UNDP's Decentralization and Local Development Programme in Mozambique

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Evaluation Plan:
2010-2011, Mozambique
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
03/2010
Completion Date:
12/2011
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
55,100

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Title UNDP's Decentralization and Local Development Programme in Mozambique
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2010-2011, Mozambique
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2011
Planned End Date: 03/2010
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Civil society, including civil society organizations and voluntary associations, and the private sector contribute to the MDGs in support of national planning strategies and policies
Evaluation Budget(US $): 55,100
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: MAE, MPD, provinces, donors
Countries: MOZAMBIQUE
Comments: Partners: MPD&MAE; Strategic Plan Results Area: Democratic Governance
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Focus on addressing challenges of democratic governance as part and parcel of decentralization. Promote decentralization as a means to state building in Mozambique. Focus on such aspects as promoting the decentralization of judicial services, and entrenchment of provisions on human (including social and environmental) rights into legislation and district development plans.
2 UNDP needs to develop a clear conceptual framework to guide and to better organize its projects or interventions
3 UNDP should increase focus on and support to high-level upstream policy advice and advocacy with more emphasis on policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation
4 UNDP should develop a special initiative on strengthening legislature?s and judicial participation in decentralization. Such an initiative may comprise of parliamentary and judges? training workshops on decentralization policy and practices.
5 UNDP should invest more in comparative analytical studies on the quality and impact of decentralization and local development in the country. It should partner with national universities and research institutes to conduct comparative research and analysis in order to build a body of evidence and knowledge for the benefit of Mozambique.
6 UNDP should consider designing and producing a newsletter or policy briefs on decentralization and local development.
7 UNDP should leverage its knowledge assets across units in the CO as well as create synergies across units.
8 UNDP should first assess its Results Chain and causality linkages, indicators, baselines and targets in order to determine achievability of results. It should further assess M&E systems and capacities, and strengthen M&E capacities within units.
9 UNDP needs to review or assess its systems and capacities for providing administrative and financial services to programme
10 UNDP should seek to engage civil society and private sector more directly in the execution of decentralization and local development projects.
11 UNDP involves other UN bodies in the next cycle of programming on decentralization and local development
1. Recommendation: Focus on addressing challenges of democratic governance as part and parcel of decentralization. Promote decentralization as a means to state building in Mozambique. Focus on such aspects as promoting the decentralization of judicial services, and entrenchment of provisions on human (including social and environmental) rights into legislation and district development plans.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/01/16]

Although efforts in the sense of the recommendation were made along the formulation of the new programme cycle 2012-2015 The recommendation should be further analyzed and discussed.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. UNDP to further discussions on this specific recommendations within the governance unit and at CO strategic level and with relevant institutions
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2017/06/06]
Governance Unit DRR-P 2012/12 Completed To be reinforced along the new 2012-15 Programme cycle History
1.2. Support the integration of X-Cutting issues in PEDDs (including environment and HR)
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2017/06/06]
Governance Unit Poverty Unit 2014/12 Completed Cross-cuting issues were systematically addressed at provincial and district levels. History
2. Recommendation: UNDP needs to develop a clear conceptual framework to guide and to better organize its projects or interventions
Management Response: [Added: 2012/01/16]

This recommendation was addressed during the process of conceptualization and projectization of t the of the new programme cycle 2012-2015.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To promote regular discussions around the conceptual framework and further action
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2017/06/06]
Governance Unit DRR-P 2015/12 Completed See management comment. History
3. Recommendation: UNDP should increase focus on and support to high-level upstream policy advice and advocacy with more emphasis on policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation
Management Response: [Added: 2012/01/16]

This recommendation has been addressed and stated in the key 2012-2015 Programme documents such as the UNDAF, CPD, and AWPs. Technical advisors are and will continue to be placed in key national institutions such as the Parliament, MPD, Ministry of Justice, MICOA and at local level

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To increase focus on and support to high-level upstream policy advice and advocacy with more emphasis on policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2017/06/06]
UNDP 2015/12 Completed UNDP provided technical assistance at policy level during the CPD 2012-2016 cycle. History
4. Recommendation: UNDP should develop a special initiative on strengthening legislature?s and judicial participation in decentralization. Such an initiative may comprise of parliamentary and judges? training workshops on decentralization policy and practices.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/01/16]

UNDP acknowledges the relevance of this recommendation that should be further analyzed and discussed with relevant partners

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP to further discussions on this specific recommendations within the governance unit and at CO strategic level and with relevant institutions
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2017/06/06]
Governance Unit DRR-P and other institutions 2015/12 Completed UNDP promoted efforts to bring MPs closer to their constituencies during CPD 2012-2016 cycle. History
Develop material for workshops on decentralization
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2013/09/30]
Governance Unit, MAE and other institutions 2013/12 Completed
5. Recommendation: UNDP should invest more in comparative analytical studies on the quality and impact of decentralization and local development in the country. It should partner with national universities and research institutes to conduct comparative research and analysis in order to build a body of evidence and knowledge for the benefit of Mozambique.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/01/16]

