South Sudan Recovery Fund Round 3: UN Joint Stabilization Programmes Outcome Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, South Sudan
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
08/2015
Completion Date:
08/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
100,000

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Title South Sudan Recovery Fund Round 3: UN Joint Stabilization Programmes Outcome Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00064379
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, South Sudan
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 08/2015
Planned End Date: 08/2015
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. 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
  • 2. Output 6.4. Recovery processes reinforce social cohesion and trust and enable rapid return to sustainable development
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
SDG Target
  • 16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere
Evaluation Budget(US $): 100,000
Source of Funding: SSRF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Sam Barnes Mr nsambarnes@gmail.com
Stelios Comninos Ms stelios.comninos@gmail.com
Chan Awuol jr Mr chanjr@gmail.com
Achuoth Philip Deng Mr dengajang@yahoo.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UNOPS, WFP, NGO ACTED
Countries: SOUTH SUDAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 In order to ?consolidate the existing benefits of SSRF round 3? in support of the intended outcome ?to Increase security and reduce the levels of ethnic conflict ?, SSRF could consider support for a community capacity building programme for maintenance and repair of boreholes and haffirs built through the UN Joint Stabilization Programmes in Lakes, Eastern Equatoria and Warrap States. The form and modality of financing and implementation could be through a different entity, but it would ensure that the SSRF financed assets continued to contribute to the reduction of ethnic conflict linked to competition for water resources. As these assets were transferred to Community Level Water Management Committees (when they existed), it should be a continuing obligation of the SSRF to provide technical support and capacity development, recognizing that the state and county institutions have limited capacities in the current context. Such an initiative, could also include haffirs or boreholes constructed through other organizations.
2 SSRF supported road works in use in Eastern Equatoria, Warrap and Lakes States, could be included in possible labour-based road maintenance programmes carried out by other organizations, so that the assets are not lost. SSRF resources could be used to support such initiatives and cover at least a three year period. An intervention such as this would improve general capacity to maintain roads other than those created under the SSRF.
3 SSRF donors and partners should continue the dialogue on how to move forward in future programmes in support of South Sudan?s stabilization and recovery, as the needs are ever more pressing. Existing SSRF supported assets and investments must be preserved, where possible, while future initiatives are planned and developed.
1. Recommendation: In order to ?consolidate the existing benefits of SSRF round 3? in support of the intended outcome ?to Increase security and reduce the levels of ethnic conflict ?, SSRF could consider support for a community capacity building programme for maintenance and repair of boreholes and haffirs built through the UN Joint Stabilization Programmes in Lakes, Eastern Equatoria and Warrap States. The form and modality of financing and implementation could be through a different entity, but it would ensure that the SSRF financed assets continued to contribute to the reduction of ethnic conflict linked to competition for water resources. As these assets were transferred to Community Level Water Management Committees (when they existed), it should be a continuing obligation of the SSRF to provide technical support and capacity development, recognizing that the state and county institutions have limited capacities in the current context. Such an initiative, could also include haffirs or boreholes constructed through other organizations.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/11]

The Expert Reference Group (ERG) agrees with the recommendation to consolidate the benefits of existing SSRF support for boreholes and haffirs, and proposes that the SRF launches a dedicated programme in response to this. This should have high priority and be considered by the new SRF Board on an urgent basis. Based on the available evidence, sustainability of boreholes and haffirs will be important to increase security and reduce water-based conflict, and on-going support for community capacity building in the form of technical support and capacity development will be critical in this regard. Sustainability of boreholes and haffirs constructed under other programmes, for instance the UN Peace Building Fund, could also be supported through this initiative.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP considering the recommendation in it new programming.
[Added: 2015/12/11] [Last Updated: 2018/08/22]
UNDP Senior Management 2017/12 Completed A project document submitted to Germany for instrastructural development picks on the lessons learned from the SSRF haffirs and borehole provision History
2. Recommendation: SSRF supported road works in use in Eastern Equatoria, Warrap and Lakes States, could be included in possible labour-based road maintenance programmes carried out by other organizations, so that the assets are not lost. SSRF resources could be used to support such initiatives and cover at least a three year period. An intervention such as this would improve general capacity to maintain roads other than those created under the SSRF.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/11]

The ERG agrees with the recommendation to benefit from the SSRF road building projects, and recommends that the new SRF Board considers the potential to launch labour intensive road maintenance work around roads already constructed by the SSRF on an urgent basis and along similar lines as with capacity building for haffirs and boreholes mentioned above. Labour intensive road maintenance programmes will provide important peace dividends and can facilitate reintegration of IDPs and ex-combatants.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendation refers to the donors and SSRF is closing by 31 December 2015. However, UNDP could consider the recommendation and coordinate with donors in future planning and decision making exercises.
[Added: 2015/12/11] [Last Updated: 2018/08/22]
UNDP Senior Management 2017/12 Completed Community development projects implemented by UNDP beyond 2015 have emphasized utilisation of local labour force to provide jobs and incomes to the predominantly youthful population History
3. Recommendation: SSRF donors and partners should continue the dialogue on how to move forward in future programmes in support of South Sudan?s stabilization and recovery, as the needs are ever more pressing. Existing SSRF supported assets and investments must be preserved, where possible, while future initiatives are planned and developed.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/12/11]

3. The ERG supports the proposals to use existing SSRF assets and investments as a basis for going forward, and it recommends that SSRF programme reports and other relevant SSRF documentation, including the evaluation, are presented to the SRF Board for consideration and discussion on an urgent basis.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendation refers to the donors and SSRF is closing by 31 December 2015. However, UNDP could consider the recommendation and coordinate with donors in future planning and decision making exercises.
[Added: 2015/12/11] [Last Updated: 2018/08/22]
UNDP senior management 2016/12 Completed SSRF evaluation report presented to the steering committee. Recommendations were well noted. Assets that were salvaged were handed over to relevant institutions for use. History

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