Evaluation of the integration component of the Multi Year Sudan DDR

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Evaluation Plan:
2009-2012, Sudan
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
12/2012
Completion Date:
12/2012
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Evaluation of the integration component of the Multi Year Sudan DDR
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2012, Sudan
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2012
Planned End Date: 12/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. National and local institutions have the capacities to prevent, reduce and mitigate the impact of conflict
  • 2. Livelihoods and economic recovery generated, including infrastructure restoration, employment and sustainable income earning opportunities for crisis affected communities
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: Project fund
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Abhijit Bhattacharjee
Hassan Ali Gadkarim
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: DDR commission
Countries: SUDAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Reorient the programme to communities' needs to deal with issues of conflict through 1) Significantly increase the investment in the community-based approach to reintegration through CSAC and linkages with UNDP?s JCRP. 2) Ensure that direct beneficiaries of the future economic packages programme are only those who are determined vulnerable sections of community and who may not necessarily be XCs, but providing assistance to whom will strengthen the community?s ability to deal with wider issues of local conflict, arms proliferation and human suffering, and create conditions for transition towards peace. 3)Beyond the commitments already made by UNDP and international community, selection of all future direct beneficiaries of the programme need to be verified and endorsed by the community through a participatory process of decision making and verification.
2 Continue follow up on the MTR recommendations, and periodically review progress on key actions taken for implementing the recommendations.
3 Review the predominantly procedure - and output oriented administrative, monitoring and reporting system that is currently in place, and re-align it to outcome and results which need to drive the programme. This will require a significant culture shift in the organization.
4 Examine the cost-effectiveness of economic reintegration support and explore various alternative methods of delivery such as linkage with microfinance institutions (MFI) and banks
5 To fast-track contracting implementing partners, implement the Long Term Agreement process that has been developed for all future contracts
1. Recommendation: Reorient the programme to communities' needs to deal with issues of conflict through 1) Significantly increase the investment in the community-based approach to reintegration through CSAC and linkages with UNDP?s JCRP. 2) Ensure that direct beneficiaries of the future economic packages programme are only those who are determined vulnerable sections of community and who may not necessarily be XCs, but providing assistance to whom will strengthen the community?s ability to deal with wider issues of local conflict, arms proliferation and human suffering, and create conditions for transition towards peace. 3)Beyond the commitments already made by UNDP and international community, selection of all future direct beneficiaries of the programme need to be verified and endorsed by the community through a participatory process of decision making and verification.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/19] [Last Updated: 2012/12/19]

Agreed; The new project document on community based reintegration and security has been drafted and being discussed with donors and government partners for final approval.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Consultations with Government and donors for endorsement of new project approach
[Added: 2012/12/19] [Last Updated: 2017/11/23]
CPR unit, DDR programme manager 2013/03 Completed History
Train Government and other partners on the new approach
[Added: 2012/12/19] [Last Updated: 2017/11/23]
DDR Programme staff 2012/12 Completed History
Discussions with donors to secure funding for the new project
[Added: 2012/12/19] [Last Updated: 2017/11/23]
CPR unit, DDR programme manager 2013/04 Completed Project closed. Final report is attached. History
2. Recommendation: Continue follow up on the MTR recommendations, and periodically review progress on key actions taken for implementing the recommendations.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/19]

All the recommendations have been discussed with the relevant partners and the shortcomings of the current approach have been noted and revised accordingly within the framework on the new community based reintegration and security approach and will fully addressed within the framework of the new project.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: Review the predominantly procedure - and output oriented administrative, monitoring and reporting system that is currently in place, and re-align it to outcome and results which need to drive the programme. This will require a significant culture shift in the organization.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/30]

Agreed; The new community-based reintegration approach that has been agreed with stakeholders envisages a more flexible and decentralized implementation mechanism

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The new project approach in the new project document drafted; envisages a more participatory and decentralized approach in the delivery of project outputs
[Added: 2012/12/30] [Last Updated: 2017/11/27]
Programme Manager 2012/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project has been closed ]
History
Discussions with the UNDP CO procurement unit and PSO on ways to simplify and shortened the procurement process
[Added: 2012/12/30] [Last Updated: 2017/11/27]
Programme Manager and CPRU Programme Officer 2012/12 Completed On-going History
4. Recommendation: Examine the cost-effectiveness of economic reintegration support and explore various alternative methods of delivery such as linkage with microfinance institutions (MFI) and banks
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/30]

Agreed; Negotiations and partnership arrangements already started with Bank of Khartoum for the provision of Micro Credit Services to project beneficiaries

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continue discussions on partnership arrangement with relevant micro finance institutions in Khartoum
[Added: 2012/12/30] [Last Updated: 2017/11/27]
PM and Sudan DDR Commission 2009/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project has been closed.]
On-going History
5. Recommendation: To fast-track contracting implementing partners, implement the Long Term Agreement process that has been developed for all future contracts
Management Response: [Added: 2012/12/30]

Agreed;LTAs have already been signed with some Implementing Partners in the Central Sector. Lessons learned will be replicated in the new project document to reduce delays

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Some LTAs have already been signed with NGOs with successful performance record in the Central Sector
[Added: 2012/12/30] [Last Updated: 2017/11/27]
Programme Manager 2013/01 Completed History
Engage with PSO and UNDP CO in the use of LTAs
[Added: 2012/12/30] [Last Updated: 2017/11/27]
PM, UNDP Programme Officer and PSO (Copenhagen) 2013/01 Completed History

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