Mid term Outcome evaluation of the Sustainable Growth Programme

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Gambia
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
10/2019
Completion Date:
11/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title Mid term Outcome evaluation of the Sustainable Growth Programme
Atlas Project Number: 00066971
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Gambia
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2019
Planned End Date: 10/2019
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty and MDG
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.3. Solutions developed at national and sub-national levels for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem services, chemicals and waste
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Output 3.1. Core functions of government enabled (in post conflict situations) to ensure national ownership of recovery and development processes
  • 4. Output 7.1. Global consensus on completion of MDGs and the post 2015 agenda informed by contributions from UNDP
  • 5. Output 7.2. Global and national data collection, measurement and analytical systems in place to monitor progress on the post 2015 agenda and sustainable development goals
  • 6. Output 1.2. Options enabled and facilitated for inclusive and sustainable social protection
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
SDG Target
  • 1.3 Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable
Evaluation Budget(US $): 40,000
Source of Funding: UNDP
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 45,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Clifford Nuwakora Independant Evaluator cliff.nuwakora@gmail.com UGANDA
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: GAMBIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1
  • The Government of Gambia ownership through budget allocations and subventions.
2
  • Development of Robust National Multimedia Communication Strategy. Program visibility should be emphasized and supported through appropriate program branding
3
  • Creation of synergies with similar projects such as the youth Empowerment project & Reliance Women Empowerment Project.
4

Creation of platforms by trainees to enable continuous intra capacity strengthening

5
  • UNDP should focus on interventions where it has comparative advantage.
6
  • UNDP to work on ensuring the inclusion of marginalized groups so that “leaving no one behind” in their support.
7
  • There is a need to establish linkages between skills and capacity development with business development services

 

1. Recommendation:
  • The Government of Gambia ownership through budget allocations and subventions.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19]

Follow up on Government of Gambia committment to support community level initiatives through development service support.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Follow-up on commitments through Programme for Accelerated Community Development initiative
[Added: 2019/11/19]
Programme Specialist 2020/04 Initiated
2. Recommendation:
  • Development of Robust National Multimedia Communication Strategy. Program visibility should be emphasized and supported through appropriate program branding
Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19] [Last Updated: 2019/11/19]

This is noted, with coming on board of communication analyst, focused attention on a communication strategy will be taken.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop communication strategy for Inclusive Growth Outcome in concert with partners
[Added: 2019/11/19]
Communication Analyst and Programme Specialist 2020/06 Not Initiated
3. Recommendation:
  • Creation of synergies with similar projects such as the youth Empowerment project & Reliance Women Empowerment Project.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19]

Ad hoc collaboration on-going but can be strenghtened through more deliberate action planning

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Define an action plan with YEP and Reliance Women Economic project to define joint actions and collaborations
[Added: 2019/11/19]
Programme Specialist 2020/11 Not Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Creation of platforms by trainees to enable continuous intra capacity strengthening

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19]

Tracer study provides datanase to initatie such a platform as a followup action

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop a simple interactive tool for trainee interactions based on expressed requirement preference of trainee
[Added: 2019/11/19]
Programme Specialist working with Ministry of Youth and Ministry of Trade 2021/05 Not Initiated
5. Recommendation:
  • UNDP should focus on interventions where it has comparative advantage.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19]

Noting the entrants of new players post transition, UNDP takes note of need to define a clear value proposition in the sector focused on Aid ccordination, long term and perspective planning ; data and statistics strenghtning as well as Africa Regional Integration.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Undertake strategic review of programmes and define revised portfolio of action and strategies
[Added: 2019/11/19]
Programme Specialist 2020/07 Not Initiated
6. Recommendation:
  • UNDP to work on ensuring the inclusion of marginalized groups so that “leaving no one behind” in their support.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19]

As part of UNDP new strategic offer, inclusion of marginalised groups will remain at the forefront.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Design Programme of Accelerated Community Development for income marginalized
[Added: 2019/11/19]
PADC Team lead 2020/04 Initiated
7. Recommendation:
  • There is a need to establish linkages between skills and capacity development with business development services

 

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19]

Important linkage and connection issues raised, this would be paramount to supporting trasnformational entrepreneurship and private sector development.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organize a dialogue on linkages and outline recommendation to strengthen such linkages
[Added: 2019/11/19]
Ministry of Trade 2020/09 Not Initiated History

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