Project Evaluation of Support to Capacity Strengthening of Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2015, Zimbabwe
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
03/2013
Completion Date:
08/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Project Evaluation of Support to Capacity Strengthening of Zimbabwe Electoral Commission
Atlas Project Number: 00070004
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2015, Zimbabwe
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 08/2013
Planned End Date: 03/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Electoral laws, processes and institutions strengthen inclusive participation and professional electoral administration
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Hindowa Momoh Team leader
Neddy Matshalaga National Consultant
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: EC, UNDP, GoZ
Countries: ZIMBABWE
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Review of the Five-Year Strategic Plan paying particular attention on consolidating the strategic priorities and objectives, costing the plan, designing results framework, setting out project indicators, baseline and target values, and a detailed action plan for implementation
2 Prioritise, develop and roll out an efficient monitoring and evaluation framework for the Strategic Plan, designating specific personnel to monitor progress at the national, provincial and districts levels.
3 Endeavour to release the Job Evaluation Report and make it available to all major stakeholders
4 ICT remains the biggest challenge. UNDP should assist ZEC to complete the unfinished ICT component of the project, train staff in ICT related technologies, develop an e-library and create a research unit that has international standards. This is key to ensuring that the Commission is modernized with the wherewithal to making it effective and efficient in discharging its duties.
5 There is need to improve disbursement of funds in a timely manner
1. Recommendation: Review of the Five-Year Strategic Plan paying particular attention on consolidating the strategic priorities and objectives, costing the plan, designing results framework, setting out project indicators, baseline and target values, and a detailed action plan for implementation
Management Response: [Added: 2013/11/13]

Convene Review process of the 5-year strategic plan

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: Prioritise, develop and roll out an efficient monitoring and evaluation framework for the Strategic Plan, designating specific personnel to monitor progress at the national, provincial and districts levels.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/11/13]

Noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
- Develop an M & E framework - Training on M&E - Implementation of the M&E Framework
[Added: 2013/11/13] [Last Updated: 2016/08/17]
CEO 2014/12 No Longer Applicable The project ended in 2013, and a successor programme was only developed in 2015/2016. History
3. Recommendation: Endeavour to release the Job Evaluation Report and make it available to all major stakeholders
Management Response: [Added: 2013/11/13]

Report of the Job evaluation was received and accepted. However the Commission does not agree with some of the recommendations. the report will be shared with the parent Ministry and development partners funding the project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Job Evaluation report will be Shared with Key Stakeholders
[Added: 2013/11/13] [Last Updated: 2016/08/17]
ZEC 2014/01 Completed The findings of the Evaluation were shared with the responsible partner. History
4. Recommendation: ICT remains the biggest challenge. UNDP should assist ZEC to complete the unfinished ICT component of the project, train staff in ICT related technologies, develop an e-library and create a research unit that has international standards. This is key to ensuring that the Commission is modernized with the wherewithal to making it effective and efficient in discharging its duties.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/11/13]

Noted. Workplan for the completion of the ICT activities has been developed and agreed by the partners

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Completion WAN installation and configuration of the servers
[Added: 2013/11/13] [Last Updated: 2016/08/17]
ZEC 2013/12 Completed History
5. Recommendation: There is need to improve disbursement of funds in a timely manner
Management Response: [Added: 2013/11/13]

the disbursement modality for the direct payments as such all payments were made directly to vendors upon implementing partner's request, subject to proper supporting documentation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will endeavour to improve ZEC's understanding of our financial rules and regulations in future
[Added: 2013/11/13] [Last Updated: 2016/08/17]
UNDP No due date Completed This is an ongoing process given that UNDP has a new ZEC project and is still implementing part of this recommendation. History

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