Assessment of Development Results: Honduras

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Evaluation Plan:
2004-2008, Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Type:
ICPE/ADR
Planned End Date:
12/2008
Completion Date:
06/2006
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
150,000

Honduras is of strategic interest for UNDP for two main reasons. First, its office is amongst the largest both in terms of staff and non-core resources in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Second, UNDP focused its support on strengthening democracy in a country that suffered from a weak embryonic government, a dearth of solid institutions and widespread corruption. UNDP ventured into almost all areas of governance and used the leverage gained through its business centre to contribute to human development in the country. The team concludes that UNDP has contributed considerably to the strengthening of democratic institutions and processes, through the promotion of dialogue on sensitive issues such as corruption, political and electoral reforms, and the democratization of the armed forces. UNDP-promoted reforms have made the political system more transparent and representative, enhanced efficiency in public management and advanced the decentralization process.

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Title Assessment of Development Results: Honduras
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2004-2008, Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Type: ICPE/ADR
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2006
Planned End Date: 12/2008
Management Response: No
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 150,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Michael Hopkins Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Location of Evaluation: Country Level
Countries: HONDURAS
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 The role of the Business Centre should be reviewed. The ADR mission strongly supports the gradual transformation of the Business Centre from one that only deals with procurement to a greater engagement with the private sector to raise resources particularly for poverty reduction by implementing business partnerships within the overall framework of corporate social responsibility. Refocusing of the Business Centre should not endanger resource mobilization.
2 Concentrate on strategic actions to address poverty reduction and inequality. Prioritize market oriented and economic development alternatives. Fostering participation at the local level, albeit important, cannot supersede the goal of facilitating opportunities for propoor economic growth. Assistance is also needed to align municipalities? plans for local development with the PRSP?s priority actions focusing on enhancing market oriented activities.
3 Sharpen the programme focus. The ADR mission recommends that UNDP should start new areas to complement and fortify its existing programmes in its major areas, governance and poverty reduction.
Management response not available

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