ICT Advisor Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2010-2011, Mozambique
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
12/2011
Completion Date:
01/2012
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
25,000

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Title ICT Advisor Project
Atlas Project Number: 00054463
Evaluation Plan: 2010-2011, Mozambique
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 01/2012
Planned End Date: 12/2011
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Access to information policies support accountability and transparency
Evaluation Budget(US $): 25,000
Source of Funding: 54463
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Leonard Maveneka Policy Development Consultants lmaveneka@yahoo.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: MCT, Finland
Countries: MOZAMBIQUE
Comments: Strategic Plan Areas - Democratic Governance; Partners - MCT
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 There is need to build the basic human resource infrastructure in Mozambique on which ICT will be grounded. This will entail a greater focus first and foremost on raising the literacy levels in the country by increasing primary school enrolment and through adult literacy programmes and by intensifying ICT training both in schools, tertiary institutions and in workplaces to create a pool of ICT skills to take the country forwards in its development.
2 MoRENet and the CMCs are still in their pilot phase. The government should take advantage of this to invest more resources into the pilot so that it can determine their potential fully before the roll out and also to iron out glitches in the systems.
3 The government should put in place supporting infrastructure, such as electricity and roads to improve the effectiveness and impact of projects such as MoRENet, e-Government and the CMCs.
4 As the MCT rolls out the CMCs, it is critical to get community buy -in and also to design relevant projects by consulting communities widely on the project. This will ensure that the facilities that are provided and the content that is developed are relevant to the people?s needs
5 Rapid developments in mobile cellular technology have created new opportunities to reach a larger number of people in remote areas at a lower cost. Mozambique should explore some of the more cost effective alternatives offered by mobile phones.
6 There is need for wide consultations with stakeholders before projects are initiated to ensure their buy-in and that the initiatives meet the needs of the beneficiaries.
7 Although the Project was successful, it was not institutionalised in the Ministry so that when the advisor left a gap was created that has been difficult to fill. In future there would be need to institutionalise the position by attaching at least two other people to work with the advisor on a daily basis. This would build local capacity and increase project sustainability and ownership.
8 UNDP should improve its procurement procedures to make them faster so as to better facilitate programme implementation.
1. Recommendation: There is need to build the basic human resource infrastructure in Mozambique on which ICT will be grounded. This will entail a greater focus first and foremost on raising the literacy levels in the country by increasing primary school enrolment and through adult literacy programmes and by intensifying ICT training both in schools, tertiary institutions and in workplaces to create a pool of ICT skills to take the country forwards in its development.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/31]

This is a national level recommendation and, as such, does not apply to the project.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: MoRENet and the CMCs are still in their pilot phase. The government should take advantage of this to invest more resources into the pilot so that it can determine their potential fully before the roll out and also to iron out glitches in the systems.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/31]

The project has closed. The CO will advocate with the Government to highlight these needs.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: The government should put in place supporting infrastructure, such as electricity and roads to improve the effectiveness and impact of projects such as MoRENet, e-Government and the CMCs.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/31]

This is a national level recommendation and, as such, is not within the scope of the project and therefore does not apply to the project.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation: As the MCT rolls out the CMCs, it is critical to get community buy -in and also to design relevant projects by consulting communities widely on the project. This will ensure that the facilities that are provided and the content that is developed are relevant to the people?s needs
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/31]

The CO will take this recommendation into consideration for its future planning of similar interventions.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: Rapid developments in mobile cellular technology have created new opportunities to reach a larger number of people in remote areas at a lower cost. Mozambique should explore some of the more cost effective alternatives offered by mobile phones.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/31]

The project has closed. The CO will take this recommendation into consideration for its future planning of similar interventions.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: There is need for wide consultations with stakeholders before projects are initiated to ensure their buy-in and that the initiatives meet the needs of the beneficiaries.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/31]

The project has closed. The CO will take this recommendation into consideration for its future planning of similar interventions.

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation: Although the Project was successful, it was not institutionalised in the Ministry so that when the advisor left a gap was created that has been difficult to fill. In future there would be need to institutionalise the position by attaching at least two other people to work with the advisor on a daily basis. This would build local capacity and increase project sustainability and ownership.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/31]

The project has closed. The CO will take this recommendation into consideration for its future planning of similar interventions.

Key Actions:

8. Recommendation: UNDP should improve its procurement procedures to make them faster so as to better facilitate programme implementation.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/31]

The CO will work to improve its procurement capacities.

Key Actions:

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