Partnership Framework for Development evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Turkmenistan
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
10/2019
Completion Date:
11/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
10,000

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Title Partnership Framework for Development evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00116719
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Turkmenistan
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2019
Planned End Date: 10/2019
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Democratic Governance
  • 3. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
  • 4. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 5. Cross-cutting Development Issue
  • 6. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 7.1. Global consensus on completion of MDGs and the post 2015 agenda informed by contributions from UNDP
Evaluation Budget(US $): 10,000
Source of Funding: UNDP
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 29,259
Joint Programme: Yes
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UN Agencies
  • Joint with UN Agencies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Council of Ministers
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UN Agencies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Council of Ministers
Countries: TURKMENISTAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Improve Programme Design and Results-Based Management

2

Strengthen Inter-agency Cooperation

(Joint Programming; SDGs and Data; Advocacy, Awareness Raising and Communications; Trainings, Analytical Products, Strategies and Assessments; Gender)

 

3

Strengthen the UN Positioning and Impact

4

Improve engagement with Local Governments, Civil Society and Private SectorImprove engagement with Local Governments, Civil Society and Private Sector

5

Ensure sustainability of Structures created by Agencies

6

Ensure sustainability of Funding

7

Improve Administrative Efficiencies

Management Response Documents
1. Recommendation:

Improve Programme Design and Results-Based Management

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/03]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Create a more coherent Theory of Change, which combines various pieces of the programme under one unified framework
[Added: 2019/11/03]
UNCT\ Results Groups 2019/12 Initiated Discussed during prioritization
1.2 Integrate work in data generation and quality with other “substantive outcomes”
[Added: 2019/11/03]
UNCT\Results Groups 2020/11 Initiated Discussed during prioritization
1.3 Merge two environmental outcomes into single outcome
[Added: 2019/11/03] [Last Updated: 2019/12/08]
UNCT\ Results Groups 2019/11 Completed Done in the new Cooperation Framework 2021-2025 History
1.4 Review existing PFD indicators and targets and draw practical lessons from experience with them. Select new meaningful indicators, which meet SMART criteria. Firmly ground new RRF in national SDG framework and relevant state programmes
[Added: 2019/11/03]
Results Groups 2020/04 Initiated
1.5 Establish a highly participatory process of the development of the new cooperation framework and the respective RFF
[Added: 2019/11/03]
Results Groups (main development vehicle) Other stakeholders (esp. civil society) 2019/12 Completed
2. Recommendation:

Strengthen Inter-agency Cooperation

(Joint Programming; SDGs and Data; Advocacy, Awareness Raising and Communications; Trainings, Analytical Products, Strategies and Assessments; Gender)

 

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/03]

Partially agree, One recommendation rejected, because the current bureaucracy is part of the established procedures of communication with national authorities 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Explore opportunities for creating and establishing incentives for agencies to engage in joint programmes at the country level
[Added: 2019/11/03]
RC/UNCT 2025/12 Initiated
2.1 Strengthen cooperation around data and SDGs. Establish clearer division of labor by further mainstreaming SDGs into national planning and budgeting processes, monitoring of SDGs. Coordinate more closely all supporting “data management systems”. Ensure full buy-in and active involvement of all stakeholders for the integration of the work of all UN agencies and national institutions in implementing, monitoring and reporting on SDGs
[Added: 2019/11/03]
During the lifetime of the cycle 2025/12 Initiated Activities under these recommendations will be implemented under UNDP’s Coordination Platform with close engagement of the UNCT with the National SDG Working Group
2.3 Strengthen cooperation by organizing joint events and activities in areas with potential for synergies (joint productions of analytical products in sectors/areas of common interest i.e. sectorial analyses or other areas; joint development of strategies or conduct of assessments; joint organization of trainings for UN staff and national partners)
[Added: 2019/11/03]
UNCT UNRC Office (key role in coordination of joint activities) 2025/12 Initiated
2.5 Cooperate more actively on gender incl. joint efforts on economic empowerment of women, development of gender-sensitive legislation, implementation of international commitments, etc.). Adopt a joint advocacy and communication strategy and work plan to promote gender equality adapted to Turkmenistan’s context. Adopt joint external communications on gender to ensure consistent messages and information, and promote gender equality in external communications
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT 2025/12 Initiated UNCT advocacy message on gender will be delivered through UNRC statements and gender equality issues will be tracked through the country’s reporting to UN Treaty Bodies
3. Recommendation:

