Assessment of Crisis Prevention and Recovery Funding Mechanisms

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Title Assessment of Crisis Prevention and Recovery Funding Mechanisms
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2013, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Evaluation Type: Thematic
Status:Completed
Completion Date:06/2014
Planned End Date: 03/2014
Management Response:Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 3.2. Functions, financing and capacity of sub-national level institutions enabled to deliver improved basic services and respond to priorities voiced by the public
  • 2. 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 $): 30,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme:No
Mandatory Evaluation:No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Dagmar Kunzmann Briefel Evaluation Consultant
Serdar Bayriyev Evaluation Manager serdar.bayriyev@undp.org
GEF Evaluation:No
Key Stakeholders:
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 In the new structure, continue the CPR TTF and improve linkages to the relevant CPR outcomes of the Strategic Plan 2014-2017. This would enable donors to provide soft?earmarked or thematic funding in support of the following specific outcomes contained in the Strategic Plan: ?Outcome 5: Countries are able to reduce the likelihood of conflict and lower the risk of natural disasters, including from climate change? and ?Outcome 6: Early recovery and rapid return to sustainable development pathways are achieved in post conflict and post disaster settings?
2 Ensure the "one stop shop" (CPR Management Unit) exists within the new structure, with dedicated human resources to facilitate easy communication and timely reporting to key donors and other partners.
3 While it is important for the fund to continue receiving un-earmarked funding, greater emphasis needs to be placed on mobilizing "thematic flexible" contributions to the CPR TTF to allow countries to support specific thematic areas under outcome 5 and 6 such as Livelihoods, Early Recovery, Rule of Law and DRR but still giving UNDP the flexibility to act according to country needs.
4 Assess and enhance reporting for un-earmarked contributions and track long term regional and global impact of results, including catalytic effects based on knowledge exchange.
5 Maintain the quality of narrative reporting as per MYRF 2012 and improve communication with officials in donor capitals including more regular meetings and reporting.
6 Develop Standard Operating Procedures on resource mobilization roles and responsibilities in case of Level 2/Level 3 crisis and develop resource mobilization guidance, tools and advice for resource mobilization which can be included in the guidance notes for signature products in post natural disaster situations.
7 Continue to focus the CPR TTF on a principle of priority countries, but retain flexibility through broad consultation processes. The country priority list should clearly identify which countries are affected by conflicts, including human security, by disasters and also countries facing both conflict and disaster risks.
8 Enhance the system to monitor and evaluate SURGE performances and keep SURGE missions short term.
9 Allocate 15% of the total CPR programme budget in each country to gender and /or stipulate certain CPR TTF or TRAC 1.1.3 funds for gender equality initiatives linked to outcome 4 of the Strategic Plan and establish a system to track gender results linked to CPR TTF Atlas allocations.
10 Undertake more consistent efforts on promoting the CPR TTF as a fast, flexible and catalytic funding mechanism supporting UNDP?s work in crisis prevention and recovery and develop a branding strategy to clearly outline the CPR TTF?s added benefit to UNDP in the context of other global funds.
11 Greater emphasis should be given by the CPR TTF manager to fundraise in support of knowledge exchange and drawing together best practices, including provisions in the new South ?South strategy.
1. Recommendation: In the new structure, continue the CPR TTF and improve linkages to the relevant CPR outcomes of the Strategic Plan 2014-2017. This would enable donors to provide soft?earmarked or thematic funding in support of the following specific outcomes contained in the Strategic Plan: ?Outcome 5: Countries are able to reduce the likelihood of conflict and lower the risk of natural disasters, including from climate change? and ?Outcome 6: Early recovery and rapid return to sustainable development pathways are achieved in post conflict and post disaster settings?
Management Response:

UNDP is in the process of aligning its thematic trust funds with the new Strategic Plan. The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Thematic Trust fund in its current form will no longer be required. In view of these changes, the recommendations provided by the assessment are no longer considered relevant and actionable.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: Ensure the "one stop shop" (CPR Management Unit) exists within the new structure, with dedicated human resources to facilitate easy communication and timely reporting to key donors and other partners.
Management Response:

