Livelihoods Projects Impact Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2019, Syria
Evaluation Type:
Thematic
Planned End Date:
04/2019
Completion Date:
03/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title Livelihoods Projects Impact Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00108839
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2019, Syria
Evaluation Type: Thematic
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2019
Planned End Date: 04/2019
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 3.1.1 Core government functions and inclusive basic services4 restored post-crisis for stabilisation, durable solutions to displacement and return to sustainable development pathways within the framework of national policies and priorities
Evaluation Budget(US $): 40,000
Source of Funding: Project Allocation
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 69,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Jehad Yacoub Team Leader jehad.yacoub@gmail.com SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: National partners, local NGOs, local communities and local private sector
Countries: SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
Comments:

Final version of the report is in process and will be completed within the coming 2 months maximum

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

To define a separate indicator to measure and monitor the different components of activates in each project (training, production)

1. Recommendation:

To define a separate indicator to measure and monitor the different components of activates in each project (training, production)

Management Response: [Added: 2019/05/28]

This need is recognized, yet tracking against individual level indicators to capture quality impacts is not practically feasible mainly due to sensitivity and accessibility.  Having said that, UNDP Syria has taken an action to develop a structure of indicators and start to pilot impact evaluation at the individual level in 2019.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The logical tree of indicators on both long-term sustainable livelihoods and short-term livelihoods support has been developed, in addition to a design of impact evaluation piloting on selected projects through tracking beneficiaries after the project period. Based on the analysis of these data, UNDP Syria will further explore how best to capture impacts of its livelihoods support especially on sustainability.
[Added: 2019/05/28]
UNDP Syria 2020/12 Initiated

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