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Mid-term Evaluation of the Spotlight Programme
Commissioning Unit: Liberia
Evaluation Plan: 2020-2024
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 09/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Liberia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

It is recommended for Phase 2 to revise the interventions under Pillar 2 and 5 to expand capacity strengthening of government partners. Institutional strengthening at sub-national level to capacitate the MGCSP’s County Coordinators should be prioritised to improve the communication and data entry capacity on how to communicate this data to the central level government (Liberia Spotlight Initiative and government).

Management Response: [Added: 2021/11/09]

UNDP has revised phase 2 interventions under Pillar 2  to expand capacity strengthening of government partners especially WACPS and County Coordinators at Ministry of Gender to recruit, retain staff and prioritised improved communication and data entry capacity

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthen key government officials’ capacities of the WACPS to develop and implement a strategy for the recruitment and retainment of female staff as well as County Gender coordinators, to integrate efforts to combat VAWG into the development plans for enhanced programming.
[Added: 2021/11/09]
UNDP 2022/06 Not Initiated
2. Recommendation:

To further understand the limitations and gaps in efficiency and effectiveness of the involved ministries, it is recommended to hire an external facilitator to support the government to put in place an accountability framework, a harmonized data collection approach to VAWG and a communication flow that will allow a more effective steering of the programme during phase 2 of the programme (Liberia Spotlight Initiative in collaboration with government).

Management Response: [Added: 2021/11/09]

In phase 1, UNDP hired a consultant who conducted a capacity need assessment of key justice and security institutions. Based on the report findings, LIPA was hired to train 10 institutions and conduct regular coaching and mentoring session. Recommendations from said session will be incoordinated into phase 2 revised work plan for implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Establish/strengthen internal and external accountability mechanisms, a harmonized data collection approach to EVAWG and enhance a communication flow that will allow a more effective steering of the programme within relevant government institutions, at the National level to monitor Gender Equality, Women's Empower (GEWE) and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)/Harmful Practices (HPs).
[Added: 2021/11/09]
UNDP 2022/06 Not Initiated
3. Recommendation:

The concept for Phase 2 of the Spotlight Initiative should incorporate capacity strengthening of justice actors, including the Liberian National Police, Judges and Magistrates to ensure that SGBV cases are speedily adjudicated in a legal time frame in order to avoid prolonged pre-trial detention. It is also recommended to increase the support to the WACPS to develop and implement a strategy for the recruitment and retainment of female staff (Liberia Spotlight Initiative and government).

Management Response: [Added: 2021/11/09]

UNDP has re-designed phase 2 workplan to incorporate recommendation from this MTA under outcome 2.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthen the capacity of key government officials of justice and security institutions , including Judges and Magistrates to ensure that SGBV cases are speedily adjudicated in a legal time frame in order to avoid prolonged pre-trial detention as recommended by participants trained in phase I.
[Added: 2021/11/09]
UNDP 2022/06 Not Initiated

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