Final Joint Project Evaluation: UNDP, WFP, UNICEF, UNIDO, IOM, FAO-UNTF for Human Security “Enhancing Human Security in Communities of Armenia”

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Evaluation Plan:
2021-2025, Armenia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
07/2022
Completion Date:
07/2022
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
14,000

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Title Final Joint Project Evaluation: UNDP, WFP, UNICEF, UNIDO, IOM, FAO-UNTF for Human Security “Enhancing Human Security in Communities of Armenia”
Atlas Project Number: 00112637
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025, Armenia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2022
Planned End Date: 07/2022
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Resilience
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.3.1 National capacities and evidence-based assessment and planning tools enable gender-responsive and risk-informed development investments, including for response to and recovery from crisis
SDG Goal
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG Target
  • 11.b By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels
  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
  • 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
Evaluation Budget(US $): 14,000
Source of Funding: UNTFHS
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 6,430
Joint Programme: Yes
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UN Agencies
  • Joint with Donors
  • Joint with UNDP, WFP, UNICEF, UNIDO, IOM, FAO, UNTFHS
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Mariam Mkhitaryan Independent Evaluator ARMENIA
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: ARMENIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

The Human Security Approach adopted within the project can be replicated as a good practice and “umbrella” methodology throughout Armenia for context specific, people-centred, and prevention-oriented assessments, analysis and mapping of root causes of local inter-related insecurities and, therefore, considering more comprehensive and integrated interventions to tackle the existing complex challenges.

2

The “Delivering as One” approach adopted from joint design, management and implementation of the project by the implementing agencies was combined with coherent and well-adjusted communication with government, partners and members of target communities, thus becoming one of the main successes of the Project and highly beneficial for the target communities. Hence, it shall be further scaled-up and replicated not only in other regions of Armenia, but also within the UN Country Team to enhance joint analysis, planning and achievement of joint outputs and outcomes with multiplying effects.

3

The concept of human security, its main features, dimensions, and operational phases shall be mainstreamed further throughout the country to become an important principle of public administration, outlining concrete benefits to the livelihood and dignity of the people from development policies, plans and programmes that are being planned at regional and community levels.

4

Cooperation and coordination between the Government and the UN Agencies needs to be continued at the local regional levels for ensuring sustainability in all project directions, also considering the increased role of communities in emergency response, for better, integrated and more effective results, and for avoiding duplication.

5

To reinforce initial benefits and build upon them, future directions ought to consider reinforcing the positive aspects demonstrated by this Project and build upon what has been field-tested and proven as demonstrated by the achievement of the Project and its local-level projects.

1. Recommendation:

The Human Security Approach adopted within the project can be replicated as a good practice and “umbrella” methodology throughout Armenia for context specific, people-centred, and prevention-oriented assessments, analysis and mapping of root causes of local inter-related insecurities and, therefore, considering more comprehensive and integrated interventions to tackle the existing complex challenges.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/04]

Accepted. The mentioned recommendations have been embedded in a new Project concept aimed to mainstream human security approach in local/regional development contexts.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Complete the design of new project (UNTFHS Window 2) aimed at mainstreaming human security in community and regional planning and development processes in Syunik Region of Armenia.
[Added: 2022/08/04]
UNDP, Ministry of Territorial Administration, and Infrastructures (MTAI) 2022/09 Completed
Advance/scale the application of human security approach via Local Level Risk Management (LLRM) assessments, introduced by this project
[Added: 2022/08/04] [Last Updated: 2022/10/25]
UNDP, UNICEF and other Implementing Agencies that apply Local Level Risk Management (LLRM) methodology 2022/10 Completed The human security approach (HSA) has been integrated into the LLRM and is being utilized in other regions/communities of Armenia. In 2022, UNDP jointly with ILO developed new human security project under the UN Trust Fund for Human Security Window 2, which also incorporates the mentioned dimension History
2. Recommendation:

