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Project Evaluation Support to Aid Management and Coordination
Commissioning Unit: Somalia
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 03/2022
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Somalia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

UNDP strengthen any future Results Framework to reflect results-based management inclusive of a balance of quantitative and qualitative indicators that have baselines and targets that support alignment with the priorities of the NDP and the SDGs.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Finalize the new aid coordination prodoc. Currently the government is in transitional phase, and as soon as the new government is in place, will discuss, agree on the component and details of the new phase of the project with clear exit strategy to hand over full management to the government. 1.2 Develop a next generation aid coordination and management project with an RRF aligned to the Somalia National Development Plan as well as the SDGs, taking in consideration that Somalia will conduct the National Voluntary Reviews in 2022. 1.3 Conduct an inclusive and consultative project development process supported by an RBM specialist in UNDP
[Added: 2022/03/28]
UNDP 2023/03 Not Initiated Current evaluation completed for the last Phase History
2. Recommendation:

FGS to review aid architecture to ensure repair and operability of the linkages between the FGS and the FMS, and the recognition and engagement of the technical levels to inform aid coordination and management outputs and empower the ACU to strengthen their coordination capability.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Develop systematic coordination mechanism between FGS and FMS and Banadir Regional Administration, as well as with the UNCT and international partners in the Somalia Development Reconstruction Facility meetings on the new project phase. 2.2 Facilitate the revival of NDP Pillar Working Groups as well as other supporting mechanisms such as Mutual Accountability Framework (MAF) and other structures.
[Added: 2022/03/28]
UNDP AIMS team leader ERID Portfolio and RCO 2023/06 Not Initiated This is awaiting completion of Elections.
3. Recommendation:

UNDP, UN system in Somalia and development partners implement program-based approaches that align with the National Strategic Development Plan, facilitate greater harmonization across all stakeholders and fully utilize AIMS.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Conduct an assessment for AIMs, to identity and improve the gaps, best practices, lessons learnt, and draft communication and advocacy plan
[Added: 2022/03/28]
UNDP 2023/06 Not Initiated UNDP is engaging stakeholders
4. Recommendation:

UNDP and FGS develop a future program based on the concept of an ‘eco system’ of aid coordination, which takes an integrated approach to the continued strengthening and operability of the aid coordination system inclusive of structural, policy, process and human capacity development components, and the safeguarding and prioritized use of AIMS. Harmonized roles and resourcing of development partners and strategies for mutual accountability

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Facilitate consultation meetings with OPM and MOPIED teams in Mogadishu; to produce a functional implementable plan for the aid coordination and management governance structure 4.2 Ensure that the new phase of the aid coordination and management project development is inclusive and have consultation especially between the FGS and FMS stakeholders and local level (programs such as the JPLG, Durable Solutions, Gender among other principles.
[Added: 2022/03/28]
UNDP 2023/09 Not Initiated Awaiting Elections
5. Recommendation:

In transitioning to a new program UNDP and FGS to establish a program perspective that moves beyond a focus on the development and operability of the aid architecture, its systems, and policies, to one that includes a focus on the content of the aid architecture, the quality of outputs and their technical value, their alignment to the NDP and their contribution to Somalia’s attainment of the SDGs.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Conduct consultation meetings on aid coordination architecture between RCO, UNDP and FGS, and agree on the aid architecture mechanism in Somalia.
[Added: 2022/03/28]
UNDP 2023/09 Not Initiated History
6. Recommendation:

UNDP to advocate accountability for the comprehensive use of AIMS within government and by all development partners and stakeholders setting ambitious targets for its capture of aid funds and usage. This includes the importance of a sustainability plan for AIMS inclusive of responsibilities for maintaining cloud services.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Conduct a mapping and strategy meeting on sustainability in the new phase of aid coordination and management project, and engagements of the FMSs.
[Added: 2022/03/28]
UNDP 2023/10 Not Initiated History
7. Recommendation:

UNDP, FGS, and development partners to focus joint programming priorities on the coordinated funding of all aspects of the aid architecture requiring the harmonized use of pooled funds.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Facilitate joint programming actions between the RCO, UNDP and other UN agencies with a stake in the aid coordination architecture with a clear plan on a resource mobilization plan.
[Added: 2022/03/28]
UNDP Aid Coordination Unit – Office of the Prime Minister MOPIED 2023/10 Not Initiated History
8. Recommendation:

FGS to set targets for gender mainstreaming and capacitate the ACU and MOPIED to both facilitate and monitor that mainstreaming

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1 Review existing draft prodoc and infuse gender mainstreaming principles into the project and activities. Write a new project document that mainstreams gender values including gender-based budgeting principles for aid management and coordination. 8.2 Create coordination mechanism between ACU and Ministry of Women, Human Right and Development (MOWHD) gender focal persons.
[Added: 2022/03/28]
UNDP Jointly with MOPIED and MOWHRD. 2023/10 Not Initiated History
9. Recommendation:

Strong buy in from all stakeholders is needed to ensure AIMS demonstrates continued relevance through consistent update and application. The use of parallel and adhoc systems of reporting and data gathering very quickly undermine any AIMS and could threaten strong and consistent aid reporting for Somalia. The current lack of utilization by both MOPIED and ACU represents a significant threat to its sustainability and to the accurate reporting of aid flows, and development results against the NDP

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
9.1 Conduct refresher comprehensive training for AIMS users at FGS, FMS, and Local level. Develop a Communication, advocacy, and training plan for AMIS system, including videos, animation guidance in the AMIS website, as well as multimedia advocacy.
[Added: 2022/03/28]
UNDP MOPIED 2023/10 Not Initiated History
10. Recommendation:

Decisions around the engagement of the technical level of government and the division of labour and the mandate to lead, between MOPIED and the OPM ACU, requires clarification.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
10.1 Coordinate high level meeting between FGS, MOPIED and OPM, RCO and DSRG on adoption of aid architecture structure and division of labor post 2022elections to enforce the management of aid coordination structure.
[Added: 2022/03/28]
UNDP, RCO, MOPIED, and OPM 2023/10 Not Initiated History
11. Recommendation:

This project remains a highly projectized approach to aid coordination and management.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
11.1 Review draft prodoc to ensure that it is all encompassing and forms part of the government system of aid management and coordination rather than being a project in government. Wasn’t this already done with an international consultant – Howard Bell?
[Added: 2022/03/28]
UNDP 2023/10 Not Initiated History
12. Recommendation:

The reliance on consultants to build short term inputs to the aid architecture does not replace the need for longer term and step wise strategies to build national capacity and increase the employment opportunities for national employees within the system.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/28]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
12.1 Encourage increased uptake of civil service positions into the aid coordination and management architecture that will be used henceforth. In the new project phase design, will explore sustainable options, which include shadowing international consultants with national civil servant from the government. In addition will have exist strategy and plan. 12.2 Ensure that South – South cooperation is provided as a capacity building tool in the new project document
[Added: 2022/03/28]
UNDP MOPIED 2023/10 Not Initiated History

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