Mid-term Evaluation of the Community Security Arms Control (CSAC) Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2009-2012, South Sudan
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
11/2009
Completion Date:
12/2009
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title Mid-term Evaluation of the Community Security Arms Control (CSAC) Project
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2012, South Sudan
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2009
Planned End Date: 11/2009
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 40,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with Governemnt of South Sudan
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: SOUTH SUDAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Strengthen the CSAC assessment and consultation/planning process
2 Strengthen the networks and consultation platforms to inform County and State-level planning processes
3 Strengthen capacity of the CSAC Bureau and encourage its effective integration into the Ministry of Interior (and GoSS State Security Committee)
4 Strengthen collaboration between the CSAC Bureau and South Sudan Peace-building Commission.
5 Develop a clear strategy to enhance arms control and voluntary disarmament.
6 Develop an area-based approach to community security and access to justice in Jonglei State through linkages with all UNDP thematic programme pillars.
7 Scale-up the scope and impact of the CSAC approach in South Sudan
1. Recommendation: Strengthen the CSAC assessment and consultation/planning process
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/15]

The strengthening of CSAC assessment and consultation/planning process is a very key recommendation from the report and is noted. As the CSAC project is expanded into Eastern Equitoria, a renewed focus on the quality of the process and documentation will be a priority for Project Management Staff.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Hire of a specialist PRA training institution to finalize participatory toolkit, training CSAC and gov?t staff in its use then to standardize and improve County consultation assessments and conflict mitigation processes.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Completed PDC was hired and guided the PRA process in EES, UNS and Warrap. Training manual was developed and published and guides all consultation processes.
1.2 Publish results of consultations in states with State government.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/07 Completed State validation meetings were held in EES, UNS and Warrap. Consultation reports were produced and published
1.3 Roll out of CMRA to be coordinated with CSAC project in Eastern Equitoria to ensure accuracy of baseline information.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Completed CRMA and CSAC approached EES consultations jointly. Plans are underway to integrate CRMA into CSAC
1.4 Management will seek funding women focused projects based on priorities.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Completed Women focused conflict sensitive projects have been piloted in EES in Budi and Ikwoto counties. Results from this pilot will guide expansion to other counties.
1.5 Rule of Law coordinator is in place and ensure joint programming.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/01 Completed The Canadian govt seconded Richard Philbin, now replaced by Robert Walli - now guiding coordination.
2. Recommendation: Strengthen the networks and consultation platforms to inform County and State-level planning processes
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/15]

Dialogue and relationships between State and County level will be maintained over time through active engagement through County Action Plans, project implementation and the sharing of County priorities with other institutions/agencies. Communication lines will remain open between counties in conflict promoting conflict mitigation and resolution activities. Second round projects in Jonglei will strengthen these approaches.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Promote the use of future county action plans and enable state authorities to share priorities with institutions/agencies in Jonglei, Upper Nile and Eastern Equitoria.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/12 Completed The county action plans have fed into the State Stabilization Planning Processes for Jonglei, Eastern Equatoria and Lakes. Further integration with state and county plans has been prioritized in the 2011 AWP - to strengthen the local steering committees - will be implemented in liaison with LGRP.
2.2 Publish results of consultations in states with State government.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Completed As above
2.3 Seek funding for second round projects that build on or deepen the effectiveness of first round consultations and bringing counties in conflict together through structured peace activities.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/05 Overdue-Initiated Planned under the 2011 AWP
3. Recommendation: Strengthen capacity of the CSAC Bureau and encourage its effective integration into the Ministry of Interior (and GoSS State Security Committee)
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/15]

BCSSAC integration into the Ministry of Internal Affairs will strengthen its role within GoSS and legitimize the entity. (New leadership in place in December has seen increased dialogue with MoIA.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Co-location of CSAC Project Manager and CSAC RoL coordinator at MoIA.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Completed CSAC staff co-located at the Bureau
3.2 CPRU and CSAC to promote joint vision between BCSSAC, SSPC, LoIA(community policing) to promote community security.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Completed 2011 AWP jointly developed; county consultations led by Bureau and SSPC, etc.
3.3 Identify public information opportunities to publish policies, guidelines, mandate and messaging to general public.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/05 Completed Included in the 2011 AWP
3.4 UNDP management to consider opportunities to role out CSAC concept in other states through SRF and other means.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Completed CSAC concept and consultation model has now been integrated into SRF stabilization planning process, and implemented in Jonglei, Lakes, Eastern Equatoria, and Warrap
3.5 Extensive engagement with governance and RoL units to ensure police specialist leadership on policing elements of CSAC.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/12 Overdue-Initiated
4. Recommendation: Strengthen collaboration between the CSAC Bureau and South Sudan Peace-building Commission.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/15]