Strengthen the UN Positioning and Impact

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Strengthen impact by focusing more on certain areas, where depth, impact and value-added can be created.
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT 2025/12 Initiated There will always be highly important areas with value in maintaining limited activities, but generally, PFD evaluation found there are opportunities for consolidation and better synergies.
3.2 Maintain, and where possible, strengthen support in the area of statistics, which are essential for planning, implementing and monitoring of national and agency policies
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UN 2025/12 Initiated MoU on cooperation in building statistical capacity of Turkmenistan signed. SDG data base creation is underway. Management information systems in health and education are being developed.
3.2.1 Further enhance national SDG framework by further adopting methodologies, setting benchmarks, etc.
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT and National SDG Working Group 2025/12 Initiated
3.2.2 Further mainstream SDGs into national planning and budgeting process
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT and National SDG Working Group 2025/12 Initiated
3.2.3 Strengthen the country’s monitoring capabilities through further development and coordination of data management systems
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UN 2025/12 Initiated Hopefully by 2025 we will have E-MIS and H-MIS
3.3 Coordinate closely or integrate activities at the subnational level where possible. Use integrated approaches (in line with presidential programme targeting the modernization of the village) across agencies to allow for efficient and easier managements for local governments and counterparts
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UN joint programming will spread to subnational level 2025/12 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Improve engagement with Local Governments, Civil Society and Private SectorImprove engagement with Local Governments, Civil Society and Private Sector

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Explore opportunities for more work with local governments, civil society and private sector. Exploit more effectively the opportunity of using civil society organizations in providing community-based social services
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT 2025/12 Initiated UN joint programming will spread to subnational level; examples Joint Program on community based social services; Empowering persons with disabilities;
4.2 Contribute to key national priority of economic diversification by strengthening the crucial role of the private sector
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT 2025/12 Initiated Addressed through two Outcomes of the CF and several outputs
4.2 Contribute to key national priority of economic diversification by strengthening the crucial role of the private sector
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT 2025/12 Initiated Addressed through two Outcomes of the CF and several outputs
5. Recommendation:

Ensure sustainability of Structures created by Agencies

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Follow through on successfully piloted initiatives to ensure they become systemic, scaled up or replicated, and that effects are not limited in scope, but nation- or society-wide. Evaluate, adapt and integrate pilots into larger nation-wide. In the design of projects involving piloting, include a clear plan for what is expected from pilot initiatives
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT 2022/01 Initiated Models of community based social services will be piloted in the JP starting in 1 Jan 2020. By end of 2021, some of the models will be scaled up nationwide.
5.1 Focus on implementation of policies and strategies, such that a specific actions plans is created and financing is identified. Policy and strategy documents should be accompanied with actions plans and should be linked to the budget. Focus more on establishment of systems tracking implementation parameters linked to results, and access the sustainability of achievements
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT 2025/12 Initiated National Policies to track implementation of the Recommendation: RMNCAH Program 2020-2030 with Action Plan for 2020-2025 Youth Policy Program and Action Plan 2020-2025 National Human Rights Action Plans
6. Recommendation:

Ensure sustainability of Funding

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Explore financing models that increase availability of funding for programming in strategic areas with unmet demand
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT 2020/12 Initiated CF Funding Framework will be discussed and approved after the CF is signed.
6.1.1 Establish a broader co-financing framework, which allows for increased funding and cou ld be tapped more flexibly on a needs’ basis
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT, Government of Turkmenistan 2025/12 Initiated
6.1.2 Explore the feasibility of trilateral partnerships with International Financial Institutions and other multilateral oragnizations, where each party brings substantial contributions and comparative advantages
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT 2020/12 Not Initiated The dialogue with IFIs will start during the discussions on CF Funding Framework
6.1.3 Explore more effectively the partnerships with the private sector
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT 2025/12 Not Initiated Will be continuously applied when designing support programs
6.1.3 Explore more effectively the partnerships with the private sector
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT 2025/12 Not Initiated Will be continuously applied when designing support programs
7. Recommendation:

Improve Administrative Efficiencies

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/04]

Disagree. This recommendation is the comparative advantage of UN and not a recommendation perc

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Work towards streamlining administrative/bureaucratic procedures related to programme planning and implementation
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UN, Government of Turkmenistan 2025/12 Not Initiated Not accepted
7.2 Strengthen the capacity to quickly mobilize support (i.e. expertise, etc.) where and when needed
[Added: 2019/11/04]
UNCT 2025/12 Not Initiated Not accepted

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