Liberia Emergency Capacity Building

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Evaluation Plan:
2008-2012, Liberia
Evaluation Type:
Planned End Date:
Completion Date:
Management Response:
Evaluation Budget(US $):
LESSONS AND SUMMARY FOR MID TERM EVALUATION OF THE LIBERIA EMERGENCY CAPACITY BUILDING SUPPORT (LECBS) AND TOKTEN PROJECTS LESSONS  The personality of a country's leader can facilitate access to resources in difficult conditions. It is unlikely that a program like LECBS could have been funded as it is without President Sirleaf and the connections she has.  Qualified Africans in the Diaspora, when well utilized, can become an effective instrument for reducing the cost of conventional technical assistance and accelerate economic development in Africa.  Institutional and human capacity strengthening must go hand in hand with physical capacity improvements. Poor working conditions in host agencies and institutions tend to affect productivity.  Performance monitoring and evaluation is made more difficult when a project involves high level political leaders.  Technical skill transfer is more effective for socioeconomic transformations when it is accompanied with supportive attitudinal and behavioral changes or competencies.  While the recruitment in both projects reflects gender sensitivity to a certain extent, there is no evidence that gender parity or equity was a deliberate consideration in the project design and implementation. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS The evaluation documented significant progress made in strengthening institutional and human capacity through LECBS and TOKTEN projects. The Government of Liberia has been able to bring back home a significant number of high caliber professionals who has accelerated the preparation of key policy documents, including the PRS and the achievement of major reforms that have broadened the government base to promote economic efficiency, accountability and transparency. The regulatory frameworks have been significantly strengthened through the adoption of critical policies and strategies, laws and new management practices which have allowed the fostering of an enabling environment necessary


Title Liberia Emergency Capacity Building
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2012, Liberia
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2008
Planned End Date: 07/2008
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with Government of Liberia
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Dr Bruno Mukendi Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: LIBERIA
Comments: This is a Mid Term Evaluation of Liberia Emergency Capacity Building Support. A Project Steering Committee (PSC) is in place, while a Project Implementation Committee (PIC) is in place for the TOKTEN project. In Both cases, the Civil Service Agency serves as Chair while UNDP serves as Co-Chair. Other members for the PSC are the ministries of Planning and Economic Affairs, State/Liberia Reconstruction Development Committee and OSIWA (representative of OSI). For the PIC, the other members are the ministries of Planning and Economic Affairs, State/Liberia Reconstruction Development and the Governance Commission.
1 Switch from Direct Execution Modality to National Execution
1. Recommendation: Switch from Direct Execution Modality to National Execution
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07]

UNDP has initiated the process of switching from DEX to NEX. As a first step, a DEX to NEX project has been formulated and a Programme Manager hired. UNDP will begin its implementation phase in January 2011.

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