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Joint UNDAF Evaluation
Commissioning Unit: Fiji
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2012
Evaluation Type: UNDAF
Completion Date: 10/2010
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Fiji
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: UNDAF should identify key stand-alone regional results that would better position the UN as a major and relevant regional actor (alongside bilateral and multilateral development partners and regional bodies)?
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/07] [Last Updated: 2012/10/08]

Agree - UN could better capitalize on opportunity for UNDAF to better position itself relation to other regional partners

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Consider inclusion of specific regional results for next cycle, taking into account PP or successor
[Added: 2012/10/07] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
UN Agencies and UNDAF ME TWG No due date No deadline established A consideration during UNDAF 2013-2017 development process
2. Recommendation: The UN should develop a number of key advocacy messages linked directly to the UNDAF and use these as the basis for a regional communications strategy.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/07]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDAF Communications Grp to use UNDAF Annual Review 2009 to highlight UN results
[Added: 2012/10/07]
CPG 2010/12 Completed
3. Recommendation: The UN needs to develop a more consistent and transparent working relationship with CROP agencies to ensure that there is better and complementary coordination at both national and regional levels
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/07]

Partially agree as UN has already been coordinating with Regional Partners and individually and collectively with PIFS for DP mtg, CCDP and SPC for HOPS, Regional Stats planning etc. many agencies have MOUs with CROP agencies CROP Ex Head Mtg invited UN to participate for first time.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNRCO/UNCT to consider consulting and negotiating with CROP agencies on having a more concrete framework to work together on and make it more collaborative to maximise strategic coordination and planning.
[Added: 2012/10/07] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
UN RCOs UNCT No due date No deadline established Ongoing commitment Agreement with CROP secured
4. Recommendation: The UN should also broaden its perspective to look at areas where it can work more closely in support of the MSI+5 agenda in the Pacific and reflect these targets in the UNDAF
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Next UNDAF to include reference to MSI targets. MSI indicators and targets as measures of vulnerability and resilience to profiling for Sustainable Dvpmt to be added to next cycle given evaluation next year
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
ESCAP and all UN agencies 2012/12 Overdue-Not Initiated
5. Recommendation: While the attempt to better align the UNDAF monitoring framework to National Indicators is important, the UN should also consider looking at the relationship between agency M&E frameworks and indicators?i.e. what are agencies are actually doing and monitoring?and the UNDAF M&E framework.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree - was initially done in 2008 but updating mid cycle needed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDAF ME manager is working with ME officer of each agency to update outcome and output indicators relevant to each agency to be reflected in regional ME framework and results matrices of LDCs
[Added: 2012/10/08]
Each agency and UNDAF ME manager No due date No deadline established
6. Recommendation: Given that the LDC Results Matrices are essentially the national level operationalisation of the strategic / political positioning of the UN system (reflecting its global mandates in relationship to the region) there is a strong case to be made for the UN to streamline in-country processes by opting for a common plan that is aligned much more explicitly with the National Development Plans.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Done for 2 PICs ? Samoa and Kiribati and work in progress for others for another 2 PICs. Work yet to begin in 1 PIC

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Next UNDAF to include country results matrices for all countries aligned with national development plans.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
UNDAF ME manager, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNESCAP, UNDP PC No due date No deadline established
7. Recommendation: Strong consideration needs to be given to the turning the LDC Results Matrix into the primary legal and monitoring framework for the work of the UN system in a country subsuming the current agency country programmes and plans. The new UNDAF/CCA Guidelines has strongly advocated for the use of the common UNDAF Action Plan as the primary operational tool for UN reform moving forward.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Done in some PICs but for others recommend for next cycle

