United Nations Development Assistance Framework Final Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Maldives
Evaluation Type:
UNDAF
Planned End Date:
12/2019
Completion Date:
07/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title United Nations Development Assistance Framework Final Evaluation
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Maldives
Evaluation Type: UNDAF
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2019
Planned End Date: 12/2019
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 40,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 40,000
Joint Programme: Yes
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UN Agencies
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Aminath Haifa Naeem
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Government of Maldives, UNCT, CSOs
Countries: MALDIVES
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1
  1. Increase coordination at both technical and decision-making levels between UN agencies: A need for greater coordination was strongly expressed within outcome groups and between outcome groups. A closer and critical inspection on the role of UNDAF Technical Team in fulfilling this gap could be undertaken as establishing new coordinating committees at this stage of UNDAF implementation is not ideal.
2

Conduct a detailed exercise to ascertain the sustainability of all institutional building efforts carried out under UNDAF. This would help in identifying areas where the capacity building efforts were not effective. Addressing any gaps in the capacity building efforts undertaken can minimise repetitive capacity building efforts in the next UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF).

3

Greater transparency of planned annual activities may lead to more synergies with other implementing partners, such as government institutions or CSOs. Sharing annual plans with potential partners or publishing online may achieve greater coherence of joint efforts to the intended outcomes.

1. Recommendation:
  1. Increase coordination at both technical and decision-making levels between UN agencies: A need for greater coordination was strongly expressed within outcome groups and between outcome groups. A closer and critical inspection on the role of UNDAF Technical Team in fulfilling this gap could be undertaken as establishing new coordinating committees at this stage of UNDAF implementation is not ideal.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/16] [Last Updated: 2019/12/16]

Agree. The UNDAF Technical Team will ensure greater coordination within and between outcome groups and report to UNCT through the Chair of the Outcome Groups.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. UNDP to reflect in staff performance evaluation works related to UNDAF coordination 2. UNDP, as Chair of interagency working groups to take a leadership in advocating for working together toward shared objectives
[Added: 2019/12/16]
Note the key actions from UNDAF management responses reflect actions pertaining to UNDP. 2020/02 Overdue-Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

Conduct a detailed exercise to ascertain the sustainability of all institutional building efforts carried out under UNDAF. This would help in identifying areas where the capacity building efforts were not effective. Addressing any gaps in the capacity building efforts undertaken can minimise repetitive capacity building efforts in the next UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF).

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/16] [Last Updated: 2019/12/16]

Agree. UNDP in collaboration with the other UN agencies will ensure the sustainability of all institutional building efforts under the current and future UNSDCF.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Map out partners and areas where UNDP carries capacity building activities, in collaboration with other UN Agencies 2. UNDP to ensure that activities are coordinated and minimize overlap as per Annual Joint Work Plans
[Added: 2019/12/16]
Note the key actions from UNDAF management responses reflect actions pertaining to UNDP. 2020/01 Overdue-Initiated History
3. Recommendation:

Greater transparency of planned annual activities may lead to more synergies with other implementing partners, such as government institutions or CSOs. Sharing annual plans with potential partners or publishing online may achieve greater coherence of joint efforts to the intended outcomes.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/16] [Last Updated: 2019/12/16]

Agree. UNDP will ensure transparency of planned activities and ensure synergies with other implementing partners (UN, government institutions, CSOs and island councils). 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. UNDP will continue to share with stakeholders Annual Work Plans and activities 2. UNDP will Invite stakeholders to the interagency group meetings where UNDP chairs
[Added: 2019/12/16]
Note the key actions from UNDAF management responses reflect actions pertaining to UNDP. 2020/06 Initiated History

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