Decentralization and Local Governance Phase II Final Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2009-2013, Angola
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
04/2013
Completion Date:
06/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
31,000

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Title Decentralization and Local Governance Phase II Final Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00039307
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2013, Angola
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2013
Planned End Date: 04/2013
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 2.6. Legal reform enabled to fight discrimination and address emerging issues (such as environmental and electoral justice
Evaluation Budget(US $): 31,000
Source of Funding: World Bank
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 31,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Stephen Chipika Dr schipika@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Government of Angola, UNDP, NGOs and Communities
Countries: ANGOLA
Comments:

The end of phase II evaluation will be carried out in 2012 to review performance of the UNDP Angola Decentralization and Governance Project and undertake project level revisions, and results framework changes.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 7.1 Strategic Positioning of UNDP and Development Partners: a. In view of the challenges encountered in capacity building and staff training for the DLG project, the Evaluation proposes a more long term approach which is envisaged to be more sustainable. There is need to consider support to a substantial DLG Technical Assistance Programme/use of new partnership approach ? involving selected international and national cooperation partners, multi-lateral and bilateral donors (e.g., World Bank, USAID, Spanish Aid, FAO, European Union and others) that are acceptable and showing interest in DLG issues, and in collaboration with national , for example, IFAL). Any new DLG Technical Assistance option needs to be preceded by well conceived partnership and marketing strategy from UNDP in collaboration with like- minded organizations, nationally and internationally; taking special note of lessons learned on decentralised local governance development best practice
2 b. On the basis of the assessment undertaken in the DLG project evaluation, the recommended strategy for UNDP is to adopt a winning strategy which will build its credibility by partnering with key institutions involved in DLG such as IFAL. IFAL is an organisation established by an Act of Parliament, and has a new dynamic and visionary leadership keen to take the country forward. IFAL is the leading organisation that provides training and capacity building to local government authorities, from municipal to provincial level
1. Recommendation: 7.1 Strategic Positioning of UNDP and Development Partners: a. In view of the challenges encountered in capacity building and staff training for the DLG project, the Evaluation proposes a more long term approach which is envisaged to be more sustainable. There is need to consider support to a substantial DLG Technical Assistance Programme/use of new partnership approach ? involving selected international and national cooperation partners, multi-lateral and bilateral donors (e.g., World Bank, USAID, Spanish Aid, FAO, European Union and others) that are acceptable and showing interest in DLG issues, and in collaboration with national , for example, IFAL). Any new DLG Technical Assistance option needs to be preceded by well conceived partnership and marketing strategy from UNDP in collaboration with like- minded organizations, nationally and internationally; taking special note of lessons learned on decentralised local governance development best practice
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/24]

ODA for Angola has been dwindling since the end of the civil war in 2002. There is very limited number ICP´s working directly in the area of decentralisation and local governance. UNDP will start engaging national institutes,as entry points, for a long-term shared partnership around DLG issues in Angola.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Revive the DLG informal groups to bring together key stakeholders and parners on a regular basis to share information, best practices and resources.
[Added: 2014/03/24] [Last Updated: 2018/08/22]
PROGRAMMES 2014/03 Completed History
2. Recommendation: b. On the basis of the assessment undertaken in the DLG project evaluation, the recommended strategy for UNDP is to adopt a winning strategy which will build its credibility by partnering with key institutions involved in DLG such as IFAL. IFAL is an organisation established by an Act of Parliament, and has a new dynamic and visionary leadership keen to take the country forward. IFAL is the leading organisation that provides training and capacity building to local government authorities, from municipal to provincial level
Management Response: [Added: 2014/03/24]

IFAl has seen a renewed dinamism in the last couple of years, partnerning with this institute presents both opportunities and challenges. The opportunities include the possibility of reaching a high proportion of local authorities staff and another one is strenegting IFAL represents an opportunity improve owernship and capapcity of of national institutions to deliver better services. There are many challenges that arise as well and they include,lack of focus, limited autonomy and capacity.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Engage national institutes such as IFAL and Centre of EXcellence for a long term partnership around DLG policy issues
[Added: 2014/03/24] [Last Updated: 2018/08/22]
Programmes and Governance UNit 2014/03 Completed History

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