Evaluacion de Medio Termino del Programa Pais (CPD)

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Evaluation Plan:
2015-2019, Colombia
Evaluation Type:
Country Programme Evaluation
Planned End Date:
01/2019
Completion Date:
04/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
35,000

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Title Evaluacion de Medio Termino del Programa Pais (CPD)
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2015-2019, Colombia
Evaluation Type: Country Programme Evaluation
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 04/2019
Planned End Date: 01/2019
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 35,000
Source of Funding: Presupuesto Evaluaciones
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 001
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Vijayalakshmi Vadivelu IEO vijayalakshmi.vadivelu@undp.org
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: COLOMBIA
Comments:

Evaluar el avance del programa de pa�­s.

Se relaciona con todos los efectos del UNDAF

Se relaciona con todos los outcomes del CPD

Se relaciona con todos los proyectos ongoing del programa

Lessons
1.

UNDP was successful in providing more balanced support to stabilization and development priorities in the country, both areas central to development outcomes in Colombia. UNDP was successful in enabling a vital platform at the community level for the engagement of various development actors, which included government as well as international agencies

UNDP has contributed to key priorities of the transition to peace and stabilization as defined by the Peace Accord. A notable contribution of UNDP is the implementation of programmes for the Government and the international community in areas with FARC presence. The bridging role UNDP played between the Government and affected communities contributed to reincorporation and community dialogue processes critical for peace in Colombia. UNDP has carved out a niche for itself in the process leading to the Peace Accord and in its implementation

Income-generation and livelihoods activities had outcomes at the community level. Although UNDP demonstrated expertise and competence, the scalability of community income-generation initiatives remains an issue. UNDP is yet to demonstrate comprehensive programme options for reducing rural poverty. The small scale and scope of the interventions in the absence of institutionalization of the initiatives undermined more holistic responses

Environmental conservation and protection is a key area of the national development plan and a priority and strategic area of international negotiation and engagement. UNDP support has been pertinent to Colombia’s environmental priorities and sustainable development agenda, contributing to improving capacities at the territorial levels

UNDP’s support to addressing governance issues is broad. While there were successes in the area of promoting citizens’ voice and participation in areas with armed conflict, a strategic framework to guide core governance support essential for accelerating peace and development was lacking

An integrated approach to sustainable development is evolving. The nexus approach initiated by UNDP is yet to gather momentum

In addition to specific initiatives, women’s empowerment and participation were addressed across different projects. UNDP has shown commitment to strengthen gender equality and empowerment of women in programme strategies and planning

Given the opportunities Colombia presents, UNDP is yet to support private sector development.

Weak knowledge management has led to the poor consolidation of programming lessons, reducing the possibility of policy-focused reflections. Consolidation of lessons from the tools used at the community levels and policy research did not receive adequate attention, reducing the possibility of informing larger national programme processes and evidence-based policy advocacy

The territorial presence of UNDP was a key factor in the organization’s contribution to development and the peace process in Colombia. There is scope for better utilization of this comparative advantage than merely as project implementation units


Findings
1.

UNDP’s country programme 2015-2019 addressed peace and development priorities in Colombia. UNDP’s response showed a recognition that development disparities need to be addressed in non-conflict regions alongside support to peace-related efforts in areas affected by armed conflict

UNDP was well-prepared, strategically positioning itself, to support Colombia at a crucial time when the Peace Accord was signed and initiated, providing timely assistance. Partnerships UNDP established, with the national and local governments as well as the communities, were an enabling factor in UNDP’s positioning. A notable contribution of UNDP, beyond its programme support, is the catalytic and convening role in strengthening community-level enabling environment for reincorporation, dialogue and mediation, and putting citizens security on the peace agenda

UNDP’s territorial offices and community-level presence further increased its programme relevance. A significant strength of the UNDP programme is its presence in 11 territories, which allowed UNDP to reach areas where there is limited government presence. Reaching out to remote conflict-affected areas made UNDP support more significant

Knowledge management is not sufficiently institutionalized or anchored in specific thematic analysis and policy-focused reflections to inform public policies


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