UNODC

Areas Impacted:
•Economic Development, Trade, and Industry
•Conflict, Crime Prevention and Security
•Governance, Partnerships and Institutional Development
•Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Social Impact
Health and Well Being
•Gender Equality, Empowerment and Inclusion
•Education
•Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
•Internet, Communication, Etc.

As guardian of bedrock UN conventions against crime and corruption, and as a lead provider of assistance to implement the drug conventions and the global counter-terrorism instruments, as well as UN standards and norms on crime prevention and criminal justice, UNODC helps Member States address acute threats to peace and security and achieve progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals/ 2030 Agenda. The 2030 Agenda clearly recognizes that the rule of law and fair, effective and humane justice systems, as well as health-oriented responses to drug use, are both enablers for and part of sustainable development.

In 2017, DE conducted an In-depth evaluation of Global Program against Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (GPML). The evaluation approaches used include; theory-based, surveys and qualitative data analysis. The UNODC's GPML evaluation seeks to strengthen the capacity of Member States to establish comprehensive and effective regimes against money-laundering and the financing of terrorism in accordance with relevant General Assembly (GA) resolutions. It also contributes to SDG 16.4, which calls for significant reduction in “illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen recovery and return of stolen assets, and combat all forms of organized crime” by 2030. The evaluation was undertaken to assess the progress made, as well as to draw lessons and chart future directions for the programme and UNODC management, since previous evaluation in 2010.

Driven forward by the best practices drawn from our evaluation work and recommendations, DE have since been engaged in multiple assignments to support continuous growth and innovation of UNODC programs and its Independent Evaluation Office. Assignments have been focused on:

  • Evaluation quality assurance
  • Evaluation of complex and strategic programmes, such as: (1) In-depth evaluation of the Regional Programme on HIV/AIDS in South Asia; (2) Independent mid-term evaluation of the European Commission’s Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) Multi-Country Action Programme 2017: Support to the Western Balkans Counter-Serious Crime Initiative (WBCSCi) under the Integrative Internal Security Governance (IISG) mechanism; and (3) In-depth evaluation of the Research Branch and its iconic products such as the World Drugs Report, Trafficking in Persons Report and Global Homicides Report
  • Preparation of concept notes and meta-syntheses on topics as disparate as the use of Big Data in evaluations, innovations for evaluation in the context of COVID-19, as well as best practices in the design and implementation of policies and programmes focused on prevention of crime and violent extremism

OUR WORK