Final Evaluation Realization of a Justice and Inclusive Society Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2020-2023, Angola
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
07/2021
Completion Date:
11/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Final Evaluation Realization of a Justice and Inclusive Society Project
Atlas Project Number: 00109372
Evaluation Plan: 2020-2023, Angola
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2021
Planned End Date: 07/2021
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Governance
  • 2. Sustainable
  • 3. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.2.3 Capacities, functions and financing of rule of law and national human rights institutions and systems strengthened to expand access to justice and combat discrimination, with a focus on women and other marginalised groups
  • 2. Output 2.4.1 Gender-responsive legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions strengthened, and solutions adopted, to address conservation, sustainable use and equitable benefit sharing of natural resources, in line with international conventions and national legislation
SDG Goal
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
SDG Target
  • 16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all
  • 16.4 By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime
  • 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
  • 16.a Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime
  • 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: TRAC funds
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 12,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Ermelinda Liberato National Consultant
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: MASMAFU, MINJUDH, MININT, PGR, Ombudsman, CSOs
Countries: ANGOLA
Lessons
1.

It has been learned that UNDP has successfully contributed to Angola’s efforts to raise awareness, to build capacity and strengthen human rights institutions, justice systems and the rule of law; that UNDP is an unconditional partner to Angola in the implementation of projects that lead to an improvement in the population's living conditions, respect for human rights and equal opportunities in all dimensions; that gender equality and the empowerment of women, as a focus of the project, allowed the establishment of some bases for intensification of the integration of gender in human rights, especially in planning and budgeting, and these foundations need expanding; that project implementing partners were very proactive and creative, particularly in the context of Covid-19.


Findings
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Findings indicate the project contributed to Angola's efforts to improve the promotion and protection of fundamental rights and guarantees of citizens, particularly, through strategic instruments that were developed and adopted (enabling human rights legislations, strategies, structures, platforms, etc), and capacities of human rights institutions that were established and strengthened. These achievements contributed to the realization of the country’s national planning targets for the period 2018-2022. However, there are elements that can be deepened with a view to accelerating the consolidation and expansion of the gains made. These include, for example, strengthening functional effectiveness of local human rights committees, promoting human rights performance and monitoring mechanisms, implementing conduct guidelines, developing gender and human rights indicators, and systematizing responses to a series of issues, for example the response to gender-based violence and anticorruption.


Recommendations
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Recommendation 1:  Expand support to human rights culture and gender equality and equity among citizens and public institutions and promote integration human rights in academic curricula at all levels.

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Recommendation 2:  For effective implementation of human rights recommendations, the country needs an implementation plan, human rights indicators and citizen participation and monitoring platforms, in accordance with human rights recommendations to the country and with the country’s legal provisions.

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Recommendation 3: It is recommended to support more capacity for Local Human Rights Committees (CLDH) for intersectoral action and their effective and efficient functioning, and ensuring expected State financing for the implementation of the National Human Rights Strategy (ENDH) is materialized.

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Recommendation 4: Promote more localization of Ombudsman's services to citizens and for the strengthening of its collaboration with other State institutions (public and private sectors) to safeguard the fundamental rights and guarantees of citizens in all social and economic spheres of life.

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Recommendation 5: Enhance action against gender-based violence (GBV) with the implementation of an integrated and multisectoral response that involves prevention, personal safety of survivors and legal and psychological support, as well as a reliable and functional mechanism for case tracking.

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Recommendation 6: Strengthen integration of gender in human rights and social and economic policies and programs through the implementation of the Gender Observatory with a gender indicator system that allows the monitoring of gender situation and progress tracking to inform strategies and decision making.

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Recommendation 7:   Promote the capacity of ministries in gender equality and in gender-sensitive budgeting in complementarity to the gender policy and gender inclusion law in planning and budgeting.

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Recommendation 7:   Promote the capacity of ministries in gender equality and in gender-sensitive budgeting in complementarity to the gender policy and gender inclusion law in planning and budgeting.

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Recommendation 7:   Promote the capacity of ministries in gender equality and in gender-sensitive budgeting in complementarity to the gender policy and gender inclusion law in planning and budgeting.

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Recommendation 8:  Continue supporting law enforcement bodies (security and public order agencies) with human rights capacity, human rights observation mechanisms and human rights performance monitoring processes.

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Recommendation 9: Define a focus for collaboration between UNDP and the Office of the Attorney-General (PGR) in terms of the national anti-corruption efforts. In addition to supporting the development of the PGR plan and training actions, there seems to lack a clearly defined strategic vision. Preventing corruption to save resources and recover assets the country needs may present an opportunity.

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