Terminal Evaluation of the UNDP Botswana Country Programme 2010-2014

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Evaluation Plan:
2009-2014, Botswana
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2014
Completion Date:
03/2014
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title Terminal Evaluation of the UNDP Botswana Country Programme 2010-2014
Atlas Project Number: 00060430
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2014, Botswana
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2014
Planned End Date: 12/2014
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.1. National and sub-national systems and institutions enabled to achieve structural transformation of productive capacities that are sustainable and employment - and livelihoods- intensive
  • 2. Output 1.5. Inclusive and sustainable solutions adopted to achieve increased energy efficiency and universal modern energy access (especially off-grid sources of renewable energy)
  • 3. Output 2.1. Parliaments, constitution making bodies and electoral institutions enabled to perform core functions for improved accountability, participation and representation, including for peaceful transitions
  • 4. Output 2.2. Institutions and systems enabled to address awareness, prevention and enforcement of anti-corruption measures across sectors and stakeholders
  • 5. Output 2.3 Capacities of human rights institutions strengthened
  • 6. Output 2.4. Frameworks and dialogue processes engaged for effective and transparent engagement of civil society in national development
  • 7. Output 2.5. Legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions enabled to ensure the conservation, sustainable use, and access and benefit sharing of natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystems, in line with international conventions and national
Evaluation Budget(US $): 40,000
Source of Funding: Cost Sharing
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with Ministry of State President , Ministry of
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Neddy Matshalaga dr nrmatsha@yahoo.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Office of t he President. Ministry of Local Government, Civil Society, Academia, Media
Countries: BOTSWANA
Comments: List of outcomes assessed: Enhanced Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness; Strengthened Human Rights Intsitutions; Enhanced Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness; Gender Mainstreamed in National Laws and Policies;Strengthened, accountable & responsive institutions;Gender Mainstreamed in National Laws and Policies
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Against the backdrop that the South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives are built around the good experience on good governance and control of corruption, UNDP should consider building on the good work done so far and enhance support to the DCEC in order to enable it to manage complex aspects of corruption and address private sector motivation for good governance.
2 The evaluation recommends a review of programme interventions in the governance sector in order to identify strategic and priority national interventions which have the potential for generating ripple effects on governance across the country.
3 Against the backdrop that Botswana has potential for earthquakes and other forms of complex risks such as economic shocks, UNDP should consider a proper place for disaster management the need to support the GoB with the right kind of technical service in order to improve country resilience and support through appropriately building resilience issues areas in the design of its new CP.
4 The UNDP CP should focus on supporting the implementation of Botswana's Economic Diversification Drive in partnership with other international development agencies that have the financial strength to support the hardware requirements of economic diversification.
5 UNDP should invest in development of policies and strategies that will strengthen Botswana's competitiveness as it transforms from a resource to an efficiency-based economy, as well as consolidates its position among upper middle income countries
6 UNDP should continue with its upstream policy advisory focus for pro-poor development planning in order to help Botswana achieve inclusive growth and improve its development indicators, i.e. poverty prevalence rates, unemployment, inequality measures, HDI and HPI.
7 There is need for UNDP to use its convenor role to build a coordinated approach for strengthening the UNCT technical advisory role to the MDG reporting processes.
8 In the short to medium term, (i.e. till 2016) UNDP should see through the completion and implementation of the BPES, LED Policy Framework and National Strategy for Sustainable Development/PEI to ensure that future national economic growth and diversification agendas are founded on solid pro-poor, green growth and inclusive policy frameworks.
1. Recommendation: Against the backdrop that the South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives are built around the good experience on good governance and control of corruption, UNDP should consider building on the good work done so far and enhance support to the DCEC in order to enable it to manage complex aspects of corruption and address private sector motivation for good governance.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/11]

UNDP continues to support DCEC on capacity building and institutional strengthening initiatives by allocating funds for activities through the Annual Work Planning modality

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will continue to contribute towards the enhancement of the DCEC mandate through jointly agreed and funded interventions.
[Added: 2016/01/11] [Last Updated: 2017/03/20]
UNDP CO portfolio managers and senior management 2016/12 Completed UNDP support to DCEC has been an on-going process during the programme period 2010-2016. DCEC is not part of the implementing partners in the new CPD 2017-2021. History
2. Recommendation: The evaluation recommends a review of programme interventions in the governance sector in order to identify strategic and priority national interventions which have the potential for generating ripple effects on governance across the country.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/11]

