Independent Country Programme Review: Belize

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2021, Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Type:
ICPE/ADR
Planned End Date:
12/2020
Completion Date:
12/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
25,000

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Title Independent Country Programme Review: Belize
Atlas Project Number: 106014,100299,84493
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2021, Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Type: ICPE/ADR
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2020
Planned End Date: 12/2020
Management Response: No
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Governance
  • 3. Sustainable
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.1.2 Marginalised groups, particularly the poor, women, people with disabilities and displaced are empowered to gain universal access to basic services and financial and non-financial assets to build productive capacities and benefit from sustainable livelihoods and jobs
  • 2. Output 2.2.3 Capacities, functions and financing of rule of law and national human rights institutions and systems strengthened to expand access to justice and combat discrimination, with a focus on women and other marginalised groups
  • 3. Output 2.4.1 Gender-responsive legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions strengthened, and solutions adopted, to address conservation, sustainable use and equitable benefit sharing of natural resources, in line with international conventions and national legislation
SDG Target
  • 12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities
  • 15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
  • 15.5 Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species
  • 15.9 By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts
  • 16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms
  • 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
  • 3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
Evaluation Budget(US $): 25,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 25,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Xiaoling Zhang Lead Evaluator
Elizabeth Wojnar Research Associate
Sean Burke Evaluation Consultant
University of Belize
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: BELIZE
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Building on its strategic positioning and close partnership with the Government on the environment portfolio, UNDP Belize should continue to consolidate its work in this area, as well as strengthen its offerings to support inclusive growth and accountable institutions. UNDP should continue its support in strengthening national data management systems and mainstreaming SDGs in national planning.

2

UNDP Belize should map potential funding sources and leverage Belize’s (sub)regional relevance in resource mobilization. This should be done with support from the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Panama Regional Hub. Working together with the Regional Bureau, the Belize country office should develop cost-effective solutions for UNDP to explore collaboration with the Government in implementing initiatives financed by IFIs.

3

UNDP should consolidate and expand its collaboration with the CSO Hub in HIV/AIDS and other UNDP working areas, to strengthen the CSO Hub’s effectiveness and sustainability.

4

UNDP should review its modus operandi in Belize to improve its efficiency and sustainability.

5

UNDP Belize should improve M&E practices, establish an office-wide documentation filing system, and promote regular knowledge sharing and exchange. The country office should strengthen its strategic communication with key stakeholders at both technical and political levels.

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