Results and Impact Assessment
UNODC places important emphasis on measuring the results of its counterterrorism-related technical assistance activities. UNODC is currently in the process of fine-tuning a standardized monitoring and reporting approach which involves defining realistic results, monitoring progress towards their achievement, integrating lessons learnt into management decisions and reporting on performance. Further, UNODC is implementing a more rigorous system to evaluate training and technical assistance, which focuses on examining the satisfaction of technical assistance recipients, the impact in terms of knowledge and skills gained during UNODC's technical assistance activities, and their relevance to the recipients' work.
TPB in numbers:
591 ratifications of the international anti-terrorism instruments undertaken by countries benefitting from UNODC/TPB technical assistance
112 Member States ratifying all of the first twelve counterterrorism instruments
96 TPB-assisted countries have new or revised counter-terrorism legislation in different stages of adoption
168 countries assisted through national or regional activities
16,300 criminal justice officials have strengthened their capacity to implement the legal regime against terrorism
Impact Assessment of TPB's Technical Assistance Delivery under the Global Project
UNODC places important emphasis on delivering tailor-made counter-terrorism technical assistance to Member States, upon request. In order to do this, UNODC measures and assesses the impact and relevance of its technical assistance activities.
The Terrorism Prevention Branch of UNODC is currently in the process of fine-tuning an assessment tool which will assist in the definition of realistic objectives for technical assistance activities, in line with identified needs.
A key component of this approach is to integrate feedback from beneficiaries into management decisions. This is why the Terrorism Prevention Branch of UNODC is implementing a tool, in the form of a beneficiaries' feedback questionnaire, to help programme managers assess the relevance of the technical assistance provided, and engage beneficiaries in this process. The tool targets information in order to assess: the relevance of the technical assistance activities in relation to the recipients' work and needs; topics that need to be included in future assistance, the effectiveness and efficiency of the activity; the sustainability of the programme of activities, and potential ways to maximize the impact of the assistance delivered, among others. This approach is also guided by UNODC's strategic framework and the Terrorism Prevention Branch's project performance indicators, against which progress is measured both at periodic intervals and at the conclusion of the project.