Evaluation of the Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communications Technology for Development (APCICT)
Mandated by the Commission, the evaluation found that APCICT's flagship programmes were successfully localised and institutionalized in ESCAP member States. A few APCICT programmes became mandatory for civil servants, an example being the Academy Programme in Bhutan. APCICT programmes remained relevant, though some were approaching a point of saturation. Regular updating and developing new ones were made to remain relevant. The evaluation offered six recommendations: 1) APCICT should review its objectives and vision in line with the current digital era; 2) APCICT should establish an advisory group comprising technical experts; 3) APCICT should propose that the Governing Council discuss resource mobilization; 4) APCICT should define its strategic focus for the digital era; 5) APCICT should undertake a needs assessment, and 6) APCICT should invite representatives from underrepresented subregions and least developed countries in sessions of the Governing Council.
This biennial report presents key findings, lessons learned and recommendations from evaluations of ESCAP’s work in a more accessible and easier to read format. It covers both internal (commissioned by ESCAP) and external evaluations (conducted by the Office of Internal Oversight Services and Joint Inspection Unit) completed from 2017 and 2018. The internal evaluations include three subprogramme/thematic evaluations covering the work of a division, a regional institution and an intergovernmental platform and eight project evaluations covering the work of four divisions and two subregional offices.
The document provides an overview of the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system at ESCAP, including policies, guidelines and tools; and promotes the use of M&E results to inform ongoing and future planning and implementation processes. The document contains four sections: 1) Introduction; 2) Monitoring Guidelines; 3) Evaluation Policy; and 4) Evaluation Guidelines. A full collection of evaluation tools are annexed to the document. .