Final Evaluation of the Joint Programme "Transitional Solutions Initiative for Refugees and their Host Communities in Eastern Sudan"

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2017, Sudan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
09/2015
Completion Date:
07/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
35,000

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Title Final Evaluation of the Joint Programme "Transitional Solutions Initiative for Refugees and their Host Communities in Eastern Sudan"
Atlas Project Number: 00082557
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2017, Sudan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2015
Planned End Date: 09/2015
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 6.1. From the humanitarian phase after crisis, early economic revitalization generates jobs and other environmentally sustainable livelihoods opportunities for crisis affected men and women
Evaluation Budget(US $): 35,000
Source of Funding: Joint Programme Resources
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 12,279
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UNDP, UNHCR , MIC and Commission of Refugees
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Ahmed Jamal Programme Officer Elina.Silen@Undp.org
Elina Silen Programme Manager Ahmed.Jamal@undp.org SOMALIA
Keita Ishitani Senior Livelihood Officer ishitani@unhcr.org
Hassan A. Abdel Ati (PhD) Consultant
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UNDP, UNHCR , MIC and Commission of Refugees
Countries: SUDAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
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Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1:

UNDP should continue to work in eastern Sudan for combating poverty in urban areas, interventions should aim at (a) reducing youth unemployment through training and development of technical and business skills, formation of business groups, business grants or revolving fund soft loans, linkage to private sector (suppliers and wholesalers) and supporting internship programmes for graduates with NGOs, private sector and public institutions and (b) increasing access to credit (micro-finance) through organization, institutional support, awareness raising and training on small business management

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Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2:

Governance and Rule of Law as one package remain an essential need and a comparative advantage for UNDP. The LDF, FGS and locality action plans, which have been commended by authorities in all three states, need to be consolidated on a cost-sharing basis but should be linked with the Federal level

3

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Environmental conservation and climate adaptation and resilience is a priority to address, is a concern for all international donors and is in line with most of the SDGs objectives. The key issues are climate change resilience, monitoring and management of natural resources and policy guidance and institutional development to conserve and rehabilitate degraded resources with the effective participation of concerned communities.

1. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1:

UNDP should continue to work in eastern Sudan for combating poverty in urban areas, interventions should aim at (a) reducing youth unemployment through training and development of technical and business skills, formation of business groups, business grants or revolving fund soft loans, linkage to private sector (suppliers and wholesalers) and supporting internship programmes for graduates with NGOs, private sector and public institutions and (b) increasing access to credit (micro-finance) through organization, institutional support, awareness raising and training on small business management

Management Response: [Added: 2016/11/09] [Last Updated: 2016/11/13]

UNDP continue to work in the east using the framework of the eastern Sudan review outcomes.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Continue to support Kassala Sub-Office in anticipation for a full fledge project in East Sudan.
[Added: 2016/11/09] [Last Updated: 2017/11/18]
Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Affairs, Humanitarian Aid Commission, Partners NGOs 2017/12 Completed Support to Kassala filed office continued throughout the 2016, and extended to December 2017..Support is on track (until Dec 2017). History
2. Stabilization of livelihoods through creation of Youth employment in eastern Sudan project.
[Added: 2016/11/09] [Last Updated: 2017/11/18]
Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Affairs, Humanitarian Aid Commission, Partners NGOs 2017/06 Completed On-going. the project has been extended up to June 2017. History
3. Using east Sudan Review Framework for preparing a proposal for funding by Korean, enhancing partnership
[Added: 2016/11/09] [Last Updated: 2017/05/28]
Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Affairs, Humanitarian Aid Commission, Partners NGOs 2016/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Discussion was initialed with Korean, however there is no clear decision on the funding so far.]
History
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2:

Governance and Rule of Law as one package remain an essential need and a comparative advantage for UNDP. The LDF, FGS and locality action plans, which have been commended by authorities in all three states, need to be consolidated on a cost-sharing basis but should be linked with the Federal level

Management Response: [Added: 2016/11/09] [Last Updated: 2016/11/13]

UNDP will endeavor to strengthening the capacity of civil servants at the state and locality level in east Sudan.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Environmental conservation and climate adaptation and resilience is a priority to address, is a concern for all international donors and is in line with most of the SDGs objectives. The key issues are climate change resilience, monitoring and management of natural resources and policy guidance and institutional development to conserve and rehabilitate degraded resources with the effective participation of concerned communities.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/11/09] [Last Updated: 2016/11/14]

UNDP continue to work in eastern Sudan in addressing the key issues related to climate change adaptation through implementation of measures that enhance production and productivity in the agricultural sector and designing a programme to enhance access of communities including women, to microfinance and weather index based insurance for resilience building.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1. Installed solar units for the digging wells, to enhance the water harvesting techniques for irrigation system and drinking water and increasing agricultural productivity
[Added: 2016/11/14] [Last Updated: 2017/05/28]
UNDP, HCENR, Ministry of Agriculture at state level 2016/12 Completed Besides, the Canada funding for climate change adaptation project, additional support was provided by the French Embassy to strengthen the project’s activities in Gedarif state. History
3.2. Introduction of women home/small farms that empower women’ income for promoting food security and household income.
[Added: 2016/11/14] [Last Updated: 2017/05/28]
UNDP, HCENR, Ministry of Agriculture at state level 2016/12 Completed Concluding in Gedarif State and starting in Kassala state. History
3.3 Training on water harvesting techniques and income generating activities, and climate adaptation related measures
[Added: 2016/11/14] [Last Updated: 2017/05/28]
UNDP, HCENR, Ministry of Agriculture at state level 2016/12 Completed Concluding in Gedarif State and starting in Kassala state. History

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