00061763 Strengthening Access to Justice in Indonesia (SAJI) Mid-Term Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2015, Indonesia
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
10/2014
Completion Date:
10/2014
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
25,000

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Title 00061763 Strengthening Access to Justice in Indonesia (SAJI) Mid-Term Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00061763
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015, Indonesia
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2014
Planned End Date: 10/2014
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 2.3 Capacities of human rights institutions strengthened
Evaluation Budget(US $): 25,000
Source of Funding: Cost Sharing
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Nisar Ahmad Khan Evaluator, Leader PAKISTAN
Saediman Mboe Evaluator, Member
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Bappenas
Countries: INDONESIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Recommendation 1: Many of the interventions like Legal aid, informal justice and PCMs etc. have been initiated in recent years and are still passing through a transitional phase of development and integration. Therefore in view of the wider scope and evolving and pioneering nature of these interventions it can be suggested that project support should continue for some time to bridge the transitional period and to help fully develop interventions and processes for longer term continuity and impacts.
2 Recommendation 2: In view of the considerable gap of 54% in original budgetary requirements and availability of resources the project needs to devise an effective resource mobilization strategy to reach out to potential donors to secure the remaining funds for the project period and beyond. The strategy may include showcasing of project successes to muster required resources. On the other hand advocacy and lobbying efforts also needs to foster to convince GOI to gradually enhance its allocations for access to justice interventions in times to come.
3 Recommendation 3: To effectively mainstream of NSA2J into the action plans and budgetary frameworks of the relevant ministries there is a strong need to further strengthen the role of National Secretariat in coordination and overseeing of the NSA2J implementation. In this regard it is important to bring further clarity regarding secretariat?s mandate, functions, operations and future status. It is also suggested that in addition to project staff a couple of officials from BAPPENAS should also be deputed to the secretariat, this will greatly help in enhancing ownership, credibility and sustainability of the secretariat in the longer run. Furthermore the project also needs to invest in lobbying and advocacy to attain a stronger political backing and legal cover for the NSA2J. This will greatly help in mandating relevant ministries to mainstream the strategy into their action plans and budgetary frameworks.
4 Recommendation 4: Awareness raising and socialization among respective institutions and especially communities regarding Legal aid, PCMs and Informal Justice was the most important issue, highlighted by almost all respondents. Therefore it is suggested that project should consider devising a comprehensive communication and awareness raising strategy to reach out all stakeholders and especially the poor and disadvantaged population and to make them aware of the existing mechanisms and facilities especially legal aid service and PCMs.
5 Recommendation 5: Originally project was mandated to work in five provinces, however so far project interventions have been concentrated in provinces of Aceh, Central Kalimantan, and Central Sulawesi. While the provinces of Maluku and North Maluku is substantially lagging behind due to funding constraints. If additional funding can be made available, then project should definitely consider extending some of the interventions to these left over provinces to provide them their due share.
6 Recommendation 6: SAJI project and previous such projects like AJP has contributed handsomely to the capacity building of local communities regarding informal justice in Aceh province. Now it is the right time to replicate some of these community interface and capacity building measures in the other provinces under the geographical coverage of the project. In this regard, as outlined in the project document, project should also consider putting in place small field teams at the provincial level, to facilitate field implementation especially in the provinces of Central Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Maluku and North Maluku. To reduce costs some sort of arrangements should be reached out with the local governments to provide space and utilities for the field teams.
1. Recommendation: Recommendation 1: Many of the interventions like Legal aid, informal justice and PCMs etc. have been initiated in recent years and are still passing through a transitional phase of development and integration. Therefore in view of the wider scope and evolving and pioneering nature of these interventions it can be suggested that project support should continue for some time to bridge the transitional period and to help fully develop interventions and processes for longer term continuity and impacts.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/12/19]

SAJI needs more funding to bring these current achievements into their fully matured phases that can make sure their sustainability and functionality to benefit the people on the ground

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Resource mobilizations
[Added: 2014/12/19] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
DGPRU 2014/12 Completed History
2. Recommendation: Recommendation 2: In view of the considerable gap of 54% in original budgetary requirements and availability of resources the project needs to devise an effective resource mobilization strategy to reach out to potential donors to secure the remaining funds for the project period and beyond. The strategy may include showcasing of project successes to muster required resources. On the other hand advocacy and lobbying efforts also needs to foster to convince GOI to gradually enhance its allocations for access to justice interventions in times to come.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/12/19]

