External Evaluation of Lesotho United Nations Development Assistance Plan 2013-2017

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2018, Lesotho
Evaluation Type:
UNDAF
Planned End Date:
09/2016
Completion Date:
05/2016
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
50,000

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Title External Evaluation of Lesotho United Nations Development Assistance Plan 2013-2017
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2018, Lesotho
Evaluation Type: UNDAF
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2016
Planned End Date: 09/2016
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Democratic Governance
  • 3. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
  • 4. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 5. Cross-cutting Development Issue
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 50,000
Source of Funding: Core
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 50,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UN Agencies
  • Joint with UNCT
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Okwach Abagi International Consultant abagiown@gmail.com KENYA
Nthoateng Lebona International Consultant nthoatengc@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Government of Lesotho, Private sector, civil society, media, academia
Countries: LESOTHO
Lessons
1.

Working together and in a coordinated manner is a good thing and can make UN be focused, relevant and visible in its support to the Government of Lesotho. But UN must work as one and avoid competition and duplication.


2.

Effectiveness of delivery of support to Government's priorities and objectives will depend on the skills and qualities of individuals - members of UNCT and the government - including having 'soft skills' like leadership, negotiations, persuasion, risk management, communication, and conflict resolution.


3.

 Economic growth without benefits spreading (trickling down) to the entire population, the poor and the most vulnerable in particular will create more political tension in Lesotho and could result into social protests unrest by the youth. These risks must be taken into account when formulating the new LUNDAP


4.

If there is no buy-in and ownership of UNDAF by the Government, then achieving programme outcomes will remain limited UN driven and unsustainable. Therefore, UN must make ensure Government leadership  the UNDAF development tprocess.


5.

Data speaks and knowledge management are crucial and UN and Government should work together in establishing credible evidence in all sectors. The Importance of data for evidence-based decision making and planning is a vehicle for effectiveness, accountability and transparency.


6.

Change of mentality by UN agencies and Government /MDA leadership and technical people is key to effective operation and success of DaO . There must be common understanding, commitment and trade-off to avoid competition and mistrust.


Findings
1.

Relevance:

  • LUNDAP 2013-2017 is strongly aligned with NSDP and Lesotho development needs in terms of its nature of programming and linkages to NSDP and MGDs. The Six Results Areas of LUNDAP were relevant to Lesotho's context. However, more attention could have been placed on resilience, youth and gender issues. There is consensus within UN Lesotho and among Government and non-governmental stakeholders (who are aware of the Plan  that LUNDAP although relevant and aligned to NSDP, was ambitious and less focused due to the agencies' effort of direct aligning with almost all priority areas defined in NSDP I. There is a difference between the Plan's aspirations and the outcomes to date. Government stakeholders perceive UN as trusted partner, neutral and with the right intentions, but with limited financial resources.
  • LUNDAP 2013-2017 is in its fourth year of implementation. However, not many stakeholders are aware of its existence and content that was also partly affected by the change of the Government in 2015. However, coordination with line ministries continued at sector level. These findings imply that there has been limited advocacy about LUNDAP as a -medium term strategic plan of the United Nations in Lesotho. UN agencies have been working with MDAs independently and not as one UN system guided by LUNDAP and the Delivery as One (DaO) framework.

2.

Efficiency;

  • The Performance/progress under each LUNDAP Result Area is summarized below:  • Result Area 6:  Social Protection  - Good progress; • RAs 3: Good Governance and Institutions - Average progress; • RA 5: Health, Nutrition, and HIV&AIDS - Average progress; • RA 1: Investment Climate, Manufacturing, - Poor progress; • RA 2: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources - Poor Progress; • RA 4: Skills and Innovation  - Poor Progress;
  • 42 per cent of the indicators are either off-target or not tracked implies that the UN and its partners faced challenges in effectively implementing the LUNDAP objectives.
  • The major factors that contributed to limited resource mobilization required funding for LUNDAP is decreasing donors’ support,  also related to the LMIC status of Lesotho, the uncertain political environment and tension that seems to have scared donors away from Lesotho; lack of adequate support from NRAs, who had initially promised and committed extensive resources mobilization that they would mobilize financial resources for LUNDAP at the design stage.

3.

