1 Assessment OF Development results Assessment OF Development results . E V A L UA T I ON OF UNDP CONTRI BUTI ON Zambia . HUMAN Development effectiveness COORDINAT. Zambia efficiency COORDINATION ANDPARTNERSHIP sus NATIONAL OWNERSHIP relevance MANAGINGFO. sustainability MANAGINGFOR results responsiven AN Development responsiveness NATIONAL OWN. NATIONAL OWNERSHIP effectiveness COORDINAT. efficiency COORDINATION ANDPARTNERSHIP sus Sales #: ISBN: 978-92-1-126280-3. United Nations Development Programme NATIONAL OWNERSHIP relevance MANAGINGFO. Evaluation Office One United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017, USA. Tel. (212) 906 5059, Fax (212) 906 6008.
2 Internet: sustainability MANAGINGFOR results responsiven HUMAN Development effectiveness COORDINAT. Assessment OF Development results . E V A L UA T I ON OF UNDP CONTRI BUTI ON Zambia . COORDINAT. COORDINATION ANDPARTNERSHIP sus MANAGINGFO. responsiven NATIONAL OWN. COORDINAT. COORDINATION ANDPARTNERSHIP sus MANAGINGFO. effectiveness COORDINAT. Assessment OF Development results . EVAL UATI ON OF UNDP CONTRI BUTI ON Zambia . Evaluation Office, February 2010. United Nations Development Programme REPORTS PUBLISHED UNDER THE ADR SERIES. Afghanistan Egypt Peru Argentina Ethiopia Philippines Bangladesh Georgia Rwanda Barbados Guatemala Serbia Benin Guyana Seychelles Bhutan Honduras Sudan Bosnia & Herzegovina India Syrian Arab Republic Botswana Jamaica Tajikistan Bulgaria Jordan Turkey Burkina Faso Lao PDR Uganda Cambodia Libya Ukraine Chile Maldives Uzbekistan China Montenegro Viet Nam Colombia Mozambique Yemen Republic of the Congo Nicaragua Ecuador Nigeria Evaluation Team Team Leader Erik Lyby Team Members Honorine Muyoyeta Jorry Mwenechanya EO Task Manager Urs Nagel EO Research Assistant Zembaba Ayalew Assessment OF Development results .
3 MALDIVES. Copyright UNDP 2010, all rights reserved. Manufactured in the United States of America. The analysis and recommendations of this report do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations Development Programme, its Executive Board or the United Nations Member States. This is an independent publication by UNDP Evaluation Office. Cover photos provided by Urs Nagel and UNDP Zambia . Design: Green Communication Design inc. Production: Consolidated Graphics FOREWORD. The current country programme of the not considered to have been effective. UNDP has United Nations Development Programme been a strong advocate of the MDGs and has sup- (UNDP) in Zambia will come to an end this ported the Government in MDG monitoring.
4 It year, and a new country programme will be has worked closely with the Government in pre- submitted to the UNDP Executive Board for paring national Human Development Reports, its approval. In order to support the process of and has contributed macroeconomic studies. understanding UNDP's contribution to Zambia 's As a partner in the Joint Assistance Strategy for Development over the past years (2002 to 2009), Zambia , UNDP has played a lead (gender) or and provide recommendations that may assist in co-lead (governance, environment) role in the the formulation of the new country programme sectoral sub-groups of the Cooperating Partners'.
5 (2011 to 2015), the UNDP Evaluation office Group. According to the evaluation, UNDP's has conducted an Assessment of Development overall contribution was limited, in part, as results (ADR). The ADR is an independent a result of programme resources spread too country-level evaluation that examines the rel- thinly across many initiatives and insufficient evance of UNDP in Zambia and assesses its attention given to ensuring sustainability. While strategic positioning. cooperating partners and non-governmental organizations would have preferred UNDP to During the period under review, Zambia has play a stronger role in advocacy, the Government achieved growth rates averaging about 5 percent appreciates UNDP as a consistent partner.
6 The per annum and maintained a peaceful democratic evaluation suggests that, within the context of the environment. At the same time, the country con- United Nations country team, UNDP missed tinues to face serious Development challenges opportunities to develop more joint initiatives. including widespread poverty and high income disparity. Zambia is at the epicentre of the The evaluation recommends that the UNDP's HIV/AIDS pandemic that affects virtually all country programme in Zambia should focus its citizens in a variety of ways, and places a more narrowly on upstream policy-level sup- tremendous burden on the country's social and port in areas where it has clear comparative economic Development .
7 A resource-rich country, advantages within its three established primary Zambia 's environmental sustainability constitutes thematic areas of cooperation, and especially a serious concern, with projections indicating in the area of governance. Moreover, it is sug- that the related Millennium Development Goal gested that there is much scope for strengthening (MDG) is unlikely to be achieved by 2015. UNDP's contribution to gender equality, par- ticularly in cooperation with the United Nations Throughout, UNDP Zambia has been an ally country team, other cooperating partners and of the Government of the Republic of Zambia civil society.
8 A review of UNDP's partnership in its effort to address a range of Development strategy is advised, both as a means of leveraging needs, particularly in the areas of governance, its support to the Government more effectively environment and energy and HIV/AIDS. The and, in this context, of developing a systematic evaluation suggests that UNDP's contribution to approach towards capacity Development . The the fight against HIV/AIDS has been particularly findings and recommendations of the evalua- notable. The promotion of gender equality has tion thus highlight that there are advantages been a cross-cutting concern, which has received in providing consistent, long-term support to increasing attention over the past few years, but is countries in the achievement of Development FOREWORD i results , but that UNDP must be ready to adjust reviewers of the draft report, Ms.
9 Anne Gilles its approach in line with its corporate mandate and Mr. Oliver Saasa. My sincere gratitude and the changing Development environment. It is is extended to all the people in Zambia who my sincere hope that this report has provided an have taken time to respond to the requests by opportunity to reflect on UNDP's contribution the evaluation team: government officials, local to Development results in Zambia , and to iden- administration officials, community representa- tify ways in which the country programme can be tives, civil society actors, Development partners, further strengthened over the coming years.
10 Villagers, trainers, men and women. Special thanks go to the staff of the Ministry of Finance A number of people contributed to the and National Planning, the central coordinating evaluation. I would like to thank the independent ministry responsible for UNDP's Development evaluation team, led by Mr. Erik Lyby, and cooperation with the Government, for their sup- its members Ms. Honorine Muyoyeta and port to the ADR process, and particularly to Mr. Jorry Mwenechanya. I also wish to thank Mr. Emmanuel Ngulube, Permanent Secretary Ms. Mary Chinery-Hesse, who took part in for Budget and Economic Affairs. Finally, the inception phase of the evaluation, for her I would like to thank our colleagues in the invaluable insights and advice.