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:
2018-2021, Sudan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
Completion Date:
Management Response:
Evaluation Budget(US $):


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: 2018-2021, Sudan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2021
Planned End Date: 05/2021
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Governance
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 Email 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

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.


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


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.


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.


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.

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