Thematic Evaluations assess UNDP performance in areas that are critical to ensuring sustained contribution to development results in the context of emerging development issues and changing priorities at the global and regional levels. To this end, thematic evaluations may cover, for example, UNDP policies, focus areas, partnerships, programmatic approaches, cooperation modalities, or business models. The Evaluation Office also engages in evaluations conducted jointly with other United Nations organizations to assess system-wide performance.
This evaluation was undertaken through the lens of the urgent need to speed up the move away from overreliance on fossil fuels as we strive to close the energy gap. Its recommendations outline a course of action, streamlined with the ambition expressed at the United Nations High-Level Dialogue on Energy in September 2021 and in the UNDP Strategic Plan, 2022-2025, which will inform the work of UNDP in this important field.
This evaluation sets out a series of recommendations for programmes and infrastructures to ensure that support to youth is relevant and meaningful. At the heart of recommendations to improve the inclusivity of UNDP strategic programming is the importance of balancing investment in individuals – namely training and support to entrepreneurship – with support for structural job creation.
This evaluation provides an assessment of UNDP’s vision set out in the Strategic Plan 2018-2021, and
the extent to which the enablers and changes
introduced to operationalize it are helping to improve
UNDP’s support for fulfilment of the Sustainable
Development Goals and helping the organization to
adapt and respond to changes in context.