A Terminal Evaluation of UNDP-Uganda Country Program Action Plan (CPAP): (2010-2014/15)

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2015, Uganda
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
12/2014
Completion Date:
12/2014
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
100,000

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Title A Terminal Evaluation of UNDP-Uganda Country Program Action Plan (CPAP): (2010-2014/15)
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015, Uganda
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2014
Planned End Date: 12/2014
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.1. National and sub-national systems and institutions enabled to achieve structural transformation of productive capacities that are sustainable and employment - and livelihoods- intensive
  • 2. Output 1.3. Solutions developed at national and sub-national levels for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem services, chemicals and waste
  • 3. Output 1.4. Scaled up action on climate change adaptation and mitigation across sectors which is funded and implemented
  • 4. Output 2.1. Parliaments, constitution making bodies and electoral institutions enabled to perform core functions for improved accountability, participation and representation, including for peaceful transitions
  • 5. Output 3.3. National institutions, systems, laws and policies strengthened for equitable, accountable and effective delivery of HIV and related services
  • 6. Output 4.4. Measures in place to increase women's participation in decision-making
  • 7. Output 5.2. Effective institutional, legislative and policy frameworks in place to enhance the implementation of disaster and climate risk management measures at national and sub-national levels
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Output 6.4. Recovery processes reinforce social cohesion and trust and enable rapid return to sustainable development
Evaluation Budget(US $): 100,000
Source of Funding: UNDP, Government of Uganda; Government and Non Government IPs
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Kevina Njoronge Lead Consultant (Delta Partnership Uganda Limited) kevina@deltapartnership.com
Dr John Mary Matovu National consultant(Delta Partnership Uganda Limited) jmatovu@gmail.com UGANDA
Dr Drake Kyalimpa National consultant(Delta Partnership Uganda Limited) kyalimpa_drake@yahoo.com UGANDA
Marko Tomicic International consultant(Delta Partnership Uganda Limited) kevina@deltapartnership.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Finance, planning and Econonic Development, Other Government and CSO implementing partners
Countries: UGANDA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 There is a need to increase the rate of development and implementation of services across Uganda, particularly focused on the priority sectors highlighted in the NDP one and Vision 2040.
2 Address emerging issues in the next CPAP such as governance and human rights, especially in the extractive sector and other priority sectors in the NDP2, and youth employment; upstream policy support; Build capacity as national and district level to implement NDP2 and support pro poor service delivery at the local level.
3 Adopt a programmatic approach with focus on larger multi-year projects (2-5 years) with enhanced synergies across selected thematic areas. Or have a focused sectoral programmes that links components and/or sub-projects in a coherent, coordinated fashion
4 To enhance coordination and capacity building , building on experience of Northern Uganda, there is need to identify from the onset the capacity building components that should be monitored and evaluated independently.
5 To include gender mainstreaming with elements line collecting sex‐disaggregated data; identifying gaps through gender analysis and consultations with both women and men; and raising awareness about gaps through policy dialogue and advocacy
6 Develop a robust communications strategy for the new programme anchored in modern technology; mainstreamed in the whole programme and supports reporting on results.
7 To build and/or update UNDP?s detailed partnership strategy that clearly defines why and how UNDP will diversify its partnerships in Uganda
8 Need to increase the coverage of districts by developing other similar projects in different regions in Uganda and build in the design strategies for replication of good outputs, outcomes and impact in order to scale up the positive experience.
1. Recommendation: There is a need to increase the rate of development and implementation of services across Uganda, particularly focused on the priority sectors highlighted in the NDP one and Vision 2040.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/01/28]

Management agrees with comment and CPAP II priority sectors and is focusing on the following NDP priority areas of i) Rule of law and constitutional democracy; ii) Institutional development, transparency and accountability; iii Peace, security and system resilience; iv)Natural Resource Management (NRM), climate change resilience

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Finalise and start implementation of CPD that is aligned to NDP
[Added: 2015/01/28] [Last Updated: 2015/06/16]
Country Director 2015/06 Completed NDP priority areas integrated in CPD 2016/2020
2. Recommendation: Address emerging issues in the next CPAP such as governance and human rights, especially in the extractive sector and other priority sectors in the NDP2, and youth employment; upstream policy support; Build capacity as national and district level to implement NDP2 and support pro poor service delivery at the local level.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/01/29]

Management agrees with comment and has added all the mentioned emerging issues in the CPD

