Democracy Consolidation Programme Phase IV

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2018, Malawi
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2016
Completion Date:
12/2016
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
35,000

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Title Democracy Consolidation Programme Phase IV
Atlas Project Number: 67139
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2018, Malawi
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2016
Planned End Date: 12/2016
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Democratic Governance
  • 3. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 2.3 Capacities of human rights institutions strengthened
Evaluation Budget(US $): 35,000
Source of Funding: Non-core
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 28,006
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Hindowa Batilo Momoh Dr. hindowam@yahoo.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Officer of the President ad Cabinet; Malawi Human Rights Commission; Civil Society Organizations; UNICEF; ILO; Ministry of Labour and Human Rsource Development
Countries: MALAWI
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

In view of the increasing demand for DCP support against limited resources, UNDP should adopt a more robust and pro-active approach to resource mobilization strategies that attract additional development partners to fund future related programs while the current donors should be encouraged to increase their contributions.
 

2

In view of the increasing demand for DCP support against limited resources, UNDP should adopt a more robust and pro-active approach to resource mobilization strategies that attract additional development partners to fund future related programs while the current donors should be encouraged to increase their contributions.

3

Women’s advancement and gender empowerment component needs to be continued to ensure that gender related abuses such as GBV, cases of early marriages, the education of the girl child are not only demanded at the local level but are raised on the national policy agenda for redress. UNDP and partners should consider building the capacities of women and empowering them to influence decisions that affect their lives. This can be achieved by influencing policy strategies at the national level that promote the rights of women.
 

4

UNDP should work with the GoM to identify a high profile and competent government official with the flexibility to play an oversight role and coordinate the membership and activities of any similar future program. The official should be responsible for providing feedback to the GoM, for instance, through annual reporting to Cabinet, the significant gains made and looming challenges facing future projects.

5


It is recommended that strategic alliances be strengthened among partners to ensure continuity of the process of development of democratic governance and the promotion of human rights. There is, therefore, the necessity to enter into strategic alliances with other state and non-state institutions such as HRCC and the National Aids Commission as a way of facilitating coordination that would avoid instances of duplication of efforts at the community level and promoting division of labor.

6

Although the DCP IV has been engaged in promoting civic engagement, It is recommended that UNDP and donors provide more support for a rigorous civic engagement that puts emphasis on collaboration across sectors with deep empathy for communities they serve, and one that focuses more on gender related issues through skills development, information and capacity development support to citizens.  This will, no doubt, help facilitate citizens’ engagement with duty bearers vis-à-vis the right to development.

7


It is recommended that UNDP and Development Partners provide assistance to transform the current grassroots structures into CBOs, which should be duly registered with District Councils and develop their capacities to generate revenue and implement projects like the Chikulamayembe Women’s Group in Rumphi, which is currently implementing a MK 23,000,000 project in collaboration with ActionAid. This is regarded as sustainable way to go.

8

The consultant recommends that there is need to map out players and their area of engagement with the grassroots on the latter’s right to development. Second, It is critical to hold a stakeholder workshop to consider coordination and harmonization of approaches with the view to clearly synchronize what each player is implementing, with whom and in what community thereby enhancing division of labor and saving on limited resources available at the community level. 

9

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 8:  The consultant recommends that Development Partners concentrate more on deepening understanding through awareness raising on consumer protection on the one hand, and to engage the GoM and community leaders on how to mitigate harmful practices that continue to negatively impact on the lives of women and girls, and disempower them from realizing their full potentials in society, on the other hand. Some of them include but are not limited to: early marriages, household labor, GBV cases, and holding of girls in secluded locations for days with the pretext that the practice prepares girls for womanhood.

1. Recommendation:

In view of the increasing demand for DCP support against limited resources, UNDP should adopt a more robust and pro-active approach to resource mobilization strategies that attract additional development partners to fund future related programs while the current donors should be encouraged to increase their contributions.
 

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/17] [Last Updated: 2016/12/19]


UNDP agrees with the recommendation. Although DCP is closing in 2017, UNDP intends to implement the current resource mobilization plan for future related projects. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Implement country office resource mobilization action plan.
[Added: 2016/12/19] [Last Updated: 2018/05/02]
Responsive Institutions and Citizens Engagement (RICE) Portfolio 2017/12 Completed The CO has been implementing its 2016-2017 Resource Mobilization Action Plan. History
2. Recommendation:

In view of the increasing demand for DCP support against limited resources, UNDP should adopt a more robust and pro-active approach to resource mobilization strategies that attract additional development partners to fund future related programs while the current donors should be encouraged to increase their contributions.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/17]

UNDP agrees with the recommendation. Although DCP is closing in 2017, UNDP intends to implement the current resource mobilization plan for future related projects

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation:

Women’s advancement and gender empowerment component needs to be continued to ensure that gender related abuses such as GBV, cases of early marriages, the education of the girl child are not only demanded at the local level but are raised on the national policy agenda for redress. UNDP and partners should consider building the capacities of women and empowering them to influence decisions that affect their lives. This can be achieved by influencing policy strategies at the national level that promote the rights of women.
 

