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Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2009, Official Report, column 839, on Afghanistan, what the remit of the internal evaluation unit is; when that unit was established; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each report produced by that unit. (276735)

The Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was established in 2006. It is an internal unit conducting independent evaluations of UNDP’s global, regional and country programmes, aimed at improving and accounting for programme results.

The UNDP Evaluation Office recently conducted an evaluation of the UNDP Afghanistan country programme. It will be published on the UNDP Executive Board website

in June 2009.