Strengthening Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS) in India Mid-term Evaluation Report

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2017, UNV
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
01/2018
Completion Date:
01/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
10,000

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Title Strengthening Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS) in India Mid-term Evaluation Report
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2017, UNV
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 01/2018
Planned End Date: 01/2018
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 2.4. Frameworks and dialogue processes engaged for effective and transparent engagement of civil society in national development
Evaluation Budget(US $): 10,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 10,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Pradeep Sharma INDIA
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: INDIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Strengthening M&E Framework and tightening of reporting system.

2

Role clarity and training of UNV-District Youth Coordinators.

3

Promoting good practices and strengthening online volunteering platform.

1. Recommendation:

Strengthening M&E Framework and tightening of reporting system.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/05/02]

Recommendation accepted and implemented.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Revisit M&E Framework for the next project cycle (2018-2022) with a clearly articulated theory of change.
[Added: 2019/05/02]
UNV FU, India 2018/12 Completed A new M&E Framework based on a theory of change for the new project has been developed. History
Tighten reporting system.
[Added: 2019/05/02]
UNV FU, India 2018/12 Completed Quarterly and Annual Reports now capture disaggregated data as per recommendations. History
Promote SDGs in alignment with the UNV Strategic Framework 2018-2021.
[Added: 2019/05/02]
UNV FU, India 2018/12 Completed UNV District Youth Coordinators carried out thematic debates, awareness drives and online/ off-line campaigns to promote SDGs.
2. Recommendation:

Role clarity and training of UNV-District Youth Coordinators.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/05/02] [Last Updated: 2019/05/15]

Recommendation accepted and implemented.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthen collaboration with NYKS and NSS to derive synergy.
[Added: 2019/05/02]
UNV FU, India 2018/12 Completed UN Volunteers placed with NYKS improved collaboration with NSS for implementation of project activities at the district level. History
Encourage youth innovation labs in the districts.
[Added: 2019/05/02]
UNV FU, India 2018/12 Completed 5 Youth Resource Centres established in the project districts to promote innovation.
Create better understanding about the role of NYKS- UNV-District Youth Coordinators and build their capacity.
[Added: 2019/05/02]
UNV FU, India 2018/12 Completed Orientation of UNV District Youth Coordinators and Learning Events, including on gender equality and gender sensitization, organized.
UNV-District Youth Coordinators to continue to focus on “core activities“ of NYKS.
[Added: 2019/05/02]
UNV FU, India 2018/12 Completed UNV-District Youth Coordinators advised to focus on NYKS's core activities to avoid thin spread of their capacities.
3. Recommendation:

Promoting good practices and strengthening online volunteering platform.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/05/02]

Recommendation accepted and implemented.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Replication of good practices.
[Added: 2019/05/02]
UNV FU, India 2018/12 Completed A number of good practices adopted and replicated by NYKS.
Online Volunteering Platform to serve as valuable resource to promote volunteering.
[Added: 2019/05/02]
UNV FU, India 2018/12 Completed Online Volunteering Platform now has now more than 1,300 volunteers and more than 60 NGO partners.

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