Assessment of Development Results: Jordan


This evaluation examined UNDP's contributions to national development goals, its relevance and strategic position within the country during the period between 2013 to 2016. 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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Jordan's dependence on the markets of the neighbouring countries, the scarcity of its natural resources and its high population growth resulting from successive migrations that reflect the political situation in the region, have all proved to be major constraints on the country's development efforts. Within this context, UNDP made important contributions in facilitating capacity development and administrative reform in the public sector that has been significant for the management of Jordan's integration in the world economy. UNDP's support to the Anti-Corruption Department also helped Jordan ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption and establish an independent commission. The evaluation found that UNDP's support to the preparation of the national Human Development Report (HDR) and the first Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report contributed to policy dialogue, increased participation of CSOs and NGOs in shaping public perception of national efforts to monitor poverty and social safety nets. In the area of environment, UNDP assisted Jordan in the formulation of national frameworks and in meeting the demands of the international environment conventions.

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