Kiribati Trade Capacity Development and Institutional Strengthening Project Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Fiji
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
02/2020
Completion Date:
01/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Kiribati Trade Capacity Development and Institutional Strengthening Project Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: kiribati trade
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Fiji
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 01/2020
Planned End Date: 02/2020
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Poverty
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 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDG Target
  • 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: Project
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 15,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Langnan Chen inchenhy@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Kiribati Government
Countries: FIJI
Comments:

Evaluation report is still in draft and we are expecting to get the final report completed by end of the month and this will be uploaded accordingly.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

The implementation of future projects should take into account the AWP so as to ensure that the level of resourcing and implementation timeframe are better aligned with the objectives and scope of the Project. Also, the Project should install a Project Management System by incorporating project accounting, procurement, asset management, and grant disbursement. The system should be connected to MFED and UNDP to avoid delay in reconciliation and approval

2

The Project should give high priority to fully implement all key outputs that have been delivered but have not yet been implemented, particularly the TPF, in order to enhance the impact of the Project.

3

For not losing the benefits from the project interventions to date, UNDP should start working with MFED, MCIC, EIF and other potential partners to start designing and sourcing a Phase 2 Project. The Phase 2 Project should focus on implementing the major outputs of Phase 1 – particularly TPF, Foreign Investment Act 2018, Foreign investment Regulations 2019, and etc. The Phase 2 Project should continue to work on the activities not completed in Phase 1, such as E-Transaction Act, DTIS Update, and etc. In addition, the Phase 2 Project could seek novel and innovative financing modalities, for example, partnering between UNDP, MCIC, EIF and other financiers to demonstrate best practice projects such as fishery industry development project and tourism development project for expert and import. There is a clear need for a Phase 2 Project – with a focus on finalizing and fully implementing the major outputs delivered by the Project (Phase 1 Project).

1. Recommendation:

The implementation of future projects should take into account the AWP so as to ensure that the level of resourcing and implementation timeframe are better aligned with the objectives and scope of the Project. Also, the Project should install a Project Management System by incorporating project accounting, procurement, asset management, and grant disbursement. The system should be connected to MFED and UNDP to avoid delay in reconciliation and approval

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

Installation of Project Management system which incorporates project accounting, procurement, asset management and grant disbursement connected to MFED and UNDP is very important in avoiding delays. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Installation of Project Management system which incorporates project accounting, procurement, asset management and grant disbursement connected to MFED and UNDP is very important in avoiding delays.
[Added: 2020/02/09] [Last Updated: 2020/04/02]
Ruci and Srijana 2020/03 No Longer Applicable [Justification: This will be applicable when new project is designed. New Project Design has started ]
This will be applicable when new project is designed. History
2. Recommendation:

The Project should give high priority to fully implement all key outputs that have been delivered but have not yet been implemented, particularly the TPF, in order to enhance the impact of the Project.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

This is well noted for designing of EIF Tier 1 Phase 2 project proposal as well as EIF Tier 2 project proposal.

 

It must be noted TPF is also implemented by the Trade division as part of their 2020 work plan.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In designing of EIF Tier 1 Phase 2 project proposal as well as EIF Tier 2 project proposal - to be considered
[Added: 2020/02/09] [Last Updated: 2020/10/04]
Ruci and Srijana 2020/10 Completed Next prodo is ready and comments has been addressed History
3. Recommendation:

For not losing the benefits from the project interventions to date, UNDP should start working with MFED, MCIC, EIF and other potential partners to start designing and sourcing a Phase 2 Project. The Phase 2 Project should focus on implementing the major outputs of Phase 1 – particularly TPF, Foreign Investment Act 2018, Foreign investment Regulations 2019, and etc. The Phase 2 Project should continue to work on the activities not completed in Phase 1, such as E-Transaction Act, DTIS Update, and etc. In addition, the Phase 2 Project could seek novel and innovative financing modalities, for example, partnering between UNDP, MCIC, EIF and other financiers to demonstrate best practice projects such as fishery industry development project and tourism development project for expert and import. There is a clear need for a Phase 2 Project – with a focus on finalizing and fully implementing the major outputs delivered by the Project (Phase 1 Project).

Management Response: [Added: 2020/02/09]

This is very important and noted well.  The designing of the Tier 1 Phase 2 is underway and is focused mainly on mainstreaming of  trade based on approved trade policies, legislation  and policies.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The designing of the Tier 1 Phase 2 is underway and is focused mainly on mainstreaming of trade based on approved trade policies, legislation and policies
[Added: 2020/02/09] [Last Updated: 2020/11/05]
Ruci Yavoli and Srijana Rana 2020/10 Completed Phase 2 has been designed and comments incorporated History

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