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End of Project evaluation: Pilot Project to Support Socio-Economic Development of Rural Areas in the DPRK (SED)
Commissioning Unit: DPR Korea
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2019
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 10/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: DPR Korea
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Develop PRODOCS that take into close consideration the issues faced in special country context like DPRK

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/21]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Simplify partnership arrangements and the governance modality appropriately led by UNDP with an agency partner or technical working/advisory group (preferably with in-country office presence) to minimize partnership complications. If any partnership agreement is required, this will be concluded with clear roles and responsibilities for accountability purposes, signed and attached as an annex to the signed PRODOC before the commencement of any projects.
[Added: 2019/11/21] [Last Updated: 2020/04/22]
CO, BRH 2020/04 Completed Project closed History
1.2 Appropriately identify and initially formulate technical design specifications/requirements during the fact-finding mission prior to developing the PRODOC.
[Added: 2019/11/21] [Last Updated: 2020/04/22]
CO, BRH 2020/04 Completed Project closed History
2. Recommendation:

Improve financial reporting processes

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/21]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Report consistent financial figures for comparisons of actual expenditures versus planned budget as per project outputs in submissions of all important reports, to demonstrate the efficient use of funding as well as financial accountability and transparency.
[Added: 2019/11/21] [Last Updated: 2020/04/22]
CO, project team 2020/04 Completed Project closed History
3. Recommendation:

Review and update extensively the country office policies and procedures with long-term scenario planning

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/21] [Last Updated: 2019/11/21]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Work with RBAP and BRH to extensively review and update all operational, procurement and financial management policies and procedures responding to the changed situations for appropriately mitigating any future constraints
[Added: 2019/11/21] [Last Updated: 2020/04/22]
CO, BRH, RBAP 2020/04 Completed Project closed History
3.2 Strengthen long-term scenario planning processes with appropriate risk assessments and counter-measures to ensure that suitable policies and procedures can be implemented to resolve and minimize issues in the event of unforeseen circumstances
[Added: 2019/11/21] [Last Updated: 2020/04/22]
CO, project team 2020/04 Completed Project closed History
4. Recommendation:

Develop a robust M&E system at project level

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/21]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Strengthen the monitoring of operations of project supported facilities including the use of the assets and delivered items, after handover to project beneficiaries, and collection of reliable data, during project implementation visits in addition to program monitoring, in order to have evidence-based project results reporting and replication
[Added: 2019/11/21] [Last Updated: 2020/04/22]
CO program and project teams 2020/04 Completed Project closed History
5. Recommendation:

Develop and implement a Sustainable Production and Consumption Supply Chain e.g. for the Pistia and Spirulina production and wild fruits processing

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/21]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Develop and complete the full agriculture/food supply chain for UNDP projects in such area, incorporating climate change adaption/resilience capabilities to overcome severe climate change conditions, to upscale and fully commercialize the production of agricultural and food products for increased nutrition and food security in DPRK
[Added: 2019/11/21] [Last Updated: 2020/04/22]
CO, BRH 2020/04 Completed Project closed History
5.2 Facilitate knowledge/operational transfer of successful pilot initiatives (Pistia and Spirulina Centers as key examples) with procedural, operational and hands-on training manuals for wider replications in close partnership with national/local counterparts.
[Added: 2019/11/21] [Last Updated: 2020/04/22]
CO, national and local counterparts 2020/04 Completed Project closed History
6. Recommendation:

Build capacity continuously in sustainable agriculture, farming and food production practices

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/21]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Develop and deliver foundation and advanced hands-on/practical courses in sustainable agriculture, farming and food production practices overcoming / adapting to severe climate change.
[Added: 2019/11/21] [Last Updated: 2020/04/22]
CO, project team 2020/04 Completed Project closed History
6.2 Develop and deliver foundation and advanced hands-on/practical courses specifically relating to enhancing gender equality and improving the women’s living and livelihood standards.
[Added: 2019/11/21] [Last Updated: 2020/04/22]
CO, project team 2020/04 Completed Project closed History

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