Women Empowerment Programme Evaluation.

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Evaluation Plan:
2008-2011, Bahrain
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
03/2012
Completion Date:
07/2012
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
12,000

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Title Women Empowerment Programme Evaluation.
Atlas Project Number: 71872, 71873, 71874, 71875
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2011, Bahrain
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2012
Planned End Date: 03/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 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. Strengthened national, regional and local level capacity to mainstream gender equality and women's empowerment in government policies and institutions
Evaluation Budget(US $): 12,000
Source of Funding: Project Funds
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Dr. 'Aisha Al Shaikh Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Supreme Council for Women
Countries: BAHRAIN
Comments: 2.2 Enhanced national capacities for the empowerment of women and youth
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Revisit the current document in view of the new emerging national issues and priorities and decide on the way forward; to end this project and start a new one or make substantive revisions to the new one.
2 Focus should be made on building national capacities; both within and outside the Supreme Council for Women.
3 To overcome the obstacles associated with the centralization of decision making within the Supreme Council for Women; it is suggested to raise this issue in the Project Steering Committee meetings and having more face to face communication as well as appointing full time coordinators to follow-up on the implementation.
4 Capacity assessment study is to be discussed and implemented.
5 Establishing Equal Opportunity Units to all ministries and public institutions.
6 Focus should be given to the practical side rather than theoretical to better enable participants apply the concepts in their areas of work and conduct Training of Trainers to build national capacities.
1. Recommendation: Revisit the current document in view of the new emerging national issues and priorities and decide on the way forward; to end this project and start a new one or make substantive revisions to the new one.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/01]

This issue is currently on the table between the UNDP and SCW.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Agree and sign new ProDoc
[Added: 2012/12/01] [Last Updated: 2017/12/30]
SCW & UNDP 2013/03 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project has been terminated since 2012.]
The project ended and a new one is under discussion. Current discussions with UN Women to establish presence or project in Bahrain will affect future distribution of roles. UNDP and UN Women are coordinating on this. History
2. Recommendation: Focus should be made on building national capacities; both within and outside the Supreme Council for Women.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/01]

A capacity assessment was conducted under this project and a report with a comprehensive analysis, recommendations and Capacity Development Plan was reached. Although some elements of the plan were used by the SCW; the plan was not fully implemented. The plan may be updated and a similar exercise conducted at the national level in new Project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Implementation of existing CD Plan to be incorporated in new ProDoc.
[Added: 2012/12/01] [Last Updated: 2017/12/30]
SCW & UNDP 2013/03 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project has terminated since 2012.]
Discussions with UN Women will also look into this. History
3. Recommendation: To overcome the obstacles associated with the centralization of decision making within the Supreme Council for Women; it is suggested to raise this issue in the Project Steering Committee meetings and having more face to face communication as well as appointing full time coordinators to follow-up on the implementation.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/01]

This issue has been raised in high level meetings and the Steering Committee. Management arrangements in new Project will have to ensure smooth implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Agree Steering Committee composition and TORs, and recruit Project Manager to ensure smooth porject implementation.
[Added: 2012/12/01] [Last Updated: 2017/12/30]
SCW & UNDP 2013/06 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project has been terminated since 2012.]
Agreement to be more inclusive and responsive will need to be reached. History
4. Recommendation: Capacity assessment study is to be discussed and implemented.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/01]

A decision has to be taken regarding the future of the project or new project before starting this activity. It has already been discussed.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Agree in new Project exact activities to be undertaken from CD Plan.
[Added: 2012/12/01] [Last Updated: 2017/12/30]
SCW & UNDP 2013/06 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project has been terminated since 2012.]
History
5. Recommendation: Establishing Equal Opportunity Units to all ministries and public institutions.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/01]

To date, 16 Equal Opportunity Units were established in ministries and public institutions. This is a result of capacity building activities conducted by UNDP under this project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Establish Equal Opportunity Units.
[Added: 2012/12/01] [Last Updated: 2017/12/30]
SCW & UNDP 2013/03 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project has been terminated since 2012.]
History
6. Recommendation: Focus should be given to the practical side rather than theoretical to better enable participants apply the concepts in their areas of work and conduct Training of Trainers to build national capacities.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/01]

The use of case studies has been and can be more emphasized while designing and delivering training material and packages. Overall, a decision has to be taken regarding the future of the project before starting discussion on this issue.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Case studies to be reviewed and examples from other countries in region looked at.
[Added: 2012/12/01] [Last Updated: 2017/12/30]
SCW & UNDP & Regional SC & UN Women 2012/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project has been terminated since 2012.]
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