Independent Country Programme Evaluation: Madagascar

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2021, Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Type:
ICPE/ADR
Planned End Date:
12/2018
Completion Date:
12/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
70,000

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Title Independent Country Programme Evaluation: Madagascar
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2021, Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Type: ICPE/ADR
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2018
Planned End Date: 12/2018
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.1. National and sub-national systems and institutions enabled to achieve structural transformation of productive capacities that are sustainable and employment - and livelihoods- intensive
  • 2. Output 1.3. Solutions developed at national and sub-national levels for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem services, chemicals and waste
  • 3. Output 1.4. Scaled up action on climate change adaptation and mitigation across sectors which is funded and implemented
Evaluation Budget(US $): 70,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 60,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Heather Bryant Chief CD and QA heather.bryant@undp.org
Youri Bless Evaluation Specialist youri.bless@undp.org
James Gasana Evaluation consultants
Ginna Rakotoarimanana Evaluation consultants
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: MADAGASCAR
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

UNDP should con­tinue to prioritize a logical continuation of the sustainable development efforts initi­ated in the Great South – particularly in the Androy region – to stimulate transforma­tional changes. This prioritization must be conceptualized on the basis of an explicit sub-ToC , which must shed light on the stra­tegic development objectives as well as the transformational changes to be targeted.

2

In preparing the next country programme document, UNDP must develop an explicit ToC, allowing for better visibility and understanding of UNDP support for transformational change, explicitly identifying the intended changes in terms of outcomes and impacts, as well as including the corresponding assumptions about partner responsibilities and other necessary conditions to be put in place. Based on the ToC, UNDP should develop a set of outcome indicators in addition to the usual output indicators, which will make it possible to measure transformational changes through an analysis of UNDP’s contribution.

3

In view of developments in the political, social and economic context, the relevance of UNDP’s support to Madagascar’s democratic governance priorities through the strengthening of rule of law is evident. To sharpen the scope of these activities, UNDP should advocate with its government partners – with the support and active participation of all technical and financial partners of Madagascar – for the implementation of the Government’s political commitments and for scaling up of good practices and know-how acquired through its programme, for example, with the experiences in anti-corruption measures and legal clinics.

4

UNDP should continue support for improving environmental governance and reconciling natural resource management with development challenges at regional and community levels.

 

5

UNDP should continue its support for CTD capacity-building with a focus on improving their competencies in coordination and delivery of development projects.

 

6

In the design of the next UNDP country programme, it is important to identify and integrate strategic and operational interventions and approaches leading to structural and transformational change, in order to create a socio-economic and cultural environment that provides the opportunity for women and girls to participate effectively in public, political, social, economic and cultural life at all levels. This should be done in collaboration with UN agencies and national partners such as the Ministry of Population, Social Protection and Promotion of Women, and aim at strengthening the skills and entrepreneurial and managerial capacities of women in different value chains.
 

7

UNDP must strengthen its programme monitoring and evaluation system so that it can go beyond the regular collection of data on the progress of activities, outputs and results against targets for the main indicators defined in the CPAP and provide timely information on changes at the outcome and impact level to which UNDP is contributing. UNDP should integrate a knowledge management component into this system.

 

Management Response Documents
1. Recommendation:

UNDP should con­tinue to prioritize a logical continuation of the sustainable development efforts initi­ated in the Great South – particularly in the Androy region – to stimulate transforma­tional changes. This prioritization must be conceptualized on the basis of an explicit sub-ToC , which must shed light on the stra­tegic development objectives as well as the transformational changes to be targeted.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/11] [Last Updated: 2019/12/02]