Effectiveness:

  • 40 per cent of the stakeholders are satisfied compared to another 35 per cent who are not satisfied with the effectiveness of LUNDAP in building stakeholders' understanding and ownership of development and social development programmes in Lesotho, while about 25 per cent do not know
  • 60 per cent of the respondents feel satisfied with LUNDAP as a planning tool with the Government, while 20 per cent are not satisfied with this statement, and another 20 per cent of the stakeholders do not know
  • UN is not improving its programmes was mentioned by 25 per cent of the respondents, 19 per cent mentioned inability to pursue and influence GoL, and another 19 per cent indicated "need for consultation with other stakeholders.

4.

Sustainability:

  •  explicit strategies and adequate measures for sustaining the gains and scaling up good practices and outcomes were not articulated in LUNDAP document.

5.

Delivery as One:

  • The UN agency leadership and various partners including Government question the effectiveness of some of these structures (RGs) due to high number of coordination structures, considering that there are seven UN Resident agencies operating in the country including more than 10 NRAs that have limited participation in the LUNDAP. Thus having so many structures is time consuming and in some cases diversionary for the few available staff.
  • Limited understanding of DaO by UN Agencies and Government, and what is required for it to effectively operate in Lesotho. There is no clear understanding of the difference between "Joint Programming" and "Joint Programme"
  • Coordination of LUNDAP at the overarching  level with Government counterparts has been limited before LUNDAP coordination has been rolled out through LUNDAP MTR and evaluation in 2016. The Government is not taking the lead and at the same time UN is not ‘pushing’ hard enough for this to happen. There is limited coordination and competition for visibility among UN agencies, thus limited support to the Government and other partners as a united one UN family.

Recommendations
1

Reflection and Visioning for Future Support. For UN to make evidence-based impact and be relevant/visible to Lesotho's development priorities and needs, there should be a serious and comprehensive reflection by both the Government and UN (as a family) on the gaps (unfinished business) under LUNDAP/MDGs, comprehensive analysis/assessment of UN comparative advantage and capacity, sober prioritization/strategizing for new UNDAF, and commitment of UN agencies leadership and Government of Lesotho to DaO. With the position of Lesotho as a LMIC and its implications in programming and resource mobilization: repositioning Lesotho as Low Middle Income Country (LMIC) and finding innovative development financing models. Enhancing sustainability –  clear exit strategies with institutional capacity for sustainability.

2

Avoiding Spreading too thin, thus focus on 3-4 Strategic Areas of  support
For the next UNDAF, it is recommended that the focus of support should be restricted to 3 strategic result areas taking into account issues of resilience, governance (e.g. enhancing political stability), building a healthy nation, and addressing the youth question.

3

 Commitment and programming for DaO
Heads of Agencies should therefore show commitment to DaO and draw a framework for implementing it.  The starting point is for UNCT to have one or two joint programmes in the next UNDAF circle. It is recommended that UNCT should seek technical assistance to help in the design of a joint programme. A Sector-wide approach should be used in the identified/established joint programme

4

Enhance the ownership and leadership of the government and other key  stakeholders
build consensus on how to effectively use the existing Government systems and structures/mechanisms for programme and financial management, and monitoring and evaluation. It is recommended that systems within the Prime Minister's office and the MoDP should be enhanced and used accordingly in the next UNDAF.

5

Re-defining the role of NRAs to be more effective in supporting GoL
UNCT, in a participatory and strategic manner, should develop a clear framework and guidelines on the role NRAs should play in Lesotho, within the next UNDAF; including participating in resource mobilization, capacity building and evaluation of results/outcomes.

6

Mainstreaming of GEWE and Youth Empowerment in UNDAF  Implementation
the major focus of UN coherence on GEWE and youth empowerment to ensure mainstreaming and effectiveness

1. Recommendation:

Reflection and Visioning for Future Support. For UN to make evidence-based impact and be relevant/visible to Lesotho's development priorities and needs, there should be a serious and comprehensive reflection by both the Government and UN (as a family) on the gaps (unfinished business) under LUNDAP/MDGs, comprehensive analysis/assessment of UN comparative advantage and capacity, sober prioritization/strategizing for new UNDAF, and commitment of UN agencies leadership and Government of Lesotho to DaO. With the position of Lesotho as a LMIC and its implications in programming and resource mobilization: repositioning Lesotho as Low Middle Income Country (LMIC) and finding innovative development financing models. Enhancing sustainability –  clear exit strategies with institutional capacity for sustainability.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2017/01/05]

