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Mid Term Evaluation of Early Recovery Programme
Commissioning Unit: Uganda
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2010
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 09/2011
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Uganda
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: a) Strengthening linkages and synergies: There is need to strengthen linkages and integration interventions in a coordinated approach while implementing NUERP as emphasized by the project goal. For example linkages with government programmes such as PRDP, NUSAFII, ALREP, NAADS and other related frameworks. The project staff should start attending the above meetings.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/30]

Partners to implement the lessons learnt and recommendations during the no cost extension and ensure sustainability measures are designed;

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Programme staff attend PRDP meetings
[Added: 2011/12/30] [Last Updated: 2014/07/16]
Programme Officer-NUER project 2014/12 Completed Team Leader for CPR unit regularly attends PRDPII meetings and Co chairs the NURD meetings (2013 and 2014)
2. Recommendation: b) Functionality: NUERP interventions may require revisiting to take into account full functionality in terms of an investment. For example, supporting health centres should include all aspects that make the health centre functions holistic and this should be applied to others sectors.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/30] [Last Updated: 2011/12/30]

Recommendation noted for WHO programme/ project interventions

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
REcommendation for WHO not UNDP
[Added: 2011/12/30]
WHO 2011/12 No Longer Applicable No action will be taken
3. Recommendation: c) Systematizing Conflict Sensitivity: Considering potential conflict drivers at all stages of the project is another area of improvement by the UN joint Programme under NUERP. Implying whatever is being implemented under NUERP should not be a source of conflict, but rather promote peace building and sustainable development.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/30]

Recommendation noted and conflict sensitivity is a concern when implementing project activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project is complemented by the Crisis Prevention and Management Project based in Northern Uganda
[Added: 2011/12/30] [Last Updated: 2014/07/16]
Programme Officer-NUER 2012/06 Completed The Northern Uganda Project and Disaster Risk Reduction project are being implemented to address this issue.
4. Recommendation: d) Visibility: The MTE is strongly recommending deliberate efforts in strengthening visibility aspect particularly to the Government of Japan, Government of Uganda and the Joint UN agencies.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/30]

IPs have started incorporating visibility activities in their work plans and Partner Logos/names (UNDP, Government of Japan,Joint UN agencies) appear on project reports

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Specific budget line made for visibility activities and Partner Logos/names (UNDP, Government of Japan,Joint UN agencies) appear on project reports
[Added: 2011/12/30]
Implementing Partner 2011/12 Completed
5. Recommendation: e) Funding disbursement to be improved: Funding disbursements to partners is recommended to be in a timely manner.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/30]

UNDP and World vision have resolved the contractual issues and subsequent funding to be given on time

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP to ensure subsquent funding is disbursed on time
[Added: 2011/12/30] [Last Updated: 2014/07/16]
UNDP 2012/06 Completed 2012 funding to be released on time Subsquent funding was released on time
6. Recommendation: f) Sustainability strategy and exit plans: NUERP should be preparing the community to be empowered to sustain the project by developing an exit strategy plan since the project is winding up.An exit strategy should be developed by consulting with the community.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/30]

Recommendation noted. An exit or phase out strategy will be developed during next Steering Committee Meeting

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Recommendation noted. An exit or phase out strategy will be developed during next Steering Committee Meeting, first quarter of 2012
[Added: 2011/12/30] [Last Updated: 2014/07/16]
UNDP NUERP Programme Officer 2012/12 Completed The subsquent Northern Uganda projectes namely Development of Social Cohesion project and DRR have exit strategies.
7. Recommendation: g) Improving coordination at all levels: Project Coordination Committees (PCCs) be formed in the new districts (ALebtong and Otuke) and made functional. The old PCCs to be revamped and energized since they were found to be weak in almost all the NUERP districts. Local governments should take charge of coordination.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/30]

Partners to implement the lessons learnt and recommendations during the no cost extension to June 2012;

Key Actions:

8. Recommendation: h) Regular monitoring and support supervision: UN partners need to regularly monitor implementation against indicators of success through feedback from the targeted beneficiariesMTE discovered that monitoring framework was lacking. Monitoring activities and inputs under NUERP was not regular and therefore, poor service delivery including late submission of accountabilities and reports was noted in certain areas. Local Government should get on board to coordinate and monitor activities.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/30]

Joint Monitoring activities are being undertaken by the partner UN agencies and partner Local governments are consulted during the monitoring visits

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Joint Monitoring visits are being undertaken
[Added: 2011/12/30]
NUERP programme Officer 2011/11 Completed
9. Recommendation: i) Weather vagaries: This remains a key handicap to improved crop production. Farmers to be supplied with draught and disease resistant crops. Also, make some linkages with Department of meteorology and disaster to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) including Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) mechanisms within the project
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/30]

Recommendations to be followed up during the no cost extension period to June 2012;

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project on to support government on Early Warning Systems was designed to address the gap
[Added: 2011/12/30] [Last Updated: 2014/07/16]
Team Leader CPR and Energy and Environment Unit 2014/01 Completed
10. Recommendation: j) Implementation of planned activities on time should be taken into account to avoid delays.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/30]

A realistic work plan for 2012 be developed to ensure accomplishment of set targets;

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2012 workplanning process started and to have realistic activities
[Added: 2011/12/30] [Last Updated: 2014/07/16]
Programme Officer-NUERP and IP 2012/06 No Longer Applicable Project closed but office has adopted DIM modality for similar projects to avoid delays
11. Recommendation: k) Extension of NUERP: It was generally noted that a humanitarian crisis that has take over 20 years may not solved with a project of only two years. Therefore, there is high demand by the beneficiaries for phase two of NUERP.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/12/30]

Recommendation noted for future programme/project interventions

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Issue to be addressed in subsquent projects
[Added: 2014/07/16]
2006/01 Completed Northern Uganda and DRR are addressing this issue

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