Assessment of Development Results: Syria


The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) covers the period from 1999 to 2004. The evaluation found that UNDP Syria has made significant contributions to the creation of the first national plan for environment, to the promotion of a stronger poverty focus, with particular attention to capability poverty, and to a greater emphasis on democratic governance and administrative reform. In recent years, the government has engaged UNDP in its efforts to develop financial services for private sector initiatives and to enhance international trade. The evaluation concluded that the challenges faced by UNDP in responding to policy developments and rapid changes within civil society suggest a need for redefining UNDP’s role in Syria and supporting new partnerships between the public sector and the institutions of civil society, to promote more accountable delivery of public services and ensuring the protection of the poor

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