UNDP's decentralization and local development programme in Mozambique

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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 $):
55,100

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Title UNDP's decentralization and local development programme in Mozambique
Atlas Project Number: 00061417
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. Poverty and MDG
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Capacities of national and local institutions enhanced to scale up proven MDG acceleration interventions and to plan, monitor, report and evaluate the MDG progress in the context of related national development priorities
Evaluation Budget(US $): 55,100
Source of Funding: 61417
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
John Mugabe
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: MPD, MAE
Countries: MOZAMBIQUE
Comments: Strategic Plan Areas - Democratic Governance; Partners - MPD
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 UNDP needs to develop a clear conceptual framework to guide and to better organize its projects or interventions
2 UNDP should increase focus on and support to high-level upstream policy advice and advocacy with more emphasis on policy implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
3 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.
4 UNDP should leverage its knowledge assets across units in the CO as well as create synergies across units.
5 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.
6 UNDP needs to review or assess its systems and capacities for providing administrative and financial services to programme.
7 UNDP should seek to engage civil society and private sector more directly in the execution of decentralization and local development projects.
8 UNDP involves other UN bodies in the next cycle of programming on decentralization and local development.
1. Recommendation: UNDP needs to develop a clear conceptual framework to guide and to better organize its projects or interventions
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/27]

This recommendation was addressed during the process of conceptualization and projectization of t the of the new programme cycle 2012-2015 by promoting regular discussions around the conceptual framework of the new intervention.

Key Actions:

2. 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: 2014/03/27]

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.

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3. 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: 2014/03/27]

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

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation: UNDP should leverage its knowledge assets across units in the CO as well as create synergies across units.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/27]

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;

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5. 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: 2014/03/27]

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:

6. Recommendation: UNDP needs to review or assess its systems and capacities for providing administrative and financial services to programme.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/27]

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:

7. 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: 2014/03/27]

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:

8. Recommendation: UNDP involves other UN bodies in the next cycle of programming on decentralization and local development.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/27]

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).

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