This evaluation covers the period from 2002 to 2008. UNDP demonstrated comparative strengths in the domain of governance (support to the Parliament and decentralization). Another important contribution was to develop innovative pilot activities: the success obtained through multifunctional platforms to generate power and electricity in rural areas, the development of non-timber forest products or the support to civil society initiatives to fight HIV-AIDS epidemics have served as models for a number of other interventions and have attracted significant financing.
In a country where the Government intends to set its action in the framework of the Paris Agenda, the evaluation recommends that UNDP support the Government in reinforcing its capacity to manage international cooperation, improving its harmonisation and strengthening appropriation by national structures. In a context characterised by persistent poverty in spite of significant growth, better geographical and thematic concentration of UNDP activities is also recommended.