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Final Evaluation of the Project Disaster Risk Resilient Livelihoods Recovery
Commissioning Unit: Mozambique
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 05/2016
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Mozambique
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Expansion of irrigation schemes in Guija (Nhatine) and Chokwe (Djodjo) districts, either through scaling up the disaster risk resilient livelihoods project or through engagement of new partners, is needed to increase coverage.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

  The National Institute for Disaster Risk Management (INGC) in Gaza, as the main implementation partner in the field, is fully aware of the recommendations as well as the concerns of the District authorities. Most of the districts in Gaza are arid and semi-arid, meaning that the irrigation schemes are certainly important means of helping the communities to be more resilient to the drought. In that regard, those entities are working in partnership with the agriculture and food security sector to ensure that in preparing future development plans, a special attention would be taken to capture the need to build irrigation schemes in all the districts, mainly in those that do not have any.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The relevant entities are working in partnership with the agriculture and food security sector to ensure that in preparing future development plans, a special attention would be taken to capture the need to build irrigation schemes in all the districts, mainly in those that do not have any.
[Added: 2017/06/06]
DRR Team 2016/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The action is related to emergency recovery projects. No recovery project is currently being implemented hence the action is not applicable. In the future, whenever a similar intervention will be required, the recommendation will be duly taken into consideration. ]
2. Recommendation:

While the programme has had success in increasing knowledge and improving attitudes in relation to disaster and disaster risk reduction, the overall percentage of respondents with good knowledge remain low indicating that further expansion of the program’s awareness raising aspects within the disaster management committees is needed.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

Program’s awareness within disaster management committees is part of INGC top priorities as these bodies are the operational arm in terms of disaster preparedness. In line with that, UNDP and other partners are also committed to continue to support the government in these area.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
As program’s awareness within disaster management committees is part of INGC top priorities, UNDP and other partners will continue to support the government in this area.
[Added: 2017/06/06] [Last Updated: 2018/01/12]
DRR Team 2017/12 Completed The project document for the 2017-2020 period is currently under finalization and is already taking into consideration the raising awareness issue. History
3. Recommendation:

Over-reliance on INGC for disaster risk reduction, preparedness and response activities needs to be limited and community capacity built up to address these issues in the long term.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

INGC is the coordinating entity on Disaster Risk Management activities and relies on all other ministers to operationalize the preparedness and response activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will ensure the involvement of other key players to operationalize the preparedness and response activities under the leadership and coordination of INGC.
[Added: 2017/06/06] [Last Updated: 2018/01/12]
DRR Team 2017/12 Completed The new prodoc for the period 2017-2020 is currently under formulation and includes components to ensure the involvement of the relevant partners. History
4. Recommendation:

Improved tracking and measurement are needed to increase an understanding of the project’s impact on community readiness and response to both rapid and slow onset disasters.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

UNDP is currently working to ensure that new projects will include improved tracking tools to effectively measure its impact.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP is currently working to ensure that new projects will include improved tracking tools to effectively measure its impact as part of the new cycle interventions.
[Added: 2017/06/06] [Last Updated: 2018/01/12]
DRR Team 2017/12 Completed UNDP is currently formulating the new prodoc and will ensure that tracking tools to effectively measure its impact are part of the interventions. History
5. Recommendation:

The inclusion of gender issues has been demonstrated in the Disaster Risk Resilient Livelihoods project in Gaza Province as it has enabled people to build up resilience in the sampled communities in the four districts of Gaza province. Hence there is need to mainstream gender in all stages of the monitoring and evaluation stages of projects in order to deal with the challenges of gender policy evaporation.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

A DRR and gender tool has already been developed by UNDP and UN Women and is currently being disseminated to raise awareness and to ensure that new projects will include gender aspects in monitoring and evaluation stages.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A DRR and gender tool has already been developed by UNDP and UN Women and is currently being disseminated to raise awareness and to ensure that new projects will include gender aspects in monitoring and evaluation stages.
[Added: 2017/06/06]
DRR Team 2017/01 Completed A DRR and gender tool has already been developed by UNDP and UN Women and is currently being disseminated to raise awareness and to ensure that new projects will include gender aspects in monitoring and evaluation stages.
6. Recommendation:

United Nations Development Programme should reinforce the knowledge management aspect of INGC office work and use the outputs in advocacy, information sharing and constant update of the cooperation aspects of existing partners as well as the identification of new partnerships; maintain or strengthen relationships through building coalitions and joint programming exercises.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

The project had a very active platform (Provincial technical council for disaster management – CTPGC) that served as a project board where all project progress was shared/discussed and synergies with other actors explored. We are confident that the lessons were passed and had received positive feedbacks from the province authorities as they are using the project good practice’s and lessons to guide their ongoing development activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The project had a very active platform (Provincial technical council for disaster management – CTPGC) that served as a project board where all project progress was shared/discussed and synergies with other actors explored. Lessons were passed and had received positive feedbacks from the province authorities as they are using the project good practice’s and lessons to guide their ongoing development activities.
[Added: 2017/06/06]
DRR Team 2017/01 Completed See management comments.
7. Recommendation:

Project beneficiaries trained during the project cycle who witnessed the project benefits need more guidance on practical aspects of integration their knowledge in disaster risk preparedness community level plans.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

The project ensured that the provincial and district focal points on DRR and agriculture were well trained to continue to support the beneficiary communities and to monitor communities’ activities after the project closure.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
More capacity building initiatives will be planned as part of the next cycle's interventions.
[Added: 2017/06/06] [Last Updated: 2018/01/12]
DRR Team 2017/12 Completed The new prodoc is currently under formulation and will include the relevant capacity building interventions. History
8. Recommendation:

There is a need to find ways of encouraging the youth (boys and girls) to take part directly in disaster risk resilient livelihoods project in future for sustainability purposes.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/01/05]

The recommendation is well noted and we will ensure that new projects will look into opportunities and windows to include the youth (boys and girls).

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The interventions under the new cycle will look at opportunities to involve the youth in DRR actions.
[Added: 2017/06/06] [Last Updated: 2018/01/12]
DRR Team 2017/12 Completed The new prodoc is currently under formulation and will include such initiatives. History

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