Evaluation of Partnering Against Violent Extremism (PAVE) Programme

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Sudan
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
12/2021
Completion Date:
11/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title Evaluation of Partnering Against Violent Extremism (PAVE) Programme
Atlas Project Number: 00106839
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Sudan
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2021
Planned End Date: 12/2021
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Governance
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. 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 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
SDG Target
  • 16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere
  • 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
  • 16.a Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime
Evaluation Budget(US $): 40,000
Source of Funding: The project funded by Norway, Netherlands and Sweden through the Regional Bureau of Africa (RBA), and also by Japan.
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 20,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Eiman Kheir The Sudan Research and Consultancy Group
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Sudan National Commission for Counter Terrorism (SNCCT). Project IPs: BADYA CENTRE FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT, CHILD DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (CDF), CAFA DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION RAIRA FOR AWARENESS AND DEVELOPMENT ORG CHILD RIGHT CARE SOCIETY BUILDING RESILIENCE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZA
Countries: SUDAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1: Research Repository: To mitigate the risks resulting from the fluidity of Sudan’s current status, it is encouraged to developing an ongoing research repository on the intersectionality of political, economic and social structures and VE, preferably by onboarding research institutions. Key research areas should include the impacts on VE of COVID-19 and the 2020 Juba Agreement for Peace in Sudan.

2

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2: “Do no harm” compliance: It is recommended that an assessment of forms and understanding of VE within communities is conducted prior to the screening of the movie IMAN to ensure that it aligns with the needs and sentiments of the community.

3

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Knowledge Hub: Developing a knowledge hub accessible to all will strengthen the institutional documentation of VE in Sudan as well as the research and communication components of the project. It includes research, dissemination and application of learnings.

4

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 4: Strategic Communication: Diverse communication assets i.e. reports, key messages, research, etc. should be created and disseminated to all stakeholders regularly through different channels. Mitigation Measures: Development of risk mitigation measures in general and COVID19- measures specifically which can be shared with the stakeholders, i.e. national partners, implementing partners and Donors, will enhance confidence, capacity, and resilience in the PAVE.

5

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 5: Women and Gender The evaluation reflects that a gender sensitive and inclusive methodology was adopted by the Project, i.e. Soap making workshop is an outlier approach since it allowed women with skill, economic empowerment without interfering with their family and households duties.

6

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 6: People with Disabilities (PwD); the need to curate activities for PwD was noted by SNCCT and interviewed communities. In the context of C/PVE, mental health is regarded as a disability if it affects or can affect your day-to-day activities currently or in the future. Accordingly, efforts to map out strategies for inclusion of people living with disabilities are important especially during the reintegration phase.

1. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1: Research Repository: To mitigate the risks resulting from the fluidity of Sudan’s current status, it is encouraged to developing an ongoing research repository on the intersectionality of political, economic and social structures and VE, preferably by onboarding research institutions. Key research areas should include the impacts on VE of COVID-19 and the 2020 Juba Agreement for Peace in Sudan.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/12]

Programme management agreed to establish a research repository including media information.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Establish wider research repository including media information. 1.1 Continuous desk review of existing research
[Added: 2021/12/12]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio, Sudan National Commission for Counter Terrorism (SNCCT), civil society, academia, private sector 2022/12 Initiated Ongoing.
1.2 Introduce media and social media research repository 1.3 Reviewing existing knowledge on online radicalization and counternarrative approaches to establish a baseline and inform the project implementation (link this to the AI pilot)
[Added: 2021/12/12]
Sudan National Commission for Counter Terrorism (SNCCT) Implementing Partner (Search for Common Ground) 2022/12 Initiated Ongoing.
1.2 Introduce media and social media research repository 1.3 Reviewing existing knowledge on online radicalization and counternarrative approaches to establish a baseline and inform the project implementation (link this to the AI pilot)
[Added: 2021/12/12]
Sudan National Commission for Counter Terrorism (SNCCT) Implementing Partner (Search for Common Ground) 2022/12 Initiated Ongoing. History
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2: “Do no harm” compliance: It is recommended that an assessment of forms and understanding of VE within communities is conducted prior to the screening of the movie IMAN to ensure that it aligns with the needs and sentiments of the community.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/12]

Management Response:

