Final evaluation: Joint Programme Accelerating Agenda 2030 in Uzbekistan through inclusive transformation of the social protection system

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Evaluation Plan:
2021-2025, Uzbekistan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
03/2022
Completion Date:
03/2022
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
93,555

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Title Final evaluation: Joint Programme Accelerating Agenda 2030 in Uzbekistan through inclusive transformation of the social protection system
Atlas Project Number: 00120482
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025, Uzbekistan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2022
Planned End Date: 03/2022
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 $): 93,555
Source of Funding: Joint SDG fund
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 83,856
Joint Programme: Yes
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UN Agencies
  • Joint with UNDP, UNICEF, ILO
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Zehra Kacapor Dzihic
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UNICEF, ILO, DPOs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Justice, regional khokimiyats, Association of DPOs, Women's Committee of Uzbekistan, NANNOUZ
Countries: UZBEKISTAN
Comments:

completed 

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Continue investing in the optimization of national structures and inclusive policy processes in the social protection and inclusion and assisting the government to reinforce/optimize national institutional structures. UUNDP should continue supporting and enhancing cross-sectoral partnerships and disability-inclusive policy making and dialogue processes to enhance National Strategy on Social Protection implementation.

2

Continue supporting regulatory and institutional strengthening to enable transitioning of disability assessment and classification to the biopsychosocial model in line with ICF and CRPD norms and principles, through technical assistance.

3

 

UNDP should continue promoting, advocating for and supporting the mainstreaming of gender across  government’s social policies.

1. Recommendation:

Continue investing in the optimization of national structures and inclusive policy processes in the social protection and inclusion and assisting the government to reinforce/optimize national institutional structures. UUNDP should continue supporting and enhancing cross-sectoral partnerships and disability-inclusive policy making and dialogue processes to enhance National Strategy on Social Protection implementation.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/16]

Recommendation accepted. As one of the implementing agencies of the UNPRPD-funded Joint Programme, UNDP will continue cooperating with national stakeholders responsible for social protection of persons with disabilities (PwD), including the Agency for Development of Medico-Social Services, relevant ministries and institutions and Organizations of People with Disabilities (OPDs).

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.Build awareness among the stakeholders about best practices and international standards on disability-inclusive costing and budgeting in the national programming and budgeting within the UNPRPD joint programme implementation.
[Added: 2022/08/16]
Kamila Mukhamedkhanova, EGC leader 2023/09 Initiated Documents : UNPRPD Joint Programme: https://mptf.undp.org/factsheet/project/00126133
Develop Guidance on disability inclusive budgeting to facilitate the best knowledge and expertise sharing among the national stakeholders within the UNPRPD joint programme implementation.
[Added: 2022/08/16]
Kamila Mukhamedkhanova, EGC leader 2023/09 Initiated UNPRPD Joint Programme: https://mptf.undp.org/factsheet/project/00126133
2. Recommendation:

Continue supporting regulatory and institutional strengthening to enable transitioning of disability assessment and classification to the biopsychosocial model in line with ICF and CRPD norms and principles, through technical assistance.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/16]

Recommendation accepted. UNDP will continue working with national partners and OPDs to support  the transition  from medical to biopsychosocial model of disability assessment, within  the UNPRPD-funded Joint Programme 2022-2023.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Capacitate the national stakeholders on social services designed for children and adults with disabilities based on the ICF-compliant disability assessment procedures and CRPD provisions within the UNPRPD joint programme implementation.
[Added: 2022/08/16]
Kamila Mukhamedkhanova, EGC leader 2023/09 Initiated UNPRPD Joint Programme: https://mptf.undp.org/factsheet/project/00126133
3. Recommendation:

 

UNDP should continue promoting, advocating for and supporting the mainstreaming of gender across  government’s social policies.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/16]

Recommendation accepted.  UNDP will continue advocating for women empowerment and gender equality, specifically focusing on gender equality mainstreaming in  relevant disability inclusive social policies and programmes. The rights of women with disabilities will be widely promoted and advocated for through the range of awareness raising activities and campaigns, JP activities and media actions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct two awareness building campaigns on women rights and empowerment, including women with disabilities on social media to achieve gender mainstreaming and inclusion of women with disabilities in society.
[Added: 2022/08/16]
Kamila Mukhamedkhanova, EGC leader 2023/09 Initiated UNPRPD Joint Programme: https://mptf.undp.org/factsheet/project/00126133 UNDP Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025

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