Mid-Term Review of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Swaziland, 2011-2015

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2015, Eswatini
Evaluation Type:
Final UNDAF
Planned End Date:
12/2013
Completion Date:
12/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
80,000

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Title Mid-Term Review of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Swaziland, 2011-2015
Atlas Project Number: e set up
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015, Eswatini
Evaluation Type: Final UNDAF
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2013
Planned End Date: 12/2013
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 80,000
Source of Funding: M&E Project
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with All resident UN Agencies
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Ms. Angela Bester Independent Consultant angela@communicationworks.co.za
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Government and UN organization
Countries: ESWATINI
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Reprioritization of the UNDAF activities and outputs based on feasible resource envelope.
2 Work on strengthening joint programming as a modality for programming and implementation.
3 Make improvements to management and coordination of UNDAF.
4 Expand range of partnerships.
5 Government post-2015 agenda should be guide for UNDAF.
6 Articulate a vision and map a five-year path to shift towards ?One Programme? and ?One Budget Framework
1. Recommendation: Reprioritization of the UNDAF activities and outputs based on feasible resource envelope.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/27]

Noted for action. Since it?s the penultimate year for the current UNDAF and indicators have just recently been reduced, UNCT decided to attend to this valid recommendation during the development processes of the next UNDAF.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1Action to be implemented in the next UNDAF. 1.2 Include Post 2015 activities in the next UNDAF
[Added: 2014/03/27] [Last Updated: 2018/08/22]
All UN agencies 2015/12 Completed Draft UNDAF activities in place History
2. Recommendation: Work on strengthening joint programming as a modality for programming and implementation.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/27]

Noted for action. Coordinated planning and implementation of joint programmes being undertaken. The Joint Programme on Gender and Joint Programme on Strategic Information and Data and Joint programme on HIV and AIDS are currently being implemented.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Include activities of all Joint Programmes in agencies? AWPs. 2.2 The UN to have a joint annual planning meeting for implementation of all joint programmes for 2015
[Added: 2014/03/27] [Last Updated: 2018/08/22]
1.1.All UN agencies 1.2.All UN agencies and implementing partners 2015/01 Completed UN Agencies currently submitting activities submitted to RCO History
3. Recommendation: Make improvements to management and coordination of UNDAF.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/27]

Noted for action. The PPSG and M & E committee are currently reviewing operational modalities of the current UNDAF.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 RCO to be repository of UNDAF activities (data). 3.2 PPSG and M & E to review the management mechanisms of the UNDAF
[Added: 2014/03/27] [Last Updated: 2018/08/22]
3.1 All UN agencies. 3.23.2 PPSG and M & E to review the management mechanisms of the UNDAF 2015/01 Completed Data in place and Draft guidelines in place. History
4. Recommendation: Expand range of partnerships.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/27]

Noted for action. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on partnership with civil society is currently being finalised.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 UN to work with Civil Society to promote human rights.
[Added: 2014/03/27] [Last Updated: 2018/08/22]
RCO 2015/01 Completed MOU currently under discussion. History
5. Recommendation: Government post-2015 agenda should be guide for UNDAF.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/27]

Noted for the next UNDAF. Extensive consultations of the Post 2015 Agenda have taken place.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Post 2015 discussions included in next UNDAF.
[Added: 2014/03/27] [Last Updated: 2018/08/22]
UNCT 2015/02 Completed Incorporate Post 2015 discussions in UNDAF roll out. History
6. Recommendation: Articulate a vision and map a five-year path to shift towards ?One Programme? and ?One Budget Framework
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/27]

Noted for the next UNDAF. UNCT to internally consult and reach consensus on the options for delivering as one and further negotiate with the Swaziland Government for endorsement.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 UNCT to reach consensus on options for delivering as one.
[Added: 2014/03/27] [Last Updated: 2014/09/22]
UNCT 2014/04 Completed UN has reached decision to adopt the DaO approach. A UNCT retreat was held and decision was made. A letter endorsing the UN DaO from Government was received on the 17th June 2014.

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