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.
The evaluation comes at a time when UNDP is also
having to significantly adapt its efforts to respond
to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the challenging context, UNDP has made
relevant contributions to development results
within three broad development settings; was swift
to adapt its capabilities to support UN development
system reform and signature solutions stipulated in
the Strategic Plan; and sustained a stable influx of
resources with agile mobilization and repurposing
of funds to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UNDP has made concerted efforts to promote
collaborative partnerships to support and finance
the Goals; to more systemically integrate approaches
for more balanced consideration of economic, social
and environmental dimensions; and to mainstream
the ‘leave no one behind’ principle. UNDP has made
good progress improving its management and
operations and showing determination to be a more
client-oriented operational services provider with
commitment to improving people management,
learning and development; streamlining processes and procedures; and expanding investments in
digital and technological innovation.