2019 marks midway into the CPD (2017-2021) and therefore this is Mid-term Evaluation of the Outcome one of the Country Programme. UNDP commissions outcome evaluations to
capture and demonstrate evaluative evidence of its contributions to development results at the country level as articulated in both the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and
UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD). These are evaluations carried out within the overall provisions contained in the UNDP Evaluation Policy. In line with the Evaluation Plan of UNDP
The Gambia, this outcome evaluation was planned for this year 2019 to assess the impact of UNDP’s development assistance across the major thematic and cross cutting areas of economic
management and governance outcomes. The UNDP Office in Gambia is commissioning this evaluation on economic management to capture evaluative evidence of the relevance, effectiveness,
efficiency and sustainability of current programming, which can be used to strengthen existing programmes and to set the stage for new initiatives. The evaluation serves an important
accountability function, providing national stakeholders and partners in Liberia with an impartial assessment of the results of UNDP governance support. The evaluation will also provide
perspective on the changing post-dictatorial regime landscape and priorities. Coming close on the mid- term of the UNDAF and the UNDP CPD, it will also provide the Country Office with
insights as relates for needs for strategic re-alignments and prioritization with a specific focus within its economic management sphere of work.
The outcome evaluation will be conducted during the months of April to June 2019, with a view to enhancing programmes while providing strategic direction and inputs to the mid- term
evaluation of the UNDP country programme and the UNDAF, both scheduled to start in 2019 also.
Specifically, the outcome evaluation will assess:
The relevance and strategic positioning of UNDP support to Gambia on economic management; entrepreneurship and private sector development.
The frameworks and strategies that UNDP has devised for its support on economic management and evidence-based planning and budgeting; entrepreneurship, private sector development
including partnership strategies, and whether they are well conceived for achieving planned objectives.
The progress made towards achieving an accelerated Inclusive and sustainable economic growth to reduce poverty and inequality for the vulnerable groups outcome, through specific projects
and advisory services, and including contributing factors and constraints.
4. The progress to date under these outcomes and what can be derived in terms of lessons learned for future UNDP inclusive and sustainable economic growth support to Gambia.