Promoting Peace Building in southern Serbia - MDG-F + MDTF (final evaluation)

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2015, Serbia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2013
Completion Date:
05/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
41,000

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Title Promoting Peace Building in southern Serbia - MDG-F + MDTF (final evaluation)
Atlas Project Number: 00072368
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015, Serbia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2013
Planned End Date: 12/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. 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 $): 41,000
Source of Funding: MDGF, MDTF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 41,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UNICEF, UNHABITAT, UNHCR, IOM, UNDP
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
TARA IC d.o.o, Novi Sad
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry for Public Administration and Local Self Government
Countries: SERBIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 PBILD is on the verge of the Best Practice Case ? it should be continued, with the same concept (based predominately on soft actions), as a single project
2 Having in mind economic crisis and economic and political sensitivity of Southern Serbia region, new intervention should be developed in the shortest possible time as replication and upscaling of models already developed under PBILD, and may incorporate some new actions based on good practices and good governance principles.
3 Capacities of LSG are now developed to the level that enables them to be included in programming, planning and development of future intervention, at least at the level they have been involved in the implementation
4 PBILD represents successful model-platform for complex multi-donor/multi- agencies/multi-beneficiary intervention, and its application should be further promoted.
5 For the new stage of PBILD, implementation structure should be improved with introduction of new decision making levels and horizontal synergies at all levels should be strengthened.
6 Investment in new M&E system is strongly recommended. M&E system should be capable to follow and prove achievements to the level of the impact (more normative indicators on both outcomes and impact levels, system of continuous following and adjustments of reporting formats).
1. Recommendation: PBILD is on the verge of the Best Practice Case ? it should be continued, with the same concept (based predominately on soft actions), as a single project
Management Response: [Added: 2013/09/03] [Last Updated: 2013/10/02]

Since the process of writing the second phase of the PBILD programme was already initiated, this recommendation was used to narrow down activities and keep the second phase focused on the soft activities/actions. At the same time all relevant stakeholders have been familiarized with programme`s objectives and activities, in order to build political support for and ownership of the planned programme results

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Since the process of writing the second phase of the PBILD programme was already initiated, this recommendation was used to narrow down activities and keep the second phase focused on the soft activities/actions. At the same time all relevant stakeholders have been familiarized with programme`s objectives and activities, in order to build political support for and ownership of the planned programme results
[Added: 2013/10/02]
Task force Deputy PM Olivera Puric on behalf of Juerg Staudenmann 2013/06 Completed
PBILD2 document revised in line with the donors and Ministries comments
[Added: 2013/10/02]
Daniel Varga 2013/09 Completed
PBILD2 document sent to the Government and ongoing consultations with the relevant Ministries and Donors
[Added: 2013/10/02]
UNDP CO 2013/10 Completed
2. Recommendation: Having in mind economic crisis and economic and political sensitivity of Southern Serbia region, new intervention should be developed in the shortest possible time as replication and upscaling of models already developed under PBILD, and may incorporate some new actions based on good practices and good governance principles.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/09/03] [Last Updated: 2013/10/02]

The work on the second phase of the PBILD2 programme was initiated in parallel with the Final Evaluation recommendations, focusing on the best practices of the PBILD1, but at the same time scaled up the activities initiated in the PBILD1. (refer to the evaluation recommendation 1)

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
PBILD2 prodoc developed, revised, consulted (refer to Evaluation Recommendation 1)
[Added: 2013/10/02]
UN Agencies 2013/10 Completed
3. Recommendation: Capacities of LSG are now developed to the level that enables them to be included in programming, planning and development of future intervention, at least at the level they have been involved in the implementation
Management Response: [Added: 2013/09/03] [Last Updated: 2013/10/02]

More efforts will and have been invested in ensuring full participatory approach for the programming, planning and development of the second phase of the PBILD programme with the LSG.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Regularly contact south Serbia LSG`s mayors in order to discuss all project activities and also make sure that all relevant stakeholders are engaged
[Added: 2013/10/02] [Last Updated: 2018/09/04]
PBILD Project Manager 2013/10 Completed History
4. Recommendation: PBILD represents successful model-platform for complex multi-donor/multi- agencies/multi-beneficiary intervention, and its application should be further promoted.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/09/03] [Last Updated: 2013/10/02]

The good model of PBILD programme was used for another joint programme implemented in south-west Serbia (UNTFHS). Additionally, the same model is proposed for the second phases of the PBILD and YEM programmes.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Prepare the second phase of the PBILD as multi-donor/multi-agencies/multi-beneficiary intervention
[Added: 2013/10/02] [Last Updated: 2018/09/04]
UN agencies 2013/10 Completed History
5. Recommendation: For the new stage of PBILD, implementation structure should be improved with introduction of new decision making levels and horizontal synergies at all levels should be strengthened.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/09/03] [Last Updated: 2013/10/02]

The PBILD2 will advocate for the introduction of new decision making levels through the lead Ministry and in parallel make sure that implementation of the PBILD2 goes through/is supported by the relevant Ministries and LSGs.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Negotiation with all the key partners on the implementation modality and horizontal synergies
[Added: 2013/10/02] [Last Updated: 2018/09/04]
UN Agencies 2013/10 Completed History
6. Recommendation: Investment in new M&E system is strongly recommended. M&E system should be capable to follow and prove achievements to the level of the impact (more normative indicators on both outcomes and impact levels, system of continuous following and adjustments of reporting formats).
Management Response: [Added: 2013/09/03] [Last Updated: 2013/10/02]

More efforts will be invested in the new M&E system once the PBILD2 starts. The inception phase will be used to establish M&E system which will be able to follow and prove achievements to the level of the impact. The programme will make sure that the M&E system is linked and supports the reporting formats

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
M&E system to be developed in the inception phase of the implementation of the PBILD2 programme
[Added: 2013/10/02] [Last Updated: 2016/11/18]
UN Agencies 2014/12 Completed History

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