Mid-Term Evaluation of Building National and Local Capacities for Disaster Risk Management in Rwanda

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2018, Rwanda
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
04/2017
Completion Date:
11/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
29,861

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Title Mid-Term Evaluation of Building National and Local Capacities for Disaster Risk Management in Rwanda
Atlas Project Number: 00075418
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2018, Rwanda
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2017
Planned End Date: 04/2017
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Democratic Governance
  • 2. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
  • 3. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 5.4. Preparedness systems in place to effectively address the consequences of and response to natural hazards (e.g. geo-physical and climate related) and man-made crisis at all levels of government and community
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG Target
  • 1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
Evaluation Budget(US $): 29,861
Source of Funding: Core resources
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 29,861
Joint Programme: Yes
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UN Agencies
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Brenda C Langdon Ms
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: MIDIMAR, Districts
Countries: RWANDA
Comments:

This is the Mid-Term Project Evaluation of the project -Building National and Local Capacities for Disaster Risk Management in Rwanda. This project evaluation was completed well in March 2017. It was not on the ERC Evaluation plan 2017. So, now it is considered and inserted in ERC Evaluation plan 2017.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

UNDP should improve upon the use of clear and well-defined outcome and impact level results and their indicators and means of verification which are critical to a system-wide strategic approach planning, monitoring and reporting.

2

UNDP should continue to provide normative policy support to MIDIMAR in the 2030 Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

3

The scope of any reformulated project should be commensurate with an assured and realistic level of resources available to implement it.

4

UNDP should improve the conceptual clarity of its interventions, and adopt outcomes that are better-aligned to the current and evolving body of knowledge on disaster risk governance.

1. Recommendation:

UNDP should improve upon the use of clear and well-defined outcome and impact level results and their indicators and means of verification which are critical to a system-wide strategic approach planning, monitoring and reporting.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/09]

The new Country Programme Document and new DRR project document including the RRF will be formulated to respond to national priorities as defined in the Sector Strategic Plan and National Strategy for Transformation (NST) and will have better defined results and indicators.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure that outcome and impact level results and indicators are clear and well defined.
[Added: 2018/01/09]
UNDP, MIDIMAR 2018/06 Overdue-Not Initiated Will be undertaken during the formulation of the new CPD and project document in 2018.
Engage all stakeholders during the project design and ensure that no one is left behind.
[Added: 2018/01/09]
UNDP, MIDIMAR 2018/02 Overdue-Not Initiated Will be undertaken during the formulation of the new CPD and project document in 2018.
2. Recommendation:

UNDP should continue to provide normative policy support to MIDIMAR in the 2030 Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/09]

Accepted. UNDP will continue to build national and local capacity to strengthen the resilience of communities in disaster prone areas.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure that the new programme document is formulated to address capacity building for policy design and implementation.
[Added: 2018/01/09]
UNDP 2018/06 Overdue-Not Initiated Will be undertaken when the formulation of the new project document commences in 2018.
Ensure that the government has capacity to implement International and National development agenda and frameworks such as the Sendai Framework, the Paris Agreement of Climate Change, the 2030 Agenda and NST1.
[Added: 2018/01/09]
UNDP 2017/06 Overdue-Initiated History
Monitor the achievements of the Sendai Framework indicators at central and decentralized levels.
[Added: 2018/01/09]
UNDP 2017/10 Completed New CPD RRF entails indicator which monitors the government achievement of the Sendai Framework indicators.
3. Recommendation:

The scope of any reformulated project should be commensurate with an assured and realistic level of resources available to implement it.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/09]

UNDP will continue resource mobilization to implement the current project document and to fund the new interventions in Disaster Risk management in a realistic manner. New project document and annual workplans will be based strictly on available resources.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure that partnership with potential donor such as the Government of Japan and the World Bank is strengthened.
[Added: 2018/01/09]
UNDP 2018/06 Overdue-Initiated
Draw on existing partnership with other UN agencies to mobilize capacity and resources to support the government to cope with natural disasters.
[Added: 2018/01/09]
UNDP, UNCT 2018/06 Overdue-Initiated Resources mobilized from UNTFHS.
4. Recommendation:

UNDP should improve the conceptual clarity of its interventions, and adopt outcomes that are better-aligned to the current and evolving body of knowledge on disaster risk governance.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/09]

Accepted. UNDP will continue to support national and local authorities and other relevant stakeholders to access and share information on disaster prevention and management. UNDP will also tap into its global and regional knowledge networks to inform the design of new programmes.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Produce and disseminate knowledge product on achievements, best practices and prevailing challenges
[Added: 2018/01/09]
UNDP 2017/06 Overdue-Initiated Documentation of best practices has been supported by UNDP.
Ensure that the new project document articulate the conceptual clarity of UNDP interventions well and highlight comparative advantages in line with current and evolving knowledge on disaster risk management.
[Added: 2018/01/09]
UNDP 2018/06 Overdue-Not Initiated Will be undertaken with the formulation of the new project document in 2018.

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