1.4. Overview of key roles and responsabilities

All UNDP programme units have important roles in planning, monitoring and evaluating for development results. Table 1 provides a brief overview of some of key deliverables in this area.

Table 1. Key deliverables of programme units in planning, monitoring and evaluation

Programme Unit

Planning

Monitoring

Evaluation

Country offices

  • UNDAF, including M&E framework
  • CPD and CPAP, including M&E frameworks 10
  • Project documents and annual work plans, including M&E frameworks

  • Programme monitoring reports
  • Project monitoring reports
  • Evaluations as planned in the evaluation plan
  • Management responses to evaluations

Regional and policy bureaux

  • Regional and global programme documents, including M&E frameworks
  • Project documents, including M&E frameworks
  • Programme monitoring reports
  • Project monitoring reports
  • Evaluations as planned in the evaluation plan
  • Management responses to evaluations



 

 

 

 

 

 



In addition to programme units, the following units have key responsibilities in supporting planning, monitoring and evaluation in UNDP:

  • The Operations Support Group provides corporate guidance as well as quality support and assurance on issues related to planning and corporate monitoring.
  • The BDP provides the policy framework for programming, including monitoring, and provides advice and support to UNDP units in this regard.
  • The Evaluation Office conducts independent evaluations and provides standards, guidance on procedures and quality assurance for ‘decentralized’ evaluations, that is, evaluations conducted by UNDP programme units.
  • Monitoring and evaluation advisors and specialists in UNDP bureaux provide relevant programme units with direct advisery support in monitoring and evaluation (for example, regional evaluation advisers supporting relevant country offices.)
  • Regional bureaux provide direct oversight regarding evaluations carried out by country offices. They monitor the quality and implementation of planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • UNDP management plays a key role in fostering an RBM culture. It leads the programme planning process and ensures that monitoring takes place and the resulting information is used to strengthen programme implementation. Management also ensures that decentralized evaluations are conducted and lessons learned from both decentralized and independent evaluations are taken into account in future planning.
  • The UNDP Executive Board plays an overarching role in shaping and approving the broader programmatic framework of UNDP. It also reviews regular monitoring reports on the programme’s performance, as provided by UNDP management, and evaluation reports on different aspects of UNDP programmes, as conducted by the Evaluation Office. Based on regular corporate reporting and evaluation findings and recommendations, it provides guidance and makes decisions on subsequent strategic programme planning.