Implementing the 2030 Agenda – from planning to evaluation

The combos approach helps governments and policy makers implement the 2030 Agenda based on the development priorities of their country. The approach helps to frame a challenge, develop a theory of change, construct and implement a roadmap, and evaluate results.

Relevant Enablers: 

Data and Analytics


Country case


The departments of Intibucá and Lempira, known as the Lempa area, in Honduras, have high rates of poverty and extreme poverty, as well as the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in the country. Together with the Government of Honduras, UNDP is using the combos methodology – applying quantitative analysis, qualitative research and a theory of change – to identify the underlying social, economic, environmental issues which contribute to malnutrition. The combo, which is currently under implementation, is underpinned by new sources of data –including feedback data on services, service level data from health providers, and geo-referenced administrative registries that help map the needs of millions of people –to provide an integrated package of interventions that address all aspects of child malnutrition.