Independent Country Programme Evaluation: Bhutan


This evaluation examined UNDP's contributions to national development goals, its relevance and strategic position within the country during the period between 2014 to 2018. It provides forward-looking 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.

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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. Further, its cross-sectoral mandate, coordination role among UN partners, global access to high-level technical expertise, and ability to identify and help respond to emerging issues by keeping a finger on the international and national development pulse, have contributed to UNDP's positive image in Bhutan. On the whole, the assessment reveals that UNDP's contributions are in line with intended outcomes.

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