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Joint Programme on Environmental Mainstreaming and Adaptation to Climate Change in Mozambique - Final Evaluation
Commissioning Unit: Mozambique
Evaluation Plan: 2010-2011
Evaluation Type: Others
Completion Date: 08/2012
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Mozambique
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: Joint programmes should be planned thoroughly, by ensuring participation of all levels into programme implementation. In the future, ways should be found to make best use of existing experiences. Planning should also be related to the existing strengths & weaknesses of agencies and their partners.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/08]

Lessons learned are shared and UNDAF mid term review will be an excellent opportunity for agency capacity assessment and future programme design.

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2. Recommendation: Make sure that participation and integration at all levels are guaranteed: in order to build national and local ownership, priorities of all actors and levels involved should be taken into account, and it should be made sure that the participation of target communities is guaranteed. The integration of interventions into (sub-)national structures, together with the involvement of government technicians and community members from the planning phase onwards will improve the follow-up and sustainability of the programme.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/08]

Progress have been already made in ensuring effective participation at decentralized levels, with communities involved in local and district planning as well as gradual integration of CCA issues in planning process.

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3. Recommendation: In the future, joint programmes should put an even stronger focus on enhancing adaptive capacity in a long-term. Especially in dry-land areas, viable option for improving livelihoods and low-cost adaptation practices need to be promoted. At the same time, activities should accompany communities on their way to reach higher levels of resilience, and allow for the consolidation of results.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/08]

This continues to be a challenge; in finding low cost adaptation practices to improve livelihoods within a considerable short period, nevertheless current project are addressing it as much as possible.

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4. Recommendation: To build complementary and flexible adaptation strategies: Joint programmes should build their activities on complementary approaches, and create opportunities for more flexible implementation approaches. This should not concern the 'what' (activities) of the implementation approach in the first place, but should rather create for more space on 'how' (process) results can be achieved. Consequently, strategies should involve the elaboration and a regular update of a monitoring framework, which should also include amendments whenever deemed necessary.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/08]

The improvement on joint process, and better articulation on how promote complementarities is being considered in the design of new joint programmes and also on some mid term reviews.

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5. Recommendation: To build on longer time frames: In order to strive for greater effectiveness, future joint programmes should be implemented over a longer time frame, including an inception phase at the beginning and a consolidation phase at the end of the intervention.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/08]

The inception phase is very important for most of the UN agencies and should be meant to provide the right set up of management structures, although, not always this is programmatically possible due to donor and funds lifeline.

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6. Recommendation: To improve monitoring and evaluation approaches: In order to guarantee project effectiveness on the ground, it will be necessary that results on the local level can be measured. Future programmes should develop a monitoring framework with a structure that is more logical and comprehensive, including specific targets and oriented on impacts, in order to monitor and manage them in an effective way according to international standards (e.g. OECD).
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/08]

Monitoring is currently being analyzed, considering the UNDAF mid term review and new indicators that GoM would be considering on strategic planning.

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7. Recommendation: The central recommendation to improve efficiency of joint programmes is to overcome given obstacles by better planning, by elaborating a joint monitoring process, and by putting a stronger focus on the impact level.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/08]

Efficiency is to be considered under the UNDAF mid term review.

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8. Recommendation: To limit the number of agencies involved, especially on the local level: Results from this evaluation show that, in many instances, inputs from one agency depended on the completion of activities by another agency. Ways should be found for preventing delays in one agency impinging upon the work of others.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/08]

Currently, joint programmes are mostly considering three to five agencies to improve efficiency.

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9. Recommendation: To put a stronger focus on the impact level: For Joint Programmes to be efficient they need a joint, impact-oriented M&E approach. The Joint Programme would have benefitted from elaborating and applying a coherent framework for impact assessment that each agency takes as a basis for its operational planning and which includes indicators/ targets, or indicator categories for tracking and evaluating the success of their interventions.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/04/08]

As above, efficiency is to be considered under the UNDAF mid term review.

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