|Overview : |
The United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) is a strategic programme framework that describes the collective response of the UN system to national development priorities. It reflects the comparative advantage of the UN by emphasising the thematic competence of the UN organizations involved, without necessarily highlighting their specific mandates. The current UNDAF PNG, 2012-2017, was signed by the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) and the UN in 2012. Under the overarching theme of ‘‘Supporting PNG to accelerate MDG Achievement’’, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) has agreed to focus support in four key outcome areas in the current UNDAF cycle:
- Governance for Equitable Development
- Social Justice, Protection and Gender Equality
- Access to Basic Services
- Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management
The UNCT in PNG, in collaboration with its GoPNG partners, is currently in the process of preparing an End of Programme UNDAF Evaluation. The evaluation will serve as a major input for the planning process of the next UNDAF and an accountability tool for the delivery of results during the current UNDAF cycle. The evaluation will also help the UNCT position itself in the changing development context of the country, especially with regard to the end of the MDGs and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, as well as national development priorities. This is a joint evaluation being co-managed by the UN and the Department of National Planning and Monitoring.
The UNDAF Evaluation will seek to be independent, credible and useful, and will adhere to the highest possible professional standards in evaluation including the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Evaluation Norms and Standards of Evaluation. The evaluation will be responsive to the needs and priorities of the UN system and GoPNG and engage the participation of a broad range of stakeholders.