Formative Evaluation of the Integration by UNDP of the principles of Leaving No One Behind
The commitment to ‘Leave No One Behind’ (LNOB) is a central transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda
for Sustainable Development and one of three organizational ‘directions of change’ for UNDP. This
formative evaluation report sets out the extent to which the LNOB principles of equality, equity and
non-discrimination permeate key areas of UNDP programmes and operations, and puts forward
recommendations for deepening the integration of these principles.
The evaluation assessed key aspects of LNOB integration in UNDP programmes and
institutional effectiveness at global, regional and country levels, covering the period 2018 to mid-2022.
It was conducted while practical measures to integrate LNOB into UNDP programmes and operations
were being actively implemented, and therefore a formative, organizational learning focus was timely.