Report of the Evaluation of Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (Phase Two) Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Thailand
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2017
Completion Date:
10/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Report of the Evaluation of Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (Phase Two) Project
Atlas Project Number: 00081751
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Thailand
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2017
Planned End Date: 06/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 2.4. Frameworks and dialogue processes engaged for effective and transparent engagement of civil society in national development
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • 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
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.a Ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions
  • 16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: Japanese Trust Fund
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 8,390
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Montra Leoseng National Project Evaluator montramail@yahoo.com THAILAND
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: THAILAND
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

UNDP’s STEP Project should provide more integrated support for the vulnerable and low-income, and enable holistic support for the elderly, persons with the disabilities, and youth and target the hard targets. There are anonymous 10,000 victims hidden in the region. The STEP Project Phase III should offer an opportunity to enter into or glimpse areas that are usually hidden and/or restricted.

2

For the ultimate long-term success and sustainability of the STEP Project Phase II, it is essential to continue the STEP Project Phase II to maintain forward momentum with UNDP Office to ensure the presence in the three southernmost provinces and increase financial base. The next phase should focus more on an integrated strategic knowledge management function of UNDP to support its very extensive and deep knowledge production capacity.

3

The next phase of the project should further work towards institutionalizing of the function of trainers from all sectors including local communities, NGOs, and government who are working within the livelihood improvement and community development areas.

4

To power communities across the region and promote models of development, it requires a special handing including 1) establishing deep and inclusive national ownership and 2) robust grounding of the research. The research direction includes 1) peace dialogues and follow-up actions, 2) people-centered, better and more comprehensive governance, and 3) prevention oriented responses as a means to tackle the root causes of conflicts.

1. Recommendation:

UNDP’s STEP Project should provide more integrated support for the vulnerable and low-income, and enable holistic support for the elderly, persons with the disabilities, and youth and target the hard targets. There are anonymous 10,000 victims hidden in the region. The STEP Project Phase III should offer an opportunity to enter into or glimpse areas that are usually hidden and/or restricted.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/28]

Taking into account participatory approach in identifying vulnerable groups in the new phase

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct assessment of vulnerable groups for developing a new project proposal
[Added: 2017/12/28]
UNDP Thailand, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unite 2017/12 Completed Assessment of vulnerable groups conducted and included in all project proposals
2. Recommendation:

For the ultimate long-term success and sustainability of the STEP Project Phase II, it is essential to continue the STEP Project Phase II to maintain forward momentum with UNDP Office to ensure the presence in the three southernmost provinces and increase financial base. The next phase should focus more on an integrated strategic knowledge management function of UNDP to support its very extensive and deep knowledge production capacity.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/28]

Mobilize resources for the next phase of the project with focus on integrated knowledge management of UNDP to support the project

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Meet with potential donor and develop project proposals
[Added: 2017/12/28]
UNDP Thailand, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit 2017/12 Completed Project proposal developed
Organize forum to share information on the Deep South with stakeholders
[Added: 2017/12/28] [Last Updated: 2018/05/17]
UNDP Thailand, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit 2018/03 Completed Information was shared with stakeholders through meetings with stakeholders in March and April 2018. History
3. Recommendation:

The next phase of the project should further work towards institutionalizing of the function of trainers from all sectors including local communities, NGOs, and government who are working within the livelihood improvement and community development areas.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/28]

Partnership with government agencies, or academia to institutionalize the function of trainers

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop proposal to include capacity building components for stakeholders
[Added: 2017/12/28] [Last Updated: 2018/05/17]
UNDP Thailand, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit 2017/12 Completed Project proposal was included. Capacity building is included in a new project framework. History
4. Recommendation:

To power communities across the region and promote models of development, it requires a special handing including 1) establishing deep and inclusive national ownership and 2) robust grounding of the research. The research direction includes 1) peace dialogues and follow-up actions, 2) people-centered, better and more comprehensive governance, and 3) prevention oriented responses as a means to tackle the root causes of conflicts.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/28]

Strengthen national ownership of the project

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Consultations with stakeholders to identify the root causes of the conflict
[Added: 2017/12/28] [Last Updated: 2018/05/17]
UNDP Thailand, Democratic and Social Advocacy Unit 2018/03 Completed Consultation was made during missions of consultant for project review and design. History
Meeting to government agencies to share findings and recommendation
[Added: 2017/12/28] [Last Updated: 2018/05/17]
UNDP Thailand, Democratic and Social Advocacy Unit 2018/03 Completed Findings are shared with government through meetings with government agencies. History

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