The Millennium Development Goal Achievement Fund (Bosnia and Herzogovina): Youth Employability and Retention Programme

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2014, UNV
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
03/2012
Completion Date:
04/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
10,000

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Title The Millennium Development Goal Achievement Fund (Bosnia and Herzogovina): Youth Employability and Retention Programme
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2014, UNV
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 04/2013
Planned End Date: 03/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Inclusive growth and social equity promoted through pro-poor macroeconomic and fiscal policies that support income, employment and social protection of youth, women and vulnerable groups in a sustainable way
  • 2. Civil society, including civil society organizations and voluntary associations, and the private sector contribute to the MDGs in support of national planning strategies and policies
Evaluation Budget(US $): 10,000
Source of Funding: SVF
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: Yes
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UNV, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, IOM, FBiH
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UNV, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, IOM, FBiH
Location of Evaluation: Country Level
Countries: BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA
Comments: Joint project with various UN agencies. Potential for having joint evaluation and management response.
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Improve the sustainability strategy to serve as reference framework document and have it adopted by the PMC.
2 Consider the use of YERP outputs when programming future actions.
3 Pro-actively seek opportunities for involving CISOs when programming/ implementing future action.
4 Future programming should take account of a fully integrated approach with emphasis given on European
5 Social Fund-type active labour market measures, implemented preferably at local levels.
6 Active involvement of employers is essential as well as inclusion of marginalized groups.
7 The Financing Plan of future projects needs to explore at the design stage the possibility of matching of funds, including the increasing use of Public Private Partnerships.
8 Increase the responsibility of programme partners for implementation.
9 Programming documents should clearly analyse and justify complementarity, synergy and additionality of agencies? involvement.
10 Plan for detailed sustainability pre-conditions in place at the design stage.
11 Consider the composition and size of the PMC in order to make it more effective and performance-oriented
1. Recommendation: Improve the sustainability strategy to serve as reference framework document and have it adopted by the PMC.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Accepted For 2014, UNV is working on a new youth volunteer and employability project concept note, and will take this into consideration.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
For 2014, UNV is working on a new youth volunteer and employability project concept note, and will take this into consideration.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/08/10]
UNV Field unit, Portfolio Team, UNV HQ Youth Volunteer Team 2014/12 Completed With the development of the UNV Strategic Framework 2014-2017, UNV identified five priorities areas of work including Youth. All youth projects are implemented under a youth Global Programme with updated programme/project requirements and approval process.
2. Recommendation: Consider the use of YERP outputs when programming future actions.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
For 2014, UNV is working on a new youth volunteer and employability project concept note, and will take this into consideration.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/08/10]
UNV Field unit, Portfolio Team, UNV HQ Youth Volunteer Team 2014/12 Completed With the development of the UNV Strategic Framework 2014-2017, UNV identified five priorities areas of work including Youth. All youth projects are implemented under a youth Global Programme with updated programme/project requirements and approval process.
3. Recommendation: Pro-actively seek opportunities for involving CISOs when programming/ implementing future action.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
After the completion of the MDG-F part of the fund, UNV took this recommendation and developed business development workshop involving CISO from designing stage, and successfully implemented the workshop for business development and entrepreneurship in Nov. 2013.
[Added: 2014/02/28]
UNV Field unit, Portfolio Team, UNV HQ Youth Volunteer Team 2013/12 Completed Through the YERP programme, CISO center (youth employability center) which was developed jointly became part of the government unit and the center is run by the Public Employment Service (PES). For 2014, UNV is working on a new youth volunteer and employability project concept note, and will take this into consideration.
4. Recommendation: Future programming should take account of a fully integrated approach with emphasis given on European
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
For 2014, UNV is working on a new youth volunteer and employability project concept note, and will take this into consideration.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/08/10]
UNV Field unit, Portfolio Team, UNV HQ Youth Volunteer Team 2014/12 Completed With the development of the UNV Strategic Framework 2014-2017, UNV identified five priorities areas of work including Youth. All youth projects are implemented under a youth Global Programme with updated programme/project requirements and approval process.
5. Recommendation: Social Fund-type active labour market measures, implemented preferably at local levels.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
For 2014, UNV is working on a new youth volunteer and employability project concept note, and will take this into consideration.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/08/10]
UNV Field unit, Portfolio Team, UNV HQ Youth Volunteer Team 2014/12 Completed With the development of the UNV Strategic Framework 2014-2017, UNV identified five priorities areas of work including Youth. All youth projects are implemented under a youth Global Programme with updated programme/project requirements and approval process. In addition, a recent evaluation of the UNV SF recommended a more regional and national context be included in the roll out of UNV strategies and programmes. This will continue to address this recommendation.
6. Recommendation: Active involvement of employers is essential as well as inclusion of marginalized groups.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
After the completion of the MDG-F part of the fund, UNV took this recommendation and cooperated with Public Employment Service and University of Sarajevo by hosting Job Fair and CEO conference (career and entrepreneurship) in 4/4 quarter, 2013. In addition, jointly with PES, UNV invited the major companies in BiH and hosted a roundtable discussion on matching the market needs and employment needs in Dec. 2013.
[Added: 2014/02/28]
UNV Field unit, Portfolio Team, UNV HQ Youth Volunteer Team 2013/12 Completed For 2014, UNV is working on a new youth volunteer and employability project concept note, and will take this into consideration.
7. Recommendation: The Financing Plan of future projects needs to explore at the design stage the possibility of matching of funds, including the increasing use of Public Private Partnerships.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Will be taken into consideration for future project development
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/08/10]
UNV Field unit, Portfolio Team, UNV HQ Youth Volunteer Team 2014/12 Completed The recent evaluation of the UNV Strategic Framework made several recommendations related to developing various tools for targeted resource mobilization. The implementation of the SF Evaluation recommendation will address this recommendation.
8. Recommendation: Increase the responsibility of programme partners for implementation.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Will be taken into consideration for future project development
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/08/10]
UNV Field unit, Portfolio Team, UNV HQ Youth Volunteer Team 2014/12 Completed UNV has implemented updated project management Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which cover the full project cycle and address this recommendation.
9. Recommendation: Programming documents should clearly analyse and justify complementarity, synergy and additionality of agencies? involvement.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Will be taken into consideration for future project development
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/08/10]
UNV Field unit, Portfolio Team, UNV HQ Youth Volunteer Team 2014/12 Completed UNV has implemented updated project management Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which cover the full project cycle and address this recommendation.
10. Recommendation: Plan for detailed sustainability pre-conditions in place at the design stage.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Will be taken into consideration for future project development
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/08/10]
UNV Field unit, Portfolio Team, UNV HQ Youth Volunteer Team 2014/12 Completed UNV has implemented updated project management Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which cover the full project cycle and address this recommendation.
11. Recommendation: Consider the composition and size of the PMC in order to make it more effective and performance-oriented
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents

[Added: 2014/02/28]
UN BiH 2013/12 Completed This is already in place in UN BIH.

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