Improved public sector performance for equitable provision of services on the local level to empower communities

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Saudi Arabia
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
05/2012
Completion Date:
05/2012
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Improved public sector performance for equitable provision of services on the local level to empower communities
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Saudi Arabia
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2012
Planned End Date: 05/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.1. National and sub-national systems and institutions enabled to achieve structural transformation of productive capacities that are sustainable and employment - and livelihoods- intensive
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: Office Budget/DSS
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 41,200
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Patricia Alexander Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: SAUDI ARABIA
Lessons
1.

Engagement of the governemtn parnter is imperative


Findings
1.

projects have achieved most o ftheir objective but the indicators chosen for this outcome do not match the work undergone


Recommendations
1 Current arrangements work well and should be continued
2 The current relationship between the partners, articulating Outcomes in relation to national goals, should be continued
3 Encouragement of long-term relationships between specialized UN agencies and the government of KSA is worthwhile, and should envisage expansion to a wider range of UN entities
1. Recommendation: Current arrangements work well and should be continued
Management Response: [Added: 2012/07/07]

The evaluation noted partner?s recognition that the greatest benefit to the Kingdom derived from access to advisory and capacity development services, provision of expert advice, the development of training frameworks and exchanges to tap global best practices, and the provision of access to relevant UN specialized agencies to efficiently source assistance.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Current arrangments will be maintained over teh new CP
[Added: 2012/07/15]
Programme Unit 2012/07 No Longer Applicable CP ended in 2011
2. Recommendation: The current relationship between the partners, articulating Outcomes in relation to national goals, should be continued
Management Response: [Added: 2012/07/07]

Concur with evaluation that the programme contributed to the Kingdom?s progress toward its goals of modernizing government, improving the performance of the public sector, and providing a high quality of services to achieve a high standard of human development. This contribution reflects UNDPs mandate to support sustainable human development

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
New CPD linked to National Goals
[Added: 2012/07/15]
Programme Unit 2012/07 No Longer Applicable New CPD started in 2012
3. Recommendation: Encouragement of long-term relationships between specialized UN agencies and the government of KSA is worthwhile, and should envisage expansion to a wider range of UN entities
Management Response: [Added: 2012/07/07]

Concur with evaluation that NIM partners have been able to benefit from UNDP?s important capability to gain access to global UN expertise. The Kingdom has also been able to develop cooperation with UN agencies in a range of specialized fields through UNDP facilitation role. Concur with evaluation that UNDP should continue to facilitate such inter-agency partnerships, and to seek out opportunities to extend the cooperation to other suitable UN entities

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
New UN entities to be tapped in on a wider scale
[Added: 2012/07/15]
Programme Unit 2012/07 No Longer Applicable Applicable to new CPD

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