Evaluation of UNDP Mozambique support to UNDAF 2012-2016 Outcome 6: Strengthened democratic governance systems and processes

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Mozambique
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
11/2017
Completion Date:
11/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title Evaluation of UNDP Mozambique support to UNDAF 2012-2016 Outcome 6: Strengthened democratic governance systems and processes
Atlas Project Number: 78797,64436,63619,63829
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Mozambique
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2017
Planned End Date: 11/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 2.1. Parliaments, constitution making bodies and electoral institutions enabled to perform core functions for improved accountability, participation and representation, including for peaceful transitions
  • 2. Output 2.2. Institutions and systems enabled to address awareness, prevention and enforcement of anti-corruption measures across sectors and stakeholders
  • 3. Output 3.3. National institutions, systems, laws and policies strengthened for equitable, accountable and effective delivery of HIV and related services
  • 4. Output 3.5 Communities empowered and security sector institutions enabled for increased citizen safety and reduced levels of armed violence
  • 5. Output 7.2. Global and national data collection, measurement and analytical systems in place to monitor progress on the post 2015 agenda and sustainable development goals
  • 6. Output 3.4. Functions, financing and capacity of rule of law institutions enabled, including to improve access to justice and redress
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
SDG Target
  • 1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
  • 16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all
  • 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
  • 16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
  • 17.14 Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development
  • 17.18 By 2020, enhance capacity-building support to developing countries, including for least developed countries and small island developing States, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts
  • 5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation
Evaluation Budget(US $): 40,000
Source of Funding: Trac 1
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 38,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Parliament, provincial assemblies, STAE, CNE, Government, provincial authorities, UN agencies, development partners
Countries: MOZAMBIQUE
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

We would encourage UNDP to develop a strategy on how the entire governance projects portfolio will interact to contribute to the UNDAF Outcome.

2

Planning together with partners the anticipated results and identifying how each partner can provide added-value to strengthen the joint efforts, using the existing instruments and tools that UNDP has available (e.g. PME handbook).

3

To ensure a common language and understanding amongst all actors, additional RBM training should be provided to UN agencies and partners regarding M&E and RBM.

4

UNDP should maintain the good collaboration with the satisfied partners and strive to achieve similar results with all partners through a clear partnership strategy for achieving the Outcome .

5

UNDP is encouraged to review its M&E system and support government partners with the transition from activity based planning to results planning so that together they can provide proper evidence of results.

6

UNDP is advised to improve its communication and visibility regarding the results achieved .

7

It is necessary to integrate a clear perspective of “results” and the corresponding level of commitment to results for every project, based on a shared understanding of RBM.

8

UNDP should explain clearly the funding available to its partners, and also inform partners about the project activities that it is implementing directly.

9

An expert in transversal issues could be hired on temporary basis to support the governance area in mainstreaming HIV/AIDS and gender into programming.

10

UNDP should monitor and measure capacity development within the organizations and of project activities

11

UNDP and its partners are encouraged to also take the adaptive challenges in account when planning project activities and to reflect how they will overcome “resistance to change” It is considered useful to hire a change management consultant that could support UNDP in that aspect.

12

Finally, though there is no corresponding finding to support this recommendation, it is also important to note that UNDP has been involved in other countries in reconciliation. Depending on the human resources available and UNDP’s own capacities, UNDP management should also consider the advantages of working in that specific theme, as it is also a basic requirement to consolidate democratic governance, something much more difficult to achieved in a fractured and divided society.

1. Recommendation:

We would encourage UNDP to develop a strategy on how the entire governance projects portfolio will interact to contribute to the UNDAF Outcome.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/16]

The new CPD adopts an issue-based approach promoting integration and synergies. The CO is currently working to establish the required CO structure to reinforce interaction within the whole programme portfolio.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation:

Planning together with partners the anticipated results and identifying how each partner can provide added-value to strengthen the joint efforts, using the existing instruments and tools that UNDP has available (e.g. PME handbook).

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/16]

The joint planning is already done as part of the formulation of the project documents and annual workplans. More focus will be put on how to strengthen joint efforts.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation:

To ensure a common language and understanding amongst all actors, additional RBM training should be provided to UN agencies and partners regarding M&E and RBM.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/16]

UNCT always plan a RBM training as part of the formulation process for the UNDAF. The CO will look at opportunities to increase the number and frequency of RBM and M&E trainings.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation:

UNDP should maintain the good collaboration with the satisfied partners and strive to achieve similar results with all partners through a clear partnership strategy for achieving the Outcome .

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/16]

Recommendation well noted.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation:

UNDP is encouraged to review its M&E system and support government partners with the transition from activity based planning to results planning so that together they can provide proper evidence of results.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/16]

The Co will look at ways to increase the number of RBM and M&E trainings to ensure focus is put on results rather on activities.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:

UNDP is advised to improve its communication and visibility regarding the results achieved .

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/16]

Recommendation well noted.

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation:

It is necessary to integrate a clear perspective of “results” and the corresponding level of commitment to results for every project, based on a shared understanding of RBM.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/16]

See above comments on RBM and M&E training for a results-oriented perspective.

Key Actions:

8. Recommendation:

UNDP should explain clearly the funding available to its partners, and also inform partners about the project activities that it is implementing directly.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/16]

The planning of the prodoc and AWPs are done jointly with the IP and clarifies funding sissues. More emphasis will be put in terms of communication with the partners regarding fundings issues.

Key Actions:

9. Recommendation:

An expert in transversal issues could be hired on temporary basis to support the governance area in mainstreaming HIV/AIDS and gender into programming.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/16]

The recommendation is well noted. However, the CO will rather rely on expertise available at RSCA and RBA HIV clusters to ensure mainstreaming is properly done.

Key Actions:

10. Recommendation:

UNDP should monitor and measure capacity development within the organizations and of project activities

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/16]

Well noted. The CO will look at ways to improve monitoring and measurement of capacity building initiatives.

Key Actions:

11. Recommendation:

UNDP and its partners are encouraged to also take the adaptive challenges in account when planning project activities and to reflect how they will overcome “resistance to change” It is considered useful to hire a change management consultant that could support UNDP in that aspect.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/16]

The Co will factor in the resistance to change in its ToC approach and look at ways to minimize this impact in future programming.

Key Actions:

12. Recommendation:

Finally, though there is no corresponding finding to support this recommendation, it is also important to note that UNDP has been involved in other countries in reconciliation. Depending on the human resources available and UNDP’s own capacities, UNDP management should also consider the advantages of working in that specific theme, as it is also a basic requirement to consolidate democratic governance, something much more difficult to achieved in a fractured and divided society.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/16]

New CPD addresses peace issues. The CO is in contact with Regional colleagues of the Peacebuilding Cluster to discuss possible initiatives to consolidate the peace process.

Key Actions:

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