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This evaluation examines UNDP role and contribution to the attainment of electoral results. It seeks to determine the quality and added value of UNDP performance in strengthening electoral systems and processes. It also assesses how well UNDP positioned itself to address growing and changing demands for electoral support, and to address the challenges and opportunities to enhance the goals of democratic governance via strengthening electoral processes. The evaluation covers UNDP work on electoral assistance between 1990 and 2011 with a main focus on the past ten years when UNDP provided electoral assistance in 83 countries with a budget of approximately USD 2.9 billion. It concludes with a set of policy-relevant and forward-looking recommendations. The evaluation will support UNDP's future work by contributing to an understanding of how UNDP can provide assistance in a more effective and sustainable manner.