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
See recommendation 6. The country results matrices will be used as a basis for an UNDAF Action Plan.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
8. Recommendation: Given that Kiribati, already has a One Fund structure in place, there would be an opportunity to field test the idea of a common UN Plan by updating the current LDC matrix for Kiribati to reflect more fully the existing agency CP of all UN agencies?..
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Kiribati implementation plan was developed from Kiribati UNDAF. The corresponding ME framework was also developed. Thus action was initiated prior to MTR.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
See Recommendations 6 & 7.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
9. Recommendation: If one accepts the idea that capacity constraints in most PICTs represent a serious obstacle to the achievement of UNDAF results, it necessarily follows that UN agencies need to move away from ―stand-alone‖ projects and programmes that require government to dedicate staff and resources to oversee implementation. This would suggest a much stronger emphasis on joint programming (if not joint programmes) within the UN family but also with regional bodies and development partners
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Partially agree ? but UN was already aware of this and working towards this prior to MTR. Capacity problems will not be necessarily solved through JP

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Further review opportunities for enhancement of One UN through JP and joint activities
[Added: 2012/10/08]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
10. Recommendation: The UN needs to rationalize how it works across the region both functionally (i.e. operationally) and conceptually and to focus on concrete high quality deliverables, be these regional or national knowledge products, targeted technical assistance with a high multiplier effect or the filling of critical gaps [rather than the current approach where results reflect an individual agencies potential contribution rather than addressing a precise and strategic capacity gap that is understood to be critical for success].
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Partially agree This issue was taken on board in formulation of current UNDAF and is already being implemented by agencies.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Additional work can be done through considering other PICs joint programmes similar to RMI, FSM and Palau. JPO provide opportunity for integrated synergistic approach
[Added: 2012/10/08]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
11. Recommendation: This would include revisiting how the regional results matrix is structured to look at ways to cluster countries to allow for a more focused approach than draws on the commonality between countries rather than the commonality of the UN approach.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
For consideration for formulation of next cycle
[Added: 2012/10/08]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established This continues to be a point of discussion in Country Programme development deliberations
12. Recommendation: During the ongoing revision of the M&E framework further consideration should be given to streamlining the UNDAF review to focus much more explicitly on where the UN system as a whole is adding value.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Already being done in Annual Reviews to some extent. Annual review guidelines revised this year to place emphasis on joint work

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Annual Reviews will focus on UN system-wide country results matrices
[Added: 2012/11/13]
UNCT METWG No due date No deadline established
13. Recommendation: This would involve removing all impact indicators-which should really be national indicators (and is where the current alignment exercise is most useful)?from the UNDAF monitoring framework. Rather than trying to quantify the UN?s contribution to the achievement of national results, the primary focus should be on how the UN has supported and strengthened national capacities to monitor results (including the MDGs).
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/10/08]

Disagree - Instead of removing impact indicators, align them to national development plan ME framework indicators. We would still need impact indicators to monitor UN contribution to national results through monitoring output indicators as well. By only focusing on monitoring results related to capacity development UN may miss important work at policy level

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To be considered for M & E Framework in next UNDAF
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
UNDAF METWG No due date No deadline established
14. Recommendation: Equally, results at the agency and sector level should only play a small part in the UNDAF review and might be better addressed during the review of work plans.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Already agencies results are only a small part of the annual review and focus is on UN as a whole

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Further consider in next cycle
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
UN Agencies No due date No deadline established
15. Recommendation: The focus of the UNDAF review should be [exclusively] on intermediate results that capture the collected value added of the UN system. The aim would be to demonstrate that closer cooperation and cohesion among the UN family has lead to a greater impact than if UN agencies had been working individually. This would necessarily mean a greater emphasis on joint programming (if not actual joint programmes) and the inclusion of process indicators to demonstrate greater efficiencies within the system.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

In process already AR guidelines reflect this and Annual Review 2010 focused on this. This is only fully possible when new UNDAF is designed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Further consider in next cycle
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
UN Agencies No due date No deadline established
16. Recommendation: Given the human development consequences of the global economic crisis and the rise in food prices and the leadership role played by the UN, in particular the FAO, serious consideration should be given to revising the Results Matrix to capture this work. This could be achieved by adding another CP Outcome (1.4) under UNDAF Pillar One.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

