Results at a Glance

Key development results 2013

UNDP at a Glance

Sector Development results achieved with direct support from UNDP % total UNDP expenditures 2013 Progress rate by end 2013 based on national outcome indicators in CPD results frameworks
Livelihoods • 6.47 million jobs created, over half for women, in 109 countries.
• Positively influenced 99 policy changes in 32 countries and 80 budget changes in 16 countries.
11.4 90.5%
• 3.2 million work days generated in short-term labour in 14 crisis-affected countries, 200,000 crisis-affected people benefited, 40% women.
• 50% of those assisted transitioned to more stable income and employment.
• Positively influenced 18 policy changes in 10 countries and 23 budget changes in eight countries.
5.5 N/A*
Social protection • 15 million people benefiting from more inclusive social protection in 72 countries.
• 1.3 million people currently accessing life-saving anti-retroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS – one in seven of all receiving treatment worldwide.
• Positively influenced 67 policy changes in 30 countries and 569 budget changes in 20 countries.
9.4 84.9%
MDG achievement & post-2015 agenda • 12 countries implemented MDG Acceleration Frameworks (MAFs) in 2013, for a total of 56 countries to date benefiting from targeted support to accelerate achievement of the Goals (11% additional progress including more jobs for women, and stronger environmental safeguards in countries with MAF in place as compared to non-MAF countries).
• Two million people drawn into participatory e-discussion on the next generation of sustainable development goals.
• 88 national post-2015 consultations globally supported by UNDP.
• Positively influenced 127 policy changes in 41 countries and 114 budget changes in 28 countries.
18.6 86%
Elections • 43 million new voters added in 2013 and 68 countries supported.
• 96 million people voted in UNDP-assisted elections, 41% women.
• Positively influenced 62 policy changes in 23 countries and six budget changes in five countries.
7.9 75.4%
• 3.4 million new voters were added in Afghanistan, 34.5% women.
• Positively influenced six policy changes in five countries and seven budget changes in three countries.
3.1 N/A*
Access to justice security and rule of law • Over 4 million people in 117 countries experienced improved access to justice and legal aid, 49% women.
• 36 countries supported to fulfil international human rights commitments.
• 17 countries enacted law reform reducing stigma and discrimination against HIV-affected and infected people.
• Positively influenced 97 policy changes in 36 countries and 26 budget changes in eight countries.
29.2 82.7%
Climate and energy • Carbon dioxide equivalent-emissions reduced by 116–142 million tonnes, the equivalent of 30–37 coal fired power stations, in 32 countries.
• 3.5 million people in 12 countries benefited from access to modern energy services from 2,900 rural energy enterprises, creating employment and transforming lives.
• Positively influenced 67 policy changes in 34 countries and 36 budget changes in 12 countries.
4.2 85.1%
Natural resource management • Across more than 250 million hectares in 101 countries, communities benefited from more sustainable management of ecosystems to support livelihoods.
• Positively influenced 71 policy changes in 28 countries and 41 budget changes in 10 countries
Sector Institutional Results
Operational efficiency • Foreign exchange services project created one-time savings of $22.7 million and a minimum of $1.2 million annually, thereafter, for participating agencies.
• Implementation of e-tendering expected to deliver recurring annual savings of $500,000.
Monitoring and evaluation • 42 per cent of country offices had at least one monitoring and evaluation specialist, compared to 23 per cent in 2012.
• Quality ratings of decentralized evaluations increased from 32% in 2012 to 45% in 2013.
Transparency • UNDP earned the highest ranking among multilateral organizations in the Publish What You Fund Aid Transparency Index for expanded and more frequent publishing to International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). UNDP assumed coordination role of the IATI secretariat as part of a consortium.


*Number of indicators in relevant countries too small to calculate rate.

Table 2. Areas for development
Sector Development results % of total UNDP expenditures 2013 Progress rate by end 2013 based on national outcome indicators in CPD results frameworks
South-South and triangular cooperation • 127 countries supported in South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives, almost 90% of which were with national or subnational governments and 60% of which were a country-to-country exchange. N/A N/A
o Range of partnerships currently limited largely to Governments.
o South-South cooperation not explicitly integrated into design of programmes.
o Fragmented policy and legal frameworks.
Action: South-South cooperation strategy under development – available by December 2014.
Urbanization • 32 countries benefited from improved urban service delivery and urban planning and governance including disaster management, an increase of one third over 2012. 2.8% 81.2%
o Sector has seen loss of organizational volume and scope over past decade.
o Support currently small-scale, expansion required to meet Strategic Plan expectations.
o Fragmented approach to complex urban problems.
o Little emphasis on innovation.
Action: development of integrated urban management strategy, emphasizing urban innovation leading to global support programme.
Youth • 39 countries targeted to boost youth employment.
• 1.5 million youth reached and their voices captured on post-2015 development agenda through 'My World' survey.
o Lack of sex- and age-disaggregated data and research on impact.
o Few targeted initiatives and comprehensive projects.
o Lack of national and regional frameworks and polices.
o Range of partnerships limited.
Action: (a) enhance internal and external coordination on youth issues; (b) implement youth strategy outcomes; (c) develop outreach and advisory mechanisms.