Assessment of Development Results: Libya
The EO conducted this ADR in the Libya Arab Jamahiriya during 2009 covering the on-going and previous country programmes (2003-05 and 2006-10). For pragmatic reasons (for example, the lack of institutional memory on both the side of UNDP and national counterparts) the focus is on the ongoing programme but includes interventions that started in the previous programme and continued into the present one. During the period covered by the evaluation Libya changed significantly in terms of its engagement with the international community and the diversification of its economy away from reliance on oil. These changes have provided opportunities for UNDP to deepen its engagement with Libya and perform an important role in supporting the development process. The evaluation found that although UNDP in Libya has a special position in Libya because of its long-term commitment to national development, over the period being examined its performance has been mixed. As a higher income country, Libya is classified by UNDP as a net contributor country and does not receive the same programming resources as countries with lower incomes. UNDP's 2007 Evaluation of the Role of UNDP in the Net Contributor Countries of the Arab States found that it is not always easy to adapt UNDP corporate programming process to a net contributor country context. The ADR concludes the same. The ADR further found that despite its efforts, UNDP still needs to change the way it works in Libya by moving towards a fuller partnership with the national authorities providing them with upstream advice and active consultation for better country-led programming. This change in the relationship is at the core of the recommendations of the ADR and the evaluation specifically notes the importance of improved reporting to national authorities to promote greater accountability of UNDP.
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