Support to improvement and implementation of NTPs for poverty reduction - End of Project Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2006-2011, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
04/2012
Completion Date:
03/2012
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
12,000
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Title Support to improvement and implementation of NTPs for poverty reduction - End of Project Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00015593
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2011, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2012
Planned End Date: 04/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 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 $): 12,000
Source of Funding: TRAC
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Tran Nam Binh
Nghiem Ba Hung
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: VIET NAM
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Mission of VIE 02/002 has been successfully completed. GOV still needs further support in order to design the new intervention and implement it in several early phases. Experience and best practices of implementation at local level and partnerships at central level as well as approaches, methodologies, procedures, templates created during P135/II (CIO, M&E, participatory approach, consultation, etc.) should be institutionalized as much as possible. Resolution 80 has introduced a good concept, however has yet provided clear intervention description. A comprehensive programme document then needs to be developed. UNDP should consider continuing the support to PR policy and programme for the next period so as to sustain the application of good lessons learnt and model such as CIO, M&E, CRC and participation in programme planning and monitoring
2 Project design is relevant and appropriate given different specific conditions of MOLISA and CEM, NTP-PR and P135. Achievements and results are relevant and sustainable, especially its policy making influence and transformation impact. However there has been a risk of distracting if Vietnamese partners do not sustain the concepts in the next period. Policy dialogue sharing the lessons learnt from the previous phases will be certainly useful, and this will be the key contribution to Vietnam?s poverty reduction policy development and implementation, as well as One UN effort. A partnership hosted by the poverty reduction lead agency is a must, if the GOV wants to better engage the participant of more stakeholders and promote a participatory approach.
3 TA management, as a critical lesson, should be taken into consideration when designing and implementing the new poverty reduction intervention. One TA plan (which can be flexible and demand-driven) is highly recommended.
1. Recommendation: Mission of VIE 02/002 has been successfully completed. GOV still needs further support in order to design the new intervention and implement it in several early phases. Experience and best practices of implementation at local level and partnerships at central level as well as approaches, methodologies, procedures, templates created during P135/II (CIO, M&E, participatory approach, consultation, etc.) should be institutionalized as much as possible. Resolution 80 has introduced a good concept, however has yet provided clear intervention description. A comprehensive programme document then needs to be developed. UNDP should consider continuing the support to PR policy and programme for the next period so as to sustain the application of good lessons learnt and model such as CIO, M&E, CRC and participation in programme planning and monitoring
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/30]

UNDP agrees with the recommendations

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Support the formulation of the new national targeted programme for poverty reduction (2012-2015) and a new TA project to support the implementation of Resolution 80 (2011-2020) and the NTP-SPR.
[Added: 2012/12/30]
UNDP and MOLISA 2012/06 Completed The project to support PR Policy and Programme (PRPP) approved and started Sep 2012
2. Recommendation: Project design is relevant and appropriate given different specific conditions of MOLISA and CEM, NTP-PR and P135. Achievements and results are relevant and sustainable, especially its policy making influence and transformation impact. However there has been a risk of distracting if Vietnamese partners do not sustain the concepts in the next period. Policy dialogue sharing the lessons learnt from the previous phases will be certainly useful, and this will be the key contribution to Vietnam?s poverty reduction policy development and implementation, as well as One UN effort. A partnership hosted by the poverty reduction lead agency is a must, if the GOV wants to better engage the participant of more stakeholders and promote a participatory approach.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/30]

UNDP agrees that the mechanism of policy dialogue is critical to push the reform in PR policy and programme in the next phase

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Focus to build support to PR policy dialogues and partnership mechanism in one component of the new TA project to support the introduction and application Integrate PR policy dialogue and partnership mechanism in the One Plan 2012-2016
[Added: 2012/12/30]
UNDP and MOLISA 2012/06 Completed Component 3 of the new PRPP project (2012-2016)
3. Recommendation: TA management, as a critical lesson, should be taken into consideration when designing and implementing the new poverty reduction intervention. One TA plan (which can be flexible and demand-driven) is highly recommended.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/30]

UNDP agrees with the recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discuss with related development partners to harmonize and synchronize the technical assistance support to PR policy and programme Channel possible TA support into one TA plan
[Added: 2012/12/30]
UNDP 2012/06 Completed Irish Aid agreed to channel their programme support to NTPSPR to UNDP TA project

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