  • UN has supported the GoL in development of the MDG Status Report 2015, identifying the unfinished business and gaps to be integrated in the Agenda 2030
  • UN is supporting mainstreaming and localization of the Agenda 2030 to also establish national priorities, comparative advantages and capacity based on the MDGs implementation. UNCT supported series of SDG workshops under leadership of the Ministry of Development Planning for Parliament, PSs, planning specialists (SDG prioritization and SDG Foresight), national and sub-national SDG outreach activities.                                                                                                                                          
  • Both UN and GOL have actively participated in the processes leadign to development of the next planning document, NSDP and LUNDAP to align key strategic processes and areas of joint work including on SDGs. 
  • UN has also conducted initial CCA (to be completed in 2017 along with capacity assessment due to LUNDAP extension). UNCT contributed with Issue Papers into the CCA as a good participatory practice.                                                       
  •  Lesotho has extended the NSDP period by another year, and this will affect the LUNDAP. UNCT is defining areas of strategic support to the GoL during 2017 and 2018  extension period. 
  • UNCT under RC leadership mobilized resources from EU to support national M&E systems and data for development and contributed to the Regional MICs Strategy and developed Lesotho MICs Roadmap focusing on the programmatic component and three key priority areas (health, governance and poverty alleviation).                                                                                                                                                             
  • UN is developing strategic partnerships with local partners in media, academia and provagte sector to coherently engage in the SDGs agenda (research, innovations, youth engagement and other)  and to introduce UNDAF/LUNDAP public monitoring mechanism on engaging the people directly in its work.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Support analysis for gaps and unfinished business of the MDGs for a comprehensive Agenda 2030/63 and NSDP II prioritization.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
PMT with UNDP technical and advisory support and RCO coordination support. 2023/01 Canceled
. As part of the new UNDAF design carry out a capacities assessment of the UN, to identify agency comparative advantage, areas of future UN system support under new UNDAF and partnerships mapping. Identify gaps and decide where additional analysis is or might be required.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
RCO coordination support. 3. RCO. 2023/01 Completed new UNDAF launched in 2019 History
Convene regular meetings of the Joint UN/GoL Steering Committee that will also help the GoL in monitoring the NSDP and other development commitments.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
RCO. 2023/01 Completed Joint UN/GOL Steering Committee established History
Support development of the SDG Rapid Integrated Assessment report for localization and mainstreaming process of the Agenda 2030 and for integration of SDGs in the national strategies and sector strategies, and other international/regional policies and commitments, including regional integration agenda, Review and agree on integrating the SDG coordination platforms including on supporting GoL on multi-sectoral mechanisms to monitor and report on SDG, Using the GoL SDGs roll-out Roadmap and MAPS, continue implementation of UN's action plan on joint support to SDGs roll-out
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
DG Team under UNDP advisory support and RCO coordination support; UNDP in consultation with PMT/UNCT. 2023/01 Initiated History
Develop LUNDAP extension Interim Document based on review of the LUNDAP mid-term review recommendations and indicators review, set priorities for 2018 (extension period)
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
RCO leadership and coordination support in close cooperation with PMT, RGs and theme groups 2023/01 Canceled
2. Recommendation:

Avoiding Spreading too thin, thus focus on 3-4 Strategic Areas of  support
For the next UNDAF, it is recommended that the focus of support should be restricted to 3 strategic result areas taking into account issues of resilience, governance (e.g. enhancing political stability), building a healthy nation, and addressing the youth question.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

  • UNCT has made preliminary prioritization of three interrelated thematic areas for the new UNDAF 2019 - 2023, (health, governance and poverty alleviation) under UNCT Strategy on MICs, to leverage UN resources and capacities                                                                     
  • In 2016 UNCT organized jointly with the GoL a High-Level Round Table on reforms and Lesotho’s path to sustainable development with Regional Directors' participation focusing on the areas of health, governance, resilience and climate change, and socio-economic development                                                                                      
  • RC/UNCT continued ensuring coherent and consistent messaging on political issues, supporting governance reforms agenda, including advocating on human rights and continued support to rolling-out of the Human Rights Commission and ensuring dialogue platform is in place.
  •  Monitoring tools and advocacy to ascertain progress on the UN milestones have been developed through institutionalizing LUNDAP as a coordination platform, its review and evaluation consultations

