Assessment of Development Results - Evaluation of UNDP Contribution: Afghanistan

Cossé, O. et al.
Date published
01 Jul 2014
Research, reports and studies
Conflict, violence & peace, Post-conflict, Development & humanitarian aid
Samuel Hall

This report presents the result of an Assessment of Development Results (ADR) in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, conducted in 2012- 2013. An ADR is a country-level evaluation conducted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Independent Evaluation Office to assess overall UNDP performance and contributions, and to draw lessons for the next programming cycle. The evaluation analysed UNDP’s direct and indirect contributions to Afghanistan’s development results in all thematic areas, as well as the strategies pursued by UNDP in the country from 2009 to 2014.

Samuel Hall contributed to UNDP’s Assessment of Development Results (ADR) for Afghanistan through its National Area Based Development Programme (NABDP) Beneficiary Fieldwork. The evaluation found that, from its initial focus on early recovery, the UNDP programme has evolved towards an increasingly substantive contribution to the cause of security and development in Afghanistan. UNDP has increasingly understood the importance of the institutions of democracy, state and rule of law in ensuring a smooth transition process with prospects of long-term peace and development.