Assessment of Development Results: 2007

Assessment of Development Results: Bhutan

The evaluation found that UNDP has remained relevant in the changing context of development in Bhutan. A number of factors have contributed to this, including UNDP's responsiveness, flexibility and use of flexible funding modalities. Its alignment with national priorities and trusted relationship with the government have further enabled UNDP to evolve with and respond to national needs. Ensuring government and national ownership is another way that UNDP strives to ensure sustainable results.

Assessment of Development Results: Colombia

The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) covers two country cooperation frameworks from 1998 to 2006. The evaluation found that overall UNDP has contributed to foster democratic governance and the rule of law by promoting institutional capacity building of national and sub national institutions, as well as by promoting dialogue among development actors on national needs, including incorporation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into national planning. The evaluation showed that UNDP has proven to have a leadership role in coordinating discussions between the Government and civil society organizations.

Assessment of Development Results: Jordan

The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) covers two programme cycles from 1998 to 2007. The evaluation showed that by supporting the testing and adoption of modern management approaches, UNDP helped to enhance the technical capabilities of the public sector to attract foreign investment and stronger trade and service–based relations with other countries. UNDP’s support to the preparation of the national Human Development Report (HDR) and the first Millennium Development Goals Report (MDGR) contributed to policy dialogue, increased participation of CSOs and NGOs, more focused statistical research and greater resource allocation to address regional and gender disparities.

Assessment of Development Results: Lao PDR

The evaluation found that UNDP has contributed significantly to policy development and dialogue, including incorporation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and pro-poor concerns into national planning. Through the National Human Development Reports and other initiatives, UNDP has contributed to capacity development in the government to carry out high-level policy and strategic research on key issues, such as regional integration and human development. In the important field of governance, UNDP has gained the status of a trusted partner of the government. However, there are still areas where UNDP can assist the government, such as in the field of democratic governance and participation.

Assessment of Development Results: Nicaragua

The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) covers the period from 1998 to 2005. The evaluation found that UNDP programmes were relevant and corresponded to the development priorities and needs of Nicaragua. Overall, UNDP interventions had variable degrees of effectiveness. In some situations, the implementation modalities did not lead to the sufficient capacity building for the projects to be reproduced by the national actors once UNDP programme is completed. The evaluation recommended that UNDP should strengthen its planning and evaluation procedures, and should work to ensure the continuity and coherency of its projects.