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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.
The findings and conclusions of the evaluation highlight UNDP responsiveness to evolving national priorities and needs. At the same time, the evaluation identifies areas where UNDP could further improve its effectiveness and efficiency through enhanced and wider partnerships; stronger engagement with provincial governments, civil society organizations and the private sector; and improvements in internal programme management procedures. The recommendations contained in the report are intended to address these issues.
The finding of the report is a reminder that, as successful as its Cambodia programme has been, UNDP needs to constantly readjust itself to line up with its mandate to help countries accelerate human development and aim for real improvements in people’s lives.
The report suggests UNDP to sharpen the role it plays in the country as a promoter of human development through its policy advice and programme activities, and be strategically selective on the areas of its interventions and support. It encourages UNDP to continue supporting the Government reform initiatives, inter alia, through its innovative response mechanisms, while exploring more proactive ways to promote policy debate.
The evaluation recommended that it is important for UNDP Guyana to continue to reorient its programming towards higher-level policy analysis in order to support the country’s transition to a middle-income status. Also, UNDP needs to focus on its comparative advantage, and help Guyana explore alternative sources of support through South-South, regional and public-private partnerships.
This evaluation covers the contribution of UNDP to development results in Indonesia during the past two programming cycles (2001-2005 and 2006-2009/2010) and draws lessons for the next programming cycle of 2011-2015. During the period under evaluation, support provided by UNDP was found to be aligned with the country’s development priorities.
This evaluation examined UNDP’s contributions to national development goals, its relevance and strategic position within the country during the period between 2003 and 2009. It provides a set of recommendations, with a view to supporting the country office and its partners in the continuous efforts to improve the country programme by learning from the achievements and challenges.
The evaluation found that in the past six years UNDP in the Maldives has coped with two major transformational events: the 2004 tsunami and the changes in political system. It concludes that UNDP has been particularly effective in its support at the policy level, especially in the area of governance, but less so at the atoll and island level. Gender equality and youth remain major areas requiring effective support while capacity development is the most significant barrier to sustained progress
The evaluation found that UNDP in Turkey contributed to the development of corporate capacities in the country, integration of international development principles and rise of many sectors to European standards. UNDP was particularly effective in its support at the policy level and played a crucial role sustaining the local government reform through participative approach to local decision making.
This report states that UNDP Zambia has in general been effective in its contributions to development in Zambia. However, programme resources were spread too thinly across many initiatives and insufficient attention was given to ensuring sustainability. While cooperating partners and non-governmental organizations would have preferred UNDP to play a stronger role in advocacy, the Government appreciates UNDP as a consistent partner. The evaluation suggests that, within the context of the United Nations country team, UNDP missed opportunities to develop more joint initiatives.