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Monitoring and Reporting

UNDP will monitor a​​nd evaluate its overall performance against the objectives and requirements of the Social and Environmental Standards. Monitoring w​ill be integrated with UNDP’s Quality Assurance reporting system.
The extent of monitoring activities will be commensurate with the Programme’s or Proje​ct’s risks and impacts. UNDP requires that (i) the progress of implementation of mitigation/ management plans required by the SES is monitored, (ii) complaints/grievances are tracked and monitored; (iii) follow-up on any identified corrective actions is tracked; and (iv) any required monitoring reports on SES implementation are finalized and disclosed.
Monitoring and reporting should include data disaggregated by categories of potential beneficiary and/or affected groups, and include specific gender indicators.
Ongoing reporting to affected communities and individuals: For Projects with potentially significant risks and impacts, UNDP will ensure that periodic reports are provided to the affected communities that describe progress with implementation of Project management and action plans and on issues that the consultation process or grievance mechanism has identified as a concern. Any material changes or additions to the mitigation measures or actions plans will be communicated to affected communities. Reports will be provided at a frequency proportionate to the concerns of affected communities but not less than annually. (107)
Monitoring activities should involve direct participation of affected stakeholders, where possible, and in particular for Projects with potentially significant adverse risks and impacts.
       Monitoring activities should:
  •         Serve the purpose of learning for future improvement and be flexible and adaptable.
  •         Balance quantitative and qualitative assessment.
  •         Use participatory tools that include target group narratives, especially women’s narratives which are crucial.
  •         Track and assess reversals and capture negative impacts of a Project.
  •         Assess contribution to change instead of attribution-based frameworks.
  •         Be tailored to timeframes to ensure realistic measurement and reporting.
  •         Be supplemented by a review by an independent third party whenever possible.​
​​​(107) Without prejudice to any information sharing requirements under the Project-level Standards, including the free, prior, and informed consent requirement of Standard 6: Indigenous Peoples.


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