Final Evaluation of the UNDP Kosovo Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative (KDRRI) Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Kosovo
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
10/2016
Completion Date:
05/2016
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
10,000

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Title Final Evaluation of the UNDP Kosovo Disaster Risk Reduction Initiative (KDRRI) Project
Atlas Project Number: 00086744
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Kosovo
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2016
Planned End Date: 10/2016
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 5.2. Effective institutional, legislative and policy frameworks in place to enhance the implementation of disaster and climate risk management measures at national and sub-national levels
Evaluation Budget(US $): 10,000
Source of Funding: 00012-BPPS
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 10,173
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UNDP, Emergency Management Agency, Institute of Seismology, target municipalities.
Countries: KOSOVO
Lessons
1.

There are a few lessons that UNDP in Kosovo learned from KDDRI evaluation for the future projects:

With adequate approach and dedicated staff, it is possible to achieve tangible results even

  • in very sensitive political contexts; DRR is an area which has a potential to facilitate conflict prevention; and
  • with limited budget, promoting the right partnerships and raising additional resources;

2.

For the context of Kosovo with its new institutions the process of delivering certain products/strategies/ documents is even more important than the quality of the deliverables per se; i.e. it is important that the state institutions learn to coordinate and produce strategies/policies themselves rather than by hiring external consultant; this is also the right strategy to boost the national ownership of these products

,

With a limited budget, the project managed to achieve impressive results. The project had not only positive impacts on the institutions and regulatory field but also on the lives and livelihoods of the residents (with improved infrastructure and more awareness) and environment. The project was successful introducing the first in the region guide on mainstreaming gender in to DRR with a potential to achieve better gender mainstreaming in DRR in the future.


Findings
1.

The update of the Risk Assessment report for Kosovo and the adopted already regulation of the gender sensitive Post disaster damage assessments are important guiding documents for local municipalities. The majority of the latter have by now learned with the help of the project to conduct better local assessments, drills and public awareness campaigns. The project contributed to the improved coordination between EMA and local municipalities directorates for prevention and rescue through supporting joint training, meetings, and instituting of the DesInventar. This will be an important background to build on once the DRR strategy is formally adopted.

With a limited budget, the project managed to achieve impressive results. The project had not only positive impacts on the institutions and regulatory field but also on the lives and livelihoods of the residents (with improved infrastructure and more awareness) and environment. The project was successful introducing the first in the region guide on mainstreaming gender in to DRR with a potential to achieve better gender mainstreaming in DRR in the future.

 


Recommendations
1

1.             Secure resources for a follow up project to KDDRI, which will

a.             focus on the support to Kosovo for the implementation of the DRR strategy;

b.             incorporate a capacity building component for the upcoming National Platform;

c.             continue supporting the capacity building of the entities responsible for DRR at both the central and local levels but ensure to cover also the enforcement/compliance aspects

d.             continue the support towards integrating DRR related actors in northern Kosovo; 

 
2

Find resources to support the northern municipalities in developing local risk assessment documents: that way all the municipalities in Kosovo would have such assessments.

3

For the future projects proposals ensure that they are well designed with the resources sought commensurate with the objectives; include sustainability-building elements (e.g. through institutionalization of the training in a selected local institutions), and have well designed time bound results chains with clear monitoring frameworks. Ensure that there is monitoring of the use of the products produced in the framework of the projects

1. Recommendation:

1.             Secure resources for a follow up project to KDDRI, which will

a.             focus on the support to Kosovo for the implementation of the DRR strategy;

b.             incorporate a capacity building component for the upcoming National Platform;

c.             continue supporting the capacity building of the entities responsible for DRR at both the central and local levels but ensure to cover also the enforcement/compliance aspects

d.             continue the support towards integrating DRR related actors in northern Kosovo; 

 
Management Response: [Added: 2016/11/09]

As per the recommendation, UNDP Kosovo, Environment, Energy and Disaster Risk Reduction programme team is already working in securing resources for KDRRI follow-up project.  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Follow-up with Japan Unit under BERA in NY that manage Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund for securing funds for the follow-up project. The prodoc prepared already contains activities regarding the implementation of DRR strategy, national platform and integration of authorities from northern Kosovo.
[Added: 2016/11/09] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
Programme Analyst 2017/12 Completed History
With the support from the Regional Hub in Istanbul follow-up the future opening of DRR calls for proposal ( UNDP Catalytic and Scaling-up Facility for Europe and the CIS, etc.)
[Added: 2016/11/09] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
EE & DRR programme 2017/12 Completed History
2. Recommendation:

Find resources to support the northern municipalities in developing local risk assessment documents: that way all the municipalities in Kosovo would have such assessments.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/11/09]

UNDP Kosovo already finalized the project document for seeking funds to support northern municipalities to develop the local level risk assessment document.  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The proposal to the Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund foresees development the local level risk assessment documents for four northen minicipalities.
[Added: 2016/11/09] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
Programme Analyst 2017/12 Completed The proposal to the Japan-UNDP Partnership Fund has ben send History
3. Recommendation:

For the future projects proposals ensure that they are well designed with the resources sought commensurate with the objectives; include sustainability-building elements (e.g. through institutionalization of the training in a selected local institutions), and have well designed time bound results chains with clear monitoring frameworks. Ensure that there is monitoring of the use of the products produced in the framework of the projects

Management Response: [Added: 2016/11/09]

UNDP Kosovo will put a specific attention when drafting future DRR project proposals to include the proposed elements as per the recommendation number 3.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Drafting of future project proposal will be conducted with the support of the national/international DRR consultant in order to have a well-designed and comprehensive report.
[Added: 2016/11/09] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
Project Manager/Programme Analyst 2017/12 Completed History
Monitoring frameworks of future DRR prodocs will be advanced and clear ensuring bound between activities, indicators and targets.
[Added: 2016/11/09] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
Project Manager/Programme Analyst 2017/12 Completed the new monitoring frameworks is more advanced and bound the connection bee twin activities, indicators and targets History
Monitoring of products produced during the time-frame of the project will be done in order to verify the usage and local ownership.
[Added: 2016/11/09] [Last Updated: 2017/12/19]
Project Manager 2017/12 Completed History

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