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Evaluation of the Programme “Developing National Urban Policies and Smart City Strategies in Three Selected Countries: I.R. Iran, Myanmar & Nigeria” (2023/3)

This Evaluation Report presents an assessment of the Korea-funded project titled “National Urban Policy Programme: Developing NUPs and Smart City Strategies” carried out between 2017 and 2022. This pilot phase of the NUPP was implemented in three countries: Islamic Republic of Iran, Myanmar and Niger State, Nigeria. The main target audience for the evaluation report includes the donor (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea), the three beneficiary countries, UN-Habitat and other partners. The report also serves as a key reference point of information for other governments, policymakers and urban professionals among other urban development stakeholders.

The report provides an in-depth analysis of the implementation process, comparing the expected and actual goals, and noting the gaps for the three countries individually and for the overall programme. It also expounds on challenges encountered, lessons learned, and suggests mitigation strategies to improve future NUP or related projects. This evaluation was carried out by the team of researchers from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) from Australia, with the support of UN-Habitat.