Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation Project - Review and Follow-up Formulation Report

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Thailand
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
09/2013
Completion Date:
09/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
22,829

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Title Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation Project - Review and Follow-up Formulation Report
Atlas Project Number: 00074646
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Thailand
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 09/2013
Planned End Date: 09/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.4. Frameworks and dialogue processes engaged for effective and transparent engagement of civil society in national development
Evaluation Budget(US $): 22,829
Source of Funding: TF & CSA
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Sean Deely Consultant
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Prince of Songkhla University
Countries: THAILAND
Comments: Instead of having final project evaluation, Review and Follow-up Formulation Report has been conducted. We didn't upload it since we were not sure whether we would later this year have a final project evaluation. Now, it is confirmed that this report will be used as the project evaluation.
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 1. The Project Scope. Refocus the project scope in the next phase to address the following strategic intervention: (1) Sustaining the Peace Dialogue and Broadening Participation in the Process (2) Access to Information (3) Access to Justice (4) Participatory Planning and Sustainable Livelihoods (5) Local Governance Reform
2 2. The Project Strategy. The conceptual framework should be grounded in the in-depth analysis of the dynamic of conflict and based on agreement with stakeholders dealing directly with the consequences of the conflict
3 3. Balance of the Component of Activities. The second phase of the project should ensure that the balance while activities are driven by a rigorous analysis of the programming context and needs, the ratio of research to implementation is realistic and appropriate and adhered to in the relevant budget disbursal.
4 4. Participatory Approach. Any successor project should emphasize the importance of participatory formulation of the project outputs and activities, using an initial draft strategy as a set of hypotheses to be validated with key stakeholder and potential implementing partners and collaborators in the Deep South.
5 5. Monitoring. The project should review its monitoring plan to establish realistic end-of-project targets that reflect changes to outputs and related activities, and obtain and report against baseline data for all indicators. Planning for any successor project should ensure baseline data is obtained for all indicators and included in the Results and Resources Framework and reported against on a regular basis in compliance with UNDP project planning, monitoring and evaluation standards.
1. Recommendation: 1. The Project Scope. Refocus the project scope in the next phase to address the following strategic intervention: (1) Sustaining the Peace Dialogue and Broadening Participation in the Process (2) Access to Information (3) Access to Justice (4) Participatory Planning and Sustainable Livelihoods (5) Local Governance Reform
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/07]

Determine the selection of three priority areas in formulating the STEP phase II as per recommendations, i.e. the priority areas 1, 3 and 4.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Reoriented the direction of the project in phase II
[Added: 2014/05/07]
Somchai Yensabai 2014/01 Completed The recommendation is in response of the short coming in the scope that the project has lacked an overarching focus and thereby the result was spread far too thin.
2. Recommendation: 2. The Project Strategy. The conceptual framework should be grounded in the in-depth analysis of the dynamic of conflict and based on agreement with stakeholders dealing directly with the consequences of the conflict
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/07]

Produce new strategies for the project intervention of the phase II

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Stakeholder consultations were organized in December 2013 to review the conceptual analysis and propose the new strategies as stated in the recommendation
[Added: 2014/05/07]
Somchai Yensabai 2013/12 Completed The recommendation was followed in the formulation of the second phase of the project.
3. Recommendation: 3. Balance of the Component of Activities. The second phase of the project should ensure that the balance while activities are driven by a rigorous analysis of the programming context and needs, the ratio of research to implementation is realistic and appropriate and adhered to in the relevant budget disbursal.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/07] [Last Updated: 2014/05/08]

Review the project component of the second phase to ensure a better balance between activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The staff revised the draft project document to make the project document more balanced between implementation and research activities.
[Added: 2014/05/07] [Last Updated: 2014/05/08]
Somchai Yensabai 2014/01 Completed The recommendation was followed in the formulation of the second phase of the project.
4. Recommendation: 4. Participatory Approach. Any successor project should emphasize the importance of participatory formulation of the project outputs and activities, using an initial draft strategy as a set of hypotheses to be validated with key stakeholder and potential implementing partners and collaborators in the Deep South.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/07]

Ensure the participation of stakeholders in the process of project formulation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Stakeholder consultations were organized in December 2013 to solicit inputs for project strategies and activities.
[Added: 2014/05/07]
Somchai Yensabai 2013/12 Completed The recommendation was followed in the formulation of the second phase of the project.
5. Recommendation: 5. Monitoring. The project should review its monitoring plan to establish realistic end-of-project targets that reflect changes to outputs and related activities, and obtain and report against baseline data for all indicators. Planning for any successor project should ensure baseline data is obtained for all indicators and included in the Results and Resources Framework and reported against on a regular basis in compliance with UNDP project planning, monitoring and evaluation standards.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/07]

Ensure the monitoring plan to be established in the new project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The renewal of monitoring scheme for the project in the phase II was proposed in the LPAC.
[Added: 2014/05/07] [Last Updated: 2015/09/13]
Somchai Yensabai 2015/02 Completed The detailed monitoring plan will be issued following the inception workshop of the second phase in the first quarter of 2015.

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