E-learning on Sustainable Development and SDGs

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Ukraine
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
02/2021
Completion Date:
03/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
5,000

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Title E-learning on Sustainable Development and SDGs
Atlas Project Number: 99918
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Ukraine
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2021
Planned End Date: 02/2021
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Energy
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.1.2 Marginalised groups, particularly the poor, women, people with disabilities and displaced are empowered to gain universal access to basic services and financial and non-financial assets to build productive capacities and benefit from sustainable livelihoods and jobs
  • 2. Output 2.5.1 Solutions developed, financed and applied at scale for energy efficiency and transformation to clean energy and zero-carbon development, for poverty eradication and structural transformation
SDG Target
  • 10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
  • 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
  • 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
Evaluation Budget(US $): 5,000
Source of Funding: Project budget, donor
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 3,138
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Mykhailo Savva Chairman of the Board of the expert group Sova egroupsova@gmail.com UKRAINE
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: UKRAINE
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
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Recommendation 1: In order to increase the project relevance – to differentiate the message about the project more in depth (about the possibility of training by attending online courses) in terms of information channels and information content for the following social and professional groups: 1.1. Large and medium business (in context of this project, medium business should be differentiated from small business because their motivation differs). 1.2. Small business; 1.3. Socially vulnerable groups. 1.4. Women. 1.5. Civil servants. 1.6. Local authority officials.

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Recommendation 2: In 6-12 months after the project completion, to evaluate project impact, including by using course students’ feedback provided on Prometheus and Maidan Open University education platforms. Based on the whole scope of feedback, to propose supplements and amendments to the courses and to implement these changes in the course of the project.

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Recommendation 3: In order to better factor in the needs of vulnerable groups and address gender issues, the following can be done: 1. Differentiate information channels informing about the possibility to complete training on the sustainable development goals: Inform non-governmental organizations that help vulnerable groups, as well as women organizations. It is necessary to become partners with leading organizations of these two types in case of project continuation. 2. When informing representatives of vulnerable groups and women about the project – to base information module on the idea of equitableness, achievement of which is the objective of the sustainable development goals, as well as to highlight that the SDGs are designed to improve the quality of life (see first recommendation). 3. To develop and use information and motivation modules (messages) for differentiated vulnerable groups: 3.1. Internally displaced persons. 3.2. Hostilities area residents. 3.3. Individuals with low income. 3.4. Other groups that will be identified based on the project impact evaluation.

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Recommendation 4: In case of project continuation – to retain the project team and project partners, while also to expand the number of partners by involving organizations that will ensure informing of differentiated target groups (non-profit organizations, professional associations, municipal organizations).

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Recommendation 5: To scale the project in two main ways: 1. To expand the project within the territory of Ukraine, wherefor to carry out an awareness raising campaign aimed at differentiated target groups informing about the possibility of training by attending online courses. 2. To expand the project abroad, wherefor to make subtitles (translation) of two courses into English and Russian, and possibly into other languages in the future. These two courses, that are not closely related to Ukrainian legislation, are designed for social activists and business.

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Recommendation 6: Differentiated and focused on narrow target groups information campaigns of the project aimed at dissemination of information about the possibility to complete training attending online courses would improve the project efficiency (improving expenses /created value ratio). Such campaigns may be carried out with minimal costs.

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Recommendation 7: In order to improve project’s sustainability in case of its continuation, it is appropriate to arrange cooperation with long-established sustainable organizations. Such organizations include business associations, municipal associations, centres for supporting non-profit organizations, including regional. Inclusion of such organizations into partners of the project in case of its continuation will provide for long-term sustainable results.

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