Final evaluation: PBF Joint Programme: Youth for Social Harmony in the Fergana Valley

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Evaluation Plan:
2021-2025, Uzbekistan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
07/2022
Completion Date:
08/2022
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
80,000

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Title Final evaluation: PBF Joint Programme: Youth for Social Harmony in the Fergana Valley
Atlas Project Number: 00120484
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025, Uzbekistan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 08/2022
Planned End Date: 07/2022
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.1.2 Capacities developed for progressive expansion of inclusive social protection systems
SDG Goal
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • 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 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
SDG Target
  • 10.4 Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality
  • 16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
  • 16.b Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development
  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial 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
Evaluation Budget(US $): 80,000
Source of Funding: Peacebuilding fund
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 61,967
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UN Agencies
  • Joint with UNODC, UNESCO
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Gevorg Torosyan Evaluation Team Lead
Azamat Usubaliev
Davlat Umarov
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UNODC, UNESCO, Youth Union, Presidential Administration, Institute for Strategic and Inter-Regional Studies, and line ministries for each output.
Countries: UZBEKISTAN
Comments:

Draft Evaluation Report is availbale but since this is joint project and some of the partners ( on summer leave , etc.)  are not available for discussion - workshop is posponed till mid July , 2022. 

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Continue proactively enhancing collaboration with national partners and donors. The level of awareness and engagement of partners in the peacebuilding project activities should be enhanced to practical solutions. Continue building the capacity of national partners along the project implementation. Build a strong foundation for the next phase of peacebuilding programming and intervention, as well as increase the level of local ownership over the achievements of the intervention.

2

Continue investing in results that have the highest possible sustainability potential, such as expanding legal clinics and youth hubs to ensure institutional sustainability.

1. Recommendation:

Continue proactively enhancing collaboration with national partners and donors. The level of awareness and engagement of partners in the peacebuilding project activities should be enhanced to practical solutions. Continue building the capacity of national partners along the project implementation. Build a strong foundation for the next phase of peacebuilding programming and intervention, as well as increase the level of local ownership over the achievements of the intervention.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/09/07] [Last Updated: 2022/09/07]

Recommendation accepted. UNDP will continue strengthening partnership with national stakeholders particularly with the Youth Affairs Agency of Uzbekistan in peacebuilding and PVE interventions specifically within the new PVE-2 Regional Programme in Central Asia to achieve practical solutions in prevention and legal aid issues.    

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Building the capacity of national authorities to set up an inclusive system of early conflict warning and response, and strengthen the institutional frameworks for peacebuilding, conflict prevention and social cohesion through thematic capacity building interventions. The national partners, including Youth Affairs Agency of Uzbekistan will be equipped with necessary skills and mechanisms for participatory planning and service provision to prevent conflicts and violent extremism in the region within the PVE-2 Regional Programme in Central Asia.
[Added: 2022/09/07]
Kamila Mukhamedkhanova 2023/09 Not Initiated
2. Recommendation:

Continue investing in results that have the highest possible sustainability potential, such as expanding legal clinics and youth hubs to ensure institutional sustainability.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/09/07]

Recommendation accepted. UNDP will continue promoting and expanding legal clinics and youth hubs in rural areas to effectively facilitate the dialogue among communities and youth on peacebuilding, conflict management and PVE issues within the new PVE-2 Regional Programme in Central Asia.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Setting up public advisory groups, legal clinics and youth hubs in rural areas to provide legal, psychological and other support services to vulnerable youth including young women and ensure sustainable dialogue among local communities and youth at the center within the PVE-2 Regional Programme in Central Asia.
[Added: 2022/09/07]
Kamila Mukhamedkhanova 2023/09 Not Initiated

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