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Empowered Partnership for Sustainable Development Programme in Ukraine
Commissioning Unit: Ukraine
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 02/2022
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Ukraine
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

The project is recommended to ensure higher level of visibility (short-term recommendation)

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/02]

The recommendation is accepted. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Full-time position of Communication Specialist for Phase-II of the project is planned to ensure improved communication campaign and wider dissemination of project’s results.
[Added: 2022/06/02]
Mustafa Sait-Ametov, Programme Manager 2023/06 Initiated Project proposal submitted for donor’s review
2. Recommendation:

The project is to advance the policy work and direct the efforts towards institutionalization of the approaches applied through challenge-driven partnerships (short-term recommendation)

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/02]

The recommendation is accepted. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. The project will finalize the recommendations for public administration and local authorities on building multisectoral challenge-driven partnerships addressing COVID-19 impact on women and men and post-crisis recovery, and guidelines on co-funding of joint initiatives within the challenge-driven partnerships in cooperation with the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development.
[Added: 2022/06/02] [Last Updated: 2022/07/31]
Mustafa Sait-Ametov, Programme Manager 2022/07 Completed The recommendations have been finalized. History
3. Recommendation:

Develop a shared platform knowledge base which would capture all intellectual outputs developed within the project (e.g., case-studies, methodologies, presentations) and all relevant holistic sustainable development approaches/concepts.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/02]

Partially accepted.

During Phase I, the project has established an online public platform https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNDP.partnership/ serving as a knowledge base with key stakeholders and beneficiaries participating for experience sharing.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1. Share with partners and stakeholders working in the area of decentralization reform intellectual outputs developed within the projects (case studies, methodologies, presentations) collected and captured either in governmental knowledge-based platform (decentralization.gov.ua), UNDP website or by establishing the project-based one.
[Added: 2022/06/02]
Mustafa Sait-Ametov, Programme Manager 2023/06 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Continue fostering inclusion of private sector companies in developing solutions for local challenges and promote their co-financing in the initiatives (to be reflected in the next phase of the project implementation)

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/02]

The recommendation is fully accepted. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Develop and mobilize funding for implementing a project proposal for Phase II of the project with one of the focuses on providing support to for sustainable recovery of MSMEs affected by the war
[Added: 2022/06/03]
Mustafa Sait-Ametov, Programme Manager 2023/06 Initiated
5. Recommendation:

Make grant selection criteria more detailed by elaborating sub-set of questions with respective scoring in order to streamline the initiative selection process within the steering committee members (to be reflected in the next phase of the project implementation)

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/16]

The recommendation is accepted. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1. Develop a ToR for Grant Steering Committee with detailed selection criteria and scoring scheme under the phase-II of the project
[Added: 2022/06/16]
Mustafa Sait-Ametov, Programme Manager 2023/06 Not Initiated
6. Recommendation:

Integrate common outcome measurement indicators across the challenge-driven solution to aggregate the results and capture the project impact (to be reflected in the next phase of the project implementation)

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/16]

The recommendation is accepted. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1. Develop SMART outcome indicators for assessing impact of the Phase II of the project and tracking progress through UNDP Ukraine Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Platform
[Added: 2022/06/16]
SPP and RBM Unit, project team 2023/06 Initiated
7. Recommendation:

Further capacity building of local authorities in application of holistic, comprehensive and systemic approach to local development (e.g. SymbioCity Approach) is essential particularly in foster inclusive rural development (to be reflected in the next phase of the project implementation). 

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/16]

The recommendation is accepted. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
.1. Develop a project proposal for Phase II of the project that would build on holistic, comprehensive and systemic approach to local development for the implementation of capacity development interventions focusing especially on response and recovery measures to address impact of the war at the local level
[Added: 2022/06/16]
Mustafa Sait-Ametov, Programme Manager 2022/09 Initiated Proposal submitted for donor’s review
7.2. The project will engage with national and international bodies of local self-governance (Association of Cities of Ukraine, Association of Amalgamated Territorial Communities, SALAR) during designing a ToR for capacity development programme to ensure it is the best tailored to be needs of local beneficiaries
[Added: 2022/06/16]
Mustafa Sait-Ametov, Programme Manager 2023/06 Not Initiated
8. Recommendation:

Create the Community of Practice among the challenge-driven partnership stakeholders to UNDP foster knowledge and experience sharing inter and intra sectors (to be reflected in the next phase of the project implementation)

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/16]

The recommendation is accepted. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1. Develop and further enhance in Phase-II of the project a platform in the social media among the partnership stakeholders to foster knowledge and experience sharing.
[Added: 2022/06/16]
Mustafa Sait-Ametov, Programme Manager 2023/06 Initiated Recommendation is partially implemented. https://m.facebook.com/events/1031964137567690?active_tab=about
9. Recommendation:

Differentiate the level of financing based on the financial affordability of Hromadas. (to be reflected in the next phase of the project implementation)

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/16]

The recommendation is accepted. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
9.2. Guidelines on co-funding of joint initiatives within the challenge-driven partnership, developed by the project jointly with the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development will be disseminated among local beneficiaries to potentially increase their financial affordability by exploring alternative co-financing opportunities
[Added: 2022/06/16]
Mustafa Sait-Ametov, Programme Manager 2023/06 Initiated
9.1 The threshold for hromadas co-financing will be established in an inclusive and participatory manner, by the Grant Steering Committee which would consist of the governmental and local self-governance representatives, representatives of hromadas to ensure the biggest access and affordability for hromandas and leaving no one behind.
[Added: 2022/06/16]
Mustafa Sait-Ametov, Programme Manager 2023/06 Not Initiated
10. Recommendation:

Foster the inclusion of vulnerable groups in project activities and consider supporting specific inclusion-related solutions on local level (to be reflected in the next phase of the project implementation). 

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/16]

The recommendation is accepted. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
10.1. Develop a project proposal for Phase II of the project that would build on inclusive and transparent approach to ensure that war-affected women and men in the targeted local communities benefit from implemented recovery initiatives addressing the multi-dimensional challenges faced by territorial communities
[Added: 2022/06/16]
Mustafa Sait-Ametov, Programme Manager 2023/06 Initiated Proposal for Phase-II is submitted for donor’s review

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