Final Evaluation of the United Nations Programme on Gender Based Violence (GBV)

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2021, Zambia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
05/2017
Completion Date:
04/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
90,000

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Title Final Evaluation of the United Nations Programme on Gender Based Violence (GBV)
Atlas Project Number: 00069179
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2021, Zambia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 04/2017
Planned End Date: 05/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 2.6. Legal reform enabled to fight discrimination and address emerging issues (such as environmental and electoral justice
Evaluation Budget(US $): 90,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 100,000
Joint Programme: Yes
Mandatory Evaluation: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UN Agencies
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
George Zimbizi Team Leader gzimbizi@yahoo.com
Sara Holsbrink Team Member - Local holsbrinksara@gmail.com
Nalukui Milapo Team Member - Local nalukuimilapo@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Gender and Child Development; Judiciary, Priority Line Ministries, Civil Society Organizations and Other Cooperating Partners
Countries: ZAMBIA
Comments:

The evaluation has commenced and in progress. Just awating a draft report

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

The programme, as a pilot, has shown great potential as it has achieved most of its expected outputs and outcomes, effectively improving levels of awareness on GBV and improved access to health, legal, economic empowerment and social protection services by GBV survivors. The programme needs to be extended into phase 2, where all those identified good and effective practices will be consolidated and scaled up (informed by lessons learnt) to cover more provinces so that the ultimate programme Goal of contributing to the reduction of GBV cases in Zambia is ultimately achieved.  In this regard, funding for phase 2 will need to be secured.

2

Programme Design

If funding for scaling up is secured, the scale-up should be well structured and concentrate only in the districts where resources permit the implementation of the whole menu of programme interventions.

Scaling up should be phased in a manner commensurate with the resources available. The material support provided to implementing partners and communities implementing same programme activities should be standardized so that the same packages are delivered to all the programme areas. This makes assessment of effectiveness much easier. 

3

Programme design

Given the key role that the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs is playing in the implementation of the programme, there is need to sign an MOU with the ministry for formalized participation in the programme. The ministry is present in all districts and chiefs playing a key role in taking action against GBV in their respective chiefdoms

4

Goal and programme indicators

The Goal of the programme needs to be revised to reflect both the preventive and response dimensions of the programme. Indicators should be further revised to reflect work done only in the programme areas rather than capture national level values that the programme has no direct influence on.

5

Good and effective practices for scale-up

The following are recommended for scale-up because they have been identified as good practices:

  • Fast Track Courts
  • Village based One Stop Centres
  • Community and Men’s Networks
  • Savings and Lending Groups
6

Action Research

  • Research to understand better the causes and drivers of GBV in Zambia particularly sexual violence against women and children
  • Research on the causes and impacts of GBV case withdrawal at both the courts and police on GBV survivors
  • Research on the effectiveness and appropriateness of traditional court system in resolving GBV issues
7

Other areas of intervention:

The programme needs to look at the possibility of increasing focus on GBV related to People Living with Disability. There is also need to focus on rehabilitation of GBV offenders as a prevention strategy as this aspect has not been looked at by the current programme.

1. Recommendation:

The programme, as a pilot, has shown great potential as it has achieved most of its expected outputs and outcomes, effectively improving levels of awareness on GBV and improved access to health, legal, economic empowerment and social protection services by GBV survivors. The programme needs to be extended into phase 2, where all those identified good and effective practices will be consolidated and scaled up (informed by lessons learnt) to cover more provinces so that the ultimate programme Goal of contributing to the reduction of GBV cases in Zambia is ultimately achieved.  In this regard, funding for phase 2 will need to be secured.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/21] [Last Updated: 2017/08/21]

The Ministry of Gender and UNDP are developing a successor programme through which gains achieved under the JP GBV programme and all those identified good and effective practices will be consolidated and scaled up.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Work with the Ministry of Gender to develop a new programme in collaboration with Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs, Judiciary, Zambia Police, Civil Society Organisation (National Legal Aid Clinic for women), Cooperating Partners (DFID) and other relevant government agencies
[Added: 2017/08/21] [Last Updated: 2018/08/16]
UNDP Gender Specialist and MoG Director Gender Rights Protection 2018/07 Completed UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs,Judiciary, Zambia Police, Civil Society Organisation (National Legal Aid Clinic for women), Cooperating Partners and other relevant government agencies have developed a successor programme document that builds on the gains of the joint GBV programme. A local PAC was conducted on 25th July. Awaiting signing of teh project document. History
2. Recommendation:

Programme Design

If funding for scaling up is secured, the scale-up should be well structured and concentrate only in the districts where resources permit the implementation of the whole menu of programme interventions.

Scaling up should be phased in a manner commensurate with the resources available. The material support provided to implementing partners and communities implementing same programme activities should be standardized so that the same packages are delivered to all the programme areas. This makes assessment of effectiveness much easier. 

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/21] [Last Updated: 2018/05/22]

UNDP will work towards resource mobilisation and shall collaborate with other relevant stakeholders to ensure that resources are provided to implementing partners and communities to scale up standardized activities for easy assessment of effectiveness of interventions. UNDP will endeavour to have a full package of interventions in the project sites.

