Independent Country Programme Evaluation: Mozambique


The Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP conducted the ICPE in 2019 covering the current country programme for the period 2017-2020. The programme is structured around three pillars: sustainable and inclusive economic transformation; resilience and natural resources management; and good governance, peace and social cohesion.

The evaluation identified a number of areas for improvement and presented recommendations for UNDP’s consideration to position the organization more strategically to improve effectiveness, integration and sustainability and to enhance programmatic focus and to further promote a gender-transformative approach to the next UNDP programming period in Mozambique.

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The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) covers two programming cycles from 1998 to 2001 and from 2002 to 2006. The evaluation findings show that UNDP’s record of meeting the needs of the country in the post-conflict phase was excellent and it made positive contributions to sustainable peace. Major areas of its contribution include capacity building and the establishment of key government institutions at a time when very few development partners were operating in Mozambique. A critical contribution has been the promotion of local governance through participatory district planning, a flagship capacity building programme undertaken in collaboration with the United Nations Capital Development Fund. The evaluation concluded that UNDP poverty reduction programmes were too disparate, lacking strategic focus, and have not as yet demonstrated the promising results such as those evident in the area of local governance and decentralization. Overall, the evaluation underlines the need for UNDP to adjust its strategies to meet new priorities and the challenges of a changing nation.

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