Assessment of Development Results

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This series assesses the attainment of intended and achieved results as well as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) contributions to development results at the country level. Their scope include, but is not confined to, UNDP responsiveness and alignment to country challenges and priorities; strategic positioning; use of comparative advantage; and engagement with partners. The number and selection of countries, and the timing of these evaluations, are determined to ensure coverage and to allow findings and recommendations to feed into the preparation of the subsequent programme. Wherever possible, these evaluations will be conducted in conjunction with other United Nations organizations.

 
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13 Aug 2014
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This Assessment of Development Results (ADR) conducted in 2013, is the first for Kenya. It was carried out by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)with support fromthe Government of Kenya, various other national stakeholders, the UNDP Kenya country office and the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa. The ADR examined the UNDP Kenya country programme for the period 2009-2013
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  • Acknowledgements
    This Assessment of Development Results (ADR) in Kenya was conducted by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The evaluation was conducted with the support of independent external evaluation specialists, including three Kenyan nationals, Edward Ontita (governance), Grace Okonji (gender and HIV/AIDS), and James Maraga (environment and energy), as well as one international specialist, Abhijit Bhattacharjee (disaster risk reduction and peace building and conflict prevention). From the IEO, Fumika Ouchi, evaluation manager, and Roberto La Rovere, associate evaluation manager, led the evaluation, and oversaw the overall execution of evaluation activities.
  • Foreword
    The Independent Evaluation Office conducted its first Assessment of Development Results (ADR) for Kenya in 2013. The evaluation covered the country programme period 2009-2013 (later extended to 2014). Based on the results framework as defined in the Country Programme Action Plan, the programme had a total of 10 outcomes, managed by the following units: Democratic Governance, Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy and Environment, Inclusive Economic Growth, and Peace Building and Crisis Prevention, as well as the Strategic Policy Advisory Unit. The ADR examined UNDP’s contribution to development results by programme outcome as well as its strategic position in the country.
  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • Executive summary
    The Independent Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted a country-level evaluation in Kenya. The Assessment of Development Results (ADR) attempts to capture and demonstrate evaluative evidence of UNDP contribution to development results at the country level. This ADR examined UNDP Kenya’s country programme for the period between 2009 and 2013.
  • Introduction
    The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is independent of UNDP management, headed by a Director who reports to the UNDP Executive Board. The responsibility of the IEO is two-fold: (a) provide the Executive Board with valid and credible information from evaluations for corporate accountability, decision-making and improvement; and (b) enhance the independence, credibility and utility of the evaluation function, and its coherence, harmonization and alignment in support of United Nations reform and national ownership.
  • Development challenges and national strategies
    This chapter provides a brief overview of the country context in which UNDP has operated. It presents development challenges faced by Kenya over the period being examined and the national response in terms of strategies, policies and priorities.
  • UNDP's response and strategies
  • UNDP's contribution to development results
    This section of the report analyses the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of UNDP Kenya’s contribution against the expected outcomes. It covers four areas of outcomes: democratic governance, disaster risk reduction and recovery/peace building and conflict prevention, inclusive economic growth, and energy and environment for sustainable development.
  • UNDP's strategic positioning
    This chapter assesses UNDP’s strategic position in the country, examining UNDP’s ability to respond to development and emerging challenges, its place and niche within the development architecture in the country, and its approaches to promoting key UN values.
  • Conclusions and recommendations
    Kenya is in a critical transitional period, following the peaceful elections in March 2013. At the time of this evaluation, the country’s MTPII for Vision 2030 was being launched. The DaO initiative is under way, and the new UNDAF (2014-2018) is being drafted. As the current UNDP country programme comes to an end, there is much to learn from what has been accomplished and attempted. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on those lessons for the next country programme cycle. It is with this spirit that the following conclusions and recommendations are presented.
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    • Terms of reference
      The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducts country evaluations called, ‘Assessments of Development Results’ (ADRs) to capture and demonstrate evaluative evidence of UNDP’s contributions to development results at the country level, as well as the effectiveness of UNDP’s strategy in facilitating and leveraging national effort for achieving development results. ADRs are independent evaluations carried out within the overall provisions contained in the UNDP Evaluation Policy. The IEO is independent of UNDP management, headed by a Director who reports to the UNDP Executive Board through the UNDP Administrator. The responsibility of the IEO is two-fold: (a) provide the Executive Board with valid and credible information from evaluations for corporate accountability, decision-making and improvement; and (b) enhance the independence, credibility and utility of the evaluation function, and its coherence, harmonization and alignment in support of United Nations reform and national ownership.
    • People consulted
    • Documents consulted
    • List of projects for in-depth reviews
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