PA for the Small Arms Control

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Evaluation Plan:
2004-2007, Liberia
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
09/2006
Completion Date:
06/2006
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
--
UNDP Liberia Small Arms Control and Micro Disarmament Programme Executive Summary · Overall Assessment The Evaluation Mission finds the Preparatory Phase of the Small Arms Control and Micro Disarmament Program in Liberia to be successful. The exercise has succeeded in sensitizing the population of the dangers of firearms and has initiated various ways of ensuring long-term efforts to develop national capacity to monitor illegal firearms in the country. It has also launched the communities selected for pilot study on a course of endeavours, as they are now trying to ensure that arms in their localities are returned in exchange for the promised community development. Overall, the Mission believes that the methodology adopted for most of the time was appropriate, especially when measured against the prevailing political and socio-economic situations in the country and the sub-region. However, the Mission believes that the country's Small Arms and Disarmament Project has significantly overstretched itself. To undertake four activities in the course of a year was an unnecessary overburden, especially when considered against unstable national politics and the weak socio-economic realities of Liberia. It would have been better if the number of activities had been reduced to two or at most three. Again, to concentrate attention of Arms for Development (AfD) on four chiefdoms, some of which are situated in the most inaccessible and arms infested regions of the country may be considered, with the advantage of hindsight, as a bit over-ambitious. · Comments on Specific Program Areas The first program area, the facilitation of the formation of National Commission on Small Arms, has taken off very well with the new National Commission having its own office and is about to obtain official national endorsement from the government. The second programme area, the Revision of 1956 Firearm Act has also been undertaken and is before the Parliament for ratification. T

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Title PA for the Small Arms Control
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2004-2007, Liberia
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2006
Planned End Date: 09/2006
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
Evaluation Budget(US $): --
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with Bureau of Conflict Prevention and Recovery (BCPR)
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Dr Abiodun Alao Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: LIBERIA
Comments: Mid Term Evaluation of the Preparatory Assistance (PA) phase Small Arms Control and Micro-disarmanent conducted by Abiodun Alao.
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Recommendations-2006 · There is the need to look more at the sub-regional ramifications of Small Arms Management in Liberia. Indeed, this Evaluation will strongly recommend close partnership among National Commissions on Small Arms with countries in the region with common borders. There is, indeed, the danger that monitoring small arms in Liberia may not achieve much, if the borders are porous. The Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) is in close contact with other National Commissions on Small Arms (NATCOMs) in the sub-region. We have organised two cross-border meeting with Sierra Leone, which brought participants from Government agencies, chiefs, and civil society including the media to dialogue on joint activity proposal. Currently, there is a draft joint activity plan for the Mano River Union (MRU) plus Cote d'Ivoire. A meeting to finalise the proposal and allocate responsibilities would take place next month in Abidjan. LiNCSA, through ECOSAP at
1. Recommendation: Recommendations-2006 · There is the need to look more at the sub-regional ramifications of Small Arms Management in Liberia. Indeed, this Evaluation will strongly recommend close partnership among National Commissions on Small Arms with countries in the region with common borders. There is, indeed, the danger that monitoring small arms in Liberia may not achieve much, if the borders are porous. The Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) is in close contact with other National Commissions on Small Arms (NATCOMs) in the sub-region. We have organised two cross-border meeting with Sierra Leone, which brought participants from Government agencies, chiefs, and civil society including the media to dialogue on joint activity proposal. Currently, there is a draft joint activity plan for the Mano River Union (MRU) plus Cote d'Ivoire. A meeting to finalise the proposal and allocate responsibilities would take place next month in Abidjan. LiNCSA, through ECOSAP at
Management Response: [Added: 2007/06/23]

Recommendations-2006 · There is the need to look more at the sub-regional ramifications of Small Arms Management in Liberia. Indeed, this Evaluation will strongly recommend close partnership among National Commissions on Small Arms with countries in the region with common borders. There is, indeed, the danger that monitoring small arms in Liberia may not achieve much, if the borders are porous. The Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) is in close contact with other National Commissions on Small Arms (NATCOMs) in the sub-region. We have organised two cross-border meeting with Sierra Leone, which brought participants from Government agencies, chiefs, and civil society including the media to dialogue on joint activity proposal. Currently, there is a draft joint activity plan for the Mano River Union (MRU) plus Cote d'Ivoire. A meeting to finalise the proposal and allocate responsibilities would take place next month in Abidjan. LiNCSA, through ECOSAP at

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