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Independent Country Programme Evaluation: Seychelles
Commissioning Unit: Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2021
Evaluation Type: ICPE/ADR
Completion Date: 12/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Seychelles
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

In developing the new Country Programme Document, care should be taken to reflect the particular needs and issues of Seychelles as a small island state with high-income status, and the capacity of UNDP to provide support. UNDP should focus its limited resources on strengthening the focus of the programme on environmental management and climate change, and synergies between its different components.  Given the income status of Seychelles, this is likely to be the main source of concessional funding available for the country over the next CPD period and beyond.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/29] [Last Updated: 2021/01/25]

The CO partially agrees with this recommendation.

While the CO agrees with the focus on environmental management and climate change; the analytics from the IFIs on U/MIC and HIC countries
suggest a need to engage with the question of inequality, in line with SDGs 2030 leave no one behind principle. Non-inclusive growth would be a
key risk for Seychelles, and similarly situated countries. The specific demographics of the Seychelles with an ageing population; high dependency
on migrant labour; and constraint tax base suggest that support to National Bureau of Statistics on Department of Blue Economy, for example, and
other key policy institutions on inclusive growth would be in alignment with the UNDP mandate; and given our small programme provide the
focused knowledge and advisory support noted in other segments of this report.   

 

 

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2. Recommendation:

The country office should ensure that future project designs avoid unnecessary proliferation of project components and counterparts and include only well-reasoned, straightforward monitoring and evaluation frameworks and targets. Where designs include plans for complex physical works that have not been subject to detailed feasibility studies, sufficient time should be allocated to complete this work, and flexibility should be provided to respond appropriately to the outcomes.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/29] [Last Updated: 2021/01/25]

The CO agrees with the recommendation

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3. Recommendation:

The country office should improve results-based management through a series of recommended measures. Programme level reporting frameworks should only include objectives, targets and related indicators over which UNDP can realistically have a measurable influence. Increased monitoring and evaluation and research capacity should be built into individual project designs or a shared resource should be established to provide analytical support across the PCU. Finally, a common narrative should be developed across the programme explaining the challenges that UNDP is helping Seychelles Government to address.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/29] [Last Updated: 2021/01/25]

The CO is in agreement with the recommendation.

Implementation status of projects is tracked on ERC and other reporting channels.

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