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/19]

UNDP agrees with this recommendation and will continue advocating and promoting women’s rights issues through Human Rights, Gender Equality, and HIV Joint Work Plans.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure activities to empower women and girls are mainstreamed in all UNDP projects.
[Added: 2016/12/19] [Last Updated: 2018/05/02]
RICE 2017/12 Completed Consideration of gender mainstreaming is inherent in UNDP programming. This is strengthened by UNDP quality standards compliance requirements. History
4. Recommendation:

UNDP should work with the GoM to identify a high profile and competent government official with the flexibility to play an oversight role and coordinate the membership and activities of any similar future program. The official should be responsible for providing feedback to the GoM, for instance, through annual reporting to Cabinet, the significant gains made and looming challenges facing future projects.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/19]

UNDP agrees with the recommendation and will endeavor to apply the recommendation to related projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct a political economy analysis of country office projects.
[Added: 2016/12/19] [Last Updated: 2018/11/13]
Development Impact Advisory Team (DIAT) 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project has closed.]
History
5. Recommendation:


It is recommended that strategic alliances be strengthened among partners to ensure continuity of the process of development of democratic governance and the promotion of human rights. There is, therefore, the necessity to enter into strategic alliances with other state and non-state institutions such as HRCC and the National Aids Commission as a way of facilitating coordination that would avoid instances of duplication of efforts at the community level and promoting division of labor.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/19]

UNDP agrees with this recommendation and will explore areas for building strategic alliances in democratic governance.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To continue supporting CSOs platforms for human rights, gender and HIV.
[Added: 2016/12/19] [Last Updated: 2018/05/02]
RICE Portfolio 2017/12 Completed UNDP continues to partner with CSOs in its programming as is appropriate. For instance, UNDP is implementing a project to increase access to justice services by the poor which was approved in December, 2017. History
6. Recommendation:

Although the DCP IV has been engaged in promoting civic engagement, It is recommended that UNDP and donors provide more support for a rigorous civic engagement that puts emphasis on collaboration across sectors with deep empathy for communities they serve, and one that focuses more on gender related issues through skills development, information and capacity development support to citizens.  This will, no doubt, help facilitate citizens’ engagement with duty bearers vis-à-vis the right to development.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/19]

UNDP agrees with this recommendation and will pursue support to citizens engagement through the new Ministry of Civic Education, Cultural Affairs and Community Development.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Support development of a strategic plan for Ministry of Civic Education, Cultural Affairs, and Community Development.
[Added: 2016/12/19] [Last Updated: 2018/05/02]
RICE Portfolio 2017/12 Completed History
7. Recommendation:


It is recommended that UNDP and Development Partners provide assistance to transform the current grassroots structures into CBOs, which should be duly registered with District Councils and develop their capacities to generate revenue and implement projects like the Chikulamayembe Women’s Group in Rumphi, which is currently implementing a MK 23,000,000 project in collaboration with ActionAid. This is regarded as sustainable way to go.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/19]

UNDP agrees with this recommendation but it is beyond UNDP’s mandate.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This recommendation is beyond UNDP's mandate. Hence, no action will be taken.
[Added: 2016/12/19]
RICE 2018/01 No Longer Applicable The action is not applicable because the recommendation is beyond UNDP's mandate.
8. Recommendation:

The consultant recommends that there is need to map out players and their area of engagement with the grassroots on the latter’s right to development. Second, It is critical to hold a stakeholder workshop to consider coordination and harmonization of approaches with the view to clearly synchronize what each player is implementing, with whom and in what community thereby enhancing division of labor and saving on limited resources available at the community level. 

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/19]

UNDP agrees with the recommendation and will incorporate the recommendation in existing projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Mapping of key players in right to development.
[Added: 2016/12/19] [Last Updated: 2018/05/02]
RICE Portfolio 2017/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed and there are no funds to carry out this activity.]
History
Conduct national stakeholder workshop to discuss findings of the mapping exercise .
[Added: 2016/12/19] [Last Updated: 2018/05/02]
RICE Portfolio 2017/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: There no resources to carry out the activities.]
History
9. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 8:  The consultant recommends that Development Partners concentrate more on deepening understanding through awareness raising on consumer protection on the one hand, and to engage the GoM and community leaders on how to mitigate harmful practices that continue to negatively impact on the lives of women and girls, and disempower them from realizing their full potentials in society, on the other hand. Some of them include but are not limited to: early marriages, household labor, GBV cases, and holding of girls in secluded locations for days with the pretext that the practice prepares girls for womanhood.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/19]


UNDP agrees with the recommendation and it will be addressed through other projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct SDGs outreach activities.
[Added: 2016/12/19] [Last Updated: 2018/05/02]
RICE Portfolio 2017/12 Completed UNDP supported SDG awareness activitities. This is an ongoing exercise. History
Continue support to advocacy and promotion of human rights.
[Added: 2016/12/19] [Last Updated: 2018/05/02]
RICE Portfolio 2017/12 Completed This is an ongoing effort as promotion of human rights is a normative mandate for UNDP. History

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