LSDS - Assistant for implementation of Vietnam's legal system development strategy

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Evaluation Plan:
2006-2011, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
11/2008
Completion Date:
11/2008
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
25,000

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Title LSDS - Assistant for implementation of Vietnam's legal system development strategy
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2011, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2008
Planned End Date: 11/2008
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 25,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Mr J Gammelgaard Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: VIET NAM
Comments: End of project evaluation in 2008
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 The LSDS Steering Committee never materialized made it difficult for cooperation between state institutions and coordinated management of the LSDS
2 The unrealistic assumptions on attainable outcomes in the project document, made it difficult to promote cooperation between justice institutions under the LSDS and to some extent the JRS
3 Over ambition in term of policy issues and over burdensome in relation to the coordination across government institutions
4 Project management procedures appears to be cumbersome, especially on management of sub-components outside MOJ umbrella
5 The mismatch between "sectoral" ambition of the project and mandate of the MOJ/PMU
6 Lack of follow-up or systematic evaluation of training activities
7 The project to be closed as planned with a possible period of phasing out of on-going sub-components
8 The use of funding facilities is downplayed or removed and replaced with rolling annual plans overseen by a governance body
9 Legal Partnership Forum is maintained and strengthened
10 Technical assessment to be conducted of one or two training processes completed under the project
1. Recommendation: The LSDS Steering Committee never materialized made it difficult for cooperation between state institutions and coordinated management of the LSDS
Management Response: [Added: 2009/07/23]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Resolve the issue of project over-ambition and over-burden of the MOJ management through careful definition of tasks and outputs in a future phase/project if any mechanism and the promulgation of the action plan
[Added: 2009/07/23]
MOJ and UNDP 2009/06 Completed
2. Recommendation: The unrealistic assumptions on attainable outcomes in the project document, made it difficult to promote cooperation between justice institutions under the LSDS and to some extent the JRS
Management Response: [Added: 2009/07/23]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Future project/cooperation should be simplified, plans should be realistic avoiding too ambitious but meeting development needs
[Added: 2009/07/23]
MOJ and UNDP 2009/07 Completed
3. Recommendation: Over ambition in term of policy issues and over burdensome in relation to the coordination across government institutions
Management Response: [Added: 2009/07/23]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Future interventions/project should focus on a few, key required policy change rather than focus too broadly or substitute for local costs
[Added: 2009/07/23]
PMU 2009/03 Completed
4. Recommendation: Project management procedures appears to be cumbersome, especially on management of sub-components outside MOJ umbrella
Management Response: [Added: 2009/07/23]

Partly agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project responsibilities for management of sub-components should be delegated to the participating sub-components with a clear and transparent mechanism for finance, M&E and reporting
[Added: 2009/07/23]
MOJ and UNDP 2009/07 Completed The issue will be well taken not only to a new MOIJ-UNDP project but any future programming
5. Recommendation: The mismatch between "sectoral" ambition of the project and mandate of the MOJ/PMU
Management Response: [Added: 2009/07/23]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Priorities for future cooperation should be streamlined and in line with MOJ mandate and Government priorities
[Added: 2009/07/23]
UNDP and PMU 2009/07 Completed
6. Recommendation: Lack of follow-up or systematic evaluation of training activities
Management Response: [Added: 2009/07/23]

Partly agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Difficulties to follow-up when the project is coming to an end; future intervention should be selective in themes and localities for training
[Added: 2009/07/23]
PMU 2009/03 Completed
7. Recommendation: The project to be closed as planned with a possible period of phasing out of on-going sub-components
Management Response: [Added: 2009/07/23]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The project is closed Dec 2008 with an extension of several months for phasing out
[Added: 2009/07/23] [Last Updated: 2010/01/19]
PMU and UNDP 2010/01 Completed The bridging period is agreed to be 31 Oct. 2009.
8. Recommendation: The use of funding facilities is downplayed or removed and replaced with rolling annual plans overseen by a governance body
Management Response: [Added: 2009/07/23]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendation is fully taken in formulation of future project with MOJ
[Added: 2009/07/23]
PMU and UNDP 2009/07 Completed
9. Recommendation: Legal Partnership Forum is maintained and strengthened
Management Response: [Added: 2009/07/23]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Annual LPF is strengthened and opened for wider participation including non-state organizations, CSOs
[Added: 2009/07/23]
PMU and UNDP 2009/06 Completed Annual LPF of the 2009 was held on 25 June 2009.
10. Recommendation: Technical assessment to be conducted of one or two training processes completed under the project
Management Response: [Added: 2009/07/23]

Partly disagree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
With the project coming to an end, adhoc assessment of one-two activities would not add much value. However, it is well taken in formulation of new project
[Added: 2009/07/23]
PMU & UNDP 2009/06 Completed

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