Assessment of Development Results: 2009

Assessment of Development Results: Afghanistan

The ADR Islamic Republic of Afghanistan covered the period from 2002 to 2008. From its initial focus on early recovery, the UNDP programme has evolved towards an increasingly substantive contribution to the cause of security and development in Afghanistan. UNDP has increasingly understood the importance of the institutions of democracy, state and rule of law in ensuring a smooth transition process with prospects of long-term peace and development.

Assessment of Development Results: Argentina

The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) covers two programming cycles from 2002 to 2004 and from 2005 to 2008 extended to 2009. The evaluation found that UNDP’s cooperation programme in Argentina was aligned to national priorities and demonstrated a responsive capacity to emerging development challenges. UNDP played a key role of a convener and honest broker by bringing together development actors from government, civil society and the political system at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to face common challenges.

Assessment of Development Results: Bosnia and Herzegovina

The ADR in Bosnia and Herzegovina covered the period from 2001-2008 and offers lessons that can strengthen UNDP programming in Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as contributing to the organization's effectiveness and accountability. The evaluation found that in the context of transition, UNDP quickly established itself as a capable and reliable implementing agency for the government as well as donors.

Assessment of Development Results: Botswana

The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) covers the Country Cooperation Framework period from 2003 to 2008. The evaluation found that the overall performance of the Cooperation Framework was adequate and UNDP has made a significant contribution in addressing country development needs. The evaluation found there is a need in all practice areas to sharpen the focus of work in certain sectors. The linkage between the UNDP projects and the intended outcomes of the country programme is at times weak and needs to be strengthened.

Assessment of Development Results: Barbados and OECS

The ADR covered the sub-regional programme of the nine member countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Barbados over the ongoing (2005-2009) and previous (2001-2004) programming cycles. The ADR notes that UNDP is working in a challenging and multifaceted development context, where relatively high levels of gross domestic product per capita and political stability occur side by side with considerable poverty, underemployment, gender and social inequities, institutional capacity weaknesses and vulnerability to risk, including extreme weather events.

Assessment of Development Results: Burkina Faso

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.

Assessment of Development Results: Chile

The ADR for Chile covers two programmatic periods form 2001 to 2003 extended to 2006, and from 2007 to 2010. The evaluation showed that UNDP programming is rightly aligned to the priorities of the country and was able to respond to the country development challenges. Although UNDP in Chile was able to achieve and sustain its objectives in supporting the consolidation of democracy, it was not as successful in helping to strengthen national decentralization efforts.

Assessment of Development Results: Guatemala

The ADR Republic of Guatemala covered the period from 2002 to 2008. Guatemala has been one of the not-so-frequent cases in which the United Nations closely combined the peace-building mandate of its General Assembly with post-conflict development. As a result, UNDP in Guatemala continues to enjoy high recognition as a neutral agency, a broker and promoter of dialogue on sensitive issues.

Assessment of Development Results: Peru

This evaluation covers the period of two country cooperation frameworks from 2001 to 2005 and from 2006 to 2009. During this period the strategic framework of UNDP in Peru was significantly revised in order to accompany the national democratization process and to respond to the requirements of the Millennium Development Goals.

Assessment of Development Results: Philippines

This ADR has examined contribution made by UNDP to development results and the strategic positioning of UNDP in the Philippines during the latest two programming cycles: 2001-2009. The ADR found that the UNDP programme in the Philippines has made substantive contributions to development, relative to its financial resources, through advocacy and support to statistical reporting around the MDGs and incorporating the MDGs in local planning and budgeting.

Assessment of Development Results: Seychelles (2009)

The ADR in Seychelles examines the relevance and strategic positioning of UNDP support and contributions to the country’s development from 2003 to 2009. It assesses UNDP interventions under the various thematic areas of the country programme with the aim of providing forward-looking recommendations meant to assist the UNDP country office and its partners in the formulation of the forthcoming country programme. The evaluation found that the UNDP support has generally been well aligned to national policies and plans and has responded to priorities and needs in the environment and governance sectors.

Assessment of Development Results: Tajikistan

The ADR in Tajikistan covered the period from 2001-2008 and offers lessons that can strengthen UNDP programming in Tajikistan as well as contributing to the organization's effectiveness and accountability. The evaluation found that, in the context of transition, UNDP quickly established itself as a capable and reliable implementing agency of the government and donors. UNDP has contributed to policy development and dialogue, and played a key role in incorporating the MDGs and pro-poor concerns into national development planning.

Assessment of Development Results: Uganda

This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Assessment of Development Results (ADR) conducted in Uganda, with a time-frame covering country programmes; from 2001 to 2009. More specifically, the ADR provides forward-looking recommendations to assist UNDP Uganda and its partners in formulating an action plan for the next programming cycle (2010–2014). The evaluation looked at the range of support provided by UNDP to Uganda in the areas of poverty reduction, sustainable environment democratic governance, and crisis prevention and recovery in a post- conflict and human development context.

Assessment of Development Results: Uzbekistan

The ADR Uzbekistan covered the period 2000 to mid-2008 and offers lessons that help the detailed design and implementation of the new country programme. It notes that UNDP has made an important contribution to Uzbekistan’s development during this period, a time of rapid change for the country, including the implementation of key reforms, fast economic growth and changes in the country’s relationship with the international community.