Country Programme Document (2005-2009) terminal evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2005-2010, Serbia
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
01/2010
Completion Date:
01/2010
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
64,000
2005-2009 CPD evaluation conducted from August to November 2009

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Title Country Programme Document (2005-2009) terminal evaluation
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2005-2010, Serbia
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 01/2010
Planned End Date: 01/2010
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Statistical and analytical capacities of national think tanks, CSOs and governmental institutions enhanced for policy dialogue and regular MDG and NHD reporting
  • 2. Pattern of pro-poor and pro-jobs growth incorporated into key strategies at central and local level
  • 3. Barriers for private sector growth identified, key alliances for their removal established, and strategies developed
  • 4. Effective and independent judicial systems with increased access to justice for marginalized groups
  • 5. Effective HR institutions established and mechanisms put in place to facilitate SCG's compliance with international human rights obligations
  • 6. Strengthening of capacities at the local and central level ensured for local governance and urban/rural development and in relation to the decentralization process
  • 7. "Sustainable development plans/policies effectively respond to the need of stakeholders, as well as promote employment and environmental protection"
  • 8. Improved efficiency, accountability and transparency in the public sector and national capacities strengthened
  • 9. Increased involvement of civil society in policy making and monitoring of government policies
Evaluation Budget(US $): 64,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Richard H. Langan Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: SERBIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Strategic partnership enhanced.
2 Programme focus ensured.
1. Recommendation: Strategic partnership enhanced.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07] [Last Updated: 2010/10/07]

Further progress of Serbia in the EU accession diminishes the relevance of UNDP and the UN as a whole resulting in reduced donor funding and more intense competition for scarce resources

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Closer involvement of host-country counterparts and the EU to prepare potential projects for IPA funding
[Added: 2010/10/07] [Last Updated: 2011/04/06]
DRR, Programme, PDSME 2011/12 Completed 4 projects submitted by the Gvt. to ISDACON (i.e. database) for IPA 2012 shortlisting
Advancing new initiatives for funding by emerging and other bi-lateral donors
[Added: 2010/10/07] [Last Updated: 2011/12/22]
DRR, Programme, PDSME 2011/12 Completed Mapping on Global Funds and Fundations performed. Query on potential partnerships initiated.
2. Recommendation: Programme focus ensured.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/10/07] [Last Updated: 2010/10/07]

Re-affirming the role and relevance of the UNDP in Serbia and re-building credibility and legitimacy among host-country and external partners

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Invest in high quality communications with the goal of strengthening trust both internally and externally.
[Added: 2010/10/07]
Office Management 2010/12 Completed
Improve external perceptions through outreach to key partners based on a clearly defined UNDP ?brand? and improve internal coherence through team building and effective dialogue.
[Added: 2010/10/07] [Last Updated: 2011/04/06]
RR, DRR, ARRs 2011/01 Completed Governmental and non-governmental counterparts were engaged through formal initiatives such as the CPD/CPAP consultations, and through project-related activities, including seminars and conferences
Enhance and strengthen M&E
[Added: 2010/10/07] [Last Updated: 2011/04/06]
PDSME 2011/03 Completed The CO introduced a series of new practices to further promote RBM and results-orientation, including for instance bi-annual portfolio reviews that focus on delivering key messages ("the story"), benchmarked performance indicators for the RCA, and others.

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