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Annual Report on Evaluaion 2015

Just released: 2015 Annual Report on Evaluation. Find out our results, impact, achievements & Lessons!

Evaluation Resource Centre

We’re celebrating the launch of our ERC accessible at This video & infographics explain its role and new features.

2015 IEO Snapshot

2015 was an eventful year. Here are some of our notable achievements and key highlights in infographics.

4th International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities

The NEC conference was the largest global evaluation event of 2015 where more than 400 participants were in attendance.

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Evaluation Snapshot: MDG Video

For the successful implementation of the SDGs, it is vital to assess the contribution of the MDGs. Here is a video snapshot of key findings from the Evaluation of the Role of UNDP.

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NEC COP Summary

Lots of ideas were shared by participants around the world in the National Evaluation Capacity Communities of Practice. For more read the Infographic or Summary.

Annual Report on Evaluation 2015

This annual report provides detailed insights into the evaluation activities at UNDP, UNCDF and UNV in 2015. It highlights key achievements, challenges, lessons and presents the future work plan and ways forward

Assessment of Development Results: Ethiopia

The IEO of UNDP conducted a country-level evaluation in Ethiopia in 2015. The evaluation has two main components: (i) the analysis of UNDP’s contribution to development results (specifically, against the outcomes contained in the Country Programme Document); and (ii) analysis of the strategies UNDP has adopted to enhance contribution to development results in Ethiopia. It also attempted to assess the role and contribution of United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in relation to joint work with UNDP. The ADR covers the period 2012 through June 2015 while also taking into account some longer-term activities that have continued from the previous programme cycle.

Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Mine Action

The objective of this evaluation is to determine UNDP's contribution to mine action. UNDP has been a partner on landmine removal in over 40 countries, with some programmes dating back nearly 30 years.

Insight on National Evaluation Capacities in 43 Countries

This baseline study is the result of a collective effort and collaboration of the IEO with the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC_IG). This Study documents the current state of national evaluation capacities (NEC) and existing institutional set-ups in the 43 UNDP programme country signatories of those commitments. This Study revealed a variety of institutional settings and legal frameworks among the countries analysed. Many combinations are in place, reflecting a variety of government interests, political contexts and national developmental stages.

Assessment of Development Results: Zimbabwe

This evaluation examined UNDP's contributions to national development goals, its relevance and strategic position within the country during the period between 2007 and 2011. It provides a set of forward-looking recommendations, with a view to supporting the country office and its partners in the continuous efforts to improve the country programme by learning from the achievements and challenges.

NEC 2015 Bangkok Declaration

This declaration seeks to capture an emerging body of shared understanding on lessons and priorities for evaluation practice in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help guide joint action in future support of national evaluation capacity.

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Evaluation of the Role of UNDP in Supporting National Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals

At its 2013 second regular session, the UNDP Executive Board requested that IEO carry out a thematic evaluation of the “role of UNDP in supporting national achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”. The Board noted the strategic importance of MDGs and the potential to extract lessons learned for the post-2015 global development agenda. The objectives of the evaluation are to (i) assess the results achieved by UNDP in supporting national achievement of the MDGs (ii) identify the factors that affected UNDP contribution and performance, including: strengths and weaknesses, threats and opportunities, and the decisions, strategies and approaches that worked and did not; and (iii) provide strategic recommendations for fine tuning the institutional strategy of support to the post-2015 agenda.

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Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

Gender equality remains an unfulfilled promise that affects all humanity. The 1970s and 1980s saw discussions in civil society, governments, and United Nations agencies that focused on increasing attention, protection mechanisms, and resources dedicated to advance women’s equity and social justice. UNDP has been in the forefront of responding to these developments since the 1970s. This is the second evaluation of UNDP’s contribution to gender equality and women’s empowerment which picks up the thread from 2008 and traces the implementation of UNDP’s first Gender Equality Strategy which concluded in 2013.

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Joint GEF-UNDP Evaluation of the Small Grants Programme

The Small Grants Programme aims to develop community strategies and technologies for reducing threats to the global environment while addressing livelihood challenges. In July 2015 the 2nd Joint GEF-UNDP Evaluation of the SGP was completed. It discusses the SGP’s current role and results in achieving global environmental benefits while addressing livelihoods, poverty, and gender equality; broader adoption of grant-level results; the SGP’s strategic positioning; and M&E.

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  • Dominican Republic
  • Gabon
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Sao Tome Principe
  • Vietnam
  • Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Anti-Corruption and Governance Integrity in a Development Context
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  • Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Evaluation of UNDP support to disability-inclusive development
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