Rapid Response Implementation Support

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2022, Tanzania
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
Completion Date:
Management Response:
Evaluation Budget(US $):


Title Rapid Response Implementation Support
Atlas Project Number: 00068928
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2022, Tanzania
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 08/2021
Planned End Date: 07/2021
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Governance
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.1.1 Capacities developed across the whole of government to integrate the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and other international agreements in development plans and budgets, and to analyse progress towards the SDGs, using innovative and data-driven solutions
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
SDG Target
  • 1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
  • 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
Evaluation Budget(US $): 150,000
Source of Funding: UNDP, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 250,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
erneus kaijage Mr
isaack michael dr.
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: President's Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

This is terminal evaluation of the support to Agricultural Delivery Division under the President's Office


There is a need to identify some of the successful projects under RARIS, and scale up, especially those with potential to generate more benefits to the population especially youth and women


The issues of project sustainability, dissemination and knowledge transfer are important. This is an example of where UNDP need to make an intervention.


Using experience from this project UNDP should advance is advisory role to the government through identification and development of similar projects of the same nature of the rapid response support aimed at addressing critical and urgent intervention to accelerate implementation of public policies programs and projects. This means that UNDP should not just consider itself as only a project implementer but also a potential government advisor by extending engagement beyond its tradition projects that are typically short (i.e., 3-5 years) to multiyear (i.e., long term) initiatives that have a significant and sustainable transformative impact from the policy and implementation level, like RARIS project


In order to be effective on managing donor funded projects, UNDP should consider inclusion of budget for a dedicated officer to manage coordination and ensure timely reporting of project implementation. This would be different from current arrangement where existing UNDP staff with already a full set of responsibilities for other projects are assigned additional responsibilities under new projects. The experience from RARIS shows that this approach has gaps in ensuring effective and efficient coordination especially on core issues around planning, reports and monitoring and evaluation.


For future programing, UNDP and partners should include exit strategy in project design to facilitate a smooth transition and handover of project activities. This would help to ensure and enhance sustainability of project results

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