UNDP acknowledges the relevance of this recommendation that should be further analyzed and discussed with relevant partners

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Undertake assessment Citizen satisfaction on public service delivery at all levels in partnership with other donor partners and research institutions
[Added: 2012/01/16]
Governance Unit and MPF other donor partners and research institutions 2013/12 Overdue-Initiated TOR being drafted
UNDP to improve on this specific recommendations within the governance unit and at CO strategic level
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2017/06/06]
Governance Unit DRR-P EPAU 2015/12 Completed UNDP intervention in decentralization had a specific component of knowledge management to ensure best practices are collected, analyzed and disseminated. History
Indentify under D&DL specific areas where analytical studies can be conducted
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2017/06/06]
Governance Unit DRR-P EPAU 2015/12 Completed UNDP intervention in decentralization had a specific component of knowledge management to ensure best practices are collected, analyzed and disseminated. History
Undertake mid-term evaluation of PNPFD in partnership with universities, research institutes, or CSO organisations
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2013/09/30]
Governance Unit and MPF other donor partners and research institutions 2013/12 Completed TOR being drafted
6. Recommendation: UNDP should consider designing and producing a newsletter or policy briefs on decentralization and local development.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/01/16]

UNDP acknowledges the relevance of this recommendation, although it is also important to maximize the use of web based resources such as UNDP Moz Webpage, Teamworks, MAE portal, PNPFD Webpage among others

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Maintain PNPFD webpage updated
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2013/09/30]
Governance Unit and MAE 2015/12 Overdue-Initiated Web page design being finalised
Document and disseminate best practices
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2013/09/30]
Governance Unit and MPD 2015/12 Overdue-Initiated Initiated. 19 best practices being documented.
To propose and support MAE in creating the newsletter
[Added: 2012/01/16]
Governance Unit and MAE 2015/12 Overdue-Not Initiated
7. Recommendation: UNDP should leverage its knowledge assets across units in the CO as well as create synergies across units.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/01/16]

UNDP acknowledges the relevance of this recommendation that has been addressed during the formulation of the new programme cycle conducted from 2010 to 2011. Also, along the upcoming Programme implementation from 2012-15 DRGs (Development Results Group) created under the PMT (UN program Management Team) will bring out the synergies and promote knowledge sharing not only between UNDP units but across UN agencies in Mozambique;

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To ensure proper knowledge assets record and systematization and availability for easier knowledge sharing
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2013/09/30]
UNDP Relevant UN agencies 2015/12 Overdue-Initiated To be proposed
8. Recommendation: UNDP should first assess its Results Chain and causality linkages, indicators, baselines and targets in order to determine achievability of results. It should further assess M&E systems and capacities, and strengthen M&E capacities within units.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/01/16]

This recommendation has been addressed during the formulation of the new programme cycle conducted from 2010 to 2011 and will continue to deserve special attention along the upcoming Programme implementation from 2012-15.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Assess and strengthen M&E systems and capacities within units
[Added: 2012/01/16]
DRR(P) M&E Focal point 2015/12 Overdue-Initiated
9. Recommendation: UNDP needs to review or assess its systems and capacities for providing administrative and financial services to programme
Management Response: [Added: 2012/01/16]

UNDP acknowledges the relevance of this recommendation that has been addressed during the formulation of the new programme cycle conducted from 2010 to 2011 and will continue to deserve special attention along the upcoming Programme implementation from 2012-15.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To review or assess its systems and capacities for providing administrative and financial services to programme
[Added: 2012/01/16]
CD 2015/12 Overdue-Initiated
10. Recommendation: UNDP should seek to engage civil society and private sector more directly in the execution of decentralization and local development projects.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/01/16]

This recommendation has been addressed during the formulation of the new programme cycle conducted from 2010 to 2011 and will continue to deserve special attention along the upcoming Programme implementation from 2012-15.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To engage civil society and private sector more directly in the execution of decentralization and local development projects
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2013/09/30]
DRR(P) 2015/12 Overdue-Initiated
11. Recommendation: UNDP involves other UN bodies in the next cycle of programming on decentralization and local development
Management Response: [Added: 2012/01/16]

This recommendation has been addressed during the formulation of the new programme cycle conducted from 2010 to 2011 and will continue to deserve special attention along the upcoming Programme implementation from 2012-15. Coordination between UNDP and other UN agencies in the field of decentralistaion will be assured through the Governance DRG (Development Results Group) created under the PMT (UN program Management Team).

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Promote discussions with key UN Agencies.
[Added: 2012/01/16] [Last Updated: 2017/06/06]
Governance Unit 2015/12 Completed UNDP promoted discussions at GDRG level with other UN Agencies involved in governance and decentralization. History

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