Open Data for Sustainable Development

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Evaluation Plan:
2021-2025, Serbia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2022
Completion Date:
06/2022
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Open Data for Sustainable Development
Atlas Project Number: 00122982
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025, Serbia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2022
Planned End Date: 06/2022
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Governance
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.2.1 Use of digital technologies and big data enabled for improved public services and other government functions
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
  • 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
  • 16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: UK
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 6,800
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Olivera Puric Expert SERBIA
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Office for IT and e-Government
Countries: SERBIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Exploring linkages and synergies with other projects so that “Open Data for Sustainable Development” project can be elevated as a programmatic platform.

2

The Project needs to be continuously and systematically involved in dialogue with the project partners proactively addressing the challenges and limitations

3

Special attention to be given to the specifics of the institutional mandates of the national partners at both central and local level in calibrating the programmatic support

4

The Project should continue to expand its support to local governments to help them embrace and implement reforms and build their capacities to fulfil their mandates related to open data and e-governance.

5

The project should continue supporting government efforts to upgrade public services and engage with citizens.

1. Recommendation:

Exploring linkages and synergies with other projects so that “Open Data for Sustainable Development” project can be elevated as a programmatic platform.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23]

The project has explored linkages and synergies with other projects, in the process of the development of the new project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Gender mainstreaming in data science and tech included in the new project draft proposal (through cooperation with another UNDP cluster)
[Added: 2022/08/23]
Project Team 2022/08 Completed
Implementation of the identified activities, together with the colleagues from another team
[Added: 2022/08/23]
Project Team 2025/03 Not Initiated To start once the new project is approved History
2. Recommendation:

The Project needs to be continuously and systematically involved in dialogue with the project partners proactively addressing the challenges and limitations

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23]

The project team will organize meetings for addressing the challenges and limitations, starting with partners full engagement in the process of design of the new project

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Systematic meetings with the project partners for inclusive design on the new data project
[Added: 2022/08/23]
Project Team 2022/08 Completed
Regular meetings with the project partners to address challenged and limitations, as they emerge
[Added: 2022/08/23]
Project Team 2025/03 Not Initiated To start once the new project is approved
3. Recommendation:

Special attention to be given to the specifics of the institutional mandates of the national partners at both central and local level in calibrating the programmatic support

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23]

The future project will calibrate the programmatic support both for the national and the local level, according to their needs and mandates

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Programmatic support within the new project planned according to the needs of the national partners
[Added: 2022/08/23]
Project Team 2022/08 Completed
Programmatic support within the new project planned according to the planned activities and needs of the partners on the local level
[Added: 2022/08/23]
Project Team 2022/08 Completed
Implementation of the planned activities, within the draft proposal of the new project
[Added: 2022/08/23]
Project Team 2025/03 Not Initiated To start once the new project is approved
4. Recommendation:

The Project should continue to expand its support to local governments to help them embrace and implement reforms and build their capacities to fulfil their mandates related to open data and e-governance.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23]

The new project will continue to expand its support to the local governments

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Plan activities and results within the new project, which are focused on the support to the local governments, to fulfil their mandates related to open data and e-governance
[Added: 2022/08/23]
Project Team 2022/08 Completed
Implement planned activities
[Added: 2022/08/23]
Project Team 2025/03 Not Initiated To start once the new project is approved
5. Recommendation:

The project should continue supporting government efforts to upgrade public services and engage with citizens.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/08/23]

Support to the government efforts to upgrade public services and engagement with the citizens will continue within the new project

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Planning activities which support government efforts to upgrade public services and engagement with the citizens (within the new project)
[Added: 2022/08/23]
Project Team 2022/08 Completed
Implementation of the planned activities
[Added: 2022/08/23]
Project Team 2025/03 Not Initiated To start once the new project is approved

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