Results & Learning - Managing for Results
UNDP-GEF integrates the UNDP approach to managing for results with the GEF system of results based management. UNDP-GEF support to these country-led programmes and projects is based on a strong commitment to accountability, results management, continuous improvement, learning and knowledge management.
In UNDP, the results to be achieved from individual programmes/projects are aligned to country level outcomes that in turn are aligned to the results outlined in UNDAFs and in the UNDP Strategic Plan. Similarly, individual programmes/projects that countries - with the GEF Implementing Agency they have selected - submit to the GEF for financing must align with the strategic objectives outlined in the GEF-5 results framework. Progress made by these programme/project is monitored using standard UNDP systems complemented by GEF tools. These include focal area tracking tools that measure progress against the GEF-5 results framework.
As noted in the GEF-4 (1) Overall Performance Study (OPS4) evaluation, UNDP remains the leading GEF Implementing Agency (IA) in quality of project supervision due to the shared oversight at country and regional/global levels as well as the institutional systems in place to support sustained supervision (2). The key strength of UNDP therefore is its three-tier system of quality control which relies on:
- - The proximity of UNDP country offices to country partners enabling them to provide local response and assurance;
- - The presence of specialized region-based technical advisors able to back country office environmental focal points with expertise in technical subject areas, and knowledge of the range, requirements and processes of various financial mechanisms; and
- - Global technical advisors able to provide state of the art technical knowledge, forecast emerging policy trends, maintain links with specialized financial mechanisms, and lead new strategic capability development efforts.
- 1. Period from 2006 to 2010
2. See Full Report