UNDP is in the process of aligning its thematic trust funds with the new Strategic Plan. The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Thematic Trust fund in its current form will no longer be required. In view of these changes, the recommendations provided by the assessment are no longer considered relevant and actionable.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: While it is important for the fund to continue receiving un-earmarked funding, greater emphasis needs to be placed on mobilizing "thematic flexible" contributions to the CPR TTF to allow countries to support specific thematic areas under outcome 5 and 6 such as Livelihoods, Early Recovery, Rule of Law and DRR but still giving UNDP the flexibility to act according to country needs.
Management Response:

UNDP is in the process of aligning its thematic trust funds with the new Strategic Plan. The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Thematic Trust fund in its current form will no longer be required. In view of these changes, the recommendations provided by the assessment are no longer considered relevant and actionable.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation: Assess and enhance reporting for un-earmarked contributions and track long term regional and global impact of results, including catalytic effects based on knowledge exchange.
Management Response:

UNDP is in the process of aligning its thematic trust funds with the new Strategic Plan. The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Thematic Trust fund in its current form will no longer be required. In view of these changes, the recommendations provided by the assessment are no longer considered relevant and actionable.

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: Maintain the quality of narrative reporting as per MYRF 2012 and improve communication with officials in donor capitals including more regular meetings and reporting.
Management Response:

UNDP is in the process of aligning its thematic trust funds with the new Strategic Plan. The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Thematic Trust fund in its current form will no longer be required. In view of these changes, the recommendations provided by the assessment are no longer considered relevant and actionable.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: Develop Standard Operating Procedures on resource mobilization roles and responsibilities in case of Level 2/Level 3 crisis and develop resource mobilization guidance, tools and advice for resource mobilization which can be included in the guidance notes for signature products in post natural disaster situations.
Management Response:

UNDP is in the process of aligning its thematic trust funds with the new Strategic Plan. The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Thematic Trust fund in its current form will no longer be required. In view of these changes, the recommendations provided by the assessment are no longer considered relevant and actionable.

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation: Continue to focus the CPR TTF on a principle of priority countries, but retain flexibility through broad consultation processes. The country priority list should clearly identify which countries are affected by conflicts, including human security, by disasters and also countries facing both conflict and disaster risks.
Management Response:

UNDP is in the process of aligning its thematic trust funds with the new Strategic Plan. The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Thematic Trust fund in its current form will no longer be required. In view of these changes, the recommendations provided by the assessment are no longer considered relevant and actionable.

Key Actions:

8. Recommendation: Enhance the system to monitor and evaluate SURGE performances and keep SURGE missions short term.
Management Response:

UNDP is in the process of aligning its thematic trust funds with the new Strategic Plan. The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Thematic Trust fund in its current form will no longer be required. In view of these changes, the recommendations provided by the assessment are no longer considered relevant and actionable.

Key Actions:

9. Recommendation: Allocate 15% of the total CPR programme budget in each country to gender and /or stipulate certain CPR TTF or TRAC 1.1.3 funds for gender equality initiatives linked to outcome 4 of the Strategic Plan and establish a system to track gender results linked to CPR TTF Atlas allocations.
Management Response:

UNDP is in the process of aligning its thematic trust funds with the new Strategic Plan. The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Thematic Trust fund in its current form will no longer be required. In view of these changes, the recommendations provided by the assessment are no longer considered relevant and actionable.

Key Actions:

10. Recommendation: Undertake more consistent efforts on promoting the CPR TTF as a fast, flexible and catalytic funding mechanism supporting UNDP?s work in crisis prevention and recovery and develop a branding strategy to clearly outline the CPR TTF?s added benefit to UNDP in the context of other global funds.
Management Response:

UNDP is in the process of aligning its thematic trust funds with the new Strategic Plan. The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Thematic Trust fund in its current form will no longer be required. In view of these changes, the recommendations provided by the assessment are no longer considered relevant and actionable.

Key Actions:

11. Recommendation: Greater emphasis should be given by the CPR TTF manager to fundraise in support of knowledge exchange and drawing together best practices, including provisions in the new South ?South strategy.
Management Response:

UNDP is in the process of aligning its thematic trust funds with the new Strategic Plan. The Crisis Prevention and Recovery Thematic Trust fund in its current form will no longer be required. In view of these changes, the recommendations provided by the assessment are no longer considered relevant and actionable.

Key Actions:

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