FINAL EVALUATION OF THE “JOINT PROGRAM ON SUPPORT TO MINISTRY OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND REFUGEE (MIDIMAR)”

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2018, Rwanda
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
07/2018
Completion Date:
05/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
50,000

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Title FINAL EVALUATION OF THE “JOINT PROGRAM ON SUPPORT TO MINISTRY OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND REFUGEE (MIDIMAR)”
Atlas Project Number: 00075418
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2018, Rwanda
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2018
Planned End Date: 07/2018
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Resilience
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.3.1 National capacities and evidence-based assessment and planning tools enable gender-responsive and risk-informed development investments, including for response to and recovery from crisis
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG Target
  • 1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
Evaluation Budget(US $): 50,000
Source of Funding: UNDP (project)
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 3,189
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Mujyanama Pio Consultant RWANDA
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Government, Development Partners, UN agencies, Civil Society
Countries: RWANDA
Comments:

Disaster Risk Reduction Evaluation is still ongoing to completion. The evaluation report is now available and only management responses are being done. So, we are requesting you to help in changing the end date till July 30th, 2018.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Extend project for at least another five years, as some activities were not implemented as planned and capacity gap is still observed.

2

Focus on capacity building including trainings and simulation exercises related to disaster management (most of simulations are functional and table top, therefore, full scale is needed).

3

Strengthen coordination for disaster management.

4

Clearly indicate the theory of change and define the role of every stakeholder in the upcoming programmes

5

Conduct capacity needs assessment by UNDP/One UN in the areas related to disaster management

6

Support the operationalization of early warning system

7

Improve database (data management) as some of them are not available. This is the case especially of training where the data are not well organized.

1. Recommendation:

Extend project for at least another five years, as some activities were not implemented as planned and capacity gap is still observed.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/28]

Accepted. This is aligned with the new UNDP CPD, the One UN UNDAP and the new National Strategy for transformation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
LPAC organized on 27th June approved the new 5-year Strengthening National and Local Disaster Risk Management Capacity, Resilience and Enhancing Preparedness and Early Warning System in Rwanda project document. The new project document represents continuity, building on the work done under the previous Joint programme on Support to MIDIMAR to address disaster Management
[Added: 2018/08/28]
PEU 2018/06 Completed
2. Recommendation:

Focus on capacity building including trainings and simulation exercises related to disaster management (most of simulations are functional and table top, therefore, full scale is needed).

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/28]

Accepted. This is aligned with the new UNDP CPD and activities proposed under the new successor DRR programme

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The CO will implement this recommendation through the new DRR project. It should be noted that Output 1 of the new project focuses on capacity building (Output 1: Institutions at national, district and community level have improved technical capacities to reduce risks, manage and respond to natural disasters and limit gender-differentiated impacts). Focus will be placed as well on conducting simulation exercises related to Disaster Management. For example, activity 3.2 of the new project document relates to conducting simulation exercises on major hazards to ensure readiness at the district level. Indicator 3.1 is on number of simulation exercises for disaster preparedness and response conducted at the national and district level.
[Added: 2018/08/28]
PEU 2023/06 Initiated History
3. Recommendation:

Strengthen coordination for disaster management.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/28]

Accepted. This is aligned with the new UNDP CPD and activities proposed under the successor DRR programme

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Similar to Recommendation 2, this will be implemented through the new DRR programme. The new project aims to continue strengthening national coordination mechanisms for disaster management. In addition, the new project will incorporate Meteo Rwanda as one of the implementing partners, with activities aimed at strengthening coordination and collaboration between MIDIMAR and Meteo Rwanda.
[Added: 2018/08/28]
PEU 2023/06 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Clearly indicate the theory of change and define the role of every stakeholder in the upcoming programmes

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The theory of change has been added in the new Strengthening National and Local Disaster Risk Management Capacity, Resilience and Enhancing Preparedness and Early Warning System in Rwanda project as well as the roles of each of the stakeholders
[Added: 2018/08/28]
PEU 2018/06 Completed
5. Recommendation:

Conduct capacity needs assessment by UNDP/One UN in the areas related to disaster management

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This will be undertaken under the new DRR project. Output 1 of the new project focuses on institutional capacity building, based on capacity needs assessments. (E.g.: Activity 1.1 Conduct DRR/DRM Capacity Needs Assessment of MIDIMAR, District staff, NPDM, NADIMATEC, Rwanda Meteorology Agency, DIDIMACs and SEDIMACs and other institutions involved in disaster management and Activity 1.2 Develop the capacity development strategy and plan for MIDIMAR, Districts, DIDIMACs, SEDIMACs, NPDM, NADIMATEC and Rwanda Meteorology Agency based on the results of the capacity need assessment exercise.)
[Added: 2018/08/28]
PEU 2023/06 Initiated
6. Recommendation:

Support the operationalization of early warning system

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/28]

Accepted. This is aligned with the new UNDP CPD and activities planned under the successor DRR programme

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This is a key activity planned under the new DRR programme. (Output 3 of the new Strengthening National and Local Disaster Risk Management Capacity, Resilience and Enhancing Preparedness and Early Warning System in Rwanda project is fully dedicated to the establishment and operationalization of a national early warning system. Output 3: Enhanced multi hazard early warning systems to enable effective preparedness, response and recovery)
[Added: 2018/08/28]
PEU 2023/06 Initiated
7. Recommendation:

Improve database (data management) as some of them are not available. This is the case especially of training where the data are not well organized.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/28]

Accepted. This will be done under the new DRR programme

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The new project document aims to address the issue of availability of data. See, for example, Output 2: Population, local authorities and institutions have increased knowledge and skills of risks from evidence-based disaster risk assessments. Activity 2.1 will focus on updating and digitizing the National Risk profiles, while Activity 2.6 focuses ccollecting and documenting disaster data, events and evidence through digitalized systems for public awareness.
[Added: 2018/08/28]
PEU 2023/06 Initiated

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