Final Evaluation and Impact Assesment of Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in Southeast Anatolia-Phase 2 (IWEP-2)

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Turkey
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
01/2017
Completion Date:
01/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Final Evaluation and Impact Assesment of Innovations for Women’s Empowerment in Southeast Anatolia-Phase 2 (IWEP-2)
Atlas Project Number: 00068825
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Turkey
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 01/2017
Planned End Date: 01/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 4.1. Country led measures accelerated to advance women's economic empowerment
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: project budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 4,246
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Bilgehan Ozturkcan Senior Assessor kdozturkcan@ttmail.com TURKEY
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Southeast Anatolio Regional Development Administration
Countries: TURKEY
Comments:

Main reason of this evaluation is to evaulate the set of components, outcomes, outputs, activities and inputs that were detailed in the project document(s) and in associated modifications made during implementation.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Preparation of dossier setting out Argande’s current position and its business plan - to be used in contacting potential founders and potential domestic and international buyers

Recruitment of a project personnel for promotional activities

Putting the communication and advocacy strategy into writing and contracting a PR agency

Preparing a web portal for promotion and on-line sales

Identifying and contacting potential domestic and international buyers

2
  1. Establishment of an institutional structure
    1. Identifying and contacting potential founders for establishment of a foundation or for operation under an existing foundation
    2. Official establishment of a foundation or preparation of an MoU for transferring Argande operation to an existing foundation
3

Development interventions targeting south eastern women should be implemented in cooperation with GAP RDA that facilitates efficient and effective implementation via its CATOMs, the local network serving women. Development interventions including commercial operations should plan and prioritize activities that would ensure achievement of specific objectives and their sustainability; allocate funds accordingly; and not be heavily dependent on private sector’s voluntary support.

1. Recommendation:

Preparation of dossier setting out Argande’s current position and its business plan - to be used in contacting potential founders and potential domestic and international buyers

Recruitment of a project personnel for promotional activities

Putting the communication and advocacy strategy into writing and contracting a PR agency

Preparing a web portal for promotion and on-line sales

Identifying and contacting potential domestic and international buyers

Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/03]

Upon completion of the Project, with the expertise support of the UNDP, the government implementing partner of the Project (i.e. GAP RDA) has taken the lead role for the promotion, advocacy and communication of Argande

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Upon completion of the Project, with the expertise support of the UNDP, the government implementing partner of the Project (i.e. GAP RDA) has taken the lead role for the promotion, advocacy and communication of Argande
[Added: 2017/11/03] [Last Updated: 2018/07/19]
GAP RDA (w/ technical support from the UNDP) 2017/12 Completed History
2. Recommendation:
  1. Establishment of an institutional structure
    1. Identifying and contacting potential founders for establishment of a foundation or for operation under an existing foundation
    2. Official establishment of a foundation or preparation of an MoU for transferring Argande operation to an existing foundation
Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/03]

Based on the altermate models for institutionalization of the Argande Brand, activities for the establishment and operationalization of a women-run association is opted for. GAP RDA, with the support of the UNDP is leading the process for establishment and operationalization of this structure. The IWEP intervention has been integrated into the relevant pipeline projects in which women’s empowerment through productive engagement models and inclusive business models is deployed.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Based on the altermate models for institutionalization of the Argande Brand, activities for the establishment and operationalization of a women-run association is opted for. GAP RDA, with the support of the UNDP is leading the process for establishment and operationalization of this structure. The IWEP intervention has been integrated into the relevant pipeline projects in which women’s empowerment through productive engagement models and inclusive business models is deployed.
[Added: 2017/11/03] [Last Updated: 2018/07/19]
GAP RDA and UNDP 2017/12 Completed History
3. Recommendation:

Development interventions targeting south eastern women should be implemented in cooperation with GAP RDA that facilitates efficient and effective implementation via its CATOMs, the local network serving women. Development interventions including commercial operations should plan and prioritize activities that would ensure achievement of specific objectives and their sustainability; allocate funds accordingly; and not be heavily dependent on private sector’s voluntary support.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/11/03]

Multipurpose Community Centres as the grassroots level interfaces between the citizens and the government/UNDP will be the key local partners for follow up project w/ similar intervention modalities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Multipurpose Community Centres as the grassroots level interfaces between the citizens and the government/UNDP will be the key local partners for follow up project w/ similar intervention modalities.
[Added: 2017/11/03] [Last Updated: 2018/07/19]
GAP RDA and UNDP 2017/09 Completed History

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