EMPRETEC Terminal Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Gambia
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
06/2017
Completion Date:
08/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title EMPRETEC Terminal Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00066971
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Gambia
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 08/2017
Planned End Date: 06/2017
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 $): 15,000
Source of Funding: UNDP
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 12,435
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Burama Keba Sagnia Consultant buramasagnia@yahoo.co.uk
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: GAMBIA
Lessons
1.

A clear performance framework with baselines, milestones and targets would enable regular results-based reporting and efficient monitoring while at the same time providing valuable data for evaluations.


Findings
Recommendations
1

Define and establish a Transition Program for the EMPRETEC Centre

2

Determine the appropriate Institutional Model for the Centre

3

Develop or strengthen collaborative partnerships and strategic alliances with similar initiatives

4

Localize the EMPRETEC model to local Gambian context

5

Establishment of an investment fund to support business start-ups and export oriented enterprises.

1. Recommendation:

Define and establish a Transition Program for the EMPRETEC Centre

Management Response: [Added: 2017/10/04]

In the light of recommendations for a one-year Transition Program, it is furthermore recommended that the UNDP continues funding the project for a further one year commencing October 2017. In this period a transition plan is to be articulated.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop a transition plan
[Added: 2017/10/04]
Abdou Touray 2019/10 Overdue-Not Initiated
2. Recommendation:

Determine the appropriate Institutional Model for the Centre

Management Response: [Added: 2017/10/04]

There is a need to agree on and establish the Legal Status of the EMPRETEC Centre; define the Governance Structures for the Centre and develop  the Accountability Instruments (Organizational Processes) of the center.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Facilitate decision on institutional model of centre and support the legal establishment based on agreed model.
[Added: 2017/10/04]
AbdouTouray 2018/10 Overdue-Not Initiated
3. Recommendation:

Develop or strengthen collaborative partnerships and strategic alliances with similar initiatives

Management Response: [Added: 2017/10/04]

Empretec Centre to concluding MOUs with relevant institutions to ensure synergetic relations

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Initiate MoU
[Added: 2017/10/04]
Abdou Touray 2018/10 Overdue-Not Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Localize the EMPRETEC model to local Gambian context

Management Response: [Added: 2017/10/04]

The project takes note of the need to define local perceptions, mindsets and business organizational culture in order to design relevant modules.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Assess key factors influencing local business culture and integrate within curriculum
[Added: 2017/10/04]
Abdou Touray 2018/10 Overdue-Not Initiated
5. Recommendation:

Establishment of an investment fund to support business start-ups and export oriented enterprises.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/10/04]

Recommendation will be discussed with Government of Gambia relevant departments

Key Actions:

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