Evaluation of support to disadvantaged groups income divertification on sustainable livelihoods security

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Gambia
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
09/2016
Completion Date:
12/2016
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
17,250

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Title Evaluation of support to disadvantaged groups income divertification on sustainable livelihoods security
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Gambia
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2016
Planned End Date: 09/2016
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Inclusive growth and social equity promoted through pro-poor macroeconomic and fiscal policies that support income, employment and social protection of youth, women and vulnerable groups in a sustainable way
  • 2. Policies, strategies and partnerships established to enhance public-private sector collaboration and private sector and market development that benefit the poor and ensure that low-income households and small enterprises have access to a broad range of financial and legal services
  • 3. Local and national authorities have the capacities to access and integrate multiple sources of public and private environmental financing in support of sustainable human development, including gender equality and poverty reduction
Evaluation Budget(US $): 17,250
Source of Funding: UNCT
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UNCT and GOTG
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Mr Dominic Mendy National Consultant
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: GOTG
Countries: GAMBIA
Lessons
1.

Provision of sakill is an important element of employability and acquisation of livelihoods


Findings
1.
  • Over nearly two years into implementation the Centre have trained /graduated successfully 57 youths, all of whom are employed now and currently 40 are undergoing training..Over 100 ha of land is put under productive cultivation, Agro-business and processing units established;
  • Permanently employed over twenty people and created over 300 seasonal jobs thereby improved beneficiary incomes estimated at GMD45,000; well beyond national income average earned and enhanced their food security status;
  • Introduced of farming techniques which have enhanced sustainable agriculture and increased productivity had cash saving over over D450,000
  • Established strong project management structure that ensured sustainability

Recommendations
1

Upscale  project activities and mobilized additional funding/UNDP to consider continuous funding as creating employment and livelihood require sustained efforts.

1. Recommendation:

Upscale  project activities and mobilized additional funding/UNDP to consider continuous funding as creating employment and livelihood require sustained efforts.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/09]

Additional resource mbilization efforts will be undertaken, strategic support will be provided on sustainability driven activities

Key Actions:

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