For resource mobilization strategy, SAJI public relation materials for donors are to be developed, the government agencies (BAPPENAS, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Ombudsman, pilot Provinces) endorsement that demands continued project supports is to be pronounced. In the fields, SAJI activities are being tailored with substantial resource sharing from the government partners.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
- Production of the printed material of a video on the SAJI?s results for donors audience; - Exhibition of the project results for the donors - Project board meeting (with the government partners) that discussed the current project?s need for more resource mobilization. - Technical assistances and monitoring to the government partners agencies on the shared budget allocation for the project activities implementation, resulted in More government partners agencies that allocate their own budget to support implementation of the project activities; for example on the legal aid, BPHN has allocated IDR 50 billion, on PCM, the Bener Meriah government allocated IDR 100 million, for informal justice strengthening, Aceh government allocated IDR 1 billion.
[Added: 2014/12/19]
DGPRU 2014/12 Completed Done
3. Recommendation: Recommendation 3: To effectively mainstream of NSA2J into the action plans and budgetary frameworks of the relevant ministries there is a strong need to further strengthen the role of National Secretariat in coordination and overseeing of the NSA2J implementation. In this regard it is important to bring further clarity regarding secretariat?s mandate, functions, operations and future status. It is also suggested that in addition to project staff a couple of officials from BAPPENAS should also be deputed to the secretariat, this will greatly help in enhancing ownership, credibility and sustainability of the secretariat in the longer run. Furthermore the project also needs to invest in lobbying and advocacy to attain a stronger political backing and legal cover for the NSA2J. This will greatly help in mandating relevant ministries to mainstream the strategy into their action plans and budgetary frameworks.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/12/19]

This recommendation has been shared with BAPPENAS on which they agree to make the role of the Secretariat more effective and sustainable. In order to enhance its function, the Strategic Coordination Team on Access to Justice comprising BAPPENAS, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, the Cabinet Secretariat and the Ministry of Interior has just been established through the BAPPENAS minister?s decree. the decree also prescribed clearer functions of the Secretariat. Furthermore, in order to enhance government ownership and attract more supports from development partners to functioning of the A2J secretariat, the Project will gradually detach the Secretariat from being managed under the SAJI team and will be placed back under full auspice of BAPPENAS and operated by the government hired staffs. As a transitional measure, SAJI will build a separate team to continue serve the secretariat and will directly report to and work under the close guidance of the BAPPENAS. For the legal cover of NSA2J, the SAJI team has been in process of revising the current NSA2J document as to make it adhered to the government format for the presidential regulation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
- Support for issuance of the BAPPENAS? minister?s decree that clarifies mandate and function and coordination team of the A2J secretariat - Support for an establishment of the A2J team separated from SAJI team. - Revision of NSA2J document to make it adhere to the presidential regulation document.
[Added: 2014/12/19] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
PMU SAJI 2015/07 Completed History
4. Recommendation: Recommendation 4: Awareness raising and socialization among respective institutions and especially communities regarding Legal aid, PCMs and Informal Justice was the most important issue, highlighted by almost all respondents. Therefore it is suggested that project should consider devising a comprehensive communication and awareness raising strategy to reach out all stakeholders and especially the poor and disadvantaged population and to make them aware of the existing mechanisms and facilities especially legal aid service and PCMs.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/12/19]

In response, SAJI has allocated substantial resources to implement awareness rising and socialization activities on the legal aid, PCMs, and informal justice mechanisms.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: Recommendation 5: Originally project was mandated to work in five provinces, however so far project interventions have been concentrated in provinces of Aceh, Central Kalimantan, and Central Sulawesi. While the provinces of Maluku and North Maluku is substantially lagging behind due to funding constraints. If additional funding can be made available, then project should definitely consider extending some of the interventions to these left over provinces to provide them their due share.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/12/19]

If substantial additional funding is obtained, portion of activities supports for the two provinces of Maluku and North Maluku will be made increased.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: Recommendation 6: SAJI project and previous such projects like AJP has contributed handsomely to the capacity building of local communities regarding informal justice in Aceh province. Now it is the right time to replicate some of these community interface and capacity building measures in the other provinces under the geographical coverage of the project. In this regard, as outlined in the project document, project should also consider putting in place small field teams at the provincial level, to facilitate field implementation especially in the provinces of Central Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi, Maluku and North Maluku. To reduce costs some sort of arrangements should be reached out with the local governments to provide space and utilities for the field teams.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/12/19]

Small provincial field team is to be established with the arrival of new additional funding.

Key Actions:

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