The Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) is an independent network of 20 countries sharing a common interest in improving the effectiveness of the multilateral system. MOPAN commissioned this analytical study in collaboration with IOD PARC to build upon its well-established performance assessments, adding value by offering a contribution to system-level learning about progress on reforming the UN development system (UNDS).

This study was one of the first in a series of Lessons in Multilateral Performance being conducted by MOPAN on a range of salient topics related to the multilateral system. The overall aim of this study was to inform strategic thinking on UNDS reform in preparation for the upcoming policy discussions and operational decisions by UNDS stakeholders. It sought to provide an independent perspective on how the UNDS reforms have progressed.