Assessment of Development Results: 2004

Assessment of Development Results: Egypt

The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) covers the period from 1997to 2003. The evaluation found that UNDP made a significant contribution to Egypt’s decentralization process by proposing innovative projects that responded to social needs, by bringing other partners to participate in its “frontier” proposals to address politically sensitive issues, and by establishing a good relationship with the government. The evaluation concluded that UNDP is currently making a critical and positive contribution to Egypt’s long-term social and human development.

Assessment of Development Results: Nigeria

The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) covers period 1997 to 2002. The evaluation found UNDP was able to stay the course throughout the difficult political situation prior to 1999 and to embark on innovative and participatory downstream activities in all 36 states of the federation, targeting the poorest of the poor. Some of these interventions have the potential for replication and scaling up to upstream policy levels. In addition, the National Human Development Reports of 1996, 1998 and 2000/2001 enhanced UNDP’s advocacy role on key development issues and helped to stimulate national debate on the country’s human development priorities.

Assessment of Development Results: Turkey

The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) covers the period from 1999 to 2004. The evaluation concluded that UNDP plays an important role in the present and future Turkey, and highlighted a number of results produced in key thematic areas of governance, poverty, gender, environment and crisis response. Among the recommendations provided by the evaluation team is the suggestion that activities where the UNDP has a purely administrative involvement should be avoided, while reducing the potential for “layering” in execution and implementation arrangements between the UNDP and the actual project activities on the ground.