Independent Evaluation Report : Legal Empowerment Partnership Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2007-2011, Thailand
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2010
Completion Date:
10/2010
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
7,200

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Title Independent Evaluation Report : Legal Empowerment Partnership Project
Atlas Project Number: 00069978
Evaluation Plan: 2007-2011, Thailand
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2010
Planned End Date: 12/2010
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Effective, responsive, accessible and fair justice systems promote the rule of law, including both formal and informal processes, with due consideration on the rights of the poor, women and vulnerable groups
Evaluation Budget(US $): 7,200
Source of Funding: DGTTF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Chantelle McCabe Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UNDP?s Regional Centre Bangkok, UNDP Country Offices in Thailand, Mongolia, China, and Afghanistan, counterparts from government institutions, civil society representatives and beneficiaries of the projects
Countries: THAILAND
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 1. In future, UNDP should consider infusing LEP with poverty reduction programmes.
2 2. Thailand, and other countries, could consider the establishment of a national mechanism or body with the requisite mandate, human and financial resources, such as the Prime Minister?s approval to delegate work to various ministries, to effectively drive the LEP agenda forward.
3 3. Consider using LEP as a cross cutting approach and analytical tool to bring added value to existing UNDP Access to Justice programmes.
4 4. LEP could be approached through UNDP?s MDG service line through the justiciability of economic, social and cultural rights relevant for achievement of the MDGs.
5 5. Ensure that national and sub-national activities are completed and the pilot component tested for scaling up.
6 6. The opportunity to assess the gender implications in the furtherance of the legal empowerment agenda in Thailand should not be missed, particularly in relation to national reform initiatives and the pilot project at the provincial level.
7 7. Future DGTTF projects could provide due emphasis to gender by the inclusion of gender mainstreaming and analysis from the project inception stage through to its conclusion, including the use of disaggregated and gender sensitive indicators.
8 8. UNDP Country Offices should take advantage of the resources at UNDP?s Regional Centres, especially if they are collocated.
9 9. Coordination between UNDP Regional Centres and Country Offices should be more systematic.
10 10. Consider linkages with sub-regional mechanisms in the future.
11 11. UNDP Mongolia should seek to replicate some of the successful South-South mutual learning activities during its chairmanship of LEAP.
12 12. Build upon the partnerships already created by LEPP.
13 13. Continue to foster knowledge management and strengthen regional and global interventions by disseminating the lessons learned in the LEPP and distributing widely the lessons contained in ?Making Everyone Work for Legal Empowerment of the Poor: Report of the Regional Dialogue on Legal Empowerment of the Poor?, 3-5 March 2009, Bangkok.
1. Recommendation: 1. In future, UNDP should consider infusing LEP with poverty reduction programmes.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

Note. LEP continues being implemented in other ongoing projects, and has proven to be a highly relevant and applicable tool for social cohesioin and participation programmes in Thailand.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: 2. Thailand, and other countries, could consider the establishment of a national mechanism or body with the requisite mandate, human and financial resources, such as the Prime Minister?s approval to delegate work to various ministries, to effectively drive the LEP agenda forward.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

Note. the CO will explore this in consultation with national partners.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: 3. Consider using LEP as a cross cutting approach and analytical tool to bring added value to existing UNDP Access to Justice programmes.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

Noted. CO will take up this recommendation in the implementation of A2J programmes.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
CO developed a new project namely Law Reform and Legal Empowerment for Advancement of Human Rights-based Society.
[Added: 2013/04/09]
Somchai Yensabai 2013/03 Completed
4. Recommendation: 4. LEP could be approached through UNDP?s MDG service line through the justiciability of economic, social and cultural rights relevant for achievement of the MDGs.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

Note.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: 5. Ensure that national and sub-national activities are completed and the pilot component tested for scaling up.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

AS earlier mentioned, LEP will continue to be applied in various programmes for scaling up.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: 6. The opportunity to assess the gender implications in the furtherance of the legal empowerment agenda in Thailand should not be missed, particularly in relation to national reform initiatives and the pilot project at the provincial level.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

Noted. future programme will give due attention and action with support from the gender team and in synergy with women empowerment projects/initiatives.

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation: 7. Future DGTTF projects could provide due emphasis to gender by the inclusion of gender mainstreaming and analysis from the project inception stage through to its conclusion, including the use of disaggregated and gender sensitive indicators.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

Note. As above point 6.

Key Actions:

8. Recommendation: 8. UNDP Country Offices should take advantage of the resources at UNDP?s Regional Centres, especially if they are collocated.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

This is increaingly being done in consultation wiht APRC colleagues.

Key Actions:

9. Recommendation: 9. Coordination between UNDP Regional Centres and Country Offices should be more systematic.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

Noted. Thailand CO and APRC work closely in a number of areas and support each other.

Key Actions:

10. Recommendation: 10. Consider linkages with sub-regional mechanisms in the future.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

Note.

Key Actions:

11. Recommendation: 11. UNDP Mongolia should seek to replicate some of the successful South-South mutual learning activities during its chairmanship of LEAP.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

Noted.

Key Actions:

12. Recommendation: 12. Build upon the partnerships already created by LEPP.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

Note.

Key Actions:

13. Recommendation: 13. Continue to foster knowledge management and strengthen regional and global interventions by disseminating the lessons learned in the LEPP and distributing widely the lessons contained in ?Making Everyone Work for Legal Empowerment of the Poor: Report of the Regional Dialogue on Legal Empowerment of the Poor?, 3-5 March 2009, Bangkok.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/22] [Last Updated: 2011/12/27]

Noted. This is also in line with CO annual workplans in the governance programmes.

Key Actions:

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