Effectiveness and Reform of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Business & Economics - 411 pages
The United Nations' development co-operation has often been criticized in the past; many shortcomings can indeed be identified. However, efforts to overcome the existing problems have been stepped up. A key role in the reform of the UN in this area is played by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This study is intended as a constructive contribution to the current debate on the reform of UN development co-operation. It analyses both the main weaknesses of UN development co-operation as a whole and the reforms that have so far been undertaken. On this basis it identifies the areas in which further efforts are needed if the UNDP is to become more effective.
 

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Contents

Introduction
xvi
Research and Literature
9
Methodological Approach and Sources
18
Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations
21
Theoretical approaches to international organizations
22
The Development Policy Debate on the Role
34
Reform Debate Reform Measures
64
Need to Reform UNDP
102
Financing lines of the Target for Resource Assignments
212
Reform measures at structural and policy level
218
Average financial volume and number of current UNDP
226
Outline of a new organizational structure for UNDP
231
Profile of a More Effective UNDP
240
Elements of a more effective UNDP
265
Positions of the Most Important Actors on
266
Options and Scenarios for the Future Development
279

Sectoral breakdown of UNDP interventions
106
Main contributors to UNDPs core resources
120
Noncore resources as a proportion of total UNDP
122
UNDP Organizational Chart
139
UNDPs largest executing agencies 19881996
144
Concepts for the Reform of UNDP
150
Measures to Reform UNDP
173
Elements of the UNDP core mission
183
Substantive classification of UNDP projects
187
Conclusions
292
Conclusions for the Debate on the Effectiveness
293
Notes
306
Bibliography
343
Main Features and Structures
385
Consolidation of the Special
391
Mission Statement of the United Nations
410
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