End of Project Evaluation of the Dialogue Financing Facility (DFF) 2012-2013

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2015, Zimbabwe
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
08/2014
Completion Date:
07/2014
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
12,912

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Title End of Project Evaluation of the Dialogue Financing Facility (DFF) 2012-2013
Atlas Project Number: 00078481
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2015, Zimbabwe
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2014
Planned End Date: 08/2014
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.4. Frameworks and dialogue processes engaged for effective and transparent engagement of civil society in national development
Evaluation Budget(US $): 12,912
Source of Funding: SIDA, UNDP
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Busi Ncube ncubebusi16@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: SIDA, GoZ, UNDP
Countries: ZIMBABWE
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 As part of disseminating findings of this evaluation, a joint reflection exercise with partners is necessary. This would provide opportunity for implementing the recommendation made above to inform the design of the new CPR programme.
2 Investment should be made in facilitating joint context analysis and scenarios planning with project partners as a way of enhancing the quality of their programming as well as ensuring common understanding and good coverage in terms of levels, actor groups and issues.
3 Deliberate attention needs to be paid to facilitating community resilience and sustainability of initiatives post- project support while factoring in conflict sensitivity in the manner in which this is done.
4 There is greater need for closer accompanying of partners in project formulation and planning incorporating sound RBM principles and conflict sensitivity. UNDP could establish a roster of 5 or 6 key practitioners that it can contract both locally and internationally to accompany these processes on a need basis among its partners over the life of the new project.
5 The experiences and lessons learnt in leveraging dialogue to foster greater effectiveness in other UNDP supported programs such as the JLOS, should be well documented and used in finding entry points to embed dialogue as a key tool in augmenting development work.
6 It may be helpful in the new programme, to have Dialogue as a key thread and not have it subsumed under the broader CPR thread.
1. Recommendation: As part of disseminating findings of this evaluation, a joint reflection exercise with partners is necessary. This would provide opportunity for implementing the recommendation made above to inform the design of the new CPR programme.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/10/01]

This is well noted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. The CO will ensure that the evaluation report is shared with all the DFF partners. 1.2 The CO will incorporate lessons learned and recommendations made in the report into its current programming.
[Added: 2014/10/01] [Last Updated: 2016/08/17]
GGM 2014/10 Completed Redesign of the new CPR includes some of the lessons learned and recommendations made during the evaluation. Attached is the prodoc, as evidence. History
2. Recommendation: Investment should be made in facilitating joint context analysis and scenarios planning with project partners as a way of enhancing the quality of their programming as well as ensuring common understanding and good coverage in terms of levels, actor groups and issues.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/10/01]

The recommendation is noted, and has already been partially met.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
- The CO will encourage joint context analysis and scenarios planning exercise with partners in the planning phase of the new CPR programme - The CO will continuously assist and strengthen the capacities of partners when it comes to integrated programming
[Added: 2014/10/01] [Last Updated: 2016/08/17]
GGM 2014/08 Completed The CO has convened one partners brainstorming meeting in April 2014, and one Technical Steering Committee meeting in June 2014, where joint context analysis and integrated planning was encouraged. The CO programme staffs are providing programming support and feedbacks on a regular basis. Attached is the newly designed prodoc for that period. History
3. Recommendation: Deliberate attention needs to be paid to facilitating community resilience and sustainability of initiatives post- project support while factoring in conflict sensitivity in the manner in which this is done.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/10/02]

Noted. Efforts are made to ensure that conflict sensitivity is mainstreamed throughout the programme.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
- The CO will encourage joint-programming between the different partners to ensure that issues related to fostering community resilience, sustainability and conflict sensitivity are mainstreamed throughout. - The CO will support exchange learning sessions to raise awareness and equip partners with critical tools to ensure sustainability of initiatives
[Added: 2014/10/02] [Last Updated: 2016/08/17]
GGM 2015/12 Completed Efforts are made to ensure that conflict sensitivity is mainstreamed throughout the programme. This has been done for the 2014-2015 programme and attached is the Annual report and also the prodoc for this period. Kindly refer to the documents also uploaded into ATLAS. History
4. Recommendation: There is greater need for closer accompanying of partners in project formulation and planning incorporating sound RBM principles and conflict sensitivity. UNDP could establish a roster of 5 or 6 key practitioners that it can contract both locally and internationally to accompany these processes on a need basis among its partners over the life of the new project.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/10/02]

The CO is committed to accompany and strengthen the capacity of partners in RBM principles and conflict sensitivity.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The CO will provide strategic programming support and training opportunities for partners on practical tools (RBM, conflict sensitivity)
[Added: 2014/10/02] [Last Updated: 2016/08/17]
GGM 2015/12 Completed In January 2014, the CO provided RBM training to all partners across the different programmes. A similar exercise could be carried out for the CPR partners. History
5. Recommendation: The experiences and lessons learnt in leveraging dialogue to foster greater effectiveness in other UNDP supported programs such as the JLOS, should be well documented and used in finding entry points to embed dialogue as a key tool in augmenting development work.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/10/02]

The recommendation is welcomed, and the CO is committed to foster documentation efforts for strengthening Knowledge Management.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The CO will continue support documentation and dissemination efforts to illustrate the enabling role of dialogue in development processes:  A Peacebuilding and Sustainable Livelihood Community of Practice will be established where all partners will be conveyed  The Handbook and Guidance Document on Dialogue will be updated and disseminated
[Added: 2014/10/02] [Last Updated: 2016/08/17]
GGM 2014/12 Completed The first edition of the Handbook and Guidance Document on Dialogue was made available in December 2013 and will be continuously updated to reflect experiences from the field. A community of practice was set up in December 2014. This is evidenced in both the 2014 & 2015 Annual Reports. History
6. Recommendation: It may be helpful in the new programme, to have Dialogue as a key thread and not have it subsumed under the broader CPR thread.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/10/02]

The recommendation is noted and has been taken on board.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The CO will include dialogue as a cross cutting enabling tool throughout the CPR programme, while maintaining a clear component to foster dialogue skills and platforms within the broader peacebuilding and reconciliation agenda.
[Added: 2014/10/02] [Last Updated: 2016/08/17]
GGM 2014/08 Completed The CPR programme includes a component on Dialogue, while the integrated approach is used to mainstream the role of dialogue as an enabling tool throughout the programme.This is evidenced in the attached Prodoc (2014-2015). History
The CO will include dialogue as a cross cutting enabling tool throughout the CPR programme, while maintaining a clear component to foster dialogue skills and platforms within the broader peacebuilding and reconciliation agenda.
[Added: 2014/10/02] [Last Updated: 2016/08/17]
GGM 2014/08 Completed The CPR programme includes a component on Dialogue, while the integrated approach is used to mainstream the role of dialogue as an enabling tool throughout the programme. History

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