Policy Development and Evaluation Service
UNHCR‟s Policy Development and Evaluation Service (PDES) is committed to the
systematic examination and assessment of UNHCR policies, programmes, projectsand practices. PDES also promotes rigorous research on issues related to the work ofUNHCR and encourages an active exchange of ideas and information betweenhumanitarian practitioners, policymakers and the research community. All of these
activities are undertaken with the purpose of strengthening UNHCR‟s operationaleffectiveness, thereby enhancing the organization‟s capacity to fulfil its mandate on
behalf of refugees and other persons of concern to the Office. The work of the unit isguided by the principles of transparency, independence, consultation, relevance andintegrity.Policy Development and Evaluation ServiceUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesCase Postale 25001211 Geneva 2SwitzerlandTel: (41 22) 739 8433Fax: (41 22) 739 7344e-mail: email@example.com: www.unhcr.orgPrinted by UNHCR
All PDES evaluation reports are placed in the public domain. Electronic versions are postedon the UNHCR website and hard copies can be obtained by contacting PDES. They may bequoted, cited and copied, provided that the source is acknowledged. The views expressed inPDES publications are not necessarily those of UNHCR. The designations and maps used donot imply the expression of any opinion or recognition on the part of UNHCR concerning thelegal status of a territory or of its authorities.