Independent Country Programme Evaluation: China


This evaluation examined UNDP's contributions to national development goals, its relevance and strategic position within the country during the period between 2016 and 2019. It provides a set of 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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This ADR examines the relevance and strategic positioning of UNDP support and its contributions to the country’s development under the subsequent country programme (2006-2010). 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 programmes for the next cycle (2011–2015).

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.

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The China ADR report endeavours to focus on strategic issues and be forward looking, while retaining the independent judgment of the ADR Evaluation Team. It is suggested that UNDP's future work in China should be more coherent, less local, dispersed and more national in vision. At the core of the recommendations is the argument that the assistance programme should focus on three tasks: the creation of knowledge where information is deficient, more sophisticated social and economic analysis of the country's major problems, and greater emphasis on policy advice and informed advocacy in UNDP's areas of competence.

The report further highlights important opportunities in the area of south-south cooperation for China as well as UNDP's potential contribution to development results.

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