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Establish a strong communication and advocacy strategy around LUNDAP/UNDAF, including through RGs.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
RCO coordination and leadership support in cooperation with al theme groups, RGs. PMT. 2023/01 Canceled History
Continue implementation of the High-Level Round Table Outcome Statement Recommendations
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
Four Outcome Statement Areas Leads with RCO coordination support. 2023/01 Canceled
Continue implementation of the UNCT/NRAs retreat (2016) recommendations and map priorities for 2017 UNCT AWP planning.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
RCO support through UNCG. 2023/01 Canceled
3. Recommendation:

 Commitment and programming for DaO
Heads of Agencies should therefore show commitment to DaO and draw a framework for implementing it.  The starting point is for UNCT to have one or two joint programmes in the next UNDAF circle. It is recommended that UNCT should seek technical assistance to help in the design of a joint programme. A Sector-wide approach should be used in the identified/established joint programme

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

  •  Lesotho is a DaO self-starter and has introduced 15 core DAO SOPs elements. So far indicatively 10 achieved, 3 mostly achieved and 2 need progress. UNCT work and LUNDAP RGs are supported by UN Theme Groups on : Gender, Human Rights and Youth, M&E, JUNTA, OMT, PMT, DRMT, UNCG and UN Nutrition Team. In the current cycle, six result areas of LUNDAP are aimed at bringing joint efforts in all thematic areas. Joint RGs work planning will remain a priority in 2017 to address the need for more coherence in programming and to prepare as part of JWPs under new UNDAF guidance.                                                                                                                             
  •  UNCT is continuing to look for opportunities for joint programmes; UNCT has made efforts to develop joint programmes on human security and has successfully undertaken joint humanitarian response for the El Nino drought. UNCT has mobilized US$39 mln for drought response. Programmes explored potential synergies and opportunities between the agencies for future programmes. UN Joint programme funded by DFID on humanitarian response and funded through MPTF has demonstrated UNCT commitment to joint programming and implementation.RC/UNCT jointly provided leadership to convene joint GoL-UN high-level roundtable on reforms and SDGs with R-UNDG participation.
  • Common Budgetary Framework has been rolled out in 2016 as UNCT management tool to analyze the UN funding gap and define resource mobilization efforts.                Implementation of the Business Operations Strategy remained as a key tool to harmonize business processes, a number of LTAs have been finalized. UNCT TORs and Mutual accountability framework have been reintroduced in last years' UNCT retreat.   
  • To respond to the HIV and AIDS strategic priority , UNCT provided continued technical and advisory support to resuscitated National AIDS Commission.  In 2016, UNCT has engaged HM King Letsie III as the African Nutrition Champion and his recent appointment as the UN/FAO Special Ambassador for Nutrition placing the country on the global and continental limelight in addressing nutrition agenda.  
  • As part of Communicating as One - UNCT implemented with support from RCO/UNCG key joint advocacy around SDGs, LUNDAP, humanitarian response, youth, gender and other.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthen advocacy and develop internal capacities for implementing DaO SOPs across agencies. Finalize DAO coordination matrix.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
RCO. 2023/01 Canceled
Identify possible joint programmes entry points and mobilize resources for key priority areas. Integrate programme and operations planning for reducing duplication and costs saving.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
UNCT with support from RCO/PMT/RGs/UN theme groups 2023/01 Canceled
As part of joint UN support to resilience agenda establish recovery and resilience requirements until the mid-2018, finalize the national resilience framework and ensure resilience is introduced in the new UNDAF
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
OMT and RCO support. 2023/01 Canceled
As part of DaO SOPs, develop UNCT Country Results Report for 2017 and ensure timely RC/UNCT planning for 2017.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
RCO 2023/01 Canceled
4. Recommendation:

Enhance the ownership and leadership of the government and other key  stakeholders
build consensus on how to effectively use the existing Government systems and structures/mechanisms for programme and financial management, and monitoring and evaluation. It is recommended that systems within the Prime Minister's office and the MoDP should be enhanced and used accordingly in the next UNDAF.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

