Project evaluation for the UN Joint Project in Sistan-Baluchistan
The joint programme for social mobilization and poverty reduction in Sistan and Baluchistan first appeared within the UN literature in Iran in 1999 after a mission by the then DRR to the region. At that time the region was identified as a disinherited region within the Iranian regional planning apparatus. Various comparative national studies such as the National Human Development Report 1999 confirmed the plight of this province. All these analysis were on the basis of 1996 national census data and projections there after. UNDP, UNICEF and office of UN RC have continued to update their projections of poverty levels and wealth distribution gap to date in documents such as CCA, towards an UNDAF which intends to integrate MDGs.