Final Evaluation SDGs Platforms project

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Cape Verde
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
04/2020
Completion Date:
11/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Final Evaluation SDGs Platforms project
Atlas Project Number: 00065430
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Cape Verde
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2020
Planned End Date: 04/2020
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.1.1 Capacities developed across the whole of government to integrate the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and other international agreements in development plans and budgets, and to analyse progress towards the SDGs, using innovative and data-driven solutions
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
SDG Target
  • 1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: Project funds
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 23,400
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Deolinda REIS Consultant
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND COMMUNITIES; MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Countries: CAPE VERDE
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Institutionalize the Local Development Platforms approach as an excellent local strategic planning instrument to reinforce the entire process started with the pilot platforms, allowing the continuity of this approach, achieving the second generation of PEMDS.

 

2

Include the private sector in the process of building local economic development strategies.

3

Design a mechanism that will make it possible to modify the national law on planning, so that it includes the obligation for municipalities to carry out strategic and long-term planning.

4

Institutionalize the Human Capital Training Strategy related to the municipalities, especially in the context of changing elective bodies with the integration of new City Councils and respective management staff.

5

Improve gender mainstreaming to ensure the promotion of women's economic empowerment in the context of Local Economic Development, as well as the strengthening of strategies for the inclusion of women in decision-making processes at the local level.

6

Create a process of institutionalization, by the government, of the approach implemented by the Platforms Program.

7

Create a mechanism and specific strategies for the inclusion of the private sector in the process of localizing the SDGs as business opportunities, in collaboration with national institutions such as Pro-Empresa and Pro-Garante, or the BIC incubators.

8

Create a specific strategy for the economic empowerment of women within the framework of the Local Economic Development strategy.

1. Recommendation:

Institutionalize the Local Development Platforms approach as an excellent local strategic planning instrument to reinforce the entire process started with the pilot platforms, allowing the continuity of this approach, achieving the second generation of PEMDS.

 

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/14] [Last Updated: 2021/12/15]

Agree. The creation of a legal basis will offer greater scope for the Platforms to act in all local initiatives aimed at harmonious and sustainable development. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Proposal of a Resolution for the Institutionalization of Local Platforms for the Success of the SDGs in the CV.
[Added: 2021/12/14] [Last Updated: 2022/04/26]
DNP (MoF) and Municipalities 2022/12 Initiated Officialization of 9 Local Platforms in Municipal Assemblies, through the deliberation of the Municipal Assemblies that make the Local Platforms and their members official. History
Advocacy for institutionalizing participatory local governance
[Added: 2021/12/15]
DNP (MoF), Project Team 2022/12 Not Initiated Advocacy actions with the Government and Municipalities to ensure the institutionalization of participatory local governance within the scope of the Municipalities' Statute
2. Recommendation:

Include the private sector in the process of building local economic development strategies.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/14] [Last Updated: 2021/12/15]

Agree. The inclusion will ensure greater engagement of the private sector in local platforms, as it was a great challenge.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Community-based and outreach activities on SDGs in municipalities carried out by Local Platforms.
[Added: 2021/12/14] [Last Updated: 2022/04/26]
DNP (MoF), Municipalities 2022/07 Overdue-Initiated Organization of specific forums for the socialization of the SDGs in partnership with different local actors, carried out by 6 municipalities. History
Workshops on Local Economic Development Strategy in the municipalities and elaboration of Local Economic Development Programs aiming to finance harmonized projects between local administration, the private sector, and local cooperatives.
[Added: 2021/12/14] [Last Updated: 2022/10/13]
Cape Verde Municipalities Association (ANMCV), DNP (MoF) 2022/12 Completed The action was completed in July. The process of formulating the regional strategy began with the collection and analysis of development indicators for the two islands, followed by a synthesis of the territorial diagnosis of 4 municipalities of Fogo and Brava. The workshop constituted the third stage of the process bringing together the leading actors of regional development around the Office of Regional Development to make a joint reflection on the challenges and issues to be addressed at the regional level. The overall objective was to contribute to formulating a sustainable regional development strategy for the islands of Fogo and Brava, by presenting and deepening the territorial diagnosis of the region, identifying the strategic responses of regional character to the problems of the two islands' population, and assessing the feasibility of response from the financial point of view to national strategies and the PEMDS, and resources of the islands. Thirty-five individuals from a wide variety of sectors participated in the workshop and were trained in professional training, Local Economic Development (tourism, agriculture, fisheries, livestock), environment, gender, and governance. History
3. Recommendation:

Design a mechanism that will make it possible to modify the national law on planning, so that it includes the obligation for municipalities to carry out strategic and long-term planning.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/14] [Last Updated: 2021/12/15]

Agree. Continuing with the Strategic Planning exercise based on a participatory philosophy and aligned with different instruments of local and national governance and international agendas will certainly allow the actions implemented in the territories to meet the real needs of citizens and respond to the  environmental and climatic challenges

