The 2016-2020 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework Final Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2021, Zimbabwe
Evaluation Type:
UNDAF
Planned End Date:
12/2019
Completion Date:
12/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title The 2016-2020 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework Final Evaluation
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2021, Zimbabwe
Evaluation Type: UNDAF
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2019
Planned End Date: 12/2019
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: UNDP
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 58,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
richard chiwara mr mahachi.rc@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UNDP, Government of Zimbabwe
Countries: ZIMBABWE
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Strengthening ZUNDAF Coordination: The evaluation recommended that Delivering as One through enhanced interagency collaboration should be central to the UN’s implementation strategy in line with the UN’s reform agenda and the General Assembly Resolution A/RES/72/279. 

2

Humanitarian-development-peace nexus: The UNCT should consider ways of developing ‘collective outcomes’ that encapsulate the work and contribution of both development and humanitarian actors to move from a fragmented approach to a more integrated programming framework that encourages UN agencies to work together towards common outcomes. I

3

Develop gender accountability tools: The evaluation noted that gender equality is a critical factor for realising the central theme of the SDGs of ‘leaving no one behind and that the UNCT should therefore consider how to strengthen its interventions on gender equality, and in particular how to measure its performance in mainstreaming gender equality. 

4

Leveraging UN’s comparative advantage: The evaluation recommended that UNCT should consider ways of leveraging its comparative advantage to demand government accountability for its commitments to normative standards and international/regional treaties. 

1. Recommendation:

Strengthening ZUNDAF Coordination: The evaluation recommended that Delivering as One through enhanced interagency collaboration should be central to the UN’s implementation strategy in line with the UN’s reform agenda and the General Assembly Resolution A/RES/72/279. 

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/14]

In response to this recommendation, the UN will continue to strengthen high level engagement, develop and implement an accountability framework that makes UNSCDF outputs part of individual performance indicators at UN agency level and establish a country level compact to enhance accountability framework between RC and UNCT.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continue the strategic engagement with the GOZ following the consultations and approval of the new UNSDCF
[Added: 2021/12/14]
UNDP 2023/12 Initiated History
1.2. Implementation of activities that ensure the achievement of the targets and results defined in the UNSDCF which are part of the priorities of the UNDP CPD.
[Added: 2021/12/14]
UNDP 2025/12 Initiated The UNSDCF builds upon the successes of the ZUNDAF and implementation of interventions defined in the UNSDCF will go a long way in achieving the set targets. History
2. Recommendation:

Humanitarian-development-peace nexus: The UNCT should consider ways of developing ‘collective outcomes’ that encapsulate the work and contribution of both development and humanitarian actors to move from a fragmented approach to a more integrated programming framework that encourages UN agencies to work together towards common outcomes. I

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/14]

In response to this recommendation, the UN will continue operationalizing the SG’s Prevention Vision and reinforce the capacity of national institutions that promote peacebuilding towards ensuring a harmonious society and redesign a comprehensive resilience approach to programme implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Institutional peace building capacity building including the Chapter 12 institutions- focusing on the NPRC, Gender Commission, ZHRC, Media Commission and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.
[Added: 2021/12/14]
UNDP 2023/12 Initiated This work is being continued from the ZUNDAF period into the new CF and under the new CF joint support will be provided to the Chapter 12 institutions to support their constitutional mandates. UNDP will focus on the capacity building of the following commissions- the NPRC, Gender Commission, ZHRC, Media Commission and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission. History
3. Recommendation:

Develop gender accountability tools: The evaluation noted that gender equality is a critical factor for realising the central theme of the SDGs of ‘leaving no one behind and that the UNCT should therefore consider how to strengthen its interventions on gender equality, and in particular how to measure its performance in mainstreaming gender equality. 

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/14]

In response to this recommendation, the UN will focus on promoting the fundamental values, standards and principles of the UN Charter, including respect for and protection of human rights and gender equality and mainstreaming of human rights, protection of the most vulnerable and policies to reach the furthest behind first in UN and national planning processes and policies.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Strengthening the mainstreaming of the key principles of gender equality, human rights and LNOB into the priority interventions in the CPD.
[Added: 2021/12/14]
UNDP 2024/12 Initiated History
4. Recommendation:

Leveraging UN’s comparative advantage: The evaluation recommended that UNCT should consider ways of leveraging its comparative advantage to demand government accountability for its commitments to normative standards and international/regional treaties. 

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/14]

In response to this recommendation the UN successfully advocated for an SDG-based national development plan and will continue strengthening the Government capacity to monitor and evaluate the national development plans including tracking of SDG indicators and advocate for costing and allocation of resources for prioritized SDG targets, as well as a clear accountability framework for measuring performance. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Mainstreaming of SDGs and Agenda 2063 into the NDS is completed
[Added: 2021/12/14]
UNDP 2022/06 Initiated History
Support the strengthening of M&E capacities across all GOZ ministries
[Added: 2021/12/14]
UNDP 2025/12 Initiated History

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