It is agreed to hold a wider consultation with key stakeholders at community level.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Key Action(s) Consultations with key stakeholders at community level. 2.1 Identify key stakeholders relevant to interventions (religious leaders, CMCs, IPs and others as relevant)
[Added: 2021/12/12]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio, Sudan National Commission for Counter Terrorism (SNCCT), civil society, academia, private sector , Ministry of Religious affairs. 2022/12 Initiated Ongoing.
2.2 Consult through a pre-established format and act upon recommendations
[Added: 2021/12/12]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio, Sudan National Commission for Counter Terrorism (SNCCT), civil society, academia, private sector , Ministry of Religious affairs. 2022/12 Initiated Ongoing.
2.3 Facilitate interfaith dialogue platforms to identify new forms of engagement to reach out to youth and audience at risk of radicalization (this could be during the screening of our advocacy film IMAN). 2.4 establishment of Radicalisation Awareness Network (this could be in coordination with the National Group)
[Added: 2021/12/12]
Sudan National Commission for Counter Terrorism (SNCCT), Civil society (national group) , academia 2022/12 Not Initiated To be initiated
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Knowledge Hub: Developing a knowledge hub accessible to all will strengthen the institutional documentation of VE in Sudan as well as the research and communication components of the project. It includes research, dissemination and application of learnings.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/12]

Management Response:

It is agreed to integrate VE analysis (trends, contextual development and analysis of stakeholders) into country conflict analysi.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Key Action(s) Integrate VE analysis (trends, contextual development and analysis of stakeholders) into country conflict analysis Description activities, then specifics as needed: 3.1 Explore integrating indicators into CRD 3.2 Work closely with colleagues from the Peace team to reach common analysis and set of contextual indicators
[Added: 2021/12/12]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio, M&E Team, 2022/12 Not Initiated To be initiated.
Key Action(s) Integrate VE analysis (trends, contextual development and analysis of stakeholders) into country conflict analysis Description activities, then specifics as needed: 3.1 Explore integrating indicators into CRD 3.2 Work closely with colleagues from the Peace team to reach common analysis and set of contextual indicators
[Added: 2021/12/12]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio, M&E Team, 2022/12 Not Initiated To be initiated.
4. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 4: Strategic Communication: Diverse communication assets i.e. reports, key messages, research, etc. should be created and disseminated to all stakeholders regularly through different channels. Mitigation Measures: Development of risk mitigation measures in general and COVID19- measures specifically which can be shared with the stakeholders, i.e. national partners, implementing partners and Donors, will enhance confidence, capacity, and resilience in the PAVE.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/12]

Management Response Evaluation: Programme management agreed to update communication strategy and stakeholder analysis for the project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Description activities, then specifics as needed: 4.1 Analysis of stakeholders in current juncture 4.2 Adaptation of communications strategy and communication plans accordingly and in line with context development and new programme priorities
[Added: 2021/12/12]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio, Sudan National Commission for Counter Terrorism (SNCCT), civil society, academia, private sector 2022/12 Not Initiated To be initiated.
5. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 5: Women and Gender The evaluation reflects that a gender sensitive and inclusive methodology was adopted by the Project, i.e. Soap making workshop is an outlier approach since it allowed women with skill, economic empowerment without interfering with their family and households duties.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/12]

Management Response Evaluation: Programme management agreed to build and expand on previous interventions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Description activities, then specifics as needed: 5.1 Expand women`s participation across all activities 5.2 Conduct additional analysis on trends related to women`s roles in VE and PVE based on research, peacebuilding assessments and conflict and political analysis
[Added: 2021/12/12]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio, Sudan National Commission for Counter Terrorism (SNCCT), civil society, academia, private sector. Sudan National Commission for Counter Terrorism (SNCCT), Civil society, academia. 2022/12 Not Initiated To be initiated.
6. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 6: People with Disabilities (PwD); the need to curate activities for PwD was noted by SNCCT and interviewed communities. In the context of C/PVE, mental health is regarded as a disability if it affects or can affect your day-to-day activities currently or in the future. Accordingly, efforts to map out strategies for inclusion of people living with disabilities are important especially during the reintegration phase.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/12]

Management Response Evaluation:

Management agreed to resume efforts to include psychosocial support in programme (trauma response, prevention, psychosocial support, and research).

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Key Action(s) Resume efforts to include psychosocial support in programme (trauma response, prevention, psychosocial support and research) Description activities, then specifics as needed: 6.1 Inclusion mental health in activity planning in prisons 6.2 Establishment of self-help groups at community level
[Added: 2021/12/12]
Peace Building and Stabilization Portfolio, Sudan National Commission for Counter Terrorism (SNCCT), civil society, academia, private sector. 2022/12 Not Initiated To be initiated.

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