Legislatures Support Project Terminal Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2021, Tanzania
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
03/2016
Completion Date:
05/2016
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
50,000

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Title Legislatures Support Project Terminal Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 60696
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2021, Tanzania
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2016
Planned End Date: 03/2016
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 2.1. Parliaments, constitution making bodies and electoral institutions enabled to perform core functions for improved accountability, participation and representation, including for peaceful transitions
Evaluation Budget(US $): 50,000
Source of Funding: NON-CORE
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 50,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Kevin Deveaux
Chris Awinia
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: National Assembly, Zanzibar House of Representatives, Ireland, DFID
Countries: TANZANIA (UNITED REPUBLIC OF )
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Create Separate Projects for Each Parliament

2

Establish a Project Management Unit in Parliament

3

Create Space for All Project Actors in its Management

4

Plan for Delays in Recruitment of Project Staff

5

Project Lifespan Beyond 2020 Elections

 

6

Design Exit Strategy into Project Components

 

7

Maintain Focus on Institutional Development

1. Recommendation:

Create Separate Projects for Each Parliament

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/20]

The NA and the ZHoR are unique institutions with their own political and institutional culture. The LSP was, de facto, two separate projects, and this should be made de jure in the next phase of any support, allowing bespoke engagement and outputs for each institution. Under current political environment and due to nullification of the results of elections in  Zanzibar the next phase of the LSP will be planned for two legislatures separately. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP teams with National Assembly to develop a concept of new Legislative strengthening project.
[Added: 2016/12/20]
UNDP Governance portfolio 2016/12 Completed Completed. New Project Document was approved in a PAC meeting held on 13 December 2016
Development of concept note on further development of parliamentary support in Zanzibar
[Added: 2016/12/20] [Last Updated: 2018/08/21]
UNDP Governance portfolio 2021/01 Not Initiated This will depend on the aftermath of the 2020 general elections in Tanzania. History
2. Recommendation:

Establish a Project Management Unit in Parliament

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/20]

New project will support Speakers and Clerks office to better coordinate internal projects coordination through strengthening of relevant units as each parliament should be supported in establishing a project management unit that becomes a permanent fixture in the institution and is responsible for implementation and coordination of all projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Needs assessment and internal structure analyses will be presented to NA leadership for adjusting NA structure for projects monitoring and management
[Added: 2016/12/20] [Last Updated: 2018/08/21]
Clerk's Office and the project Technical Advisor 2017/01 Completed History
3. Recommendation:

Create Space for All Project Actors in its Management

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/20]

LSP II will have a management structure that ensures donors and project directors are active members of the project boards. This will ensure their voices are heard at the highest level of discussion for the project’s implementation.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation:

Plan for Delays in Recruitment of Project Staff

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/20]

Given the key roles the CTA and M&E specialist had in implementation of the first phase of the project, UNDP opted to delay the recruitment of full-time staff for the next project, to allow time for recruitment and to build in contingencies to ensure the project is implementing while the staff are being hired.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Current project staff contracts to be extended for 6 months to cater for the gap between the projects.
[Added: 2016/12/20]
UNDP Human Resources unit 2017/03 Completed Current contracts will end in March 2017 and it is expected that the recruitment of the new TA will be concluded.
5. Recommendation:

Project Lifespan Beyond 2020 Elections

 

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/20]

The next project planned to have a lifespan till 2021 that allows for the early induction and support to the next term of the NA. This will allow for early engagement with the new MPs and allow time for the design of any subsequent phases of support.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:

Design Exit Strategy into Project Components

 

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/20]

Support to the NA will reflect the fact that the project is multi-year and eventually come to an end. The projects for the next phase will have a built-in design to phase-out support in the final year(s) of the project. This hopefully will coincide with the establishment and/or increase in co-funding from the parliament to allow for the transfer of the work of the project to the parliament

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation:

Maintain Focus on Institutional Development

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/20]

As UNDP has had success in establishing parliamentary project that support the institutional development of the NA the future projects will maintain this focus and allow potentially other projects to work more at the political governance level of the parliaments

Key Actions:

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