Independent Country Programme Evaluation: Ecuador


This evaluation examined UNDP's contributions to national development goals, its relevance and strategic position within the country during the period between 2017 and 2021 in Ecuador. 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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Assessment of Development Results: Ecuador


The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) covers the period of two country cooperation frameworks from 2000 to 2008. The evaluation found UNDP contributed to national capacity development and to the conti­nuity of institutional activities in the environment of political instability and institutional fragility. The production of the Millennium Development Goals Reports is among the most visible products, and has contributed to the enhanced national capacity for poverty monitoring and development planning. UNDP successfully facilitated dialogue between the state and civil society on several issues of national relevance, encour­aging a national debate on human development and the MDGs. UNDP has contributed to the national portfolio of environmen­tal projects and had strengthened local capacities in this practice area. However, the evaluation found that, in an effort to generate additional operational resources, and to respond to the demands of the national and local government, UNDP began expanding its role in development support services and spread its portfolio too thinly, adversely affecting programme’s relevance and strategic focus.

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