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of the United operational activities for development, and it establishes system-wide policy orientations for operational activities for development and country-level modalities of the UN.

The 2020 QCPR process presents an important opportunity for Member States to engage in a dialogue on how to adapt UN operational activities for development to the changing global development landscape and the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

To facilitate the QCPR process, the Secretary-General undertakes in-depth analysis informed by the work of UN entities at headquarters and in the field, as well as programme country governments, which is presented in an annual report. The 2020 Secretary-General’s report on QCPR will assess progress in implementation of the 2016 QCPR resolution and point the way for a strategic and focused QCPR to be adopted in 2020. Additional information is available at

UNITAR offers training sessions on QCPR and this page provides links to all relevant materials.

6 Modules, Duration of 1/2 day each




  • Understand the longer-term positioning of the UN development system
  • Understand the relations between the UN development system and the SDG implementation in targeted countries
  • Understand the funding for the UN operational activities for development

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