Final Evaluation for support to Strengthen Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) CSOs in Viet Nam

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
03/2016
Completion Date:
03/2016
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
10,000

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Title Final Evaluation for support to Strengthen Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) CSOs in Viet Nam
Atlas Project Number: 0 76346
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2016
Planned End Date: 03/2016
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 2.6. Legal reform enabled to fight discrimination and address emerging issues (such as environmental and electoral justice
Evaluation Budget(US $): 10,000
Source of Funding: UNDP
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 10,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: MOJ
Countries: VIET NAM
Comments: Direct Implementation (DIM) Project working with LGBT CSOs/CBOs
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Monitoring of project activities and quantifiable measurement of achievement against the three project outputs was problematic. There are a number of gaps in the documentation of monitoring activities of the project (primarily those related to activity logs and quality assurance as detailed in the project document).

2

UNDP is very well positioned to continue to support work on legislative reform for the LGBTI community both because of the nature and extent of its access to government and because it has recognized and worked with the most effective and organized Vietnamese CSOs promoting LGBTI rights.

1. Recommendation:

Monitoring of project activities and quantifiable measurement of achievement against the three project outputs was problematic. There are a number of gaps in the documentation of monitoring activities of the project (primarily those related to activity logs and quality assurance as detailed in the project document).

Management Response: [Added: 2016/11/28]

Future projects with USAID would be equipped with a better understanding of USAID requirements on M&E framework, and arrangement of M&E activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Need to identity and address operational challenges which may impact the core functions of the project and, in some instances, on the working relationships with CSOs and sub-grantees.
[Added: 2016/11/28]
Governance and Participation Team (GPT) 2016/12 Completed
1.2 Capacity building to grantees on M&E requirements and process is essential for quality assurance of the project outputs and reporting.
[Added: 2016/11/28]
GPT, M&E Team 2016/04 Completed
2. Recommendation:

UNDP is very well positioned to continue to support work on legislative reform for the LGBTI community both because of the nature and extent of its access to government and because it has recognized and worked with the most effective and organized Vietnamese CSOs promoting LGBTI rights.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/11/28]

Underline the need to take a comprehensive approach to the implementation of changes to laws which affect the gender identity of LGBTI people is and this can be progressed with the broader engagement of relevant ministries such as the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Health.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Retain the tripartite engagement between UNDP, iSEE and ICS and ILS on legal issues related to same sex marriage/civil union, adoption rights for LGBT couples, legal processing and detention of transgender persons, gender identification and the promotion of the equal status of LGBTI people is needed as is the broadening of this engagement to include additional government ministries.
[Added: 2016/11/28]
GPT 2016/03 Completed
2.2. Vietnam’s LGBTI community would benefit from greater engagement at regional and global levels to share their experiences and learn from others for effective policy advocacy.
[Added: 2016/11/28]
GPT 2016/06 Completed

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