Community Initiatives Unit Programm Outcome Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2006-2010, Indonesia
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
11/2006
Completion Date:
01/2006
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000
This is an independent outcome evaluation of UNDP Indonesia's Community Initiatives Unit (CIU)'s programme on poverty reduction for the period 2001-2005. The evaluation was carried out in November 2006 as per the evaluation plan of UNDP Indonesia. At the national level, the indicators of poverty confirm that the incidence, depth and severity of poverty have declined during 2001-2005 period. However, it has been recently reported that poverty in Indonesia increased to 17.8 percent in 2006. According to the World Bank, the ban on rice imports is the main reason for the increase of poverty in Indonesia during 2005-2006. UNDP contributed to the decline of poverty in Indonesia in the periods 1998-2000 and 2001-2005, through support to: 1) community recovery programme, and 2) reforms on social policy. Over 200,000 families directly and indirectly benefited from the CRP during 1998-2005. Similarly, UNDP support on social research and the production of Indonesia's National Human Development Reports 2001 (NHDR 2001) and NHDR 2004 contributed to the reduction of poverty. UNDP made partnerships with the government, donors, UNV and CSOs and intellectuals of Indonesia for poverty reduction. The partnership strategy worked well.

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Title Community Initiatives Unit Programm Outcome Evaluation
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2010, Indonesia
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 01/2006
Planned End Date: 11/2006
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Increased capacity of political, social and economic structures to sustain processes of recovery and reconciliation, and to prevent the outbreak, or ameliorate the escalation, of conflict.
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Dilli P Bhattarai Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: INDONESIA
Comments: Final Report in December 2006
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Indonesia has already achieved the MDG target on US$ 1 a-day poverty, but it is regressing in the variables on national poverty line and malnutrition (hunger). Therefore, UNDP could assist the government for the achievement of the MDG targets in these variables
1. Recommendation: Indonesia has already achieved the MDG target on US$ 1 a-day poverty, but it is regressing in the variables on national poverty line and malnutrition (hunger). Therefore, UNDP could assist the government for the achievement of the MDG targets in these variables
Management Response: [Added: 2008/01/21]

It is too soon to conclude as such, as variables of poverty are diverse and multi-dimensions - government may have a different view on the achievement of this target. UNDP could support the effort in the two variables mentioned but the role will be very limited as the institution is no equipped with such expertise. However, UNDP could collaborate with government to launch program that could support the effort for changes in these variables. In addition collaboration with other UN agencies to address hunger and malnutrion may be more strategic to create long lasting impact and significant change in this variable.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In Indonesia, Gini coefficient has slightly increased from 31 percent in 2000 to 32 percent in 2005. This is a cause of concern. UNDP, therefore, could support the government to bring down the Gini coefficient through pro-poor policy reform.
[Added: 2008/01/21]
CO, MSU 2008/01 Completed This has been a constant challenge for not only UNDP but also other development agencies in Indonesia. The pro-poor policy reform has been promoted for years in the country but in reality it is difficult to put them into practice - there is a significant gap in capacity of bureaucracy to take into account the poverty analysis into a macro-economic policy hence making the pro-poor growth as rhetoric instead of strategic approach for poverty reduction. While governance reform is not a niche of UNDP program there has been an effort to promote the pro-poor policy making through various projects under MDG support unit.

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