Women in Leadership in Samoa (WILS)_MTE

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Samoa
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
12/2020
Completion Date:
01/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Women in Leadership in Samoa (WILS)_MTE
Atlas Project Number: 00109481,00108831
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Samoa
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 01/2021
Planned End Date: 12/2020
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.6.1 Country-led measures accelerated to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment
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
  • 16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: AusAID
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 18,942
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with UN Agencies
  • Joint with UNDP & UN Women
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
margaret Ms sapolu11@gmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Government of Samoa(GoS), Ministry of Finance (MoF), Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development (MWCSD), NGOs, CSOs
Countries: SAMOA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Review and update the Project PMF to accurately reflect the extent of the work carried out by WILS

2

Deliver the leadership training programmes at the village level and engage a strategic approach to selecting participants to ensure that the key decision makers in addition to wide representation from the village, participate. Full engagement of the village council, women’s committee, church Ministers and their wives and youth leaders will contribute greatly to producing and sustaining positive results

3

Develop a series of short-term modules covering various but related topics to be delivered over a period of time in partnership with other organizations who already deliver these trainings. These could include basic project management, proposal writing, resource mobilization, financial literacy, project monitoring and reporting;

4

Expand the VDLDI training to include aspects of basic project management, proposal writing and clarify during delivery where WILS role and support ends, what the expectations are of BTIs and the responsibilities of the trainees;

5

Enhance contextualization of the VDLDI training to better suit the village context and ensure these are documented

6

Set up a forum for the Trainers to get together for a debriefing and sharing of experiences and lessons learned so that delivery of training is continuously improved and strengthened

7

Revise the ToT concept to recognize the informal approaches taken by trainees and the effectiveness of these approaches

8

PMU to continue with their hands on approach to supporting the activities and that current arrangements that enables PMU presence during the activities remain

9

WILS to track and document success stories to be shared widely with stakeholders

10

Engage trainees who have successfully implemented their BTIs to share the experiences during training programmes

11

UNDP / UN Women to carry out regular monitoring activities throughout implementation

12

Develop an exit strategy to ensure continuity of initiatives and sustainability of results

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