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Advocacy for the establishment, in a legal diploma, of municipal strategic plans as mandatory management instruments in municipalities.
[Added: 2021/12/15]
DNP (MoF), Project Team 2022/12 Not Initiated Advocate with the Municipalities (ANMCV) and the Government, the establishment in a legal diploma, of municipal strategic plans as mandatory management instruments in the municipalities. History
Advocacy for the creation of the National Multilevel Articulation Commission, within the framework of the implementation of the National Policy on Territorial Cohesion, the Strategy for Decentralization, and the National Strategy for Local and Regional Development.
[Added: 2021/12/15]
DNP (MoF), Project Team 2022/12 Not Initiated Advocacy with the government (Ministry of Territorial Cohesion) towards the creation of the Commission. History
4. Recommendation:

Institutionalize the Human Capital Training Strategy related to the municipalities, especially in the context of changing elective bodies with the integration of new City Councils and respective management staff.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/14] [Last Updated: 2021/12/15]

Agree. Strengthening the capacity of new leaders and other local actors is one of the most effective ways to ensure the continuity of the approach and work done within the framework of the Platform Programme, with an emphasis on localizing the SDGs at the local level and implementing the PEMDS.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Implement the Specialization Course in Local Development and Agenda 20/30.
[Added: 2021/12/15]
DNP (MoF), UNDP 2021/06 Completed 24 technicians from municipal and central administration with advanced training in Local Development and Agenda 20/30 History
Implement the Training Course on Municipal Law, Municipal Finance, and Law of Spatial Planning and Urbanism, for the new Representatives Elects of the 22 municipalities
[Added: 2021/12/15]
DNP (MoF) 2021/05 Completed Elected representatives from the 22 municipalities of Cape Verde trained in various areas of management. History
5. Recommendation:

Improve gender mainstreaming to ensure the promotion of women's economic empowerment in the context of Local Economic Development, as well as the strengthening of strategies for the inclusion of women in decision-making processes at the local level.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/14] [Last Updated: 2021/12/15]

Partially agree. The Platform Program has adopted a philosophy of ensuring the mainstreaming of the gender approach in all local initiatives that appear within it.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Implementation of local projects exclusively aimed at female heads of households
[Added: 2021/12/15]
DNP (MoF) 2022/12 Initiated Implementation of 6 projects with an exclusive gender impact in 6 municipalities. And 11 projects not exclusive to gender issues but have a strong sensitivity in the self-promotion and the autonomy of women and children.
Promote Women empowerment in Economic Development, Leadership, and Participation in the Decision-Making process
[Added: 2021/12/15]
DNP (MoF); ICIEG 2021/01 Completed Common Gender Agenda: Women Leaders for the 2030 Agenda elaborated History
6. Recommendation:

Create a process of institutionalization, by the government, of the approach implemented by the Platforms Program.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/14] [Last Updated: 2021/12/15]

Agree. Since dialogue and intersectoral articulation, as well as integrated public policies, continue to be a challenge, once still exist important regional asymmetries, where the convergence of islands and municipalities towards the SDGs, still represents a challenge, with some islands, people, staying behind, the government can takes full advantage of local platforms in the implementation of programs at the local level.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Formulate a strategy for consolidating gains and capitalizing on the Platform Program approach.
[Added: 2021/12/15]
DNP (MoF); 2020/12 Completed Strategy for decentralization, regional development, and convergence formulated, in a participatory manner, within the framework of Ambition 2030 – Strategic Agenda for Sustainable Development in Cape Verde. Creation, within the Government structure, of the Ministry of Territorial Cohesion with attributions in the domains of decentralization, coordination, and monitoring of inter-ministerial policies and measures relating to regional development, as well as the creation of economic and social opportunities and the reduction of regional asymmetries. History
7. Recommendation:

Create a mechanism and specific strategies for the inclusion of the private sector in the process of localizing the SDGs as business opportunities, in collaboration with national institutions such as Pro-Empresa and Pro-Garante, or the BIC incubators.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/14] [Last Updated: 2021/12/15]

Partially agree. In fact, there is a growing need to align synergies between the actions of different local economic development actors with institutions that promote entrepreneurship and business development.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Implementation of the DEL project on the island of Fogo
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/26]
DNPO (MoF) 2022/04 Completed Creation of a business incubator agency on the island of Fogo History
Implementation of the “Viveiro de Empreendedorismo” Project on the island of Sal
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/10/13]
DNP (MoF) 2022/07 Completed The action was completed in September. History
8. Recommendation:

Create a specific strategy for the economic empowerment of women within the framework of the Local Economic Development strategy.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/14] [Last Updated: 2021/12/15]

Partially agree. This recommendation is consistent with the main challenge for the implementation of the LED Strategy, so much so that it deserved the attention of the national, international and local partners of the Platform Program in the year 2021. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Implementation of the LED Strategy in Santo Antão, as an instrument for job creation and poverty reduction.
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/26]
DNP (MoF) 2022/04 Completed 151 women benefited from the implementation of the LED Strategy, through projects in the fisheries, entrepreneurship, and community tourism sectors. History
Implementation of the LED Strategy in Fogo Island, as an instrument for job creation and poverty reduction.
[Added: 2021/12/15] [Last Updated: 2022/04/26]
DNP (MoF) 2022/06 Completed - History

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