EMPLOYMENT GENERATION FOR EARLY RECOVERY PROJECT (EGER) & AREA BASED EARLY RECOVERY PROJECT (ABER)

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2017, Somalia
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
06/2013
Completion Date:
06/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
300,000

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Title EMPLOYMENT GENERATION FOR EARLY RECOVERY PROJECT (EGER) & AREA BASED EARLY RECOVERY PROJECT (ABER)
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2017, Somalia
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2013
Planned End Date: 06/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Livelihoods and economic recovery generated, including infrastructure restoration, employment and sustainable income earning opportunities for crisis affected communities
Evaluation Budget(US $): 300,000
Source of Funding: Program via interested donors
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Jean-Marc Bergevin Economist and Team leader
Aliou Diop M&E Specialist
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Donors, UN agencies, civil society, public sector actors, private sector actors, beneficiaries
Countries: SOMALIA
Comments: Outcome / Process Evaluation: Mixed method (CPD Outcome 3 and 4)
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 An assessment of EGER and ABER relevance indicators clearly supports the interventions implemented by UNDP between 2008 and 2012. Since at the current time general socio-economic and security conditions in Somalia have not changed significantly, it is recommended that UNDP continues to fill the gap in development field aid support due to insecurity problems by implementing more sub-projects of the same or similar nature to those implemented by EGER and ABER. Merging the EGER and ABER projects under a single local economic development (LED) project umbrella was a logical choice considering the proximity of the objectives and intervention tools used in both projects.
2 Subject to cost constraints, a number of process improvements are recommended in order to ensure improved monitoring and evaluation in future variants of the ABER and EGER. Key measures to consider include the following: a. The provision of M&E training (including ?top up? training) for all project staff, including project managers b. The reformulation of output and outcome definitions and indicators, means of measurement and routine monitoring procedures, where appropriate c. The production of project specific M&E guidance, within the overall framework of UNDP?s corporate M&E guidelines
3 Modify the sub-project design as follows: a. Sub-projects design should include follow-up activities to assess sustainability and impact b. The duration of sub-projects should be increased to provide more flexibility in implementation c. The duration of sub-projects should continue to be assessed according to the specificities of the intervention d. Revise the quality of the rehabilitation of infrastructures
4 Undertake a study to assess the quality and impact of rehabilitated infrastructure sub-projects implemented under ABER and EGER.
1. Recommendation: An assessment of EGER and ABER relevance indicators clearly supports the interventions implemented by UNDP between 2008 and 2012. Since at the current time general socio-economic and security conditions in Somalia have not changed significantly, it is recommended that UNDP continues to fill the gap in development field aid support due to insecurity problems by implementing more sub-projects of the same or similar nature to those implemented by EGER and ABER. Merging the EGER and ABER projects under a single local economic development (LED) project umbrella was a logical choice considering the proximity of the objectives and intervention tools used in both projects.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/22]

Follow-up project on LED conceptualised and implementation initiated

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No further action required
[Added: 2013/12/22]
NA 2013/12 Completed
2. Recommendation: Subject to cost constraints, a number of process improvements are recommended in order to ensure improved monitoring and evaluation in future variants of the ABER and EGER. Key measures to consider include the following: a. The provision of M&E training (including ?top up? training) for all project staff, including project managers b. The reformulation of output and outcome definitions and indicators, means of measurement and routine monitoring procedures, where appropriate c. The production of project specific M&E guidance, within the overall framework of UNDP?s corporate M&E guidelines
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/22]

M&E systems to be strengthened as proposed. Annual M&E plans being institutionalized as part of the as part of the Country Office (CO) focus on results based management. Trainings and project specific M&E guidance to be developed in coordination with the focal point for M&E for the CO.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
M&E plans to be developed for 2014. Trainings conducted on M&E and guidance material developed.
[Added: 2013/12/22] [Last Updated: 2016/11/23]
Project Manager; M&E Specialist 2014/06 Completed staff trainings on RBM and evidence based reporting conducted. History
3. Recommendation: Modify the sub-project design as follows: a. Sub-projects design should include follow-up activities to assess sustainability and impact b. The duration of sub-projects should be increased to provide more flexibility in implementation c. The duration of sub-projects should continue to be assessed according to the specificities of the intervention d. Revise the quality of the rehabilitation of infrastructures
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/22]

The recommendations to be considered while conceptualizing the follow-up project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Follow-up project to be developed on Local Economic Development, while incorporating the recommendation.
[Added: 2013/12/22]
Programme Manager; Project Manager 2013/12 Completed The concept note for Local Economic Development (LED) developed in line with the recommendation. No further action required.
4. Recommendation: Undertake a study to assess the quality and impact of rehabilitated infrastructure sub-projects implemented under ABER and EGER.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/22]

Study to be commissioned during 2014

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Complete the study by mid-2014
[Added: 2013/12/22] [Last Updated: 2016/11/23]
Project Manager 2014/07 Completed Completed through ADR and third party monitoring data. History

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