Darfur Livelihoods Recovery Project (output id 00098088)

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2021, Sudan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
07/2018
Completion Date:
11/2018
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Darfur Livelihoods Recovery Project (output id 00098088)
Atlas Project Number: 00046028
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2021, Sudan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2018
Planned End Date: 07/2018
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 5.6. Mechanisms are enabled for consensus-building around contested priorities, and address specific tensions, through inclusive and peaceful processes
  • 2. Output 6.1. From the humanitarian phase after crisis, early economic revitalization generates jobs and other environmentally sustainable livelihoods opportunities for crisis affected men and women
  • 3. Output 6.4. Recovery processes reinforce social cohesion and trust and enable rapid return to sustainable development
SDG Goal
  • 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
  • 16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: Donors Cost Sharing
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 15,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Abdulgadir Turkawi National Consultant
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministries of Finance, Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture in the 5 states of Darfur, Implementing Partners
Countries: SUDAN
Comments:

Project final evaluation, added to the CO evaluation plan in 2018.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1:

UNDP should place more emphasis on improving NNGO and local government counterpart capacities.

2

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2:

Village Loans and Savings Associations are beneficial but limited and need to expand and continue in all communities

3

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3:

Rehabilitation/construction of the schools, health posts and other community assets should be considered for any future projects.

4

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 4:

Need to further strengthen partnerships with the private sector with the view of attracting capacity and resources for value addition, market access and additional investment as part of their CSRs.

5

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 5:

Water provision through hand pumps or borehole water stations should be expanded since this proved to be a viable intervention for the project under evaluation.

6

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 6:

Promotion of value chains should be enhanced and expanded since the current phase has witnessed significant income changes at community level.

1. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1:

UNDP should place more emphasis on improving NNGO and local government counterpart capacities.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/26]

Management response plan:

The project next project phase will place emphasis on providing resources for institutional capacity building of local institutions including for additional staffing and training of staff as well as provision of relevant materials and equipment.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Incorporate institutional capacity building component into the next phase of the project and allocate resources for it.
[Added: 2018/11/26] [Last Updated: 2019/05/12]
DLRP/PBSC 2019/04 Completed institutional capacity building component has been incorporated into the new phase of the project. it is agreed and included within the project document. History
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2:

Village Loans and Savings Associations are beneficial but limited and need to expand and continue in all communities

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/26]

Management response plan:

Include VLSAs into the next project design and ensure they are established in every target villages as part of an overall move to promote Microfinance access.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Incorporate VSLA into the new project design.
[Added: 2018/11/26] [Last Updated: 2019/05/12]
DLRP/PBSC 2019/04 Completed VSLA agreed and incorporated within the new project document. History
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3:

Rehabilitation/construction of the schools, health posts and other community assets should be considered for any future projects.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/26]

Management response plan:

As this is not the key mandate of UNDP, the Project will liaise with other UN agencies, NGOs and programmes to complement efforts.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. UNDP will liaise with other agencies to assist on elements that are outside the scope of the project to complement efforts.
[Added: 2018/11/26] [Last Updated: 2019/06/17]
DLRP/PBSC 2019/05 Completed UNDP completed the scope of the new project document and decided to continue liaison with WHO and UNICEF for assist on elements outside the scope of the project, which could be addressed by other agencies. History
4. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 4:

Need to further strengthen partnerships with the private sector with the view of attracting capacity and resources for value addition, market access and additional investment as part of their CSRs.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/26]

Management response plan:

This component will be included in the next phase of the project. Initial discussions have already taken place between UNDP and several private sector players. Additional pitching exercise will be embarked within the year ahead of the start of the next phase.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Hold further negotiation meetings with SAMIL and DAL Group Companies on Groundnuts, livestock and Honey Value Chain
[Added: 2018/11/26] [Last Updated: 2019/05/12]
DLRP/PBSC 2019/04 Completed MOU has been signed with DAL Group History
2. Embark on call for applications and pitching exercise with private sector to pitch and select future partners.
[Added: 2018/11/26] [Last Updated: 2019/06/17]
DLRP/PBSC 2019/05 Completed It is completed with DAL private sector, there is already MOU now is ready and under implementation (over 100,000 USD has been invested so far). Another MOU is under preparation with another private sector. History
5. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 5:

Water provision through hand pumps or borehole water stations should be expanded since this proved to be a viable intervention for the project under evaluation.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/26]

Management response plan:

This component will be included in the next phase of the project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Incorporate development of water resources for human, livestock consumption and irrigation into next phase of the project.
[Added: 2018/11/26] [Last Updated: 2019/06/17]
DLRP/PBSC 2019/05 Completed Water component has been incorporated in the new project document and the budget for the water component has been doubled (twice). History
6. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 6:

Promotion of value chains should be enhanced and expanded since the current phase has witnessed significant income changes at community level.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/11/26] [Last Updated: 2018/12/30]

Management response plan:

This component will be contuned and included in the next phase of the project as well.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Increase Value Chain components into next phase of the Project.
[Added: 2018/11/26] [Last Updated: 2019/05/12]
DLRP/PBSC 2019/04 Completed Value Chain components has been considered in the new phase design. History

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