The “Delivering as One” approach adopted from joint design, management and implementation of the project by the implementing agencies was combined with coherent and well-adjusted communication with government, partners and members of target communities, thus becoming one of the main successes of the Project and highly beneficial for the target communities. Hence, it shall be further scaled-up and replicated not only in other regions of Armenia, but also within the UN Country Team to enhance joint analysis, planning and achievement of joint outputs and outcomes with multiplying effects.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/04] [Last Updated: 2022/08/04]

Accepted. Important to further explore the application of “Delivering as One” approach and UNDP’s integrator role in UNCT similar interventions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The “Delivering as One” approach for application/realization of human security mainstreaming in programming and its application at the local level will be further promoted and reinforced within the framework of the 2021-2025 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) Results Groups.
[Added: 2022/08/04] [Last Updated: 2022/10/25]
UNDP, Implementing Agencies 2022/10 Completed The “Delivering as One” approach was reflected in the above-mentioned second Human Security related project, which was co-designed by UNDP, ILO in cooperation with the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure and the UN RCO. The Human Security Approach was mainstreamed also in the UNSDCF 2021-2025 History
3. Recommendation:

The concept of human security, its main features, dimensions, and operational phases shall be mainstreamed further throughout the country to become an important principle of public administration, outlining concrete benefits to the livelihood and dignity of the people from development policies, plans and programmes that are being planned at regional and community levels.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/04] [Last Updated: 2022/08/04]

Accepted. In the framework of the mentioned new Project, further evidence and technical support will be provided to a broader number of stakeholders to present and promote concept of human security, its integrated aspects, main features, programmatic dimensions, and operational practices.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Initiate the design of new Human Security Project (UNTFHS Window 1) with embedded broader capacity development interventions and partnerships with national stakeholders for promoting integrated human security dimension in program/project design, planning, and implementation
[Added: 2022/08/04] [Last Updated: 2022/10/25]
UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, UNIDO, IOM, FAO and other interested UN Agencies, jointly with MTAI 2022/10 Completed The 6 UN Agencies, implementers of the first Human Security Project now jointed efforts for the new project under the UNTFHS Window 1. At the same time, the MoTAI, MES and the targeted Amasia, Alaverdi, Berd and Tumanyan enlarged communities continue human security approach mainstreaming, as evidenced also their formation and endorsement of the 5-year community development plans History
4. Recommendation:

Cooperation and coordination between the Government and the UN Agencies needs to be continued at the local regional levels for ensuring sustainability in all project directions, also considering the increased role of communities in emergency response, for better, integrated and more effective results, and for avoiding duplication.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/04] [Last Updated: 2022/08/04]

Accepted. The recommendation will be presented/discussed at the final Project Board meeting and as part of the UNSDCF implementation framework.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Present/discuss the evaluation recommendation at the final Project Board meeting, also to the RC Office to ensure coordination and no duplication during the similar interventions going forward.
[Added: 2022/08/04]
UNDP, Implementing Agencies, UNCT, MTAI 2022/09 Completed
5. Recommendation:

To reinforce initial benefits and build upon them, future directions ought to consider reinforcing the positive aspects demonstrated by this Project and build upon what has been field-tested and proven as demonstrated by the achievement of the Project and its local-level projects.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/04]

Accepted. The Project Implementing Agencies have captured, and documented lessons learned to serve as a baseline and build on during the further phases of interventions in this programmatic/development focus area.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project knowledge products and reports, including the lessons learned and recommended best practices, evaluation reports and communication materials/publications have been made publicly available. The websites of national and community counterparts contain information about the project.
[Added: 2022/08/04]
UNDP, Implementing Agencies 2022/12 Completed
Continue collaboration for reinforcing the positive aspects demonstrated by the project withing the UNSDCF implementation framework
[Added: 2022/08/04]
UNDP and Implementing Agencies 2022/12 Completed not applicable History

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