Mid- term evaluation of model municipalities (Capdel)

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2022, Algeria
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
10/2021
Status:
Cancelled
Justification: The non-validation of the final report transmitted by the expert is due to several factors which are listed below: - General quality of the document The overall quality of the document does not meet UNDP and UNEG standards. Indeed, the document is peppered with assumptions and points of view that are not supported by any source of justification (e.g. documents, interviews, etc.). - Refusal of the final payment and reason provided by the consultant On June 23, 2021, after payment to the expert of the amount relating to the last instalment of its fees excluding travel expenses in Algeria (the mission having taken place remotely). The expert did not accept this settlement and demanded the payment of the last instalment of his fees in full ($2050), while committing to include the government's comments in the final report even after contract expiration. - Behaviour, accusations and threats made To address the delays encountered by the project, the expert's contract has been extended several times since September 20, 2020. The expert regularly complained that he could not cope with these repeated extensions, mentioning in particular his financial situation. He finally indicated that he would no longer accept to wait for the government's comments and issued an ultimatum to UNDP and the PMU, accompanied by threats to "take the matter to UNDP headquarters and to the international courts. - Compliance with contractual obligations On July 25, 2021, the consultant finally transmitted a revised version, with additional comments in red that included accusations against the Project Management Unit, without providing any justification for his statements. Even worse, the expert broke his contractual obligations with UNDP, as well as UNEG's ethical rules, by transferring this version of the report to the European Union, the donor of the CAPDEL project. In view of the above, the report does not meet UNEG evaluation standards and should be cancelled. Moreover, taking into consideration M. Hassan Ali’s breaches of ethics, use of abusive language and overall unacceptable behaviour throughout the consultation, it is recommended that UNDP Algeria does not associate with M. Ali in any capacity in the future.
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000
Document Type Language Size Status Downloads
Download document TDR EVALUATION MI PARCOURS CapDel (final).pdf tor French 187.85 KB Posted 235
Download document Rapport de Démarrage Evaluation à Mi parcours, Consultant Ali Hassan Ali.docx related-document French 56.70 KB Posted 306
Title Mid- term evaluation of model municipalities (Capdel)
Atlas Project Number: 00087774
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2022, Algeria
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Cancelled
Planned End Date: 10/2021
Management Response: No
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Governance
  • 3. Sustainable
  • 4. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 3.2.1 National capacities strengthened for reintegration, reconciliation, peaceful management of conflict and prevention of violent extremism in response to national policies and priorities
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
SDG Target
  • 1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
  • 10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
  • 11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
  • 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
  • 11.b By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels
  • 12.b Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products
  • 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
  • 16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
  • 5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: EU
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of the Interior and Local Governments; EU
Countries: ALGERIA
Comments:

UNDP project In close collaboration with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Ministryof Interior and Local Authorities; 10 targeted municaplities

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