Final Evaluation of the project ? Institutional and Capacity Support to the Parliament of Afghanistan (ICSPA)

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Evaluation Plan:
2015-2020, Afghanistan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2019
Completion Date:
08/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
50,000

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Title Final Evaluation of the project ? Institutional and Capacity Support to the Parliament of Afghanistan (ICSPA)
Atlas Project Number: 00080438
Evaluation Plan: 2015-2020, Afghanistan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 08/2019
Planned End Date: 06/2019
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.1.1 Capacities developed across the whole of government to integrate the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and other international agreements in development plans and budgets, and to analyse progress towards the SDGs, using innovative and data-driven solutions
  • 2. Output 2.2.2 Constitution-making, electoral and parliamentary processes and institutions strengthened to promote inclusion, transparency and accountability
SDG Goal
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDG Target
  • 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
  • 17.18 By 2020, enhance capacity-building support to developing countries, including for least developed countries and small island developing States, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts
Evaluation Budget(US $): 50,000
Source of Funding: Project resources
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 50,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: AFGHANISTAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

It is recommended to design new project that will continue and further build on activities that were available through the ICSPA project.

2

It is recommended for the follow up project to include support for the elected members of the Parliament and the committees. Particularly recommended is to consider development of capacities of the MPs for policy making and law drafting

3

It is recommended to link the support to the NAA with the Sustainable Development Goals and enhance the role of the NAA in the achievement of the SDGs for Afghanistan

4

It is recommended to prioritize adoption of the Parliamentary Service Act

5

It is recommended to continue support to the NAA for its active role to ensure of greater gender equality in Afghanistan

1. Recommendation:

It is recommended to design new project that will continue and further build on activities that were available through the ICSPA project.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/15]

Agreed: UNDP has initiated to design new project to support the Parliament of Afghanistan

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop new prodoc Strenghtening of Legislature in Afghanistan (SOLA)
[Added: 2020/01/15]
Programme Officer 2019/12 Completed This activity is completed. History
2. Recommendation:

It is recommended for the follow up project to include support for the elected members of the Parliament and the committees. Particularly recommended is to consider development of capacities of the MPs for policy making and law drafting

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/15]

Agreed: UNDP unders its new project to support the Parliament of Afghanistan has included a compreshesive section on capacity development of newly elected MPs.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Include capacity development component in SOLA Prodoc.
[Added: 2020/01/15]
Prorgamme Officer 2019/12 Completed This activity is completed
3. Recommendation:

It is recommended to link the support to the NAA with the Sustainable Development Goals and enhance the role of the NAA in the achievement of the SDGs for Afghanistan

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/15]

Agreed: UNDP has been fostering its role as (SDG integrator) and will definitly link the support to NAA under its new project to the SDGs.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Link SOLA outputs to SDGs
[Added: 2020/01/15]
Programme Officer 2019/12 Completed This activity is completed.
4. Recommendation:

It is recommended to prioritize adoption of the Parliamentary Service Act

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/15]

Agreed: UNDP under its new project has a specific (activity result) on following up the Parliamentary Service Act .

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Add Parliamentary Service Act as an activity result in SOLA project.
[Added: 2020/01/15]
Programme Officer 2019/12 Completed This activity is completed.
5. Recommendation:

It is recommended to continue support to the NAA for its active role to ensure of greater gender equality in Afghanistan

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/15]

Agreed: UNDP under its new Parliament project - SOLA has a specific Gender component that will ensure greater Gender Equality in the Parliament functions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Add Gender component to the Parliament functions.
[Added: 2020/01/15]
Programme Officer 2019/12 Completed This activity is completed.

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