17. Recommendation: In order to accommodate the proposed change under recommendation 13, it would be possible to merge CP Outcomes 1.1 and 1.2 which both look at planning and data integrity and to allow greater precision in the definition of results that deal with employment and food security respectively.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Partially agree. Possible to include indicators of results related to food security in revised matrix

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDAF ME manager to work with specialized agencies to accommodate
[Added: 2012/10/08]
UNDAF ME manager and specialized agencies ME focal points No due date No deadline established Food security indicators are a key consideration during the development of UNDAF Country Matrices
18. Recommendation: UN agencies should regularly identify themes that would link the operational capacities of funds and programmes with the technical expertise of specialized agencies under all Pillars.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Work in progress prior to MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
For consideration during development of joint programmes
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN Agencies No due date No deadline established
19. Recommendation: HQ and ROs of Specialized Agencies should review their systems to so that they can provide support to Country Office teams and facilitate their coherence with the other UN agencies.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNCTs to discuss specific action with UNDG A-P during UNDAF design
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
HOA Specialised agencies No due date No deadline established
20. Recommendation: The UNRC(s) should also lobby DOCO and the UNDG A-P for additional resources to facilitate the participation of specialized agencies and other who lack discretionary resources to support UNDAF / UN Reform activities.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree. But we need to remember that this is being done every year by RCO and experience reveals that funds available to DOCO is limited.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
i). RCOs to continue to try request through Annual RC budget. ii). Specialized agencies to also apply for funds to their respective headquarters for UNDAF and UN Reforms. iii). RCOs to also move towards establishing more One Funds like Kiribati.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
RCOs/ UN Specialized agencies No due date No deadline established
21. Recommendation: While maintaining care not to exclusively ―mandate driven‖, the UNDAF should more explicitly reference non-MDG conventions to enable greater advocacy and programming opportunities.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Already included but agree further work could be undertaken to fully accommodate this recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
All agencies coordinate with OG leaders to ensure opportunities for inclusion of non MDG conventions maximized in current UNDAF
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
UN Agencies and OG chairs 2011/02 Overdue-Initiated
22. Recommendation: There is support from governments in the region for the UNCTs to strengthen UN joint programming efforts on Gender Equality and especially to end VAW.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree but already in action prior to MTR and close coordination with other agencies already active

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Opportunities should be sought in next cycle for more joint programmingon Gender Equality and VAW
[Added: 2012/11/13]
AllUN Agencies especially UN Women No due date No deadline established
23. Recommendation: At the regional level, the UNCT should build on the support from governments and Regional Organisations to kick start a Pacific UNiTE campaign based on the regional rollout of the Global UN Secretary General?s Campaign of Ending Sexual Violence. The potential development of joint programmes around VAW represents opportunities for the UN Gender Group, on behalf of the UNCTs to assume a leadership role on a key development and human rights issue within the region.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree but already in action prior to MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
See Recommendation 22. UNCT to support UNiTE campaign annually during 16 days of activism
[Added: 2012/11/13]
All UN organizations especially UN Women 2012/11 Completed
24. Recommendation: The Gender Group should strengthen the links and working relationships with representatives of SPC, PIFS and other agencies through regular joint meetings and with Development Partners to increase the financing for Gender Equality in the region.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UN Gender Group to participate actively in CROP committees on gender equality. UN Gender Group to formulate strategy for increased coordinated work in area of gender between CROP and UN already submitted. Proposal for Coordination of Gender for consideration
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
UN Gender Group 2011/04 Overdue-Initiated
25. Recommendation: Where possible, UN agencies and CDMs should actively convene on issues of gender at national level and should communicate, link and exchange with the Regional UN Gender Group to increase South-South exchanges and learning opportunities.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UN Gender Group to strengthen communication with CDMs
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
UN Gender Group No due date No deadline established
26. Recommendation: In order to address the continued lack of data on Gender Equality in the region, the UN should work with key development partners and Forum agencies to develop common country assessments and strategies on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women that would act as a roadmap for the progressive implementation of both the Pacific and Beijing Platforms of Action.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree. Gender Stats work ongoing between UN (ESCAP) and CROP(SPC)

