Future Tourism Grant Support to MSME for COVID-19 Recovery

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Evaluation Plan:
2022-2026, Barbados
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
08/2022
Completion Date:
08/2022
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
25,000

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Title Future Tourism Grant Support to MSME for COVID-19 Recovery
Atlas Project Number: 00138337
Evaluation Plan: 2022-2026, Barbados
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 08/2022
Planned End Date: 08/2022
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025)
  • 1. Output 6.1 Country-led measures implemented to achieve inclusive economies and to advance economic empowerment of women in all their diversity, including in crisis contexts
Evaluation Budget(US $): 25,000
Source of Funding: UNDP project budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 27,500
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Stuart Black
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministries of Tourism, Frankfurt School, Small business Associations, gender groups, UNWOMEN, UNWTO, UWI Open Campus
Countries: BARBADOS
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Initiate a project extension or develop a new project that extends and expands the training and capacity building benefits to MSMEs in other sectors of the economy, such as agriculture

2

Follow-up with targeted in-depth meetings with senior government officials and financial institutions to determine what policy changes will be made for tourism sector recovery.

3

Undertake a follow-up survey of MSMEs initially enrolled in the Future Tourism training programs to find out why so many participants dropped out.

4

The M&E Monitoring Plan should be updated to track the project’s outcome levels results, including the actions, influence and potential results of the Boundary and Strategic Partners (governments, financial institutions, SBDCs, tourism marketing organizations, etc.)

5

Share the results of the country-specific training and capacity development needs assessments with National governments and encourage the ministries responsible for small business to take ownership of the follow-up actions needed to address the gaps.

6

Explore the possibilities of supporting the establishment of a sub-regional MSME Centre that can provide business support services, financing and research capabilities for the benefit of MSMEs in the Eastern Caribbean.

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