Mid Term Evaluation of the Lebanese Host Communities Support Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Lebanon
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
11/2018
Completion Date:
12/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
48,857

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Title Mid Term Evaluation of the Lebanese Host Communities Support Project
Atlas Project Number: 00065799
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Lebanon
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2018
Planned End Date: 11/2018
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Poverty
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 3.1.1 Core government functions and inclusive basic services4 restored post-crisis for stabilisation, durable solutions to displacement and return to sustainable development pathways within the framework of national policies and priorities
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
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
Evaluation Budget(US $): 48,857
Source of Funding: Project
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 50,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: MoSA CDR and relevant municipalities
Countries: LEBANON
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Enhance the relevance of LHSP by updating the selection of targeted communities and reviewing the selection criteria

2

Enhance livelihood programme through comprehensive livelihood projects that contribute to the short, medium and long-term job creation with particular emphasis on women and youths through working with micro, meso and macro actors

3

Support locally-based area approach to scale-up LHSP

4

Enhance LHSP sustainability through the formulation and implementation of an integrated and comprehensive capacity development strategy for local actors including municipalities, SDCs and civil society

5

Review of the LHSP governance structure

6

Enhance the participation of donors in strategic issues and involve donors in the formulation of the next phase of LHSP

7

Enhance the effectiveness of LHSP Information management tool and facilitate its access to donors

1. Recommendation:

Enhance the relevance of LHSP by updating the selection of targeted communities and reviewing the selection criteria

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/06]

LHSP refers to the vulnerability map of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (UN agencies – Government –Donors coordinated response), which should be updated. LHSP will follow the updated LCRP criteria.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Dialogue with government’s counterparts and donors to define new criteria of vulnerability
[Added: 2018/12/06] [Last Updated: 2019/11/14]
Senior Management 2019/12 Completed Ongoing under LCRP – according to LCRP findings LHSP will adapt its criteria History
2. Recommendation:

Enhance livelihood programme through comprehensive livelihood projects that contribute to the short, medium and long-term job creation with particular emphasis on women and youths through working with micro, meso and macro actors

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/06]

UNDP will continue to advocate with donors on this concern that has been already raised through previous evaluations and during the Steering Committee meetings. LHSP will actively promote coordination with other projects/initiative to integrate actions related to Livelihood.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Donors meetings
[Added: 2018/12/06] [Last Updated: 2019/11/14]
Senior Management Program SLD Project LHSP 2019/12 Completed Completed as per new LHSP 2019-2022 PRODOC History
2.2. Coordination of initiative
[Added: 2018/12/06] [Last Updated: 2019/11/14]
Program S&LD Project LHSP 2019/12 Completed Ongoing under LCRP livelihood sector History
3. Recommendation:

Support locally-based area approach to scale-up LHSP

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/06]

LHSP is already applying the area based approach: indeed for the new phase (2019 and forward) the area based scaling up will be one of the main focuses of the project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Definition of criteria for clusters intervention
[Added: 2018/12/06] [Last Updated: 2019/07/22]
Program S&LD Program CPR Project LHSP 2019/10 Completed The project is reconsidering the cluster methodology developed in 2016. History
4. Recommendation:

Enhance LHSP sustainability through the formulation and implementation of an integrated and comprehensive capacity development strategy for local actors including municipalities, SDCs and civil society

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/06]

UNDP will continue to advocate with donors on this matter. LHSP will actively promote coordination with other projects/initiative to integrate actions related to capacity building of local actors.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Donors advocacy
[Added: 2018/12/06] [Last Updated: 2019/11/14]
Senior Managemetn 2019/12 Completed Completed (referring to LHSP 2019-2022 PRODOC) History
4.2 Coordination with other initiatives
[Added: 2018/12/06] [Last Updated: 2019/11/14]
Program S&LD Program CPR Project LHSP 2019/12 Completed Mechanism of coordination with UNDP-UNHABITAT MERC project established Ongoing coordination with Social Stability LCRP sector History
5. Recommendation:

Review of the LHSP governance structure

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/06]

UNDP will consider the recommendation of the evaluator with regards to the governance structure and will discuss the recommendations with donors and partners.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 internal discussion and strategy
[Added: 2018/12/06] [Last Updated: 2019/07/22]
Senior Management Program S&LD Program CPR Project LHSP 2019/07 Completed the CTA presented and discussed with the advisors of the MoSA Minister the finding of LHSP 2015-2017 evaluation concerning the governance structure. The counterpart agreed to reinitiate the process of involvement of the core LHSP group, composed by MoSA, MoIM, CDR and PM Office. History
5.2 Donors meetings
[Added: 2018/12/06] [Last Updated: 2019/07/22]
Senior Management Program S&LD Program CPR Project LHSP 2019/03 Completed the CTA presented and discussed with the advisors of the MoSA Minister the finding of LHSP 2015-2017 evaluation concerning the governance structure. The counterpart agreed to reinitiate the process of involvement of the core LHSP group, composed by MoSA, MoIM, CDR and PM Office. History
5.3 Government consultation
[Added: 2018/12/06] [Last Updated: 2019/07/22]
Senior Management 2019/07 Completed Same as above History
6. Recommendation:

Enhance the participation of donors in strategic issues and involve donors in the formulation of the next phase of LHSP

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/06]

UNDP has already shared and discussed with the main LHSP donors the contents of the LHSP project document for the new phase and has already a mechanism of coordination with donors related to the steering committee of LHSP. However, the recommendation is valid and UNDP will promote regular donors’ meetings on LHSP.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Quarterly donors’ meetings
[Added: 2018/12/06] [Last Updated: 2019/11/14]
Senior Management Program S&LD Program CPR Project LHSP 2019/12 Completed Completed LHSP 2019-2022 PRODOC prepared in consultation with donors History
7. Recommendation:

Enhance the effectiveness of LHSP Information management tool and facilitate its access to donors

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/06]

UNDP has already presented the LHSP IM tool to some donors and is working on opening access to the relevant information to them by the beginning of the next year.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Meetings with donors and agreements on the IM utilization
[Added: 2018/12/06] [Last Updated: 2019/11/14]
Program S&LD Project LHSP 2019/10 Completed Completed with KFW (access to IM tool) History
7.2 IM arrangements for accessing the information
[Added: 2018/12/06] [Last Updated: 2019/11/14]
Project LHSP 2019/10 Completed Completed with KFW (access to IM tool) History

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