By observing the evolving needs of the country, engaging in consultations and conducting annual planning, UNDP remains committed to identify and support strategic and priority interventions that have positive and far reaching implications across the country.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Joint Planning and implementation between Government and UNDP CO facilitated through mechanisms such as Results Groups
[Added: 2016/01/11] [Last Updated: 2017/03/20]
UNDP CO portfolio managers and senior management 2017/01 Completed Planning for the new programming cycle 2017-2021 has been concluded. This processes was inclusive of government and non state actors. History
3. Recommendation: Against the backdrop that Botswana has potential for earthquakes and other forms of complex risks such as economic shocks, UNDP should consider a proper place for disaster management the need to support the GoB with the right kind of technical service in order to improve country resilience and support through appropriately building resilience issues areas in the design of its new CP.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/11]

UNDP continues to support the National Disaster Management Office in Office of President to execute its mandate in disaster preparedness and response. Several disaster risk vulnerability assessments in disaster prone areas have already taken place with support from UNDP.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Technical and financial support for review of National Disaster Management Policy (1996).
[Added: 2016/01/11] [Last Updated: 2017/03/20]
UNDP Governance Programme/portfolio 2015/08 Completed History
4. Recommendation: The UNDP CP should focus on supporting the implementation of Botswana's Economic Diversification Drive in partnership with other international development agencies that have the financial strength to support the hardware requirements of economic diversification.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/11]

UNDP CO is supporting the Botswana Economic diversification drive through the local economic development (LED) process.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A technical advisor has been seconded to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to facilitate the development a LED framework, Guidelines on mainstreaming LED into the structures and work processes of local authorities and Local Economic Assessment (LEA) reports to facilitate the pilot districts to understand the opportunities to grow their economies.
[Added: 2016/01/11] [Last Updated: 2017/03/20]
UNDP Economic Diversification and Poverty Eradication Programme 2016/12 Completed Under the 2017 AWP, programme support will be provided by UNDP to enhance government's economic diversification drive. History
5. Recommendation: UNDP should invest in development of policies and strategies that will strengthen Botswana's competitiveness as it transforms from a resource to an efficiency-based economy, as well as consolidates its position among upper middle income countries
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/11]

UNDP business model is based on upstream policy advisory services. The component that relates to strengthening Botswana?s competitiveness is on local economic development that seeks to build the structures for competitiveness at the local/district level.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Recruitment of LED technical advisor
[Added: 2016/01/11] [Last Updated: 2017/03/20]
UNDP Economic Diversification and Poverty Eradication Programme 2016/12 Completed The LED technical advisor has been recruited History
6. Recommendation: UNDP should continue with its upstream policy advisory focus for pro-poor development planning in order to help Botswana achieve inclusive growth and improve its development indicators, i.e. poverty prevalence rates, unemployment, inequality measures, HDI and HPI.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/11]

Because of the strategic nature of the intervention in a MIC context, UNDP is continuing with its upstream policy advisory focus in the country.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The support UNDP provided is the development of LED tools and introduction National Poverty Eradication Strategy and Multi-dimensional approach to poverty eradication
[Added: 2016/01/11] [Last Updated: 2017/03/20]
UNDP Economic Diversification and Poverty Eradication Programme 2016/12 Completed The key action has been included in the new programme cycle 2017 -2021 and AWPs. History
7. Recommendation: There is need for UNDP to use its convenor role to build a coordinated approach for strengthening the UNCT technical advisory role to the MDG reporting processes.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/11]

As the user of the coordinated approach, the UNCT will have to make a contribution on how best to coordinate their efforts not only MDG reporting but also on other critical areas of development intervention reporting.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Engagement with UNCT to build a coordinated approach for strengthening the UNCT technical advisory in reporting processes.
[Added: 2016/01/11] [Last Updated: 2017/03/20]
RR/UNCT 2016/01 No Longer Applicable UNCT engagement is a continuous process with no set timelines. History
8. Recommendation: In the short to medium term, (i.e. till 2016) UNDP should see through the completion and implementation of the BPES, LED Policy Framework and National Strategy for Sustainable Development/PEI to ensure that future national economic growth and diversification agendas are founded on solid pro-poor, green growth and inclusive policy frameworks.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/11]

UNDP is committed to completing the BPES, LED Policy framework and the National Strategy for Sustainable development. The utilization of these strategic tools will however, be largely dependent on the intended user which the government.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP technical advisors have been placed in relevant government ministries to ensure that the full participation and buy-in the process of developing the BPES, LED Framework, NSSD
[Added: 2016/01/11] [Last Updated: 2017/03/20]
UNDP Management, Programme managers and technical advisors 2016/12 Completed UNDP technical advisers are still in place. History

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