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
See Recomm.24
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
UN Gender Group No due date No deadline established
27. Recommendation: The metrics developed above should be integrated into the UNDAF monitoring framework and should be used to raise awareness on the importance of mainstreaming at the national level while also capturing the important (unique) role of the UN in the Pacific to promote Human Rights. (see page 29, #92 of report)
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
OHCHR develop matrix for inclusion in ME framework and provide information for indicators from 2008, 2009, 2010
[Added: 2012/10/08]
OHCHR and OG2 2011/02 Overdue-Not Initiated
28. Recommendation: Where countries have submitted reports to the Committees responsible for monitoring International Human Rights Conventions, the UN should raise awareness and advocate for action on the key observations and recommendations during Annual Reviews and Development Partner Round Tables.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
OHCHR to work with individual agencies to ensure IHRC included in annual reviews and DP roundtable meetings
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
OHCHR and UN agencies No due date No deadline established
29. Recommendation: The UNCT needs to continue to strengthen national capacities for monitoring and reporting against the MDGs and to support planning and budgeting to ensure that critical gaps are filled in the final run up to 2015.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/10/08]

Agree. Work in progress even before MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No additional direction needed as in progress; Continue working with Governmentsto strengthen MDG monitoring/reporting
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
UNDP 2012/12 Completed Already, MAF preparations are happening for Tuvalu, Tonga and Vanuatu and further work planned to address bottlenecks and gaps
30. Recommendation: The Annual Review(s) should focus on identifying areas where the UN system as a whole has added most value and to identify points of convergence among different agency programmes and focus on these (rather than individual achievements).
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/10/08]

Agree. Work in progress

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Individual Agencies to identify potential areas for joint programming beyond individual agency programming during JTC and JSM
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
OG Chairs All UN Agencies No due date No deadline established
31. Recommendation: The UN needs to marry the operational flexibility and in-country presence of funds and programmes with the technical expertise of specialized agencies in order to make a difference.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree ? UN working towards this from beginning of UNDAF cycle

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Individual Agencies to identify potential areas for joint programming beyond individual agency programming during JTC and JSM
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
32. Recommendation: The UN needs to focus on critical interventions that fill gaps and complements the work of others (such as the support provided by UNDP to the Dept. of Energy in Tuvalu) which opens the door to significant resources being mobilized through other donors.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree. This is work in progress and already in original UNDAF design for 2008.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To be considered in next UNDAF formulation
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
33. Recommendation: The MTR endorses the idea of expanding the scope of UNDAF Pillar Four to include a new CP Outcome area that focuses explicitly on climate change. However, this comes with strong word of caution that any work in this area must be informed by a clear analysis and understanding of how the UN system as a whole can add value (as opposed to simply appearing ―responsive‖ but not necessarily).
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]

Partially Agree. This must be weighed against overall considerations of all country priorities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To be considered in next UNDAF formulation
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
OG4 chair and relevant agencies 2012/12 Completed
34. Recommendation: This would also suggest that serious consideration be given to moving Outcome 2.4 (disaster risk reduction and mitigation) under Pillar 4 given the considerable synergies in approaches especially at the community level.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/10/08]

Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation is one of the five pillars of the 2013-2017 Pacific UNDAF effectively adding DRR to the relevant pillar as recommended.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To be considered in next UNDAF formulation
[Added: 2012/11/13]
UNCT 2012/12 Completed
35. Recommendation: The GEC and Food Summit represent important contributions of the UN system to the region over the last two years. However, the real impact will be felt if and when the UN can take the lead on translating promises and pledges into concrete actions on the ground (―making it happen‖).
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]

Partially Agree. This work is already ongoing. UN working with individual countries to assist concrete action eg Samoa. PC pro-poor policy

