Partnerships (CPO-10)

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Evaluation Plan:
2006-2010, China
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
12/2008
Completion Date:
02/2009
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Partnerships (CPO-10)
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2010, China
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 02/2009
Planned End Date: 12/2008
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. 10. Global partnerships promoted for effective results.
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC
Comments: Partners will include the government, CICETE, China's Guangci Programme, China-Afica Business Council (CABC), UNDP Special Unit for South-South Cooperation, etc.
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1
2 Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1: A more explicit explanation of how UNDP project support and 'soft assistance' has benefited the poor would strengthen the Global Partnerships outcome
3 Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2: South-South Cooperation activities would benefit from formalizing links between UNDP country offices in the SSC project countries
4 Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Projects would be strengthened if the project planning documents placed more emphasis on risks, possible causes of delays, and possible problems with joint funding
1. Recommendation:
Management Response: [Added: 2008/12/26]

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1: A more explicit explanation of how UNDP project support and 'soft assistance' has benefited the poor would strengthen the Global Partnerships outcome
Management Response: [Added: 2008/12/26]

UNDP China agrees to the evaluation recommendation and will take follow-up actions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Creating strong links among South-South portfolio and poverty-reduction portfolio, in AWPs of IPRCC II and CABC II as well as activity-level exchanges among IPRCC, CABC and TCDC.
[Added: 2008/12/26]
SED & SSC Team/CO No due date No deadline established The annual workplans (AWPs) for 2009 are being developed discussed with the counterparts.
1.2. Creating strong links to poverty-reduction in new project formulation (CABC II, IPRCC II)
[Added: 2008/12/26]
SED & SSC Team/CO No due date No deadline established The CABC II and IPRCC II are being formulated.
3. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2: South-South Cooperation activities would benefit from formalizing links between UNDP country offices in the SSC project countries
Management Response: [Added: 2008/12/26]

UNDP China agrees to the evaluation recommendation and will take follow-up actions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Formalizing links between UNDP country offices in the SSC project countries in new regional projects on Greater Tumen Initiative, etc
[Added: 2008/12/26]
SED & SSC Team/CO No due date No deadline established
2.2. Inviting UNDP country offices in the SSC project countries to important events in regional projects
[Added: 2008/12/26]
SED & SSC Team/CO No due date No deadline established The annual workplans (AWPs) for 2009 are being developed and discussed with the counterparts.
4. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Projects would be strengthened if the project planning documents placed more emphasis on risks, possible causes of delays, and possible problems with joint funding
Management Response: [Added: 2008/12/26]

UNDP China agrees to the evaluation recommendation and will take follow-up actions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 More detailed risks analysis in CABC II formulation and probably in the new regional project on GTI
[Added: 2008/12/26]
SED & SSC Team/CO No due date No deadline established CABC II is being formulated.
3.2 Closer monitoring of joint funding status in ongoing projects
[Added: 2008/12/26]
SED & SSC Team/CO No due date No deadline established
3.3 The outputs of each project should be better prioritized, including clearly defined 'exit strategy'. This could be seen in the ongoing CABC II formulation, with a focus on its financial sustainability.
[Added: 2008/12/26]
SED & SSC Team/CO No due date No deadline established CABC II is being formulated.

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