Capacity Development in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in Bhutan

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Evaluation Plan:
2008-2013, Bhutan
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
01/2013
Completion Date:
06/2012
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
39,000

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Title Capacity Development in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in Bhutan
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2013, Bhutan
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2012
Planned End Date: 01/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Cross-cutting Development Issue
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. UNDP programmes/projects integrate capacity development
Evaluation Budget(US $): 39,000
Source of Funding: UNCT
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UNCT
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Team Leader
Anne-Marie Schreven Team Leader
Dil Maya Rai National consultant
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UNCT
Countries: BHUTAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Strengthen strategic positioning and relevance of UNDAF CD support
2 Use the UNDG CD Framework for the next UNDAF planning design and process and integrate into M&E Framework
3 Ensure coherent and long term CD support
4 Strengthen coordination and partnership for CD
5 Sustainable capacity development
1. Recommendation: Strengthen strategic positioning and relevance of UNDAF CD support
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/18]

Link CD support more clearly to existing HRD/CD policies and plans

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct capacity needs assessment of implementing partners to assess CD needs
[Added: 2012/12/18] [Last Updated: 2013/11/20]
UNCT and M&E Group 2013/12 Completed CA for 6 outputs under the One Programme have been completed. CA for other outputs will be conducted through the course of the programme.
Provide technical advisory support to review National HRD Master Plan and its implementation
[Added: 2012/12/18] [Last Updated: 2013/12/15]
UNCT and Poverty Theme Group 2013/12 No Longer Applicable
Link CD interventions clearly with existing HRD/CD policies and plans of IPs
[Added: 2012/12/18] [Last Updated: 2018/11/14]
UNCT, Chairs of the Theme Groups and M&E Group 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: This evaluation pertains to the period 2008-2013 and CD interventions are linked with HRD/CD policies and plans of IPs for that period]
These will be discussed closely following the CA. History
2. Recommendation: Use the UNDG CD Framework for the next UNDAF planning design and process and integrate into M&E Framework
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/18]

Carry out CD assessments; link inputs and outputs to change drivers; formulate and measure outcomes at the level of performance, stability and adaptability; invest in strengthening staff capacities in applying the UNDG CD framework; anticipate shift in capacity focus from policy design to policy implementation and monitoring for better service delivery; prioritize CD in leadership and strengthen capacities for GNH

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthen technical and functional capacities for leadership in new democratic set up for newly elected and appointed leaders with a special focus on women
[Added: 2012/12/18] [Last Updated: 2018/11/14]
UNDP 2018/12 Completed History
In partnership with RGoB, strengthen follow up capacity of UN policy implementation and monitoring for better service delivery
[Added: 2012/12/18] [Last Updated: 2018/11/14]
UNCT, Theme Groups and M&E Group 2018/12 Completed History
Strengthen UN staff capacities in applying UNDG CD Framework, including articulating the three levels of CD, and tapping on existing CD assessments
[Added: 2012/12/18] [Last Updated: 2013/11/20]
UNCT, Theme Group, Co-chairs Group and M&E Group 2018/12 Completed Members of UN M&E Group and Outcome Group chairs were briefed on the UNDG CD Framework methodology. Orienting UN staff on the application of the framework will be a regular activity planned scheduled before or during the annual work planning meetings.
Appoint CD focal point for each TG/Outcome Group formed for One Programme
[Added: 2012/12/18] [Last Updated: 2013/11/20]
UNCT, Theme Groups, and M&E Group 2013/12 Completed An M&E Focal point has been appointed for each Outcome group who will also take on the role of the CD focal point. These focal points will be assisted by the UN M&E Group.
3. Recommendation: Ensure coherent and long term CD support
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/18]

Have more focused and longer term CD in emerging issues for maximum impact (eg. women/gender, youth, the collective voice of CSOs); making linkages between CD and HRD; building in coaching, mentoring, exposure and peer learning to improve performance management

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Support innovative collaboration with universities, the media, NGOs/CSOs, and the private sector, urbanization, support to vulnerable groups, social protection and gender
[Added: 2012/12/18] [Last Updated: 2018/11/14]
UNCT and Theme Groups 2018/12 Completed History
Use of integrated analytical framework to align UNDAF/One Programme to NKRAs in 11FYP
[Added: 2012/12/18]
UNCT and M&E Group 2012/12 Completed
4. Recommendation: Strengthen coordination and partnership for CD
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/18]

Continue strengthening collaboration between sectors and ministries; initiate and engage in donor coordination for (other) joint CD programmes for donor coordination; Use UNDG CD Framework for not only joint planning (AWPs) but also joint implementation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthen joint collaboration between sectors and partners for effective development partner coordination (UN joint programmes around One Programme Outcomes and Outputs as well as UN's harmonized interventions to output indicators)
[Added: 2012/12/18] [Last Updated: 2018/11/14]
UNCT 2018/12 Completed History
5. Recommendation: Sustainable capacity development
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/18] [Last Updated: 2012/12/18]

Building outsourcing strategies in capacity development support and include capacities of local CD providers (technical expertise areas as well as pedagogic skills); professionalize training and training of trainers and certify in collaboration with RUB and MoLHR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Building outsourcing strategies in capacity development support and include capacities of local CD providers (technical expertise areas as well as pedagogic skills)
[Added: 2012/12/18] [Last Updated: 2018/11/14]
UNCT 2018/11 Completed History
Professionalize training and training of trainers and certify in collaboration with RUB and MoLHR
[Added: 2012/12/18] [Last Updated: 2018/11/14]
UNCT 2017/12 Completed History

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