Assessment of Development Results - Afghanistan (Second Assessment)

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This Assessment of Development Results (ADR) in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is an independent country-level evaluation conducted by the Evaluation Office of UNDP in 2012-2013. It assesses UNDP’s overall performance and contribution to stabilization and development in Afghanistan and covers the period of 2009-2013, corresponding approximately with the programming period from 2010-2014 This is the second ADR to be conducted in Afghanistan. The previous one was undertaken in 2008-2009 and covered the period 2002-2008.




The Independent Evaluation Office of UNDP would like to thank all those who contributed to this evaluation. The evaluation team, led by Olivier Cossée from the Independent Evaluation Office (with thematic responsibility for rural development and subnational governance), consisted of Ross Mountain (strategic positioning); Alan Fox (from the Independent Evaluation Office, in charge of rule of law); Constance Kaplan (national governance and elections); and Karim Merchant (capacity development). The assessment was prepared and carried out with the invaluable assistance of UNDP staff in Afghanistan, especially Alvaro Rodriguez (Country Director); David Akopyan and his successor, Renaud Meyer (Deputy Country Directors – Programme until and after 2012, respectively), who acted as focal points for this assessment; as well as Irene Bernabeu, Coordination Specialist. We also thank the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific for its very constructive engagement; the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for its support to this exercise; and the representatives of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, the United Nations Country Team, civil society, nongovernmental organizations, donor countries and international funding institutions, for generously availing their time, information and insight to the evaluation team.


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