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Next UNDAF will include country level results matrices
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All relevant UN agencies 2012/12 Completed
36. Recommendation: The development of the next UNDAF cycle needs to take an explicit bottom up approach starting with analysis and interpretation of National Development Plans (for both LDCs and Non-LDCs) which would sharpen the focus of the results at the country level, before aggregating upwards into common multi-country results where applicable.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
For consideration in formulation of next cycle. Next UNDAF will include country level results matrices
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies 2012/12 Completed UNDAF formulation process was executed beginning with country consultations culiminating in a regional workshop to finalize pillars; country results matrices were done collaboratively with countries
37. Recommendation: The UN needs to strengthen ownership of the UNDAF Results by pushing for national signatures as is normally the case.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Partially agree It should be noted that signatures don?t necessarily mean ownership

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Next UNDAF will include country results matrices, to be approved by each Government. For consideration in formulation of next cycle.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
RCOs and all UN agencies 2012/12 Overdue-Initiated
38. Recommendation: The UNDAF reviews should be folded into an overall review of national development plans.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/10/08]

Agree - already being undertaken in some PICs even prior to MTR but is subject to government approval

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To continue for all PICs reviews. see recommendation 6
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
39. Recommendation: Where Aid Management offices have produced Annual Reports (as is the case in Vanuatu), the UN should consider using these as the primary reporting mechanism for the UNDAF.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree for national level to feed results into AMO Annual reviews but also need UNDAF Annual Report for countries to feed into Regional UNDAF

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Refer to CCDP (recommendation # 43 below). Similar to #43 on Paris Declaration monitoring of donors? contributions.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
RCOs and UNDAF ME TWG No due date No deadline established
40. Recommendation: UN Agencies must routinely keep Aid Management Divisions fully informed about all disbursements to line ministries (even if the primary responsibility is with the relevant ministry).
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree- already being undertaken by some UN agencies

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
All UN agencies to adhere to this practice
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
41. Recommendation: The UN needs to continue to roll out the implementation of HACT and link it to strengthened national financial systems.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]

Agree. Work in progress even before MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
HACT process to be completed in all countries.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
HACT agencies & RCOs No due date No deadline established
42. Recommendation: The UNDAF (and UNDAF reporting) should become the UN systems response to the Cairns Compact.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree -work in progress even before MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Action to mainstream Cairns Compact into UNDAF and include aid effectiveness or CC indicators in the results matrices and ME frameworks during the revision of the M&E framework underway. MTR did not acknowledge this practice that is already in place by UNDAF ME TWG.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies and UNDAF ME manager No due date No deadline established
43. Recommendation: This would include capturing CC indicators during the revision of the M&E framework and reporting on these during the Annual Review process.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree- work in progress even before MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
See above
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies and UNDAF ME manager No due date No deadline established
44. Recommendation: All UN agencies to support CC and ensure submission of CCDP reporting information to METWG in future.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/10/08]

Agree - work in progress even before MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Agencies to report on CC through METWG. No additional direction needed as in progress
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
45. Recommendation: OGs need to focus / coalesce around 1-2 issues and make this the focus of their work and advocacy during the year.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]

Partially Agree. Work in progress even before MTR. OGs need to be demand-driven,based on country priorities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
OGs to emphasise focus on key issues in their planning.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies 2012/11 Completed
46. Recommendation: Every OG should take on the responsibility of producing one piece of research that would help to position the UN as a centre of excellence within the region around that theme.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]

Partially Agree. OGs need to be demand-driven, based on country priorities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Individual OGs to decide
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
OG chairs No due date No deadline established
47. Recommendation: Concrete steps need to be taken to review work plans (either thematically or at the country level) to identify means to work more collaboratively.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]

Agree. Work in progress even before MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No additional direction needed as in progress. Next UNDAF to include joint country results matrices.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies 2012/12 Completed
48. Recommendation: OGs need to provide more timely and focused contribution to the monitoring of the outcome areas in collaboration with the M&E Manager and M&E TWG
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
OG ME focal pts need to submit information to UNDAF ME manager
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
OG focal points and relevant UN agencies? ME focal points No due date No deadline established
49. Recommendation: In the absence of a SWAp(which should obviously supersede the need for a standalone plan) the UN should commit to developing Joint WorkPlans when working with the same ministry. This would involve combining agency AWP under the responsibility and/or implementation by certain ministries
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree subject to host government decision and agreement reached.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Next UNDAF will include joint country level results matrices
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies 2012/12 Completed
50. Recommendation: More concrete efforts need to be made to foster shared ownership for the achievement of results and to enable agencies to work / represent on behalf of one another (with the exception of specific technical missions).
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]

