Women in Leadership in Samoa (WILS)_MTE

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Samoa
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
Completion Date:
Management Response:
Evaluation Budget(US $):


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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
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
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

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


Joint Management response: UNDP and UN Women Agree with this recommendation

Enhance contextualization of the VLDI training to better suit the village context and deliver the leadership training programmes at the village level, engage a strategic approach to selecting participants to ensure that the key decision makers in addition to wide representation from the village, participate. 


Revise the TOT concept to recognize informal approaches taken by the trainees & develop a series of short-term modules covering various but related topics to be delivered over a period of time in partnership with other organisations who already deliver these trainings. These could include basic project management, proposal writing, resource mobilization, financial literacy, project management and reporting. Engage successful BTIs to share their experiences during the VLDI trainings


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


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


UNDP / UN Women to carry out regular monitoring activities throughout implementation & track and documents success stories to be shared widely with stakeholders and the general public


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


Extend the project up to 2026, maintain the overall project strategy but refocus project activities/coverage as the way forward.

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