Evaluation of Thailand Country Programme Outcomes 2012 - 2016

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Thailand
Evaluation Type:
Country Programme Evaluation
Planned End Date:
01/2016
Completion Date:
12/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title Evaluation of Thailand Country Programme Outcomes 2012 - 2016
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Thailand
Evaluation Type: Country Programme Evaluation
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2015
Planned End Date: 01/2016
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 1.5. Inclusive and sustainable solutions adopted to achieve increased energy efficiency and universal modern energy access (especially off-grid sources of renewable energy)
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Output 2.2. Institutions and systems enabled to address awareness, prevention and enforcement of anti-corruption measures across sectors and stakeholders
  • 7. Output 2.3 Capacities of human rights institutions strengthened
  • 8. Output 2.4. Frameworks and dialogue processes engaged for effective and transparent engagement of civil society in national development
  • 9. Output 5.1. Mechanisms in place to assess natural and man-made risks at national and sub-national levels
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Output 5.3. Gender responsive disaster and climate risk management is integrated in the development planning and budgetary frameworks of key sectors (e.g. water, agriculture, health and education)
  • 12. Output 5.4. Preparedness systems in place to effectively address the consequences of and response to natural hazards (e.g. geo-physical and climate related) and man-made crisis at all levels of government and community
  • 13. Output 7.5 South-South and Triangular cooperation partnerships established and/or strengthened for development solutions
  • 14. Output 7.6. Innovations enabled for development solutions, partnerships and other collaborative arrangements
  • 15. Output 1.2. Options enabled and facilitated for inclusive and sustainable social protection
Evaluation Budget(US $): 40,000
Source of Funding: TRAC
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 37,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Kusumal Rachawong National Coordinator to CPD Outcome Evaluation rachawongk@gmail.com THAILAND
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Thai Government and its people
Countries: THAILAND
Comments:

Due to the budget constraints, it is decided to have one evaluation report for 2012 - 2016 CPD Outcomes, instead of 3 separate outcome evaluations.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

 In the CPD 2017 - 2021, UNDP should focus on the same objectives and, also, includes in its support the development of institutional, organizational and operational capacities of the governmental institutions, but also, to the partners involved in the project’s execution and implementation.

2

UNDP should extend its support to the Government of Thailand in order to strengthen the strategic reflection in the policies development and consolidation of the Democratic Governance & Social Advocacy work of the Country Office to better tailor UNDP’s portfolio to current and emerging democratic governance challenges.

3

It is suitable that in the CPD 2017 - 2021, the UNDP includes as objective, a concrete support, in order to ensure the involvement of the media and universities in the projects achievement.

4

It is suitable that in the future programme, UNDP includes the establishment of dialogue’s platforms between the different actors involved on the project’s achievement.

5

UNDP should strengthen its role as coordinator of international aid and define (in collaboration with other partners) a resources mobilization strategy.

1. Recommendation:

 In the CPD 2017 - 2021, UNDP should focus on the same objectives and, also, includes in its support the development of institutional, organizational and operational capacities of the governmental institutions, but also, to the partners involved in the project’s execution and implementation.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/15] [Last Updated: 2016/12/29]

The new CPD generally includes similar objectives, with a stronger focus on capacity development of non-government partners, including the private sector.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure that new CPD builds on achievements of previous CPD
[Added: 2017/01/05]
Country Office 2016/09 Completed
2. Recommendation:

UNDP should extend its support to the Government of Thailand in order to strengthen the strategic reflection in the policies development and consolidation of the Democratic Governance & Social Advocacy work of the Country Office to better tailor UNDP’s portfolio to current and emerging democratic governance challenges.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/15] [Last Updated: 2016/12/29]

Within the challenging political and governance context, the country office, in the new CPD, has included efforts to strengthen its work in the democratic governance and social advocacy space, in particular through social innovation and continued focus on anti-corruption work.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure that governance and social advocacy remains key part of new CPD
[Added: 2017/01/05]
Country Office 2016/09 Completed
3. Recommendation:

It is suitable that in the CPD 2017 - 2021, the UNDP includes as objective, a concrete support, in order to ensure the involvement of the media and universities in the projects achievement.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/15] [Last Updated: 2016/12/29]

New media partnerships are being forged to support, in particular, general awareness raising of UNDP's programme in Thailand. Universities are key partners in the social innovation and anti-corruption efforts.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organize quarterly media briefings on UNDP's work in Thailand
[Added: 2017/01/05]
Country Office 2022/01 Initiated First media briefing was conducted in October 2016
Include universities as key partners in social innovation and SDG advocacy
[Added: 2017/01/05]
Country Office 2022/01 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

It is suitable that in the future programme, UNDP includes the establishment of dialogue’s platforms between the different actors involved on the project’s achievement.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/15] [Last Updated: 2016/12/29]

All projects have project boards with very wide memberships. As a pilot, UNDP will also include citizens in these project advisory boards, in particular in the social innovation project and the public fundraising project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure that project boards have representation of all stakeholders
[Added: 2017/01/05]
Country Office 2022/01 Initiated
5. Recommendation:

UNDP should strengthen its role as coordinator of international aid and define (in collaboration with other partners) a resources mobilization strategy.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/15] [Last Updated: 2016/12/29]

UNDP is taking the lead in engaging with the government of Thailand in its efforts to increase south-south cooperation, including capacity building of Thai officials and institutions to become better donors. UNDP has it's own resource mobilization strategy for the new CPD

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Update the country programme resource mobilization strategy every 6-12 months
[Added: 2017/01/05]
Country Office 2022/01 Initiated

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