Country Programme Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2010-2011, Mozambique
Evaluation Type:
UNDAF
Planned End Date:
12/2011
Completion Date:
12/2010
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
52,000

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Title Country Programme Evaluation
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2010-2011, Mozambique
Evaluation Type: UNDAF
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2010
Planned End Date: 12/2011
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Democratic Governance
  • 3. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
  • 4. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 5. Cross-cutting Development Issue
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Policies, strategies and partnerships established to enhance public-private sector collaboration and private sector and market development that benefit the poor and ensure that low-income households and small enterprises have access to a broad range of financial and legal services
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Electoral laws, processes and institutions strengthen inclusive participation and professional electoral administration
  • 4. Access to information policies support accountability and transparency
  • 5. National, regional and local levels of governance expand their capacities to reduce conflict and manage the equitable delivery of public services
  • 6. Legislatures, regional elected bodies, and local assemblies have strengthened institutional capacity, enabling them to represent their constituents more effectively
  • 7. Effective, responsive, accessible and fair justice systems promote the rule of law, including both formal and informal processes, with due consideration on the rights of the poor, women and vulnerable groups
  • 8. Strengthened capacities of national human rights institutions
  • 9. Strengthened national, regional and local level capacity to mainstream gender equality and women's empowerment in government policies and institutions
  • 10. Strengthened national-, regional- and local-level capacity to implement anti-corruption initiatives
  • 11. National and local institutions have the capacities to reduce the impact of disasters, especially climate change related disasters, on vulnerable communities
  • 12. National and local institutions have the capacities to fulfill key functions of government for recovery in early post-crisis situations
  • 13. National and local institutions have the capacity to respond to gender-based violence and to increase women's civic engagement, participation and leadership in crisis prevention, ongoing crisis and post-crisis contexts
  • 14. National and local institutions have the capacity to deliver improved justice and security, including safeguarding citizen security, in conflict-affected settings
  • 15. Livelihoods and economic recovery generated, including infrastructure restoration, employment and sustainable income earning opportunities for crisis affected communities
  • 16. National and local governments and communities have the capacities to adapt to climate change and make inclusive and sustainable environment & energy decisions benefitting in particular under-served populations
  • 17. UNDP programmes/projects integrate capacity development
  • 18. UNDP programmes/projects integrate gender equality and women's empowerment in line with the UNDP gender equality strategy, 2008-2011
  • 19. UNDP country programmes are clearly and explicitly linked with and in support of national development plans and priorities
  • 20. UNDP meets aid effectiveness standards
Evaluation Budget(US $): 52,000
Source of Funding: 55154
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with All UN Agencies in Mozambique
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: All IPs, UN agencies, CSOs
Countries: MOZAMBIQUE
Comments: Strategic Plan Areas - All Areas; Partners - MINEC
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 It is recommended to establish a working group, composed of both international and national senior staff, to document the process and provide continuity from one UNDAF to the next as well as provide critical input to the MTR and final evaluations.
2 There is a need for continuous policy dialogue at all levels, to ensure that government planning to which the UN is so closely aligned take into account all UN principles and objectives. In addition, it is also necessary to more closely align UNDAF outcomes and outputs to the development priorities identified by civil society.
3 Firstly, to address the lack of expertise or staff time to backstop and monitor cross-cutting issues and gender equality in particular, the evaluation team suggests that all joint initiatives appoint Focal Points (one or several depending on the nature and number of pertinent cross-cutting issues).
4 Secondly, considering the lack of accountability mechanism for cross-cutting issues, it is suggested, following the example of Joint Reviews, to develop a ficha tecnica for each UNDAF outcome that requires agencies to identify what are relevant cross-cutting concerns (gender, HIV, environment, etc).
5 Thirdly, with specific reference to gender equality, it is advisable to support gender mainstreaming across all UNDAF components through an internal coordination mechanism whose primary functions would be to consolidate the UN position vis-à-vis national partners and other donors, to advise the UNCT and PMT on emerging gender issues and develop a UN wide strategy for gender mainstreaming.
6 The UN?s comparative advantages form the basis for UNDAF outcomes, outputs and joint activities. There is a need for the UN to pilot innovative forms of capacity development, both targeted at institutional partners and community-based beneficiaries.
7 Although UNDAF includes a focus on strengthening the capacity of CSO to monitor public policy, this was weak and it is recommended that the future UNDAF place greater emphasis on it by mainstreaming the capacity development of CSO in all joint activities.
8 In order to be an effective mechanism for coordination and partnership, the Joint Programme design process needs to be more coherent to ensure that the whole programme is more than the sum of the parts contributed by individual agencies. In that sense it is recommended that each joint initiative be required to carry out a mandatory SWOT analysis and mapping exercise to identify the agencies´ comparative advantages.
9 To ensure appropriate reporting on the impact of future UNDAFs on the country?s development, urgent action is required from the agencies´ headquarters or RCO to negotiate appropriate reporting formats that require a systematic impact analysis. These formats can be negotiated at HQ level, thus ensuring that all countries use similar formats, or they can be agreed upon through consensus among the agencies at country level.
10 At implementation level, there is a need to better plan, and to report on activities in terms of specific targets and indicators, thus providing additional information with which to monitor progress. That can be done in several complementary ways: by recruiting coordinators for all joint interventions and by improving planning and monitoring tools.
1. Recommendation: It is recommended to establish a working group, composed of both international and national senior staff, to document the process and provide continuity from one UNDAF to the next as well as provide critical input to the MTR and final evaluations.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/09]

