Evaluation of Senior Executive Service and Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals in Liberia

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2019, Liberia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
04/2013
Completion Date:
03/2014
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Evaluation of Senior Executive Service and Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals in Liberia
Atlas Project Number: 53114
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2019, Liberia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2014
Planned End Date: 04/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 2.2. Institutions and systems enabled to address awareness, prevention and enforcement of anti-corruption measures across sectors and stakeholders
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: GOL/UNDP
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Varney Arthur Yengbeh
James A. Thompson
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: USAID; GOL
Countries: LIBERIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Overall, the SES Programme recruited and deployed 98 professionals to strategic areas where they were most needed. The programme was highly relevant and the right intervention. The GOL should implement the exit strategy for the SES Programme aimed at ensuring planned government financial commitment to any future programming and reducing a complete reliance on donor funding.
2 Anchor the programme to address the current capacity gaps and restructure the programme to be able to target the real needs and demand of MACs. To maximize the impact of the programmes in the future, a critical need assessment will be required to match programme support to planned incremental implementation of the AfT. The GOL should identify unique skills and develop two to three core areas at each MAC.
3 Properly integrate the SES Programme into the Liberian Civil Service. The GOL should ensure that the SES programme is not seen as a programme outside of the Civil Service. This was the original purpose of the programme and it still remains critically significant for the future of programme. The GOL should provide the necessary budgetary support to integrate the SES professionals into Civil Service under the National Capacity Development Unit within CSA.
1. Recommendation: Overall, the SES Programme recruited and deployed 98 professionals to strategic areas where they were most needed. The programme was highly relevant and the right intervention. The GOL should implement the exit strategy for the SES Programme aimed at ensuring planned government financial commitment to any future programming and reducing a complete reliance on donor funding.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/01/23]

Consultations has been held with Government and Government is committed to establish technical and middle level managers positions as part of the Civil Service Reform process

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
CSA to ensure Ministries, Agencies and Commissions create technical positions during the civil service reform exercise
[Added: 2015/01/23]
Civil Service Agency 2015/12 Overdue-Initiated Ministry of Finance and Development Planning has created Director and Assistant Director positions as the ministry's senior management as part of the creation of the new ministry.
2. Recommendation: Anchor the programme to address the current capacity gaps and restructure the programme to be able to target the real needs and demand of MACs. To maximize the impact of the programmes in the future, a critical need assessment will be required to match programme support to planned incremental implementation of the AfT. The GOL should identify unique skills and develop two to three core areas at each MAC.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/01/23]

MACs needs assessment to be part of the civil service reform

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
CSA to conduct MACs needs assessment
[Added: 2015/01/23]
CSA and MACs 2015/08 Overdue-Not Initiated
3. Recommendation: Properly integrate the SES Programme into the Liberian Civil Service. The GOL should ensure that the SES programme is not seen as a programme outside of the Civil Service. This was the original purpose of the programme and it still remains critically significant for the future of programme. The GOL should provide the necessary budgetary support to integrate the SES professionals into Civil Service under the National Capacity Development Unit within CSA.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/01/23]

National Capacity Development Unit has since been moved to CSA but has challenges with funding. CSA to seek funding from MFDP in the next government fiscal year.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
CSA to seek funding from the MFDP
[Added: 2015/01/23]
CSA and MFDP 2015/07 Overdue-Not Initiated

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