Independent Country Programme Evaluation: Kuwait

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Evaluation Plan:
2014-2017, Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Type:
ICPE/ADR
Planned End Date:
12/2017
Completion Date:
12/2017
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
28,000

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Title Independent Country Programme Evaluation: Kuwait
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2017, Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Type: ICPE/ADR
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2017
Planned End Date: 12/2017
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 2.5. Legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions enabled to ensure the conservation, sustainable use, and access and benefit sharing of natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystems, in line with international conventions and national
  • 4. Output 3.2. Functions, financing and capacity of sub-national level institutions enabled to deliver improved basic services and respond to priorities voiced by the public
Evaluation Budget(US $): 28,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 28,000
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Richard Jones Associate Evaluator
Deqa Ibrahim Musa Lead Evaluator
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: KUWAIT
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

The focus of UNDP support to the Government of Kuwait should be revisited to ensure engagement strategies that are sufficiently tailored to the net contributor context.

2

UNDP should provide more flexible programme/project implementation modalities to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. As part of this, UNDP should also be given greater freedom for decision-making, especially in areas for which UNDP has been engaged for its value-added, such as project management.

3

UNDP should build on its previous support to and partner with CSOs and academic institutions, including the partnering of Kuwaiti agencies outside of the Government as implementing partners as well as beneficiaries.

1. Recommendation:

The focus of UNDP support to the Government of Kuwait should be revisited to ensure engagement strategies that are sufficiently tailored to the net contributor context.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/22] [Last Updated: 2018/12/13]

The CO is in consultations with the Government through the developement of the new CPD which will be aligned with the context and needs of Kuwait. It will be tailored to the needs of the country and as a net contributor.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct Consultations with the Government and UNDP to ensure the new CPD is tailored according to the government needs and tailored for the NCC Context
[Added: 2019/02/11]
UNDP Programme 2019/09 Initiated
Develop new CPD inline with the government needs.
[Added: 2019/02/11]
UNDP Programme 2019/09 Initiated
Develop the Strategic partnership framework and ensure the new CPD is inlined with it.
[Added: 2019/02/11]
UNDP Programme 2019/09 Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

UNDP should provide more flexible programme/project implementation modalities to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. As part of this, UNDP should also be given greater freedom for decision-making, especially in areas for which UNDP has been engaged for its value-added, such as project management.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/22] [Last Updated: 2018/12/13]

As part of the development of the new CPD, the CO plans to move from projectizing to programming, which would open an opportunity for the country office to discuss new partnership models with its key national stakeholders. The CO intends to improve its SOPs with the governement to enable a quicker and efficient delivery. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discuss new SOPs with government to ensure efficient stream lining procedures.
[Added: 2019/02/11]
UNDP Management 2019/12 Not Initiated
Develop and approve new streamlined SOPs with the government to ensure greater freedom and timely delivery
[Added: 2019/02/11]
UNDP Management 2019/12 Not Initiated
Develop a unified SOPs and agreements with the government for all UN agencies.
[Added: 2019/02/11]
UN RC 2019/12 Initiated
3. Recommendation:

UNDP should build on its previous support to and partner with CSOs and academic institutions, including the partnering of Kuwaiti agencies outside of the Government as implementing partners as well as beneficiaries.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/22] [Last Updated: 2018/12/13]

The UNDP CO is in current partnerships with CSOs such as KFAS, KISR while also engaging with you. The CO will continue to have round table discussions that will include different governement and none governement bodies. Projects such as the support to KPPC Project include the aspect of engaging with Civil organizations, the project will be expanded in the new CPD. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct round table discussions inclusive of CSOs, Government and other none- government bodies.
[Added: 2019/02/11]
Project and Programme 2020/12 Initiated History

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