Monitoring and Impact Assessment

Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) places important emphasis on measuring and assessing the impact and relevance of its activities, as a means to ensuring that the technical assistance provided is efficient, sustainable and most importantly, responsive to the changing needs and priorities of requesting Member States.

For that reason, the TPB has been making sustained efforts to integrate input from the recipients of its technical assistance into management decisions.

Quantitative and qualitative data is collected through the distribution of feedback questionnaires to recipients upon completion of technical assistance activities. This data is then processed and analyzed in activity evaluation reports, helping programme managers assess the relevance of the assistance provided in relation to the recipients' work and needs, identify areas where further assistance is needed and strengthen areas highlighted as "focus areas for additional assistance/capacity-building".

Strong results-based management and reporting tools have helped the Branch to demonstrate measurable results. The Branch uses several tangible indicators such as the increase in the number of States becoming parties to the international legal instruments, the number of assisted countries drafting legislation, the number of national officials trained, and the feedback provided by the recipients of the Branch's technical assistance activities.