The Nias Island Transitional Project (NITP)

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2015, Indonesia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2012
Completion Date:
08/2012
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title The Nias Island Transitional Project (NITP)
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015, Indonesia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 08/2012
Planned End Date: 06/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. National, regional and local levels of governance expand their capacities to reduce conflict and manage the equitable delivery of public services
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: NITP Project
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Richard M Chiwara & Eri Trinurini Adhi Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Bappenas, Min of Home Affair, Nias District Gornment
Countries: INDONESIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Recommendation 1. Future programmes on poverty reduction, sustainable development and DRR should continue to target Nias Islands.
2 Recommendation 2. The scope of interventions in Nias Islands should be expanded to enhance local administrative capacity in Public Financial Management
3 Recommendation 3. UNDP should develop broader partnership base to support programmes with a longer-term focus.
4 Recommendation 4. UNDP should apply tested global practices in programme development; such as the global UNDP capacity development approach and gender-sensitive DRR.
1. Recommendation: Recommendation 1. Future programmes on poverty reduction, sustainable development and DRR should continue to target Nias Islands.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/17]

UNDP recognizes the needs for continued assistance in Nias Islands particularly on poverty reduction, sustainable development, and DRR. DGUPRU is looking for development partners to design future projects in Nias Islands in the areas of poverty reduction and governance.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Intensive lobbying and networking will be pursued. An initiative of the poverty reduction cluster in DGUPRU on Inclusive Regional Economic Development plans to include Nias Islands in its programme design.
[Added: 2012/12/17]
DGPRU 2013/03 Overdue-Initiated Partially Completed
2. Recommendation: Recommendation 2. The scope of interventions in Nias Islands should be expanded to enhance local administrative capacity in Public Financial Management
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/17]

UNDP agrees with this recommendation and shares the view that interventions in the area of public financial management are important. Through various assets-related trainings under NITP, the awareness of local governments in Nias Islands on the importance of sound public financial management capacity has increased. However at this point, there are no specific local-level interventions planned for Nias Islands. It is our hope that the local government will allocate state budget to train their staff on this issue.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
MoHA plans to continue to coach districts in Nias Islands on SIPKD (Regional Financial Management Information System). Under a national project, PGSP, UNDP is however working on improving regional planning and budgeting in other provinces through pro-poor planning and budgeting.
[Added: 2012/12/17]
DGPRU 2013/03 Overdue-Not Initiated Pending
3. Recommendation: Recommendation 3. UNDP should develop broader partnership base to support programmes with a longer-term focus.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/17]

We agree with this recommendation, and it has been a common practice by UNDP to engage various local partners (government, NGOs, academics, and private sectors) to ensure faster and quicker adoption of ideas and also to ensure sustainability.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Future projects will assess the most relevant and effective partnership and cooperation strategies with local actors. Partnerships with development actors will be forged to achieve project goals and/or ensure sustainability and ownership of initiatives. UNDP CO has also recruited a Partnership Devevelopment Specialist to further elaborate UNDP?s partnership strategy.
[Added: 2012/12/17]
DGPRU No due date No deadline established Pending
4. Recommendation: Recommendation 4. UNDP should apply tested global practices in programme development; such as the global UNDP capacity development approach and gender-sensitive DRR.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/17]

This recommendation makes sense. Programme level management should ensure global practices are adopted and applied in project designs and implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Capacity assessments should be conducted when new projects are started up. When capacity assessments are done for government agencies/departments, practical tools may need to be developed to help the government understand the findings and support will be needed to ensure that plans to develop capacities are duly followed up.
[Added: 2012/12/17]
PMEU, and all units applying UNDP?s capacity development approach No due date No deadline established Pending

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