This evaluation examined the relevance and strategic positioning of UNDP support and its contributions to the country’s development results from 2005 to 2010. It assessed the UNDP Somalia interventions under the three main programme areas and cross-cutting themes, with the aim of providing forward-looking recommendations that are useful for the formulation of the new UNDP country programme.
The evaluation found that UNDP contribution to development results in Somalia has varied considerably depending on the region where activities were implemented. The report highlights several challenges and shortcomings in programme management. It concludes that, despite these challenges, UNDP Somalia continued to seize opportunities as they emerged through the peace process and enjoy a privileged relationship with the authorities and donors. UNDP has initiated a process of change that should transform the institutional culture by emphasizing more cohesion and synergy between programmes, a results-based management as well as the mainstreaming of a rights-based approach and gender in programming. The evaluation strongly endorsed these approaches.