Country-Led Evaluation of Delivering as One United Nations in Cape Verde

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Evaluation Plan:
2006-2011, Cape Verde
Evaluation Type:
UNDAF
Planned End Date:
09/2010
Completion Date:
12/2010
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
85,340

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Title Country-Led Evaluation of Delivering as One United Nations in Cape Verde
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2011, Cape Verde
Evaluation Type: UNDAF
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2010
Planned End Date: 09/2010
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 $): 85,340
Source of Funding: UN Coordination Fund
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with CV Government
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UN Agencies
Countries: CAPE VERDE
Comments: The evaluation focused on the UN's response to addressing the identified key development priorities in Cape Verde, as described in the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (DECRPII). When assessing that response, the evaluation analyzed the implementation of the Delivering as One approach expressed in its five Ones, in order to assess its contribution towards the achievement of national development goals. The evaluation also assessed compliance with UN normative frameworks and cross-cutting issues including gender and human rights, and their concrete translation in the DaO initiative.
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Cape Verde Government?s Monitoring and Evaluation system is being developed, in the spirit of the Paris Declaration use of national systems, the UN should have an M&E system that is compatible with or integrated in GoCV?s M&E system, thus laying the foundation for a unified national M&E system.
2 Investment should be made in knowledge management to ensure anchoring of the joint programming experiences, learn from previous pitfalls and in general be able to retain knowledge and experiences notwithstanding high staff turnover.
3 Make more use of new technologies for coordination and knowledge sharing. Efficiency could improve from division of labour in working groups according to capacity of participants.
4 The Joint Office experience appears as the engine of support to the DaO and certainly a substantial contribution to its functioning. The oeprational platform needs to be fine tuned however, taking into account the actual specificity of the Joint Office
1. Recommendation: Cape Verde Government?s Monitoring and Evaluation system is being developed, in the spirit of the Paris Declaration use of national systems, the UN should have an M&E system that is compatible with or integrated in GoCV?s M&E system, thus laying the foundation for a unified national M&E system.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/01/21] [Last Updated: 2011/01/24]

The UN will continue supporting the elaboration of the national M&E system. The latter is still benefiting from technical and financial assistance. Scheduled to enter into function end of 2010, it is however still not operational, and cannot serve as a backbone for the UN M&E framework. However, sufficient consultation on M&E is ensured as the formulation of the UNDAF moves forward and necessary adjustments will be made once the system functions.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: Investment should be made in knowledge management to ensure anchoring of the joint programming experiences, learn from previous pitfalls and in general be able to retain knowledge and experiences notwithstanding high staff turnover.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/01/21] [Last Updated: 2011/01/24]

The UN invested in 2010 in the documentation of a number of its interventions, including the preparation of a brochure of the UN in Cape Verde, as well as a well structured and functioning website. Resident Coordinator efforts will focus in 2011 on updating content for this.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: Make more use of new technologies for coordination and knowledge sharing. Efficiency could improve from division of labour in working groups according to capacity of participants.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/01/21] [Last Updated: 2011/01/24]

In 2010, UNDP sollicited the support of the regional Knowledge management advisor based in Dakar to support analysis and recommandations of its knowledge management tools, with the ambition to also support Joint programmes management mechanisms. Teamworks was presented to the UNCT as a whole, with a view to installing it. It is expected that as the UNCT strengthens its management mechanisms in 2011, the use of teamworks will be systematized within the DaO. In the meantime, UNDP is introducing the use of Sharepoint in support of an office intranet, in place in Januray 2011.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation: The Joint Office experience appears as the engine of support to the DaO and certainly a substantial contribution to its functioning. The oeprational platform needs to be fine tuned however, taking into account the actual specificity of the Joint Office
Management Response: [Added: 2011/01/24]

Building on this DaO report, the Hanoi conference of the DaO highlighted in its final declaration the need to better evaluate the experience of Joint Offices. Cape Verde being the only JO in the world, management has advocated with each constituting agency (UNFPA/UNDP/UNICEF) the conduction of an evaluation of the exprience in 2011, looking at both programmatic gains and operational matters, enabling to also look into issues of cost recovery for financial sustainability. TORs are being elaborated, to be shared in the first trimester with all 3 agencies.

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