Civil Aviation Caretaker Authority for Somalia

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Evaluation Plan:
2008-2009, Somalia
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
02/2009
Completion Date:
11/2009
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title Civil Aviation Caretaker Authority for Somalia
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2009, Somalia
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2009
Planned End Date: 02/2009
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 40,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Team Leader
Team Leader
Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: SOMALIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 The view of the Country Office is that the CACAS project does not fall within the mandate of the Country Office Program and as such, would like to see the responsibility for this project (implementation and financial administration) shift wholly to ICAO. Furthermore, UNDP has incurred high costs in administering the finances of this project especially as the administrative fees have not been recovered by UNDP to date. The report recommended that several project management options be considered for the Country Office such as 1) reviewing and determining whether CACAS fits in the UNDP project core activities 2) negotiating UNDP?s withdrawal from the project 3) negotiating an amendment of the contribution agreement between UNDP and ICAO and 4) participating with ICAO in establishing a Steering Committee integrating representatives of ICAO, UNDP, the TFG and authorities from Somaliland and Puntland. UNDP Somalia and ICAO are in the process of scheduling a meeting to discuss the evaluation report, recommendations and the way forward for both agencies as regards the CACAS project.
1. Recommendation: The view of the Country Office is that the CACAS project does not fall within the mandate of the Country Office Program and as such, would like to see the responsibility for this project (implementation and financial administration) shift wholly to ICAO. Furthermore, UNDP has incurred high costs in administering the finances of this project especially as the administrative fees have not been recovered by UNDP to date. The report recommended that several project management options be considered for the Country Office such as 1) reviewing and determining whether CACAS fits in the UNDP project core activities 2) negotiating UNDP?s withdrawal from the project 3) negotiating an amendment of the contribution agreement between UNDP and ICAO and 4) participating with ICAO in establishing a Steering Committee integrating representatives of ICAO, UNDP, the TFG and authorities from Somaliland and Puntland. UNDP Somalia and ICAO are in the process of scheduling a meeting to discuss the evaluation report, recommendations and the way forward for both agencies as regards the CACAS project.
Management Response: [Added: 2009/12/10]

The Civil Aviation Caretaker Authority for Somalia (CACAS) Project has been in operation since 2003, after approval to carry on from the previous aviation project which began in 1996. The mandate of the project was to ensure the continued availability of essential safety services for international civil aviation in the Mogadishu FIR in the absence of a functioning and recognized Government of Somalia. The project is currently implemented by ICAO and financially administered by UNDP. In July 2009, UNDP and ICAO jointly commissioned an evaluation team to undertake a review of the CACAS Project, with the aim of assessing the status of the implementation of the project objectives and determining whether the objectives of the project and the mission of CACAS are still adequate and relevant in the current Somalia context; as the Somalia environment has changed drastically since 1996. The team reached several conclusions upon completion of the mandate of the evaluation including 1) that there are several contradictions and ambiguity in the mandate of CACAS which are at the root of much of the mistrust of the federal and regional authorities towards the project 2) that a more proactive approach could have led to a more accelerated infrastructure development and accelerated empowerment of Somali nationals implementing the project 3) that more involvement in the project by ICAO and UNDP could have resulted in the mitigation or elimination of many of the reported problems and shortcomings of the project. The view of the Country Office is that the CACAS project does not fall within the mandate of the Country Office Program and as such, would like to see the responsibility for this project (implementation and financial administration) shift wholly to ICAO. Furthermore, UNDP has incurred high costs in administering the finances of this project especially as the administrative fees have not been recovered by UNDP to date. The report recommended that several project management options be considered for the Country Office such as 1) reviewing and determining whether CACAS fits in the UNDP project core activities 2) negotiating UNDP?s withdrawal from the project 3) negotiating an amendment of the contribution agreement between UNDP and ICAO and 4) participating with ICAO in establishing a Steering Committee integrating representatives of ICAO, UNDP, the TFG and authorities from Somaliland and Puntland. UNDP Somalia and ICAO are in the process of scheduling a meeting to discuss the evaluation report, recommendations and the way forward for both agencies as regards the CACAS project. Alvaro Rodriguez Country Director UNDP Somalia

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