Assessment of Development Results: India


This evaluation examined UNDP’s contributions to national development goals and its relevance and strategic position within the country during the period between 2004 and 2011. It provides a set of forward-looking recommendations, with a view to supporting the country office and its partners in their continuous efforts to improve the country programme by learning from their achievements and challenges.

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India Assessment of Development Results (ADR) covers the period of the first Country Cooperative Framework from 1997 to 2002. The evaluation found that UNDP India, along with its development partners within the government and the voluntary sector, has brought about a profound change in the character of its interventions, from building institutions to developing community-based, people-centred programmes. UNDP has been successful in achieving people’s participation in the process and developed strong partnerships with the relevant development actors and stakeholders, including civil society groups and women’s groups. There has been a significant qualitative improvement in the management and monitoring of programmes, however, the evaluation noted the number of programmes and projects in the country tends to be too numerous and diffuse. It further highlighted that replication and sustainability strategies were not developed sufficiently and agreed to with partners and stakeholders early enough in the design and implementation.

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