Evaluation of UNDP RBAS Regional Project "Fostering Inclusive and Effective Participation of Women in Public Life in the Arab Countries"

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Evaluation Plan:
2014-2017, RBAS
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
10/2017
Completion Date:
10/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
60,000

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Title Evaluation of UNDP RBAS Regional Project "Fostering Inclusive and Effective Participation of Women in Public Life in the Arab Countries"
Atlas Project Number: 00082484
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2017, RBAS
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2017
Planned End Date: 10/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 4.4. Measures in place to increase women's participation in decision-making
SDG Goal
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
SDG Target
  • 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
  • 5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
  • 5.a Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws
Evaluation Budget(US $): 60,000
Source of Funding: TRAC
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 7,200
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Donata Maccelli Evaluation Expert donatamaria@yahoo.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Lessons
1.

Mosharaka has effectively stimulated and expanded the discourse on gender equality and women empowerment in a region which continues to present major needs in such issues.


2.

Although the intervention presents a wide range of themes, issues and activities, these have been well structured and aligned with priorities, and coherently responded to both regional and national needs.


3.

Partnerships with civil society organisations have proven to be successful in maximising effects, increasing ownerships and achieving outreach.


4.

Cooperation with other UN agencies has brought about positive results in the implementation of specific specialised components (i.e. electoral issues, women participation).


5.

Focus on youth, as well innovative aspects and features of the YLP, have greatly contributed to Mosharaka’s effectiveness and impact perspectives.


6.

Monitoring was not carried out according to the original provisions; although The RP has a consolidated monitoring framework for all projects, it would be advisable to further strengthen the monitoring arrangements of Mosharaka (if funds allow).


7.

Continuity is required in order to take advantage of results and outputs developed under the programme. These achievements need to be consolidated; further funding and commitment from the international donors’ community is highly necessary to achieve impact.


8.

Sustainability issues should be better streamlined, starting from design. Project team and partners should insist more on the sustainability part of the reports, and should reflect on sustainability of actions to be implemented from the beginning.


9.

Finally, sustainability should be better addressed in UN/UNDP programming. Although UNDP has revised its corporate ProDoc template in 2015 to strengthen coherence and other RBM aspects, this seems still not entirely reflected in projects’ arrangements.


Findings
1.


Recommendations
1

Whereas external factors cannot be avoided, additional resource mobilization channels should be explored for the initiative.

2

There were donors that couldn’t be reached out for sufficient resource mobilization. To explore resource mobilization from other potential donors.

3

Although sustainability assessment is done through the annual Quality Assurance (QA) exercise, an exit plan/strategy should be developed.

1. Recommendation:

Whereas external factors cannot be avoided, additional resource mobilization channels should be explored for the initiative.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/24] [Last Updated: 2017/12/06]

A resource mobilization and partnership strategy will be developed for Mosharaka.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct an extensive mapping of former, current and potential funding sources and partners.
[Added: 2017/12/06] [Last Updated: 2018/11/13]
UNDP 2018/12 Completed Please see attached document History
2. Recommendation:

There were donors that couldn’t be reached out for sufficient resource mobilization. To explore resource mobilization from other potential donors.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/24] [Last Updated: 2018/10/04]

Partnerships with other potential donors will be established for Mosharaka. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct an extensive mapping of potential funding sources and partners, in line with the preceding recommendation.
[Added: 2017/12/06] [Last Updated: 2018/09/20]
UNDP 2018/12 Completed Mosharaka is constantly in touch with UNITAR given the support and interest demonstrated for the Youth Leadership Programme (YLP). A partnership is already established and a contribution of $215,000 was mobilized as a result. A deeper engagement in the future is expected. History
3. Recommendation:

Although sustainability assessment is done through the annual Quality Assurance (QA) exercise, an exit plan/strategy should be developed.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/24] [Last Updated: 2017/12/06]

An exit strategy in conjunction with the project’s stakeholders will be developed for Mosharaka.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Draft Mosharaka's exit strategy and meet with the project's stakeholders to discuss and finalize the strategy with their collaboration.
[Added: 2017/12/06] [Last Updated: 2018/11/13]
UNDP 2018/12 Completed Please refer to the attached document. History

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