Pilot Project to Support Socio-Economic Development of Rural Areas in the DPRK (SED)

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2019, DPR Korea
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
12/2017
Completion Date:
12/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
50,000

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Title Pilot Project to Support Socio-Economic Development of Rural Areas in the DPRK (SED)
Atlas Project Number: 00074805
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2019, DPR Korea
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2017
Planned End Date: 12/2017
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 $): 50,000
Source of Funding: SED
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 18,573
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Groushevsky Alexander Evaluator agroushevsky@yahoo.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: DPRK -DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Lessons
1.

Lessons are incorporated in the evaluation report


Findings
1.

Findings are incorporated in Section 3 of the evaluation report


Recommendations
1

Re-assess UNIDO’s ability to deliver against assigned tasks/outputs

2

Revise agreement with UNIDO to re-focus its role in provision of international technical expertise

3

Adopt more local procurement for higher speed, lower cost, and longer sustainability of the project

4

Exploit every opportunity for accelerating procurement whilst ensuring compliance

5

Seek government’s support in replicating SED’s successful models (Pistia currently) within or outside target counties possibly through PSC

6

Carry out internal reviews and identify most feasible activities with biggest impacts on improving people’s lives

7

Re-assess planned intervention to solve issue of limited energy supply by different means appropriate incl. synergy with SES project

1. Recommendation:

Re-assess UNIDO’s ability to deliver against assigned tasks/outputs

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/11] [Last Updated: 2017/12/11]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Request UNIDO to provide required reports and especially plan for remaining months of the project duration
[Added: 2017/12/11] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
CO 2017/12 Completed History
1.2. Assess the feasibility of UNIDO completing its component within the timeframe
[Added: 2017/12/11] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
SED team/CO 2017/12 Completed History
2. Recommendation:

Revise agreement with UNIDO to re-focus its role in provision of international technical expertise

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/11] [Last Updated: 2017/12/11]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Take a strategic decision for the based on reports and plans received from UNIDO
[Added: 2017/12/11] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
CO/BRH 2017/12 Completed History
2.2. Jointly amend or unilaterally terminate the agreement between two parties
[Added: 2017/12/11] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
SED team, CO, BRH 2017/12 Completed Amendment of the partnership to be shared with UNIDO for approval by EB History
3. Recommendation:

Adopt more local procurement for higher speed, lower cost, and longer sustainability of the project

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/11]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Consider procuring goods and services in country when cost-effective, advisable and appropriate whilst considering CO’s funds availability in country, and expedite both national and international procurement
[Added: 2017/12/11] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
SED team, CO 2017/12 Completed 2018 procurement plan took this into account History
4. Recommendation:

Exploit every opportunity for accelerating procurement whilst ensuring compliance

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/11]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Review characteristics and specifications of different goods and services, to decide appropriate means of procurement, and systematically review procurement options
[Added: 2017/12/11] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
SED team/CO 2017/12 Completed 2018 procurement plan took into account this recommendation History
5. Recommendation:

Seek government’s support in replicating SED’s successful models (Pistia currently) within or outside target counties possibly through PSC

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/11]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Present the recommendation for replication within or outside current target counties to PSC meeting for support
[Added: 2017/12/11]
SED team 2017/12 Completed
5.2 Encourage local governments of SED pilot counties in planning and implementing for SED’s successful model e.g. Pistia introduction
[Added: 2017/12/11]
SED team 2017/12 Completed
6. Recommendation:

Carry out internal reviews and identify most feasible activities with biggest impacts on improving people’s lives

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/11]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Review and repackage project activities based on HQ’s decisions with regard to the future of the CPD, project, funding, etc.
[Added: 2017/12/11] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
SED team, CO, BRH 2017/12 Completed Q4/2017 PSC meeting endorsed, to be implemented in 2018 History
7. Recommendation:

Re-assess planned intervention to solve issue of limited energy supply by different means appropriate incl. synergy with SES project

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/11]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1. The assessment is ongoing and appropriate means are always tried in the course of project implementation including planned joint efforts with SES project
[Added: 2017/12/11] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
SED team 2017/12 Completed 2018 work plan took into account this recommendation and to be implemented History

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