Evaluation of the Contribution of UNDP Global and Regional Human Development Reports to the Public Policy Process
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Evaluation of the Contribution of UNDP Global and Regional Human Development Reports to the Public Policy Process

The Evaluation of the Contribution of UNDP Global and Regional Human Development Reports (HDRs) to the Public Policy Process is an independent thematic evaluation conducted by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 2014. It assesses the contribution of global and regional HDRs to public policy and policy discourse from 2004 to 2013. This is the first independent evaluation of the global and regional HDRs, so the evaluation also considers the way that HDRs progressed from 1990 to 2003. UNDP’s Executive Board approved this evaluation, taking particular note of the HDRs’ important advocacy role in promoting the human development perspective in development policy and planning. In addition to accountability and learning objectives, the evaluation focuses attention on the public policy and pedagogical value of these flagship UNDP knowledge products
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The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) would like to thank all those who contributed to this evaluation. The evaluation team was led by Vijayalakshmi Vadivelu, who also conducted regional and country case studies. We wish to thank the following evaluation team members for their contributions to the evaluation: Kamila Wasilkowska contributed to the Africa regional analysis, carried out the Kenya case study, and, along with Divvaakar S.V., carried out the Rwanda case study; Peter Whalley carried out the Tanzania case study; Asna Fall carried out the Senegal case study; Divvaakar S.V. carried out the Asia and the Pacific case studies, including the China, Fiji, India, Nepal case studies (with contributions from Siddiq Osmani for the Bangladesh case study and Michael Craft for the Indonesia case study); Maria Del Bermudez and Miguel Carter carried out the Brazil, El Salvador and Mexico case studies; Tomas Gonzales, along with Maria Del Bermudez, carried out the Colombia case study; Garret Tankosic-Kelly carried out the Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States case study, with support from Sylvia Morgoci for the Moldova and Romania case studies; Nassser Yasin carried out the Egypt and Lebanon case studies; and Siddiq Osmani, Peter Whalley and Divvaakar S.V. carried out the case studies of the global Human Development Reports.