Agree. Work in progress even before MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Next UNDAF to include joint country results matrices, and a code of conduct promoting joint programming. No additional direction needed as in progress
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
51. Recommendation: While this has been embraced by HOA more needs to be done to advocate for this especially as a means to reducing transactions cost particularly in travel missions.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]

Agree. Work in progress even before MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Same as recommendation 50. No additional direction needed as in progress
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
52. Recommendation: The JPOs and CDMs need to be empowered to play a more substantive role and to identify increased joint programming and advocacy opportunities.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/10/08]

Agree - work in progress even before MTR (FSM, Palau)

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Joint Presence partnership to be strengthened and expanded if possible. No additional direction needed as in progress
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
Joint Presence agencies No due date No deadline established
53. Recommendation: Further thought needs to be given to streamlining certain UNDAF related activities, in particular, the in-depth annual reviews, to bring them in line with, for example, Government-led reviews of National Development Plans. For countries with limited national capacities and a relatively small UN presence (e.g. in the Cook Islands) it might be more useful for UNDAF reviews to be held on an 18 month schedule. (linked to Recommendation 6)
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/10/08]

Agree - already being undertaken in some PICs even prior to MTR. There have been 18 monthly reviews for some countries like Samoa whose government financial year is from July to June to ensure alignment to government review

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
To continue for all PICs reviews. But as significant work is involved, consider country by country as subject to countries? agreement.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
54. Recommendation: The development of joint work plans with common partners would build on the positive steps taken in the direction of joint planning noted above. (linked to Recommendation 3)
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/10/08]

Agree - already being undertaken in some PICs even prior to MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Next UNDAF will include joint coutnry results matrices
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies 2012/11 Completed
55. Recommendation: Outcome Groups need to take the lead on bringing the UN system together around common themes with a particular emphasis on identifying common / shared priorities (rather than the current information sharing exercise).
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree - already being undertaken even prior to MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No additional direction needed as in progress. OG to bring UN Agencies together around common themes.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
OG chairs and All UN agencies No due date No deadline established
56. Recommendation: At the national level, agencies associated with the JPO should schedule regular programmatic discussions-de facto UNCT meetings?that would identify potential synergies and UN priorities (which should also be communicated to and discussed with national counterparts to raise awareness about the steps being taken by the UN to work more effectively as "One UN".
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
RCOs and JPOs to work together to facilitate regular meeting at national level for joint UN programming either virtually or physically.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
UN JPOs No due date No deadline established
57. Recommendation: It is recommended that the remainder of the UNDAF cycle is spent reviewing the financial management structures to identify means of simplifying processes and to look at options such as direct budget support or basket funding together with other donor partners.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Partially agree. Direct budget support is not an option and is only available to UN system on exceptional basis.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
HACT being rolled out and 3 PICs are HACT compliant. HACT will continue as referred in recommendation 33.
[Added: 2012/10/08]
UN Agencies 2012/12 Overdue-Initiated
58. Recommendation: The UN should also integrate/align reporting formats and review/evaluation processes.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/10/08]

Agree-work in progress even before MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No additional direction needed as in progress. The METWG to align reporting formats under the next UNDAF M & E framework.
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
All UN agencies 2012/10 Completed
59. Recommendation: The Team also recommends strengthening the role of the RC Office to play a stronger coordination role with a particular emphasis on M&E and Communication.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/10/08]

Agree - work in progress even before MTR

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No additional direction needed as in progress. RCO and M & E manager to work closer together
[Added: 2012/10/08] [Last Updated: 2012/11/13]
RCOs and UNDAF ME TWG 2012/10 Completed Ongoing

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