Terminal Report: An assessment of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Swaziland, 2011-2015

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2015, Eswatini
Evaluation Type:
UNDAF
Planned End Date:
03/2016
Completion Date:
12/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
50,000

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Title Terminal Report: An assessment of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Swaziland, 2011-2015
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015, Eswatini
Evaluation Type: UNDAF
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2015
Planned End Date: 03/2016
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 50,000
Source of Funding: M&E project
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 6,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UN Agencies
  • Joint with All resident UN Agencies
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Pepukai S. Chikukwa Strategic Information Adviser chikukwap@unaids.org
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Government and UN organizations
Countries: ESWATINI
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

The UNCT should develop a resource mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the Government of Swaziland

2

The UN system should take a medium-term (three-year) approach to planning its upstream work, so that results are sustainable. 

3

The monitoring and evaluation arrangements for the new UNDAF should be clarified 

4

The UNCT should consider options for strengthening the capacities of the Resident Coordinator’s Office. 

5

The UNCT should implement an on-going communication campaign on Delivering as One. 

1. Recommendation:

The UNCT should develop a resource mobilisation strategy in collaboration with the Government of Swaziland

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/28]

Noted for action

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop a resource Mobilisation Strategy
[Added: 2018/08/28]
UNCT 2016/06 Completed
Establish innovative platforms to engage Government and strengthen capacity for resource mobilisation
[Added: 2018/08/28]
UNCT 2016/07 Completed
Finalise the Business Operation Strategy
[Added: 2018/08/28]
OMT 2016/12 Completed ABusiness Operation Strategy is in place.
2. Recommendation:

The UN system should take a medium-term (three-year) approach to planning its upstream work, so that results are sustainable. 

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/28]

Noted for action

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop a costed Joint Work Plan emanating from the UNDAF which is aligned to meeting national priorities
[Added: 2018/08/28]
UNCT 2016/01 Completed The joint work planninhg has been established.
3. Recommendation:

The monitoring and evaluation arrangements for the new UNDAF should be clarified 

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/28]

Noted for Action 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Establish joint Government / UN result groups to implement work plan to Include M & E focal persons within the results groups
[Added: 2018/08/28]
RCO 2016/01 Completed Results groups have been established around the three pillars/results of the UNDAF, and are currently implementing JWP activities. they meet quartely.
Establish results group chairs to provide overall guidance to result groups
[Added: 2018/08/28]
UNCT 2016/01 Completed Chairpersons and Co-Chairpersons have been appointed to represent both UNCT and teh National partners.
4. Recommendation:

The UNCT should consider options for strengthening the capacities of the Resident Coordinator’s Office. 

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/28]

Noted for Action. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Seek regional assistance to strengthen capacity within the Office of the Resident Coordinator
[Added: 2018/08/28]
UNCT 2016/07 Completed Services of a Communication Consultant to assist the RCO office with coordination and communication capacities
5. Recommendation:

The UNCT should implement an on-going communication campaign on Delivering as One. 

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/28]

A communiction strategy will be developed. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Engage a communication consultant for support
[Added: 2018/08/28]
RCO 2016/01 Completed A national Communication Consultant was hired by the offiec of the RCO to provide Technical Backstopping.
Develop a communication strategy
[Added: 2018/08/28]
UN Communication Group 2016/07 Completed A communication strategy is in place.
Develop advocacy materials (newsletters, media publications) on the collective work of the UN in country
[Added: 2018/08/28]
UNCT Communication group. 2016/08 Completed UN Branded Communciation and visibility matreail is readily available and a Quartely newsletter : "Sisonkhe" is published.
UNCT to hold dialogues with high level Government officials and provide support to address key country challenges
[Added: 2018/08/28]
UNCT 2016/08 Completed Quartely meetings are held with teh office of teh Deputy Prime Minister to engage on critical issues.

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