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Final Project Evaluation for the Project SDGs Roll-out Support and Private Sector Engagement
Commissioning Unit: Bosnia and Hercegovina
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Bosnia and Hercegovina
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Support to and capacity development of the SDG Council.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/19]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Provision of capacity and support to the Council for future effective promotion, advocacy, coordination, monitoring and reporting on the SDGs
[Added: 2022/01/19] [Last Updated: 2022/06/24]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2025/01 Completed The recommendation is fully addressed within the new Programme on SDGs launched in April 2022 as part of a specific component related to capacity development of the SDG Council, including for coordination, monitoring and reporting. History
2. Recommendation:

Invest in strategies to outreach and raise awareness amongst the parliamentarians. 

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/19]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Awareness rising session for parliament in the country.
[Added: 2022/01/19] [Last Updated: 2022/06/24]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with RCO. 2022/12 Completed The recommendation is fully addressed within the new Programme on SDGs launched in April 2022 and specific actions are being designed in coordination with the SDG Council. History
3. Recommendation:

Strengthening and Institutionalization of monitoring mechanisms on the progress of the implementation of the SDGs, whereby a roadmap and distribution of tasks are distributed amongst different institutions and civil society and the parliament would exist.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/19]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1. Capacity development and creation of coordination mechanisms among the SDG Council, strategic planning units at various government levels and statistical institutions with aim to strengthen the overall monitoring system for the SDG Framework.
[Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/05/31]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022/05 Completed SDG Council in BIH actively organize activities with LGs, representatives of the relevant institutions, private sector and academia providing action to turn SDGs from policy to action. History
3.2 Technical assistance to strengthen the governments’ planning systems for effective implementation of the SDGs, monitoring and reporting.
[Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/05/31]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022/05 Completed Through the follow-up project phase II, SDG2BiH, UNDP supports Grant Scheme which will enable technical assistance for effective implementation of SDGs aimed at increasing capacities of local governments to operationalize SDGs-aligned development strategies. History
4. Recommendation:

Support to and capacity development of planning units but also sectoral ministries for future implementation of SDGs.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/20]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Support to planning units at state and entity/BD BIH level to translate the accelerators defined within the SDG Framework in BIH into implementable action.
[Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/06/24]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2025/01 Completed The recommendation is fully addressed within the new Programme on SDGs launched in April 2022. A specific component of the Programme is related to strengthening capacities of the planning units for mainstreaming the SDGs into development strategies as well as for line ministries in designing and implementing policies to accelerate SDG achievements. History
5. Recommendation:

 Continue progress on the translation of the SDG framework to the local plans and strategies.  Utilizing frameworks that till now have been successful and scaling up to all local levels.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/20]

The recommendation is partially accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Given the scope of local governments in the country, recommendation is partially accepted since it is not realistic to expect that all local governments in the country will be directly supported. However, if the new proposal to Sweden is approved, UNDP will seek to share good practices across local governments and seek scalability of its direct support.
[Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/06/24]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2024/12 Completed The recommendation is addressed within the new Programme on SDGs launched in April 2022 where support will be provided to a number of local and cantonal governments to mainstream the SDG Framework into their strategic and operational frameworks. History
6. Recommendation:

Creating financing strategies for the SDGs from the public funds, including establishment and piloting of innovative mechanisms that could also be based on partnership with private sector, development partners and international and domestic financing institutions

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/20]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Awareness rising and capacity building for key CSOs is envisaged as part of support to the SDG Council. Planned actions with the Parliaments are elaborated above.
[Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/05/31]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2023/12 Completed SDGs Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina is actively organizing events with partner local governments aiming to network with CSOs and create synergies between the SDGs council and large CSOs in the country. Technical assistance and training provided to strengthen the role of parliamentary commissions at state, entity and Brcko District levels (UNDP). History
7. Recommendation:

Support to the private sector in further introducing and implementing sustainable business models, based on lessons learned from the current project.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/20]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Design of SDG financing framework/strategy
[Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/05/31]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022/12 Completed Through implementation of the new SDGs project, the focus will be given to technical assistance to entity governments in establishing new or reinforcing existing financing instruments towards enhanced sustainable development financing (UNDP) and grant support, piloting sustainable development financing instruments. History
8. Recommendation:

Support and capacity development of sectoral ministries for introducing innovative services and new models of service delivery (i.e. care economy, outsourcing of public services when assessed more efficient and effective, etc.)

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/20]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1 Work with private sector on engaging into SDGs implementation.
[Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/05/31]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022/05 Completed New SDGs Project has been approved, providing conditions for mapping circular economy opportunities and supporting governments' capacities for accelerating SME transition towards circular economy - sustainable production and consumption. History
9. Recommendation:

Preparation of the subsequent VNR process, particularly involving civil society.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/20]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
9.1 Capacity building for key officials in sectoral ministries in charge of introducing innovative services and new models of service delivery (i.e. care economy, outsourcing of public services when assessed more efficient and effective, etc.)
[Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/06/24]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2025/01 Initiated The recommendation is under implementation as part of the new Programme on SDGs. With support of the Programme, the SDG Council has launched the participatory process of preparation of the next VNR which should be presented to the HLPF in 2023. History
10. Recommendation:

More outreach to other countries in the region to recount lessons learned, strategies used and best practices both at public and in the private sector.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/20]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
10.1 Organization of meeting and exchange of information opportunities for members of the SDG Council and key Civil society organization.
[Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/05/31]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2022/05 Completed Regular meetings with the key stakeholders (including CSOs), initiated and established under the new SDG2BiH project. History
11. Recommendation:

While the dashboard has been a very important tool, expansion of the tool to better enable the adequate monitoring for certain groups, such as youth, persons with disabilities, women etc.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/01/20]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
11.1 Organization of meeting and exchange of information opportunities for members of the SDG Council and key civil society organization.
[Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/06/24]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2025/01 Completed This recommendation will be addressed as part of assistance package to statistical agencies in the country, as part of the new Programme on SDGs. The agencies have designed comprehensive monitoring database that will incorporate elements from the dashboard. History
12. Recommendation:

While the dashboard has been a very important tool, expansion of the tool to better enable the adequate monitoring for certain groups, such as youth, persons with disabilities, women etc

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/01/20]

The recommendation is not accepted as institutions for statistics have created monitoring tools for the SDGS, which will be further aligned with the SDG Framework in BIH.

Key Actions:

13. Recommendation:

Given the numerous practices of sharing key information, a number of sessions to reflect on the key lessons learned in the process thus far would be useful to map out strategies for the future.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/20]

The recommendation is accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
13.1 Support the SDG Council in conducting annual reviews and workplans.
[Added: 2022/01/20] [Last Updated: 2022/06/24]
UNDP Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2025/01 Completed Key lessons learned were discussed with the SDG Council in the country in the process of preparation of new Programme on SDGs as well as in the preparation of the Council’s Annual Work Plan. History

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