Evaluation of project on youth participation in local governance

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2017, Jordan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
02/2014
Completion Date:
04/2014
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
5,000

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Title Evaluation of project on youth participation in local governance
Atlas Project Number: 00083553
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2017, Jordan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 04/2014
Planned End Date: 02/2014
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Democratic Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Capacities of national and local institutions enhanced to scale up proven MDG acceleration interventions and to plan, monitor, report and evaluate the MDG progress in the context of related national development priorities
  • 2. Strengthened national capacities to integrate into the global economic system and to negotiate and manage traditional & emerging development finance for inclusive development
  • 3. Access to information policies support accountability and transparency
  • 4. National, regional and local levels of governance expand their capacities to reduce conflict and manage the equitable delivery of public services
Evaluation Budget(US $): 5,000
Source of Funding: TRAC & C/S
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Ryan Knox consultant Ryan.Knox@skl.se
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: HCY
Countries: JORDAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 HCY should commit itself to an internal process that guarantees input from Directorates other than the Administrative Development Directorate. It should resolve with immediate effect outstanding problems concerning its role as an administration, then recruit and/or identify and train a qualified content manager. Given the wide potential scope for petitions, etc. this process should also include other relevant Ministries and national authorities. Furthermore, HCY should take steps to ensure that the planned Technical Committee is operationalized with immediate effect. The Committee should be sufficiently representative of Jordanian youth who were involved in the FG.
2 UNDP develop a new project that remains within GoJ, UNDAF and UNDP priorities but: (i) broadens support and tools to the FG and stakeholders (using forthcoming UN youth mapping) as vehicles for youth participation in wider governance issues; (ii) considers options to support national policy advocacy by youth groups; and (iii) completes unfulfilled aspects of YPLG (overcome obstacles and enhance effectiveness of portal including the development of operational and marketing plans, recruit and train content manager, dissemination and analysis, etc.). Such a project could focus on building sustainable institutions, policies and systems to support youth participation in decision-making. It could build on the achievements of YPLG by focusing on the creation, and continued support to, new youth networks in Jordan.
1. Recommendation: HCY should commit itself to an internal process that guarantees input from Directorates other than the Administrative Development Directorate. It should resolve with immediate effect outstanding problems concerning its role as an administration, then recruit and/or identify and train a qualified content manager. Given the wide potential scope for petitions, etc. this process should also include other relevant Ministries and national authorities. Furthermore, HCY should take steps to ensure that the planned Technical Committee is operationalized with immediate effect. The Committee should be sufficiently representative of Jordanian youth who were involved in the FG.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/08]

Agree, Letter to HCY is underway Recruitment of consultant to undertake the mapping mission and project development is ongoing. UNDP has been following up closely with the YSF to insure the establishment and activation of the technical committee.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: UNDP develop a new project that remains within GoJ, UNDAF and UNDP priorities but: (i) broadens support and tools to the FG and stakeholders (using forthcoming UN youth mapping) as vehicles for youth participation in wider governance issues; (ii) considers options to support national policy advocacy by youth groups; and (iii) completes unfulfilled aspects of YPLG (overcome obstacles and enhance effectiveness of portal including the development of operational and marketing plans, recruit and train content manager, dissemination and analysis, etc.). Such a project could focus on building sustainable institutions, policies and systems to support youth participation in decision-making. It could build on the achievements of YPLG by focusing on the creation, and continued support to, new youth networks in Jordan.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/08]

Agree. Recommendation is being taken into consideration in the preparation of the new project envisaged with the Youth Sports Fund.Recruitment of a consultant to undertake the mapping mission and project development is ongoing.

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