Le PNUD prend bonne note de cette recommandation et y veillera lors de la formulation de la stratégie intégrée pour le développement du Grand Sud à courte terme et dans les autres documents de planification à moyen terme.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Pour le prochain CPD, élaborer une TDC pour le Grand Sud sur la base des priorités identifiées dans le SIDGS (Stratégie Intégrée de Développement du Grand Sud)
[Added: 2019/05/22]
DRRP, Team Leader, Chargés de programme, spécialiste Suivi-Evaluation 2020/05 Not Initiated Au cours du prochain processus de préparation du CPD
Elaborer une sous-TDC pour les interventions dans l’Androy
[Added: 2019/05/22] [Last Updated: 2019/12/02]
DRRP - Coordonnateur Androy -Team Leader – Chargés de Programme – Spécialiste SE – 2020/04 Initiated La Stratégie intégrée pour le développement du grand sud (SIDGS) élaboré et en cours de validation prend en compte la TdC. History
Adopter les approches innovantes à travers les projets qui interviennent dans le Sud (partenariats avec les ONG, CTD et communautés de base, appel à projets)
[Added: 2019/05/22] [Last Updated: 2019/07/30]
Teams Leaders – Chargés de Programme – Coordonnateurs de projets 2020/01 Completed Le PNUD travaille déjà avec le CURA (Centre Universitaire) pour l’aspect culturel visant un changement transformationnel. De plus, deux ONGs ont été récrutées pour appuyer le développement et le suivi des AGRs des bénéficiaires dans le cadre de l'approche progressive (cash for work + épargne) du PDSPE History
2. Recommendation:

In preparing the next country programme document, UNDP must develop an explicit ToC, allowing for better visibility and understanding of UNDP support for transformational change, explicitly identifying the intended changes in terms of outcomes and impacts, as well as including the corresponding assumptions about partner responsibilities and other necessary conditions to be put in place. Based on the ToC, UNDP should develop a set of outcome indicators in addition to the usual output indicators, which will make it possible to measure transformational changes through an analysis of UNDP’s contribution.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/11] [Last Updated: 2019/12/02]

le PNUD reconnait la pertinence de cette recommandation et veillera à en tenir compte lors de la formulation du programme du prochain cycle de coopération, de meme que pour les projets qui seront élaborés pour son implémentation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Renforcer les capacités du staff dans la programmation (TDC) et le suivi-évaluation
[Added: 2019/05/22]
DRRP - USE 2018/09 Completed Formation GAR et ToC réalisée
Préparer le prochain programme en tenant compte de ces recommandations (TDC incluant les changements recherchés et hypothèses ; et cadre de résultats incluant les effets)
[Added: 2019/05/22]
DRRP – Teams Leaders – Chargés de Programme - USE 2020/05 Not Initiated Au cours du prochain processus de préparation du CPD
3. Recommendation:

In view of developments in the political, social and economic context, the relevance of UNDP’s support to Madagascar’s democratic governance priorities through the strengthening of rule of law is evident. To sharpen the scope of these activities, UNDP should advocate with its government partners – with the support and active participation of all technical and financial partners of Madagascar – for the implementation of the Government’s political commitments and for scaling up of good practices and know-how acquired through its programme, for example, with the experiences in anti-corruption measures and legal clinics.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/11] [Last Updated: 2019/12/03]

le Bureau Pays accepte cette recommandation et s'attèlera à capitaliser sur les acquis et les bonnes pratiques obtenus dans le domaine de la Gouvernance au cours des prochaines planifications stratégiques et opérationnelles en collaboration avec tous les acteurs/partenaires clés.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continuer de mener des plaidoyers pour la réalisation des engagements gouvernementaux en suspens à travers le GDS (Groupe de Dialogue Stratégique co-présidé par le RC et le Premier Ministre)
[Added: 2019/05/22] [Last Updated: 2019/07/30]
RC - RR 2019/10 Completed Exemple : ordonnance sur le recouvrement des avoirs illicites adopté par le gouvernement en 2019 History
Intégrer dans le prochain CPD la mise à l’échelle des bonnes pratiques et des interventions ayant montré du succès (sur la base des différentes évaluations et des mécanismes de gestion de connaissance mis en place)
[Added: 2019/05/22]
DRRP – Teams Leaders – Chargés de Programme - USE 2020/05 Not Initiated Au cours du prochain processus de préparation du CPD
4. Recommendation:

UNDP should continue support for improving environmental governance and reconciling natural resource management with development challenges at regional and community levels.

