|Overview : The European Union (EU) is supporting the implementation of the Integrated Drylands Development Programme (IDDP) in nine countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab States. The programme is managed by the UNDP Drylands Development Centre (DDC) and was originally envisaged to be implemented in 9 countries namely Benin, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Tunisia and Yemen which form part of the world’s drylands. Currently, the action is implemented in six countries in collaboration with the UNDP Country Offices.
A Mid-Term Review was carried out during September 2010 - March 2012 . The MTR was aimed at assessing the implementation of the Action as well as the extent to which the Action had achieved its intended objectives and results, and generating lessons learnt to guide the remaining implementation of the Action. MTR findings highlighted that the Action is relevant, achieved significant impact on target groups which most likely will be sustainable in most of the areas of intervention. The implementation of the Action was found to be effective and efficient. The MTR recommended to extend the Action at no additional cost until December 2012 (this extension was subsequently granted by the EU); to increase private sector involvement in the implementation of the Action; to mobilize more resources; and to develop strategies to sustain the impact of the Action after its conclusion.
A final Evaluation is required to assess the extent of achievement of the intended objectives, activities and results as defined in the Description of the Action signed between the EC and UNDP in 2008 and generate findings on opportunities, constraints/challenges and lessons learnt during the implementation of the Action.|