  • Following the UNCT advocacy under the RC leadership on revitalizing a Joint UN/GoL Steering Committee for the UNDAF, the GoL has adopted the proposed ToR for the Committee and the findings of the LUNDAP mid-term review. Major LUNDAP review and evaluation multi-stakeholder consultations took place at the technical and ministers' levels. Follow-up meeting to LUNDAP review recommendations and action points will be held in January taking into consideration the LUNDAP extension alignment with the NSDP and development of the extension Interim document focusing on key areas of UN support to the GoL and setting priorities for 2018. The Committee will be co-chaired by the Ministry of Development Planning and RC
  • UN is participating in the development of the NSDP II to provide technical support and alignment of the planning processes (LUNDAP/UNDAP and NSDP II) and identifying champions for different sectors. Under the joint UN humanitarian response, the UN system engaged closely with the Office of the Prime Minister/Deputy PM under RC leadership for coordinated response planning and all line ministries under sector coordination.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Convene regular Joint GoL/UN Steering Committee Meetings (as recommended by the GoL: at the PSs' and UNCT/PMT level twice a year and at Ministers' and Heads of Agencies levels once a year.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
RCO coordination support. 2023/01 Canceled
Support GoL to develop national and sectoral M&E systems which may be tapped by the UN to enhance GoL performance and programme effectiveness.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/26]
M&E/PMT. 2023/01 Canceled
Under the UN JP on humanitarian support, continue engaging GoL and key stakeholders in monitoring the progress and reporting.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/27]
Implementing agencies and RCO support for joint monitoring and reporting to donor/MPTF. 2023/01 Canceled
5. Recommendation:

Re-defining the role of NRAs to be more effective in supporting GoL
UNCT, in a participatory and strategic manner, should develop a clear framework and guidelines on the role NRAs should play in Lesotho, within the next UNDAF; including participating in resource mobilization, capacity building and evaluation of results/outcomes.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

  • - NRAs are engaged through the various LUNDAP RGs in which they participate, however, there is a need for more consistent engagement. Around 10 NRAs have participated at the UNCT/NRAs retreat in 2016 and contributed to the joint UNCT reporting and planning including into development of the Common Budgetary Framework. However, more integrated and coherent engagement remains a priority.                                                                                                   
  • Joint work with separate NRAs has continued thematic base, such as with OHCHR on HRuF, UNODC/UN Women on GBV, ILO under RG 1 and other joint areas, DPA under light mission recommendations, including IAEA, IFAD, UNESCO and other                                                                                                   
  • The R-UNDG Mission that was led by  Chair of UNDG Africa, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Africa Abdoulaye Mar Dieye and that included the Regional Directors and representatives of resident and non-resident agencies (UNDP, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNWOMEN, FAO, IOM, WHO, UNDPA, OCHA) took place in July. The mission participated at the joint GoL/UN high-level round table providing a platform for various stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the complex challenges confronting the country; identify the underlying contributory factors; and explore the best way the UN system including NRAs can support the country’s efforts toward sustainable development and to meliorate the current development challenges.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop NRAs engagement guidelines including on participating in joint resource mobilization, capacity building and follow-up to outcomes.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/27]
RCO in cooperation with UNCT/UN agencies. 2023/01 Canceled
Engage NRAs on the support to Lesotho and participation in the UNCT, RGs and UNDAF implementation
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/27]
RCO in cooperation with lead agencies in RGs. 2023/01 Canceled
Engage closely with OHCHR to support country's mid-term UPR reporting in 2017, coordinate mapping on UN agencies support to specific UPR recommendations. HRs analysis for the new UNDAF/CCA review and other.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/27]
RCO in cooperation with UNDP as TL for GHRY and all agencies. 2023/01 Canceled
Engage with UNODC, UN Women, OHCHR, ILO and resident agencies on SDG 5 and gender mainstreaming.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/27]
RCO coordination support 2023/01 Canceled
6. Recommendation:

Mainstreaming of GEWE and Youth Empowerment in UNDAF  Implementation
the major focus of UN coherence on GEWE and youth empowerment to ensure mainstreaming and effectiveness