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1.Develop and Implement programmes that support human rights, extractive industries; youth employment
[Added: 2015/01/29] [Last Updated: 2015/06/16]
Team Leaders 2016/01 Completed Recommended programmes are already included in the CPD 2016/2020
Provide upstream policy support to Government and lobby for implementation of the policies
[Added: 2015/01/29] [Last Updated: 2015/06/16]
Team Leaders 2016/01 Completed Policies support to government has been prioritized in CPD. Implementation is already ongoing.
3. Recommendation: Adopt a programmatic approach with focus on larger multi-year projects (2-5 years) with enhanced synergies across selected thematic areas. Or have a focused sectoral programmes that links components and/or sub-projects in a coherent, coordinated fashion
Management Response: [Added: 2015/01/29]

Recommendation adopted. CPD projects will be bigger and more issues based

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop bigger issues-based programmes
[Added: 2015/01/29] [Last Updated: 2015/06/16]
Team Leaders 2016/06 Completed 2016-2020 has been developed with 2 key pillars i.e inclusive governance and Sustainable Inclusive Economic Development.
Identify and highlight synergies between projects in AWPs and reports
[Added: 2015/01/29] [Last Updated: 2015/06/16]
Team Leaders 2016/01 Completed
4. Recommendation: To enhance coordination and capacity building , building on experience of Northern Uganda, there is need to identify from the onset the capacity building components that should be monitored and evaluated independently.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/01/29]

Capacity building is still an intergral part of UNDP programme and this will be further emphasized and reported on

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Identify capacity building activities for each programme as design stage
[Added: 2015/01/29] [Last Updated: 2016/02/23]
Team Leaders 2016/01 Completed CPD Project documents have capacity building activities
Develop an independent M&E plan for capacity support for CPD
[Added: 2015/01/29] [Last Updated: 2016/02/23]
Team Leader -MSU 2016/02 Completed Each CPD project document has an M&E plan and there are activities to build monitoring capacities
5. Recommendation: To include gender mainstreaming with elements line collecting sex‐disaggregated data; identifying gaps through gender analysis and consultations with both women and men; and raising awareness about gaps through policy dialogue and advocacy
Management Response: [Added: 2015/01/29]

This recommendation is agreed to and gender has been emphasized in the new programme

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop Gender Quality strategy
[Added: 2015/01/29] [Last Updated: 2016/02/23]
Country Director 2016/02 Completed Gender Equality Strategy done
Develop gender specific outputs and activities in CPD outcome areas
[Added: 2015/01/29] [Last Updated: 2016/02/23]
Team leaders and Gender Focal Point 2016/02 Completed CPD project documents have gender Specific outputs
6. Recommendation: Develop a robust communications strategy for the new programme anchored in modern technology; mainstreamed in the whole programme and supports reporting on results.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/01/29]

Management agrees with Evaluation team and has developed a communication strategy

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop CPD communication strategy that incorporates use of social media
[Added: 2015/01/29] [Last Updated: 2016/02/23]
Communications Analyst 2016/06 Overdue-Initiated Draft communication strategy to be part of the revised Resource Mobilisation strategy
Integrate communication activities in each programme/project
[Added: 2015/01/29] [Last Updated: 2015/06/16]
Communications analyst and Team LEaders 2015/06 Completed Communication has been integrated in project workplans and in CPD 2016/20. A 1% budget allocation is given for communication activities.
7. Recommendation: To build and/or update UNDP?s detailed partnership strategy that clearly defines why and how UNDP will diversify its partnerships in Uganda
Management Response: [Added: 2015/01/29]

Recommendation accepted and CDP incorporates partnership strategy

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Further develop a partnership strategy for the CPD
[Added: 2015/01/29] [Last Updated: 2016/02/23]
Assistant Country Director 2016/02 Completed Partnership strategies developed under new CPD projects
8. Recommendation: Need to increase the coverage of districts by developing other similar projects in different regions in Uganda and build in the design strategies for replication of good outputs, outcomes and impact in order to scale up the positive experience.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/01/29]

CPD has taken into consideration the need to increase coverage of districts

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Increase coverage to other northern Uganda districts, Karamoja and Eastern Uganda
[Added: 2015/01/29] [Last Updated: 2016/02/23]
Senior Management and Team Leaders 2016/02 Completed This has been addressed in the CPD projects 2016-2020. A northern Uganda Strategy to be developed

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