Thematic Evaluation Reports

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This series assesses United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) performance in areas that are critical to ensuring sustained contribution to development results in the context of emerging development issues and changing priorities at the global and regional levels. To this end, thematic evaluations may cover, for example, UNDP policies, focus areas, partnerships, programmatic approaches, cooperation modalities, or business models. The Evaluation Office also engages in evaluations conducted jointly with other United Nations organizations to assess system-wide performance.

 
Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Anti-Corruption and Addressing Drivers of Corruption

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14 Feb 2017
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The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) carried out an evaluation of UNDP contribution to anti-corruption and governance integrity in a development context in 2015. The evaluation assesses UNDPs contribution to strengthening national capacities in anti-corruption and governance integrity. This includes an assessment of UNDPs contribution to global and regional level debates and advocacy. The evaluation covers the period from 2008 to 2014, encompassing the last Strategic Plan 2008-2011, extended to 2013, and the current Strategic Plan 2014-2017. Given the thrust to anti-corruption and governance in the Sustainable Development Goals, the evaluation will contribute to UNDPs anti-corruption and governance integrity programme strategy. In making the overall assessment of UNDP’s contribution, the evaluation, assesses relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability at the country level as against the expectations in the Strategic Plans in terms of a) changes in macro policies and awareness; b) changes in capacities of state and non-state actors; and c) improved governance quality.

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  • Acknowledgements

    The Independent Evaluation Office 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 (Lead Evaluator), who also conducted regional and country studies. We wish to thank the following evaluation team members for their contributions to the evaluation. Jonas Lovkrona led the Africa country studies (Nigeria and Uganda), the Africa regional analysis and, along with Anish Pradhan, the Uzbekistan country study. Charlotte Ornemark carried out the Tunisia country study and the Arab States regional analysis along with Youri Bless. The Asia regional analysis was carried out by Frank Noij; Shabbir Cheema carried out the Pacific analysis and the Pacific Island States desk study. The Peru case study and the Latin America and the Caribbean regional analysis were conducted by Maximiliano Luft. Thaveeporn Vasavakul carried out country desk studies. Marina Busch, Anand Inbanathan, Anish Pradhan and Youri Bless contributed to the meta-synthesis of evaluations. Research support for the evaluation was provided by Youri Bless.

  • Foreword

    Globally, corruption and lack of transparency and accountability in governance remain major challenges to achieving development objectives. The agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 16, assumes significance given the detrimental impacts that corruption and poor governance have on reducing poverty and inequality. Significant losses in development resources reinforce the urgency for implementing global commitments and decisive action by governments.

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  • Executive summary

    This evaluation was carried out by the Independent Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in order to assess national-level UNDP contributions to anti-corruption capacity development. The evaluation is part of the UNDP medium-term plan (DP/2014/5), approved by the UNDP Executive Board in January 2014. In approving the evaluation, the Executive Board recognized the importance of support to anti-corruption and accountability and transparency measures for equitable governance. Given the thrust to anti-corruption and public accountability and transparency in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the evaluation will contribute to strategizing the UNDP anti-corruption programme.

  • Introduction

    This evaluation was carried out by the Independent Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to assess national-level UNDP contributions to anticorruption capacity development. The evaluation is part of the UNDP medium-term plan (DP/2014/5), approved by the UNDP Executive Board in January 2014.2 In approving the evaluation, the Executive Board recognized the importance of support to anti-corruption and accountability and transparency measures for equitable governance. Given the thrust to anticorruption and public accountability and transparency in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the evaluation will contribute to strategizing the UNDP anti-corruption programme.

  • Governance contexts and UNDP anti-corruption responses

    This chapter discusses global, regional and country-level responses, key governance challenges and UNDP programme response. The discussion in this chapter is intended to provide a brief overview of the governance contexts to which UNDP programmes responded.

  • Assessment of UNDP contributions to anti-corruption and addressing drivers of corruption

    This chapter analyses UNDP contributions to strengthening national capacities in anticorruption and addressing drivers of corruption and UNDP contributions to global- and regionallevel debates and advocacy. The analysis in this chapter is structured as follows: Section 3.1 presents the scope and scale of UNDP responses related to anti-corruption and addressing drivers of corruption. Section 3.2 analyses UNDP overall contributions to anti-corruption and addressing drivers of corruption; Section 3.3 analyses contribution to strengthening anti-corruption institutional capacities; Section 3.4 analyses how addressing drivers of corruption, specifically support to accountability and transparency processes, contributed to anti-corruption efforts; and Section 3.5 discusses the contribution of UNDP to global and regional anti-corruption policy debates and advocacy.

  • Conclusions and recommendations

    This chapter presents the main conclusions of the evaluation and provides recommendations for UNDP to consider as it carries out anti-corruption and accountability and transparency programming during the current Strategic Plan period, as well as to inform strategizing for the new Strategic Plan. The conclusions and recommendations presented here are based on the evaluation analysis and findings described earlier in this report. The conclusions focus on contextual issues and UNDP contributions to national capacity development in advancing anti-corruption.

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