 

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/11] [Last Updated: 2019/12/03]

Le PNUD prend bonne note de cette recommandation qu'il continuera de prendre en compte dans ses interventions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continuer dans le prochain programme les actions de renforcement de la gouvernance environnementale, notamment s’agissant de la pérennisation du mécanisme de co-gestion des aires protégées de catégorie V et VI (IUCN) ayant des impacts sur le développement au niveau des communautés
[Added: 2019/05/22]
DRRP – Team Leader – Chargé de Programme 2020/05 Not Initiated Au cours du prochain processus de préparation du CPD
5. Recommendation:

UNDP should continue its support for CTD capacity-building with a focus on improving their competencies in coordination and delivery of development projects.

 

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/11] [Last Updated: 2019/12/03]

le PNUD accepte cette recommandation et continuera de s'y atteler dans ses interventions

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continuer les actions de renforcement de capacités des communes dans plusieurs domaines identifiées comme présentant des lacunes (à travers l’étude sur l’Indice de Gouvernance Locale), notamment en termes de maitrise d’ouvrage et de maitrise d’œuvre
[Added: 2019/05/22] [Last Updated: 2019/07/30]
Chargé de programme - Projet PADRC 2019/12 Completed Appui à la mise en œuvre du plan d’action IGL en appui aux communes, en partenariat avec les entités nationales concernées par l’appui aux communes History
6. Recommendation:

In the design of the next UNDP country programme, it is important to identify and integrate strategic and operational interventions and approaches leading to structural and transformational change, in order to create a socio-economic and cultural environment that provides the opportunity for women and girls to participate effectively in public, political, social, economic and cultural life at all levels. This should be done in collaboration with UN agencies and national partners such as the Ministry of Population, Social Protection and Promotion of Women, and aim at strengthening the skills and entrepreneurial and managerial capacities of women in different value chains.
 

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/11] [Last Updated: 2019/12/03]

Le PNUD reconnait la pertinence de cette recommandation et a mettra  un accent sur la prise en compte systématique des questions de genre et d’autres groupes vulnérables dans les interventions actuelles et la planification du prochain cycle de coopération. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Dans le prochain programme, identifier et intégrer les stratégies, actions, plaidoyers et partenariats à mettre en place visant l’autonomisation des femmes, leur l’émancipation ainsi que leur participation active à la vie publique, politique et sociale
[Added: 2019/05/22]
DRRP – - Spécialiste genre - USE – TL - CP 2020/05 Not Initiated Au cours du prochain processus de préparation du CPD
Recruter un spécialiste genre pour aider à identifier et à mettre en œuvre ces stratégies citées supra
[Added: 2019/05/22] [Last Updated: 2019/07/30]
DRRP - HR 2019/03 Completed Un spécialiste Genre a été recruté pour s’occuper des questions relatives au Genre et est opérationnel depuis Avril 2019 History
7. Recommendation:

UNDP must strengthen its programme monitoring and evaluation system so that it can go beyond the regular collection of data on the progress of activities, outputs and results against targets for the main indicators defined in the CPAP and provide timely information on changes at the outcome and impact level to which UNDP is contributing. UNDP should integrate a knowledge management component into this system.

 

Management Response: [Added: 2019/03/11] [Last Updated: 2019/12/03]

Le PNUD reconnait la pertinence de cette recommandation et prendra les mesures nécessaires pour renforcer son dispositif de suivi/évaluation, de même que la mise en place d'un mécanisme de gestion des connaissances 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Renforcer les capacités du staff en termes de système de suivi-évaluation
[Added: 2019/05/22]
DRRP - USE 2018/09 Completed Formation GAR en Août 2018
Intégrer dans les missions de suivi de l’USE le suivi des effets des interventions
[Added: 2019/05/22]
USE - DRRP 2019/02 Completed Les missions de l’USE ont pour objectifs de vérifier la fiabilité des données et informations dans les rapports des projets mais aussi de proposer aux projets des indicateurs et des informations à collecter sur les effets
Organiser de façon régulière des séances de partage d’informations et d’échanges sur les résultats constatés (pour l’aspect gestion de connaissances)
[Added: 2019/05/22] [Last Updated: 2019/07/30]
DRRP – TL – CP - USE 2020/01 Completed Les réunions programme et les revues semestrielles sont les occasions de partager les leçons apprises et les bonnes pratiques au niveau de chaque projet History

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