SLGP EoP Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2006-2011, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2010
Completion Date:
11/2010
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title SLGP EoP Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00039111
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2011, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2010
Planned End Date: 12/2010
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 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
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: Project funding
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: VIET NAM
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Rethink the approach for future support to local capacity on planning/budgeting towards more inclusive, transparent, pro-poor and gender-sensitive planning, investment and services, through sectoral and limited-locality interventions, including direct support to disadvantaged households, taking the fact that the wave of decentralisation and democratisation, on which SLGP arrived, has abated, leading to slower organizational changes at national and local level
2 Synthesis of lessons so as to ensure that there will be ?proof? of SLGP?s value in: a) the new planning decree, b) the strategy and program for the decree?s implementation, and c) any instructions by Provincial levels to District and Commune units.
3 It seems that local governance will become increasingly important as outlined in the draft SEDS/SEDP, and will remain a crucial component in the One Plan for 2011-2015. However, the communal-based planning and managing methods will have to adapt radically
4 Vertical accountability/ institutionalization: national level project leaders should demand more scientific evaluation of applications and uptake through agencies, and of the desired changes towards inclusive, pro-poor, gender-sensitive and transparent practices being rooted and sustained in pilot units; and then devote time to substantive directing and follow-ups.
5 MPI should make a detailed ?progress report? on its drafting of the planning decree, to be delivered to all concerned units, agencies and donors to secure the momentum created by the Project, and to guide continued reform on the ground
6 Refine and package the products of SLGP, by means of a working group; and to produce a comprehensive and in-depth analytical mapping of local governance initiatives.
1. Recommendation: Rethink the approach for future support to local capacity on planning/budgeting towards more inclusive, transparent, pro-poor and gender-sensitive planning, investment and services, through sectoral and limited-locality interventions, including direct support to disadvantaged households, taking the fact that the wave of decentralisation and democratisation, on which SLGP arrived, has abated, leading to slower organizational changes at national and local level
Management Response: [Added: 2010/12/30]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
More discussion with MPI and relevant stakeholders should take place in the course of next year on this issue
[Added: 2010/12/30]
UNDP/Governance and PSD 2010/12 Completed For future projects if any
2. Recommendation: Synthesis of lessons so as to ensure that there will be ?proof? of SLGP?s value in: a) the new planning decree, b) the strategy and program for the decree?s implementation, and c) any instructions by Provincial levels to District and Commune units.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/12/30]

Acknowledged

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continued coordination with BTC and related development partners who have on-going projects to support local planning
[Added: 2010/12/30]
UNDP 2010/12 Completed For future projects if any
Maintain the momentum at local PPMUs to input to the planning decree once it has been launched
[Added: 2010/12/30]
PPMUs 2010/12 Completed For future projects if any
3. Recommendation: It seems that local governance will become increasingly important as outlined in the draft SEDS/SEDP, and will remain a crucial component in the One Plan for 2011-2015. However, the communal-based planning and managing methods will have to adapt radically
Management Response: [Added: 2010/12/30]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
More discussion with MPI and relevant stakeholders should take place in the course of next year on this issue
[Added: 2010/12/30]
UNDP/Governance and PSD 2010/12 Completed For future projects if any
4. Recommendation: Vertical accountability/ institutionalization: national level project leaders should demand more scientific evaluation of applications and uptake through agencies, and of the desired changes towards inclusive, pro-poor, gender-sensitive and transparent practices being rooted and sustained in pilot units; and then devote time to substantive directing and follow-ups.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/12/30]

Acknowledged

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Mechanism to build in ownership and commitment for institutionalization as from design process of project and should be followed-up more closely.
[Added: 2010/12/30]
UNDP/Governance and PSD 2010/12 Completed For future projects
5. Recommendation: MPI should make a detailed ?progress report? on its drafting of the planning decree, to be delivered to all concerned units, agencies and donors to secure the momentum created by the Project, and to guide continued reform on the ground
Management Response: [Added: 2010/12/30]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
More discussion with MPI and relevant stakeholders should take place in the course of next year on this issue
[Added: 2010/12/30]
MPI/UNDP 2010/12 Completed For related projects
6. Recommendation: Refine and package the products of SLGP, by means of a working group; and to produce a comprehensive and in-depth analytical mapping of local governance initiatives.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/12/30]

Acknowledged

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continued coordination with related development partners who have on-going projects to support local planning
[Added: 2010/12/30]
GOVN and Development partners 2010/12 Completed For related projects

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