Evaluation of the United Nations Cooperation Strategy (UNDCS) 2016-2020- UNDP Turkey

I4DI deployed a team to evaluate the overall performance of the UNDCS towards its development and humanitarian goals, based on the criteria of the OECD-DAC and the application of the principles underpinning the Human-Rights Based Approach, gender equality, Results-Based Management, capacity development, and sustainability. The evaluation applied a mixed-method approach and include the following methods: stakeholder mapping; context mapping; in-depth and structured document review of the UNDCS design, implementation approaches and results; policy documents and legislative frameworks; systems analysis of management, monitoring, quality control and assurance strategies; mapping of risks analyses and mitigation measures; analysis of sustainability strategies and systemic barriers to sustainability; 39 Interviews with a total of 77 key informants; and an online survey deployed across UN agencies. Specifically, Contribution Analysis was conducted through mapping pathways from interventions to results to help identify how contributions have evolved over time and to what degree the observed changes have been the result of interventions or externalities. The final report distilled good practices and provided actionable recommendations to guide the cooperation between the Government of Turkey and the United Nations Country Team in the upcoming operational period.