Final Evaluation of China South-South Development Center Project
This report presents the findings and conclusions of an end of project evaluation for the China South-South Development Centre Project, a project funded mainly by the Government of China through contributions to the United Nations Fund for South-South Cooperation (UNFSSC), with some small seed funding from the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). The project under evaluation was initiated in 2009 after signing of the project document in 2008, as a partnership between UNOSSC (formerly UNDP SU/SSC) and the China International Centre for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE), aiming to establish the South-South Development Centre (SSDC) to foster public-private partnerships and triangular cooperation from China, as well as developing Chinese expertise in SSC, bringing together Chinese experts, and sharing Chinese expertise and knowledge with other Southern countries. The original project design envisioned a five-year period for implementing the desired interventions, but the SSDC project board decided to extend the project for a further five years to December 2018.
The objective of this evaluation was to take stock of the effectiveness of the project activities, management practice, and implementation in general; to identify outcomes and lessons learned from the project; and to put forward recommendations for future programme development, systems development and strategic initiatives, including sharpening its focus in line with SDGs. The latter is a critical aspect of the evaluation given that both UNOSSC and CICETE are planning a new stage for the project.
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