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.
The evaluation builds from the widely recognized assertion that poverty often exacerbates environmental degradation and environmental damage reinforces poverty.
Environment and energy in various formulations has featured as one of the key thematic areas of UNDP’s work since the 1980s.
The purpose of the Joint Evaluation of the SGP was to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and cost effectiveness of the SGP in relation to the overall mandate of the GEF.
This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of UNDP work with the Least Developed Countries Fund and Special Climate Change Fund resources carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Evaluation Office.