Foundational and Short-Term (FaST) activities of the United Nations Fund for Recovery Reconstruction and Development in Darfur (UNDF)

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2023, Sudan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
05/2021
Completion Date:
05/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
95,000

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Title Foundational and Short-Term (FaST) activities of the United Nations Fund for Recovery Reconstruction and Development in Darfur (UNDF)
Atlas Project Number: 00086522
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2023, Sudan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2021
Planned End Date: 05/2021
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Governance
  • 3. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 3.1.1 Core government functions and inclusive basic services4 restored post-crisis for stabilisation, durable solutions to displacement and return to sustainable development pathways within the framework of national policies and priorities
  • 2. Output 3.2.1 National capacities strengthened for reintegration, reconciliation, peaceful management of conflict and prevention of violent extremism in response to national policies and priorities
SDG Goal
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • 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
  • 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
  • 16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere
  • 16.b Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development
  • 5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation
Evaluation Budget(US $): 95,000
Source of Funding: Joint Evaluation (Agnecies cost sharing)
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 29,700
Joint Programme: Yes
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UN Agencies
  • Joint with The UNDF was established under the overall leadership of the former Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), represented by the UN Resident Coordinator, and with participation of the Government of Sudan (GoS).
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Omer Egemi PHD
Musa Adam Abdul-Jalil PHD
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNWOMEN, WFP, FAO, UNHABITAT, UNAMID, UNHCR, IOM, Government Counterparts/different line Ministries, including HAC (in the 5 states of Darfur), IPs/NGOs,
Countries: SUDAN
Comments:

This is a final projects joint evaluation plan: Namely for the DDS Projects (Darfur, Development Strategy Projects), the Foundational and Short-Term (FaST) activities of the United Nations Fund for Recovery Reconstruction and Development in Darfur (UNDF). Final Evaluation to be completed by the third quarter of 2020.

But due to the health challenges during the first quarter of 2021 affected many of those involved directly in the evaluation exercise. The final evaluation report is under the process by the two consultants. Follow up is goingon.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

There is an urgent need to make the agricultural potentialities attractive to the youth. There is also room for improvement.

2

The UNDF shows great relevance and huge potentials to lead a genuine post conflict recovery and to lead the transition from humanitarian to long term development.

3

Institutional support to Government capacities is an important area of future intervention for the UNDF or similar funding modality/architecture to enable these institutions to lead and own the recovery process while at the same time caters for the sustainability of the interventions.

4

Most of the youth in the camps have been raised and nurtured in the IDPs camps and do not want to return to their original homes. This calls for comprehensive approach focusing on urban planning, livelihoods and development and the integration of youth into the urban and livelihoods economies.

1. Recommendation:

There is an urgent need to make the agricultural potentialities attractive to the youth. There is also room for improvement.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/07/14]

Strengthen innovative process to access finance and marketing.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Establish/strengthen existing producer associations and cooperatives and provide related capacity training.
[Added: 2021/07/14] [Last Updated: 2022/07/16]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio 2022/12 Initiated History
1.2 Train producers in innovation, access to financing, marketing, value chain and addition techniques
[Added: 2021/07/14] [Last Updated: 2022/07/16]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio. 2022/12 Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

The UNDF shows great relevance and huge potentials to lead a genuine post conflict recovery and to lead the transition from humanitarian to long term development.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/07/14]

Enhance a programmatic informed structure, better coordination, controlled oversight, funding, a robust secretariat and a strong monitoring and evaluation system.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Capacity building on peace building, conflict transformation, management and monitoring system.
[Added: 2021/07/14] [Last Updated: 2022/07/16]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio 2022/12 Initiated History
2.2. Organize and support intra and inter-community mediation and dialogue processes to enhance social cohesion and peaceful coexistence
[Added: 2021/07/14] [Last Updated: 2022/07/16]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio. 2022/12 Initiated History
2.3. Systematic update and analysis of conflict to help in risk-informed, gender/youth responsive and conflict sensitive and inclusive programming.
[Added: 2021/07/14] [Last Updated: 2022/07/16]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio. 2022/12 Initiated History
3. Recommendation:

Institutional support to Government capacities is an important area of future intervention for the UNDF or similar funding modality/architecture to enable these institutions to lead and own the recovery process while at the same time caters for the sustainability of the interventions.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/07/14]

Strengthening the system of local government institutions in terms of technical training at all governance levels.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.2. Create/strengthen disaster (flood, drought) early warning system to inform actions and decision-making processes before escalation or relapse.
[Added: 2021/07/14] [Last Updated: 2022/07/16]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio 2022/12 Initiated History
3.4. Establishment of criminal and transitional justice chains
[Added: 2021/07/14] [Last Updated: 2022/10/20]
Judicial Reform and RoL Portfolio 2022/12 Initiated History
3.1. System strengthening of local government institutions in terms of technical training and technical at all governance levels (national and sub-national).
[Added: 2021/07/14] [Last Updated: 2022/10/20]
Judicial Reform and RoL Portfolio + Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio. 2022/12 Completed Activities aimed at strengthening local rule of law institutions such as community policing, facilitating access to justice to war affected population (IDPs + host communities) were carried out in all five Darfur states in 2022. These activities are designed with the purpose of contributing to peace and stabilization in Darfur. History
3.3. Strengthening access to justice for legal and social protection.
[Added: 2021/07/14] [Last Updated: 2022/10/20]
Judicial Reform and RoL Portfolio 2022/12 Completed During the reporting period, UNDP supported Native Administration courts in 3 Darfur states with the view to facilitating access to justice to rural populations in the indicated states. History
3.5. Provision of legal aid support to vulnerable groups such as IDPs, refugees and women.
[Added: 2021/07/14] [Last Updated: 2022/10/20]
Judicial Reform and RoL 2022/12 Completed Legal aid including legal to IDPs in the camps are ongoing during this year planning and is expected to be completed by December 2022. History
4. Recommendation:

Most of the youth in the camps have been raised and nurtured in the IDPs camps and do not want to return to their original homes. This calls for comprehensive approach focusing on urban planning, livelihoods and development and the integration of youth into the urban and livelihoods economies.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/07/14]

Technical support to vocational skills training and job placement for youth.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1. Technical vocational skills training and job placement for youth.
[Added: 2021/07/14] [Last Updated: 2022/07/16]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio. 2022/12 Initiated History

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