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Joint Assessment of the Institutional Effectiveness of UNDP

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Recognizing that institutional effectiveness is important to both UNDP’s audit and evaluation functions, the Directors of IEO and Office of Audit and Investigations (OAI) undertook the Assessment of UNDP’s Institutional Effectiveness jointly, using both audit and evaluation methods. The UNDP Evaluation Policy and OAI Charter share the same purpose of supporting UNDP through oversight, review of governance, risk management practices and institutional learning. This Assessment report encompasses the joint findings and conclusions of the two offices for presentation to the Executive Board in 2017. The objective of this evaluation is to assess the extent to which policy and organizational measures, including the associated restructuring process, have enhanced or have the potential to enhance UNDP’s ability to deliver higher quality programmes and UNDP’s institutional effectiveness.

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Conclusions and recommendations

There are signs of improvements in the quality of programmes in UNDP. The CPDs are more strategic and more effectively engage multiple parts of the organization in quality assurance. There has also been progress made in the quality assurance of UNDP programmes in order to facilitate results-based programming and budgeting. Organizational measures such as the structural review, aiming inter alia to strengthen the regional presence and the consolidation of policy functions, have clarified some roles and responsibilities between the regional level and headquarters and are mostly valued by country offices.

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