Final Evaluation of the Project Disaster Risk Resilient Livelihoods Recovery

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Mozambique
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
04/2016
Completion Date:
05/2016
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
16,000

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Title Final Evaluation of the Project Disaster Risk Resilient Livelihoods Recovery
Atlas Project Number: 00063225
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Mozambique
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2016
Planned End Date: 04/2016
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 5.2. Effective institutional, legislative and policy frameworks in place to enhance the implementation of disaster and climate risk management measures at national and sub-national levels
  • 2. Output 6.1. From the humanitarian phase after crisis, early economic revitalization generates jobs and other environmentally sustainable livelihoods opportunities for crisis affected men and women
  • 3. Output 6.2. National and local authorities /institutions enabled to lead the community engagement, planning, coordination, delivery and monitoring of early recovery efforts
SDG Target
  • 1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
  • 11.5 By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
Evaluation Budget(US $): 16,000
Source of Funding: TRAC 1
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 15,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Wilfred Lunga
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Government, INGC, Provincial and district Governments, Local communities
Countries: MOZAMBIQUE
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Expansion of irrigation schemes in Guija (Nhatine) and Chokwe (Djodjo) districts, either through scaling up the disaster risk resilient livelihoods project or through engagement of new partners, is needed to increase coverage.

2

While the programme has had success in increasing knowledge and improving attitudes in relation to disaster and disaster risk reduction, the overall percentage of respondents with good knowledge remain low indicating that further expansion of the program’s awareness raising aspects within the disaster management committees is needed.

3

Over-reliance on INGC for disaster risk reduction, preparedness and response activities needs to be limited and community capacity built up to address these issues in the long term.

4

Improved tracking and measurement are needed to increase an understanding of the project’s impact on community readiness and response to both rapid and slow onset disasters.

5

The inclusion of gender issues has been demonstrated in the Disaster Risk Resilient Livelihoods project in Gaza Province as it has enabled people to build up resilience in the sampled communities in the four districts of Gaza province. Hence there is need to mainstream gender in all stages of the monitoring and evaluation stages of projects in order to deal with the challenges of gender policy evaporation.

6

United Nations Development Programme should reinforce the knowledge management aspect of INGC office work and use the outputs in advocacy, information sharing and constant update of the cooperation aspects of existing partners as well as the identification of new partnerships; maintain or strengthen relationships through building coalitions and joint programming exercises.

7

Project beneficiaries trained during the project cycle who witnessed the project benefits need more guidance on practical aspects of integration their knowledge in disaster risk preparedness community level plans.

8

There is a need to find ways of encouraging the youth (boys and girls) to take part directly in disaster risk resilient livelihoods project in future for sustainability purposes.

1. Recommendation:

Expansion of irrigation schemes in Guija (Nhatine) and Chokwe (Djodjo) districts, either through scaling up the disaster risk resilient livelihoods project or through engagement of new partners, is needed to increase coverage.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

  The National Institute for Disaster Risk Management (INGC) in Gaza, as the main implementation partner in the field, is fully aware of the recommendations as well as the concerns of the District authorities. Most of the districts in Gaza are arid and semi-arid, meaning that the irrigation schemes are certainly important means of helping the communities to be more resilient to the drought. In that regard, those entities are working in partnership with the agriculture and food security sector to ensure that in preparing future development plans, a special attention would be taken to capture the need to build irrigation schemes in all the districts, mainly in those that do not have any.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The relevant entities are working in partnership with the agriculture and food security sector to ensure that in preparing future development plans, a special attention would be taken to capture the need to build irrigation schemes in all the districts, mainly in those that do not have any.
[Added: 2017/06/06]
DRR Team 2016/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The action is related to emergency recovery projects. No recovery project is currently being implemented hence the action is not applicable. In the future, whenever a similar intervention will be required, the recommendation will be duly taken into consideration. ]
2. Recommendation:

While the programme has had success in increasing knowledge and improving attitudes in relation to disaster and disaster risk reduction, the overall percentage of respondents with good knowledge remain low indicating that further expansion of the program’s awareness raising aspects within the disaster management committees is needed.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

Program’s awareness within disaster management committees is part of INGC top priorities as these bodies are the operational arm in terms of disaster preparedness. In line with that, UNDP and other partners are also committed to continue to support the government in these area.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
As program’s awareness within disaster management committees is part of INGC top priorities, UNDP and other partners will continue to support the government in this area.
[Added: 2017/06/06] [Last Updated: 2018/01/12]
DRR Team 2017/12 Completed The project document for the 2017-2020 period is currently under finalization and is already taking into consideration the raising awareness issue. History
3. Recommendation:

Over-reliance on INGC for disaster risk reduction, preparedness and response activities needs to be limited and community capacity built up to address these issues in the long term.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

INGC is the coordinating entity on Disaster Risk Management activities and relies on all other ministers to operationalize the preparedness and response activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will ensure the involvement of other key players to operationalize the preparedness and response activities under the leadership and coordination of INGC.
[Added: 2017/06/06] [Last Updated: 2018/01/12]
DRR Team 2017/12 Completed The new prodoc for the period 2017-2020 is currently under formulation and includes components to ensure the involvement of the relevant partners. History
4. Recommendation:

Improved tracking and measurement are needed to increase an understanding of the project’s impact on community readiness and response to both rapid and slow onset disasters.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

UNDP is currently working to ensure that new projects will include improved tracking tools to effectively measure its impact.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP is currently working to ensure that new projects will include improved tracking tools to effectively measure its impact as part of the new cycle interventions.
[Added: 2017/06/06] [Last Updated: 2018/01/12]
DRR Team 2017/12 Completed UNDP is currently formulating the new prodoc and will ensure that tracking tools to effectively measure its impact are part of the interventions. History
5. Recommendation:

The inclusion of gender issues has been demonstrated in the Disaster Risk Resilient Livelihoods project in Gaza Province as it has enabled people to build up resilience in the sampled communities in the four districts of Gaza province. Hence there is need to mainstream gender in all stages of the monitoring and evaluation stages of projects in order to deal with the challenges of gender policy evaporation.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

A DRR and gender tool has already been developed by UNDP and UN Women and is currently being disseminated to raise awareness and to ensure that new projects will include gender aspects in monitoring and evaluation stages.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A DRR and gender tool has already been developed by UNDP and UN Women and is currently being disseminated to raise awareness and to ensure that new projects will include gender aspects in monitoring and evaluation stages.
[Added: 2017/06/06]
DRR Team 2017/01 Completed A DRR and gender tool has already been developed by UNDP and UN Women and is currently being disseminated to raise awareness and to ensure that new projects will include gender aspects in monitoring and evaluation stages.
6. Recommendation:

United Nations Development Programme should reinforce the knowledge management aspect of INGC office work and use the outputs in advocacy, information sharing and constant update of the cooperation aspects of existing partners as well as the identification of new partnerships; maintain or strengthen relationships through building coalitions and joint programming exercises.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

The project had a very active platform (Provincial technical council for disaster management – CTPGC) that served as a project board where all project progress was shared/discussed and synergies with other actors explored. We are confident that the lessons were passed and had received positive feedbacks from the province authorities as they are using the project good practice’s and lessons to guide their ongoing development activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The project had a very active platform (Provincial technical council for disaster management – CTPGC) that served as a project board where all project progress was shared/discussed and synergies with other actors explored. Lessons were passed and had received positive feedbacks from the province authorities as they are using the project good practice’s and lessons to guide their ongoing development activities.
[Added: 2017/06/06]
DRR Team 2017/01 Completed See management comments.
7. Recommendation:

Project beneficiaries trained during the project cycle who witnessed the project benefits need more guidance on practical aspects of integration their knowledge in disaster risk preparedness community level plans.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

The project ensured that the provincial and district focal points on DRR and agriculture were well trained to continue to support the beneficiary communities and to monitor communities’ activities after the project closure.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
More capacity building initiatives will be planned as part of the next cycle's interventions.
[Added: 2017/06/06] [Last Updated: 2018/01/12]
DRR Team 2017/12 Completed The new prodoc is currently under formulation and will include the relevant capacity building interventions. History
8. Recommendation:

There is a need to find ways of encouraging the youth (boys and girls) to take part directly in disaster risk resilient livelihoods project in future for sustainability purposes.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

The recommendation is well noted and we will ensure that new projects will look into opportunities and windows to include the youth (boys and girls).

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The interventions under the new cycle will look at opportunities to involve the youth in DRR actions.
[Added: 2017/06/06] [Last Updated: 2018/01/12]
DRR Team 2017/12 Completed The new prodoc is currently under formulation and will include such initiatives. History

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