UNDP CP will be part of the next UNDAF and UNDP CO staff will be involved in the teams that will plan the next cycle.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: There is a need for continuous policy dialogue at all levels, to ensure that government planning to which the UN is so closely aligned take into account all UN principles and objectives. In addition, it is also necessary to more closely align UNDAF outcomes and outputs to the development priorities identified by civil society.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/09]

UNDP will advocate to take into consideration this recommendation during the next UNDAF planning phase.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: Firstly, to address the lack of expertise or staff time to backstop and monitor cross-cutting issues and gender equality in particular, the evaluation team suggests that all joint initiatives appoint Focal Points (one or several depending on the nature and number of pertinent cross-cutting issues).
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/09]

The CO already appointed a focal point for the cross-cutting issues.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation: Secondly, considering the lack of accountability mechanism for cross-cutting issues, it is suggested, following the example of Joint Reviews, to develop a ficha tecnica for each UNDAF outcome that requires agencies to identify what are relevant cross-cutting concerns (gender, HIV, environment, etc).
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/09]

Agreed.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: Thirdly, with specific reference to gender equality, it is advisable to support gender mainstreaming across all UNDAF components through an internal coordination mechanism whose primary functions would be to consolidate the UN position vis-à-vis national partners and other donors, to advise the UNCT and PMT on emerging gender issues and develop a UN wide strategy for gender mainstreaming.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/09]

UNDP will cooperate with other UN Agencies to comply with this recommendation.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: The UN?s comparative advantages form the basis for UNDAF outcomes, outputs and joint activities. There is a need for the UN to pilot innovative forms of capacity development, both targeted at institutional partners and community-based beneficiaries.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/09]

UNDP CO will take this recommendation into consideration during the next planning phases.

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation: Although UNDAF includes a focus on strengthening the capacity of CSO to monitor public policy, this was weak and it is recommended that the future UNDAF place greater emphasis on it by mainstreaming the capacity development of CSO in all joint activities.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/09]

Agreed.

Key Actions:

8. Recommendation: In order to be an effective mechanism for coordination and partnership, the Joint Programme design process needs to be more coherent to ensure that the whole programme is more than the sum of the parts contributed by individual agencies. In that sense it is recommended that each joint initiative be required to carry out a mandatory SWOT analysis and mapping exercise to identify the agencies´ comparative advantages.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/09]

UNDP will cooperate with other UN Agencies to comply with this recommendation.

Key Actions:

9. Recommendation: To ensure appropriate reporting on the impact of future UNDAFs on the country?s development, urgent action is required from the agencies´ headquarters or RCO to negotiate appropriate reporting formats that require a systematic impact analysis. These formats can be negotiated at HQ level, thus ensuring that all countries use similar formats, or they can be agreed upon through consensus among the agencies at country level.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/09]

Agreed.

Key Actions:

10. Recommendation: At implementation level, there is a need to better plan, and to report on activities in terms of specific targets and indicators, thus providing additional information with which to monitor progress. That can be done in several complementary ways: by recruiting coordinators for all joint interventions and by improving planning and monitoring tools.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/09]

UNDP CO will take this recommendation into consideration for the next cycle.

Key Actions:

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