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

  • UN Theme Group on Gender, Human Rights and Youth (GHRY) has been established by the UNCT and has been supported through technical and advisory support from UNFPA. RC/UNCT mobilized OCHA GenCap support that supported to integrate protection and GBV into humanitarian response programmes. New GenCap TORs have been developed to continue with GenCap support to UNCT in 2017, 6 months support has been committed by OCHA RO.                                                                                                                  
  • GHRY has strengthened joint engagement with CSOs and with the Ministry of Gender, Sports, Youth and Recreation (MGYSR). SDGs and GBV area have been of particular focus, series of capacity building and advocacy workshops took place including on innovations  in fighting GBV with GoL, private sector, CSOs and academia. As a result CSOs have established GBV network that is closely working with the Government and the UN.                                                                                                             
  • UNCT has initiated UNCT Gender Audit that will be finalized in 2017 and will help with gender mainstreaming in the new UNDAF.   With the support of the UN JP funded by DFID under the GBV component, GBV countrywide baseline development has been rolled out that will help to analyze the levels of GBV under the current humanitarian setting and identify future UNCT gender programming.  
  • In the area of Youth - a joint effort was put in place to develop the UN Joint programme on Youth considering all agencies and few NRAs being engaged in youth programming. This effort is aimed to reduce duplication and bring  more coherent UN support to the Government.
  • UNCT has completed a local mapping and global Youth SWAP survey that demonstrates UNCT engagement in all relevant to SWAP goals - employment and entrepreneurship, protection of rights, civic engagement and political inclusion, education including sexuality education and health. 
  • Youth engagement in SDGs has been central under the Innovations agenda. UNCT has rolled out series of innovations under the UNDAF Innovation Facility's Public Engagement Window and through collective intelligence introduced by Nesta foundation/UNDG partnership

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Support the GoL in SDG 5 roll-out and gender mainstreaming across sectors in an integrated manner and with engagement of NRAs (OHCHR, ILO, UN Women, UNODC have already expressed interest) and following official request from MGYSR.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/27]
GHRY with leadership/coordination support from RCO. 2023/01 Canceled
Develop joint GHRY AWP in consultation and coordination with MGYSR integrating joint work on SDGs, gender mainstreaming in LUNDAP/UNDAF.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/27]
GHRY with coordination support from RCO. 2023/01 Initiated UNDP has collaborated with UNFPA to support the MGYSR to develop the GAD Implementation Plan History
Develop a capacity development programme for the MGYSR for leadership on the GEWE and youth programmes and to foster Ministry's capacities in gender mainstreaming across ministries. Facilitate coordination and partnerships for resource mobilization and capacity building including on addressing gender inequalities that perpetuate GBV in Lesotho
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/27]
GHRY. 2023/01 Initiated A capacity building programme for MGYSR for GEWE underway History
Further develop capacities of the GHRY to ensure a stronger advocacy, gender mainstreaming, gender analysis, gender responsive planning and budgeting, IASC handbook, IASC guidelines among others (as part of mainstreaming protection in humanitarian settings), GEWE, HRs and youth empowerment.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/27]
GHRY and RCO support 2023/01 Initiated As part of the development of the GAD Implementation Plan, UNDP capacity building on theories of change for GEWE to strengthen understanding gender and gender analysis. A capacity building programme will be developed to enhance capacities in this regard History
Strengthen internal coordination and communication for GEWE and youth empowerment and related programmes. Develop a UN JP on Youth.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/27]
RCO support to GHRY. 2023/01 Initiated UNDP has supported development of the GAD Implementation Plan to support GEWE coordination. UNDP has also piloted actions to strengthen youth empowerment, including collaboration with the Ministry of Gender and Youth, and National University of Lesotho and social enterprises History
Strengthen internal coordination and communication for GEWE and youth empowerment and related programmes. Develop a UN JP on Youth.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/27]
RCO support to GHRY. 2023/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: repeated ]
History
Integrate and utilize GBV baseline findings to inform gender programming of UN Agencies.
[Added: 2017/01/05] [Last Updated: 2020/01/27]
RCO leadership and coordination support 2023/01 Initiated As part of the development of the GAD Implementation Plan, UNDP has collaborated with the GIZ and MGYSR to establish the GBV Coordinating Forum to strengthen gender programming and collaborative engagement History

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