Midterm Outcome Evaluation of the UNDP Uganda Governance Programme

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Evaluation Plan:
2006-2010, Uganda
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
06/2008
Completion Date:
10/2008
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
--
The milestones towards achieving impact of the DG programmes are varied. Support to some upstream and downstream work in relation to the Africa Peer review Mechanism (APRM), Participatory Development Management (PDM) and the Alliance of Mayors' Initiative for Community Action on Aids at the Local Level (AMICCALL) has had significant impact on the all the 3 outcomes. However, the evaluation also found that the impact of DG programmes is sometimes reduced when initiatives are 'thin on the ground' and project resources (inputs) are dispersed too widely, such as in the case of Local Council Courts (LCC) and PDM. Regarding future planning, stakeholders stressed that UNDP should not do what everybody else does and must remain 'cutting edge' in its approach to governance work in order to affect real change. A central challenge is striking the right balance between advocating for democratic governance principle - and running the risk of alienating potential partners - and simply supporting the status quo through more 'traditional' kinds of governance projects

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Title Midterm Outcome Evaluation of the UNDP Uganda Governance Programme
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2010, Uganda
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2008
Planned End Date: 06/2008
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Democratic processes deepened and institutions strengthened to address national development challenges
  • 2. Capacity enhanced for promotion and administration of Justice and Human Rights
  • 3. Transparency and accountability in government institutions improved
Evaluation Budget(US $): --
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Richard Ssewakiryanga Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: UGANDA
Comments: This is a midterm evaluation of all outcomes under the governance programme
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1
2 Balance should be struck between upstream and downstream interventions
3 All implementing partners and UNDP staff should be trained in Results Based Management (RBM) so that they can understand and appreciate its utility, value and potential.
4 The scope of the democratic governance portfolio should be reduced as it is currently too broad.
5 UNDP should explore the possibilities of supporting election work in Uganda by working closely with the recently launched Deepening Democracy Programme
6 UNDP should consider refocusing the support in some of the projects under this outcome which have been supported for close to 9 years
1. Recommendation:
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/16]

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: Balance should be struck between upstream and downstream interventions
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 ensure a balance between upstream and downstream interventions is achieved
[Added: 2009/03/18] [Last Updated: 2011/12/30]
Governance Unit 2010/09 Completed New CPAP 2010-2014 balances upstream and downstream interventions
3. Recommendation: All implementing partners and UNDP staff should be trained in Results Based Management (RBM) so that they can understand and appreciate its utility, value and potential.
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/18]

Relevant and acceptable

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Staff of Governance programme will be further re-oriented in RBM along with selected implementing partners in the new programme
[Added: 2009/03/18] [Last Updated: 2011/12/30]
Governance Unit 2009/03 Completed Staff orientation on RBM done
4. Recommendation: The scope of the democratic governance portfolio should be reduced as it is currently too broad.
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/18]

Relevant and acceptable

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The governance programme will close all projects in the current portfolio in line with the closure of the CP. During the next planning cycle, the new governance portfolio will keep in view this recommendation.
[Added: 2009/03/18] [Last Updated: 2011/12/30]
Governance Unit 2010/09 Completed Governance programme focus has been narrowed done in the CPAP2010-2014
5. Recommendation: UNDP should explore the possibilities of supporting election work in Uganda by working closely with the recently launched Deepening Democracy Programme
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/18]

Relevant and accetable

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP in the next programme cycle will pursue the possibility of engaging in the area of election support as also identified by the governance scoping mission
[Added: 2009/03/18] [Last Updated: 2011/12/30]
Governance Unit 2010/09 Completed Support to Electoral processes is part of the governance outcomes in the CPAP of 2010-2014
6. Recommendation: UNDP should consider refocusing the support in some of the projects under this outcome which have been supported for close to 9 years
Management Response: [Added: 2009/03/18]

Relevant and acceptable

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The governance programme will close all projects in the current portfolio in line with the closure of the current CP
[Added: 2009/03/18] [Last Updated: 2011/12/30]
Governance Unit 2010/09 Completed Projects that have been supported for over 9 years were closed and not supported in the 2010-2014 CPAP

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