This remains a focus for the newly developed project document which is in itself being used to mobilise the resources that will be needed to see a stadardized menue of services being offered in all the targetted sites.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 UNDP will develop a proposal for a follow up Gender programme and hold discussions with DFID, Sweden, Ireland and other potential donors.
[Added: 2017/08/21] [Last Updated: 2018/08/16]
UNDP Gender Specialist 2018/10 Completed The proposal for a follow up Gender programme was developed and discussions with donors have been held. History
3. Recommendation:

Programme design

Given the key role that the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs is playing in the implementation of the programme, there is need to sign an MOU with the ministry for formalized participation in the programme. The ministry is present in all districts and chiefs playing a key role in taking action against GBV in their respective chiefdoms

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/21] [Last Updated: 2018/05/23]

In the newly developed project document, MOCTA is identified as one of the potential implementing partners and once the project doument document is signed this will formalize UNDP and MOCTA's partnership by facilitating an MOU based on this new project document.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP to hold discussions with (Ministry of Gender) MoG on formalizing MoCTA’s involvement on the next programme
[Added: 2017/08/21]
UNDP 2017/08 Completed Ministry of Gender has written to MoCTA and they are now involved in the development of the New Programme.
4. Recommendation:

Goal and programme indicators

The Goal of the programme needs to be revised to reflect both the preventive and response dimensions of the programme. Indicators should be further revised to reflect work done only in the programme areas rather than capture national level values that the programme has no direct influence on.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/21]

The new programme will effect the lessons learnt from the JPGBV as far as the goal and indicators of the new programme is concerned.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Development of a successor programme
[Added: 2017/08/21] [Last Updated: 2018/08/16]
UNDP Gender Unit and MoG Gender Rights Protection Department 2018/10 Completed Successor programme developed, LPAC on 25th July. Awaiting signing of project document. History
5. Recommendation:

Good and effective practices for scale-up

The following are recommended for scale-up because they have been identified as good practices:

  • Fast Track Courts
  • Village based One Stop Centres
  • Community and Men’s Networks
  • Savings and Lending Groups
Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/21] [Last Updated: 2018/05/23]

UNDP shall endeavour to promote the above activities as best practices with relevant entities such as Judiciary, Ministry of Chiefs and Community Development. 

In the successor programme to the Joint GBV project the highlighted best practices have been incorporated.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Scale-up fast track courts with the establishment of four (4) fast track courts in 2017 and incorporate in the new programme, the development of additional four (4) fast track courts for the remaining provinces.
[Added: 2017/08/21] [Last Updated: 2018/08/16]
UNDP/Judiciary 2018/12 Completed In total there are 6 GBV fast track and user friendly courts in 6 provinces, Equipment and furniture installed and capacity development for the end users of the court conducted. History
5.2 UNDP will work with the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs to develop community development centres in three (3) chiefdoms and incorporate ongoing work into the new programme including interventions focusing on Community mens networks, and savings and lending groups.
[Added: 2017/08/21] [Last Updated: 2018/05/23]
UNDP/MoCTA/selected Traditional leaders 2022/12 Initiated Traditional leaders are supportive of the idea of village led one stop centers on GBV History
6. Recommendation:

Action Research

  • Research to understand better the causes and drivers of GBV in Zambia particularly sexual violence against women and children
  • Research on the causes and impacts of GBV case withdrawal at both the courts and police on GBV survivors
  • Research on the effectiveness and appropriateness of traditional court system in resolving GBV issues
Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/21] [Last Updated: 2018/05/23]

UNDP, relevant government ministries and other stakeholders will implement this recommendation during the successor programme.

This has been incorporated in the successor programme.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Ministry of Gender and Women in Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) are undertaking a study on understanding what drives GBV perpetrators with UNDPs support. The recommended studies will be incorporated into the new programme.
[Added: 2017/08/21] [Last Updated: 2018/08/16]
UNDP/Zambia Police/MoCTA 2018/08 Completed UNDP/Zambia Police/MOCTA have participated in the study and have given feedback to MOG/WLSA. The final launch of the study is awaited however preliminary findings have been incorporated into the newly developed successor programme on GBV. History
7. Recommendation:

Other areas of intervention:

The programme needs to look at the possibility of increasing focus on GBV related to People Living with Disability. There is also need to focus on rehabilitation of GBV offenders as a prevention strategy as this aspect has not been looked at by the current programme.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/08/21]

Follow up activities will be considered under a new project to incorporate the above areas of concern.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Organisations working with People Living with Disability will be involved in consultations for the development of the new programme.
[Added: 2017/08/21] [Last Updated: 2018/08/16]
UNDP, Ministry of Gender and Ministry of Community Development and Social Services 2018/08 Completed Involvement of people with disabilities was at the highest of Government i.e. The Permanent Secretary in teh Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, who attended the local Project Appraisal Committee Meeting in July 2018. History

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