00107243 Partnership Initiative for Indonesia's SSTC Inst. Dev. Final Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2021-2025, Indonesia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
04/2022
Completion Date:
05/2022
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title 00107243 Partnership Initiative for Indonesia's SSTC Inst. Dev. Final Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00107243
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025, Indonesia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2022
Planned End Date: 04/2022
Management Response: No
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.1.1 Capacities developed across the whole of government to integrate the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and other international agreements in development plans and budgets, and to analyse progress towards the SDGs, using innovative and data-driven solutions
SDG Goal
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDG Target
  • 17.6 Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge-sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism
  • 17.9 Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the Sustainable Development Goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: Government of Norway and JAGA (association of Embassy)
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 30,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Dicky Sofjan
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Indonesia: Ministry of foreign affairs, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Development Planning. Timor Leste; Ministry of foreign affairs; Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Ministry of Agriculture. Royal Embassy of Norway, Indonesia AID
Countries: INDONESIA
Lessons
1.

Based on the review of the Project implementation, interviews and documentation analysis, the Evaluation revealed that the five criteria of assessment were duly met. Clearly, the Partnership Initiative for Institutional Development – South-South Triangular Cooperation (PIID-SSTC) was relevant to the needs of the Government of Indonesia and its stakeholders. It was relevant, as Indonesia is becoming a regional economic powerhouse that could potentially build its development cooperation and is ready to crystalize its SSTC programme based on the PIID-SSTC Project piloting in the cross-border region between Indonesia and Timor Leste.


Tag: Sustainability UNDP management

Findings
1.

1. The PIID-SSTC Project very much overlaps with the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDF) and the Country Programme Development, which were developed between UNDP and the member country, in this case Indonesia. On effectiveness, economic datasets deriving from the filed surveys indicated that the PIID-SSTC was executed effectively and smoothly, targeting the cross-border region that gave benefits to the local communities in both Indonesia and Timor Leste. The positive sentiments from the local farmers, from both Napan and Oesilo, provided evidence for this effective strategy.

2. The PIID-SSTC did not waste any resources to accomplish the Project objectives, nor did the Project team over-extended its own capacities. The PIID-SSTC Team carried out all the assigned tasks and conducted due diligence where necessary to pre-empt any potential mishaps. Despite this positive finding, an oversight in the transference of equipment to the local community in Oesilo did occur, which was largely due to the near absence of monitoring from the side of the RAEOA-ZEESM after the official handover.

3. The sustainability of the PIID-SSTC was also tested by way of questioning informants on their hopes and desires for the future of Indonesia’s SSTC. From the side of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, positive sentiments abound when it came to the future collaboration with UNDP on SSTC. Furthermore, the PIID-SSTC also made a good impression on the Government of RAEOA-ZEESM, which clearly paved the way for further collaboration and deeper engagement, involving SSTC and even other areas such as climate change, renewable energy and others.

4. The impact of the PIID-SSTC can be felt across the board. The main and direct beneficiary of the Project, which is the MoFA, distinctly appreciated the UNDP efforts in PIID-SSTC. Through in-depth interviews with its officials in Jakarta and elsewhere, many of them expressed their delight at how UNDP could help bolster MoFA’s role in bringing forward the SSTC and at the same time provide the strong legal bases and direction with respect to the Regional Partnership Strategies that were developed through this Project. The PIID-SSCT’s impact was also felt among the local farmers in both Napan and Oesilo, who graciously thanked the Project Team for their involvement in the training programmes. For some time, these training had increased their income and livelihood, prior to the closing of the border regions due to the Covid19 pandemic.

 


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