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Mid-term Review of the UNDAF 2012 - 2016
Commissioning Unit: Gambia
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016
Evaluation Type: UNDAF
Completion Date: 12/2014
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Gambia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: The Government needs to take ownership and leadership of the UNDAF implementation in order to ensure that the UNDAF and the UN contribute to PAGE and the national priorities.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13]

Management will support implementation of actions to improve government ownership and leadership

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strategically support institutional and human capacity development of relevant Government partners
[Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2017/10/04]
All Participating UN Agencies 2016/01 Overdue-Initiated Continuous activity History
Support training of groups (of government partners) as opposed to individuals to minimize the impact current rapid staff turnover on programme implementation
[Added: 2016/01/13]
All Participating UN Agencies No due date No deadline established
2. Recommendation: The UN must move away from the current ?Silo Approach? driven by Agency mandates and truly commit to ?Delivering as One.?.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13]

Management will implement actions to improve the alignment of agency CPAP to the UNDAF

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure the UN plan and implement Joint Programmes aligned to the UNDAF namely in Gender, Disaster risk management, social protection and HIV Aids.
[Added: 2016/01/13]
All Participating UN Agencies 2015/12 Overdue-Not Initiated
3. Recommendation: The UN has supported the development and promulgation of many policies and legislation in The Gambia but many of these policies are not being implemented and hence nothing has changed. The UN system in The Gambia must strategically engage with the government and reach agreements on the implementation of these policies and to ensure policies conform to international human rights standards.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13]

Management will implement actions to facilitate the implementation of formulated policies

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Compile a list of UN supported policies that are not implemented
[Added: 2016/01/13]
RCO 2015/10 Overdue-Not Initiated
Engage the government and reach agreements on the implementation of these policie
[Added: 2016/01/13]
UNCT 2015/11 Overdue-Not Initiated
Engage the government and develop implementation strategies
[Added: 2016/01/13]
PCG 2015/11 Overdue-Not Initiated
Further, make resource provisions (human and financial) where possible to support policy implementation
[Added: 2016/01/13]
All ParticipatingUN Agencies 2016/01 Overdue-Not Initiated
4. Recommendation: The UN needs to find more innovative ways of improving and speeding up funds disbursements to enable timely implementation of UNDAF activities without compromising on accountability. Timely disbursement of funds will ensure effective and efficient implementation of programmes and initiatives.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13]

Management will share best practices from other country offices while at the same time building the capacity of Implementing Partners in managing UN resources

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Compile and examine best practices from country office on innovative fund disbursement methods
[Added: 2016/01/13]
All Participating UN Agencies 2015/12 Overdue-Not Initiated
Capacity building of Implementing Partners ? HACT Training
[Added: 2016/01/13]
All Participating UN Agencies 2016/01 Overdue-Not Initiated
5. Recommendation: The UN should facilitate engagement between the government and NGOs and CSOs so as to improve and develop better and stronger relationships between the two sides
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13]

Management will devise ways to enhance communication and engagement.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Define the role of each in UNDAF activities where they are both involved
[Added: 2016/01/13]
All Participating UN Agencies 2015/10 Overdue-Not Initiated
Constitute implementation committees involving both parties
[Added: 2016/01/13]
All Participating UN Agencies 2015/10 Overdue-Not Initiated
6. Recommendation: There is need for rationalization as the ?solutions? are often not adequate for the problems identified. Focus on institutions and structures development- System development, need for improvement in prioritization of UN Agencies investments in health sector for more effective coordination of development assistances, Government should work to include planned investments of all the major development partners in the National Budget.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13]

This is driven mainly by inadequate definition of problems, management will observe the below actions to minimize the incidence.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure detailed and comprehensive definition of government plan prior to providing support
[Added: 2016/01/13]
All Participating UN Agencies 2015/08 Overdue-Not Initiated
Where possible support independent components of the government programme
[Added: 2016/01/13]
All Participating UN Agencies 2015/08 Overdue-Not Initiated
Provide adequate resources to supported component areas.
[Added: 2016/01/13]
All Participating UN Agencies 2015/08 Overdue-Not Initiated

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