Global and Regional Programme Evaluations

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Global, regional and South-South programme evaluations assess the performance and intended and achieved results of those programmes. They are intended to reinforce the substantive accountability of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the Executive Board, and will be timed to contribute to the preparation and approval of the next programme.

 
Evaluation of the Regional Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (2008-2013)

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18 Oct 2013
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The Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted an independent evaluation of UNDP Regional Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2012. The evaluation analysed the contributions made by the Regional Programme to development results during the programme period (2008 – 2013), and UNDP’s strategic positioning in the region.
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  • Acknowledgements
    This evaluation was conducted by the Evaluation Office of UNDP with Ana Rosa Soares as the evaluation manager and team leader, built on the work done by a team of external evaluators and included Brian Cugelman, Claudia de Barros Marcondes, Dean Pallen, Eva Otero, Jordi del Bas, and Oscar Huertas Díaz. Each team member took the lead in evaluating an area of work of the regional programme. Elizabeth de Leon Jones and Michael Craft provided research support to the team.
  • Foreword
    The United Nations Development Programme, in addition to supporting the development of 177 countries and territories through its country and multi-country programmes, runs global and regional programmes to address issues of global and regional nature, provide coherence to its technical support and facilitate exchange of knowledge and experience across the countries it serves.
  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • Executive summary
    In 2012, as part of its annual work plan approved by the Executive Board, the Evaluation Office of UNDP conducted regional programme evaluations for all five UNDP regions as well as a global programme evaluation. The present document is the evaluation of the Regional Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC).
  • Introduction
    The Evaluation Office (EO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted an independent evaluation of UNDP’s Regional Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2012. The evaluation was carried out as part of the Evaluation Office’s annual work plan, approved by the UNDP Executive Board, which included evaluations of the five regional programmes and the global programme, in line with provisions for independent evaluations in UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2008-2013.
  • The regional context and UNDP response
    This chapter provides an overview of the main development issues, themes and trends in Latin America and the Caribbean, and how UNDP has organized its operations to design and implement a regional programme to respond to the challenges and priorities of the region during the period of time covered by the evaluation.
  • Contribution of the UNDP regional programme to development results
  • Strategic positioning of UNDP in the region
  • Conclusions and recommendations
    This final chapter presents the main conclusions from the evaluation, followed by recommendations for consideration by UNDP. Given that conclusions are only meant to be a general overview of the programme, they do not correspond on a one-to-one basis with recommendations.
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    • Terms of reference
      The 2012 programme of work approved by the Executive Board indicates that the Evaluation Office should conduct independent evaluations of the regional programmes implemented under the responsibility of UNDP’s five regional bureaux.
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    • Documents consulted
    • Management response
      The Evaluation Office, as part of its annual work plan approved by the Executive Board, conducted evaluations of the five regional programmes in 2012. For the Latin America and the Caribbean region, this was its second independent evaluation, covering the programme period 2008-2013. The evaluation assessed UNDP programme performance guided by the results and resources framework of the regional programme document. Its objectives were to facilitate learning to inform current and future programming at the regional and institutional levels, and to provide stakeholders in regional programme countries and development partners with an objective assessment of the contributions made by the regional programme.
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