The continuum between initiating county consultation processes, improving relationships between county and state, developing community security recovery project at county level increasing the authority of county Commissioners, and conduction conflict mitigation/resolution activities must be recognized and a joint strategy developed by MoIA, BCSSAC and SSPC.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Engage with MoI (Community Policing), BCSSAC and SSPC together with key partners to promote joint vision.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Overdue-Initiated Process underway - Min of Peace developing strategy, Bureau developed mandate and strategy, joint approach to county consultations
4.2 Post UNV specialist to states where they will audit and follow-up, past peace agreements and support CSAC/SSPC activities.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/05 Completed UNV specialists deployed in all CSAC operational states
4.3 Strengthen local peace building platforms.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/12 Overdue-Initiated Planned under the 2011 AWP
4.4 Ensure conflict mitigation/resolution activities become an integrated preemptive approach to known conflict.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/05 Completed The approach has guided CSAC e.g. the Terekeka/Awerial/Bor approach to conflict mitigation
5. Recommendation: Develop a clear strategy to enhance arms control and voluntary disarmament.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/15]

Encouraging the integration into the MoIA and promoting their concept on arms control while continuing in providing technical assistance under the new Bureau leadership will assist in developing a clear strategy moving forward.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Investigate options to support BCSSAC and MoIA in information sharing and policy related to arms control.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Completed Supported the Bureau to engage with Regional Centre on Small Arms, RECSA conducted trainings to the Bureau on arms control approaches; conducted visits to other countries on arms control and disarmament for lesson learning; facilitated membership of the Bureau to RECSA; supporting the Bureau to develop arms control and disarmament policy and strategy that will guide implementation - this is a process oriented activity to be continued under the 2011 AWP.
6. Recommendation: Develop an area-based approach to community security and access to justice in Jonglei State through linkages with all UNDP thematic programme pillars.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/15]

Increasing collaboration with RoL and Governance Unit and Crisis, Prevention and Recovery Unit on issues of community security and access to justice is an ongoing effort. An area based approach is being piloted by UNDP in Jonglei State. All UNDP state offices will have a head of office to coordinate.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Fully engaging CSAC RoL Coordinator and linking with UNMIS, UNPOL, and UNDP Police and Prisons and Access to Justice Programming efforts.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Completed Done but can be improved e.g. joint approach with UNMIS/UNPOL on Livestock Patrol unit in Jonglei.
6.2 Re-examine community security planning and ensure it is aligned with State security plans.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Completed Community priorities are validated with the state government stakeholders before implementation. County consultations have fed into State Stabilization Plans.
6.3 Workshop to be held between in support of an area based plan for UNDP CPR, Poverty Reduction, and RoL and Governance.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/05 Overdue-Initiated To be done in 2011
6.4 CSAC Rule of Law coordinator to share and liaise closely with all governance programs.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/05 Overdue-Initiated In progress
7. Recommendation: Scale-up the scope and impact of the CSAC approach in South Sudan
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/15]

The CSAC project has demonstrated its ability to advise and support larger scale programs and opportunities to increase the scope and impact of community security in non project states. This will continue.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Second round CSAC projects in Jonglei, Eastern Equitoria and Upper Nile is dependant on funding. They will seek to increase collaboration between counties, lever existing investments, target high conflict priorities and support projects prioritized by women.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Overdue-Initiated Planned under 2011 AWP
7.2 CSAC projects will seek to support and advise other programs and projects including the SRF to extend community security approaches to other states. Broader range of partners will be involved, notably investigating policy options for BCSSAC.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Completed CSAC guiding SRF consultations; county consultation reports to guide interventions of other partners at community level.
7.3 In addition to donor evaluations CSAC project will conduct state evaluations after completion of County consultations to assess appropriateness and satisfaction with projects implemented.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
CSAC 2010/03 Overdue-Initiated Will be undertaken in 2011
7.4 CSAC will actively seek to support SRF in Lakes State.
[Added: 2010/01/15] [Last Updated: 2010/12/31]
Dec 2010 2010/12 Completed CSAC consultations have supported SRF planning in Lakes, and also since in Eastern Equatoria and Warrap

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