Midterm Outcome Evaluation Of the UNDP Poverty Reduction Programme 2006-2007

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Evaluation Plan:
2006-2010, Uganda
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
06/2008
Completion Date:
06/2008
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
--
The evaluation generated the following lessons: 1. Any changes that are made to the Programme have to be documented in order to maintain consistence and for the changes to be authentic. When such changes are not document and the principal documents are not formally amended, implementation and evaluation of Programme activities are affected as will accountability of results by implementing partners. 2. It is important to engage participatory processes during programme planning to ensure that all stakeholders contribute to the identification of outcomes and indicators to enable a common understanding of desired results. When outputs and outcomes are not stated clearly, some of the programme activities will have limited relevance and will not contribute to achievement of outcomes. Ideally, there should be more than one indicator per output or outcome in order to capture all the dimensions of success as they occur. 3. In order to make an impact on extreme poverty, it is not enough merely to provide technical knowledge that is not accompanied by access to investment and start-up capital. Individuals that are trapped in extreme poverty often do not meet the minimum requirements to obtain micro credit that is large enough to get them out of poverty. There is need for partnership with other stakeholders who can provide start-up capital to enable the very poor to launch projects at a scale that enables them to generate sustainable income and move out of the poverty trap. Strategic partnerships should therefore be a key element of programme design. 4. When end-users are involved in designing and developing their programmes, they become more committed and accountable for results, thereby making project implementation more successful.

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Title Midterm Outcome Evaluation Of the UNDP Poverty Reduction Programme 2006-2007
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2010, Uganda
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2008
Planned End Date: 06/2008
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Increased national capacity for monitoring MDG progress, and participation in policy dialogue towards achievement of MDGs
  • 2. A more conducive environment created for private sector development.
  • 3. Strategies for sustainable land management in rangelands developed; environmental concerns incorporated into District Development Plans in 2 Districts
Evaluation Budget(US $): --
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Richard Chiwara Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: UGANDA
Comments: This is a programme evaluation covering all the three outcomes under Poverty Reduction Programme
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Strengthen dissemination of MDG reports and policy dialogue
2 Develop and disseminate guidelines on budget management and programming processes
3 Reorient project activities to align them with relevant outputs
4 Develop guidelines for addressing crosscutting issues in project work plans
5 Strengthen formulation of outcomes and indicators
6 Strengthen partner building
7 Embark on selective exit from MFIs, PSDCs and EUg
8 Develop opportunities for joint programming
1. Recommendation: Strengthen dissemination of MDG reports and policy dialogue
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/18]

Relevant and acceptable.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
We will prepare five (5) district MDG reports and disseminate them at district level
[Added: 2009/03/18] [Last Updated: 2011/12/30]
Strategy and Policy Unit and Poverty Reduction Unit 2010/12 Completed District MDG reports were prepared and disseminated
2. Recommendation: Develop and disseminate guidelines on budget management and programming processes
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/18]

Relevant and acceptable

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To prepare and share with Implementing Partners budget management guidelines with detailed dates
[Added: 2009/03/18]
Management Support Unit 2009/01 Completed Included in 2009 AWP
3. Recommendation: Reorient project activities to align them with relevant outputs
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/18]

Relevant and acceptable

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Work with Implementing partners to ensure activities are properly aligned with outputs in annual work plans
[Added: 2009/03/18] [Last Updated: 2011/12/30]
Poverty Reduction Unit Programme officers and Management Support Unit 2010/12 Completed UNDP staff have continually backstopped IPs in the workplanning process
4. Recommendation: Develop guidelines for addressing crosscutting issues in project work plans
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/18]

Relevant and acceptable

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To prepare and share guidelines crosscutting issues in work plans for the next annual work plans
[Added: 2009/03/18]
Management Support Unit 2009/03 Completed Management Support Unit provided training to IPs in context of 2009 AWP preparation
5. Recommendation: Strengthen formulation of outcomes and indicators
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/18]

Relevant and acceptable

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
During the next planning cycle, we will develop CP outcomes, outputs and indicators based on RBM formulations and guidelines
[Added: 2009/03/18] [Last Updated: 2011/12/30]
Poverty Reduction Unit and Management Support Unit 2010/09 Completed CPAP 2010-2014 and UNDAF has addressed this recommendation
6. Recommendation: Strengthen partner building
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/18]

Relevant and acceptable

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
We will be addressed in the next programming cycle
[Added: 2009/03/18] [Last Updated: 2011/12/30]
Poverty Reduction Unit 2010/09 Completed 2010-2014 programme cycle has addressed /strengthened partnerships
7. Recommendation: Embark on selective exit from MFIs, PSDCs and EUg
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/18]

Relevant and acceptable

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
We will review our collaboration and support to MFIs, PSDCs and EUg in light of the new CP
[Added: 2009/03/18] [Last Updated: 2011/12/30]
Poverty Reduction Unit 2010/12 Completed Scoping mission & ADR will help focus and redefine our collaboration in the new CP
8. Recommendation: Develop opportunities for joint programming
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/18]

Relevant and acceptable

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
During the next planning cycle, we will develop joint programmes where possible
[Added: 2009/03/18] [Last Updated: 2011/12/30]
Poverty Reduction Unit 2010/12 Completed New Joint Programmes were initiated and are being implemeted including Value Chain JP,Livelihoods and Local Economic Recovery JP.

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