Assessment of Development Results

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2518-3192 (online)
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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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31 Dec 2008
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95
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9789210599801 (PDF)
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This report on Rwanda’s Assessment of Development Results (ADR) focuses on the following three thematic areas: fostering democratic governance; achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and reducing poverty under a human development perspective; and ensuring environmental sustainability. Reflecting on the characteristics of Rwanda’s economic history, its current juncture and prospects, the ADR examined the past with a forward-looking perspective.

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  • Foreword
  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • Executive summary

    This report presents the results of an independent assessment of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) contributions to development results in Rwanda during the period 2000 to 2006. Field work undertaken by the UNDP Evaluation Office consisted of a preliminary scoping mission in October 2006 and a full evaluation mission in January and February 2007. This timing allowed the Assessment of Development Results (ADR) recommendations to be considered in the development of the new UNDP Country Programme Document for Rwanda, presented to the UNDP Executive Board in September 2007.

  • Introduction

    UNDP’s programme of support to Rwanda over the period assessed—between 2000 and 2006— was characterized by continued, rapid transition. The UNDP Country Cooperation Framework (CCF) for the period 1997 to 2000 was extended through 2001. In this period, the UNDP played a broad range of roles defined by the diverse needs of a ‘post-emergency response’. In the second CCF, which covered 2002 to 2006, UNDP focused on supporting government efforts to re-start longer term development processes. The third CCF, which was being developed at the time of the evaluation, will be aligned with and guided by a strong second generation national Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS)—the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS)—and by Rwanda’s designation as one of the pilot countries for UN reform.UNDP’s programme of support to Rwanda over the period assessed—between 2000 and 2006— was characterized by continued, rapid transition. The UNDP Country Cooperation Framework (CCF) for the period 1997 to 2000 was extended through 2001. In this period, the UNDP played a broad range of roles defined by the diverse needs of a ‘post-emergency response’. In the second CCF, which covered 2002 to 2006, UNDP focused on supporting government efforts to re-start longer term development processes. The third CCF, which was being developed at the time of the evaluation, will be aligned with and guided by a strong second generation national Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS)—the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS)—and by Rwanda’s designation as one of the pilot countries for UN reform.

  • Country context

    Rwanda is a landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of central Africa covering roughly 25,000 square kilometers of land and 1,400 square kilometers of water.

  • Development results

    This section summarizes Rwandan priorities and key programmes and UNDP contributions to Rwandan achievements in the five areas of focus for UNDP support: the MDGs and poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, responding to HIV/AIDS, and environment and energy. UNDP support in each area is outlined and the results of this support are analyzed.

  • Cross-cutting issues
  • Strategic positioning

    UNDP programmes are highly relevant to GoR’s needs. Numerous senior actors in the Rwandan government and public administration confirmed the high degree of coherence of UNDP programmes with their government’s needs.

  • Conclusions and recommendations

    The UNDP country office has effective working relationships with the GoR and the government considers UNDP contributions to be very relevant. However, highly relevant UNDP contributions have sometimes been delivered with less-than-optimal efficiency, particularly in governance and environment. The main problems have been shortcomings in programme administration, management and financing.

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