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Assessment of Development Results: Libya
Commissioning Unit: Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2013
Evaluation Type: ICPE/ADR
Completion Date: 06/2010
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Libya
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: Prepare the CPD in close alignment with the national development plan.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/03/22]

the CPD will be revised in 2012 in close collaboration and discussion with the Government counterparts to reflect national priorities

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The CPD for Libya (2012-2014) has been revised in close consultation with the national counterparts in line with the national priorities following the uprising and the change of the regime in 2011. The CPD has been approved by the Executive Board and is currently being implemented by the Country Office.
[Added: 2013/03/22]
office management 2012/05 Completed
2. Recommendation: Focus development work (as opposed to facilitation) on a small number of areas where UNDP can make a difference and add value for human development.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/03/22]

The new CPD (2012-2014) will focus on few and priority programmatic areas of high impact on human development during the transition phase while paving the way for longer-term human development.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The new CPD focuses on enhancing governance in all its aspects at the central level (public administration reform and strategic planning) as well as the local level (local council, CSOs). It addresses institutional strengthening and capacity building intensively with key government institutions and on instilling the Rule of Law as well as enhancing economic recovery and integration and sustainable development. UNDP is forging new partnerships with new key national and international development actors and capitalizing on its knowledge niche in the region and globally to build capacities fulfil the CPD objectives and ensure sustainability. UNDP also conducted an extensive strategic planning exercise during the last quarter of 2012 through which a transition plan/roadmap for the programme direction and consolidation has been set and a new enhanced functional structure has been proposed based on a capacity assessment for the office. UNDP is currently in the process of implementing the transition plan
[Added: 2013/03/22] [Last Updated: 2014/02/26]
Office management, office team 2013/12 Completed The CPD approved, focussed on only 5 outcomes
3. Recommendation: Establish a more effective reporting system that meets the needs of national counterparts and undertake annual programme reviews with national stakeholders.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/03/22]

The Country Office will work on establishing a reporting system that meets the needs of the national counterparts and that is fully copompliant with the UNDP rules and regulations

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Country Office is working on establishing a reporting system that meets the needs of the national counterparts and the copompliance with the UNDP rules and regulations. The Country Office held its yearly programme review meeting in January 2013 to review the progress, achievements and challenges faced in 2012. A series of jointly agreed recommendations are being implemented
[Added: 2013/03/22] [Last Updated: 2014/02/26]
Country Office Management and Programme team 2013/03 Completed Regular Project Board meeting for all ongoing projects; Annual program Review (Jan 2012 - January 2013 - Feb 2014; Regular project progress reporting of all ongoing projects ( quarterly, semi-annual and Annual reports)
4. Recommendation: Following the approval of the new CPD by the UNDP Executive Board, prepare a Country Programme Action Plan involving national counterparts and develop a mechanism for holding annual reviews.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/03/22]

Libya is a non CPAP country. Annual programme reviews will be held based on mutually agreed programme workplans and building on quarterly projects board reviews.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
all on-going projects were subject to project board reviews during 2012 and an annual overall programme review has been undertaken in January 2013
[Added: 2013/03/22] [Last Updated: 2014/02/26]
Office Management and programme team 2013/03 Completed Regular Annual Program Review (jan 2012 - Jan 2013 -Feb 2014)
5. Recommendation: Develop a strategy for resource mobilization.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/03/22]

The Office will develop a partnership and resource mobilization stratgey

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No action taken on this yet. UNDP has included this as part of its Integrated Workplan in 2013
[Added: 2013/03/22] [Last Updated: 2014/02/26]
Office management and team 2013/12 Completed Resource Mobilization Strategy Finbalized. Strong Increase in RM during 2012 and 2013
6. Recommendation: Prioritize further capacity development both at the UNDP country office and its counterpart national agencies, and intensify ongoing efforts in this respect.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/03/22]

The project will intensify its capacity development activities targeting the Office team and the national counterparts.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
As part of the strategic planning exercise undertaken by the office in October 2012, the Office has embarked on the development of an intensive learning plan which will be implemented during 2013. The office has established a learning committee to follow-up on the implementation of the plan. All projects implemented by the office have intensified their focus on building national capacities and institutional strengthening at all levels (central and local)
[Added: 2013/03/22] [Last Updated: 2014/02/26]
Office management and team. learning committee 2013/12 Completed Office moved from NIM to DIM modality; UNDP staff trained in different theme and topics.
7. Recommendation: Close projects that have been open for a long time with little or no activity.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/03/22]

The office will consolidate and close old porjects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Office is in the process of completing the closure of old projects and ensuring the compilation of necessary documentation. The looting of offices during the revolution has resulted in the loss of considerable amounts of documents.
[Added: 2013/03/22] [Last Updated: 2014/02/26]
PSU 2013/12 Completed 20 projects closed
8. Recommendation: Ensure, to the extent possible, the recruitment of Arabic speakers as experts for local projects to facilitate communication and reach the desired level of agreements.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/03/22]

The Office will ensure that the arabic lanaguage is one of the requirements for the recruitments of experts and consultants

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
While this proves to be a challenge especially for the set of skills needed during the transition phase, The Office is trying hard to identify Arabic speaking experts and consultant through wide consultation with the Regional Bureau, BCPR, RCC, Country Offices from the region and other practitioners networks . the Office is also supporting the Ministry of Planning to establish a roster of libyan experts residing outside the country
[Added: 2013/03/22] [Last Updated: 2014/02/26]
office management and HR 2014/02 Completed Arabic language is a requirement included in all Job Descriptions/TORs require; Large number of Arabic speaking were deployed in 2012 and 2013
9. Recommendation: Clearly define and reach mutual acceptance of UNDP management fees.
Management Response: [Added: 2012/06/20] [Last Updated: 2013/03/22]

The Office will work closely with the Government counterpart to clarfiy and agree on UNDP management fees

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In order to speed up delivery and in close coordination and with the agreement of the national counterparts, UNDP is using the direct implementation modality for the implementation of projects during this transition phase. Regular communication, meetings and discussions are held with the government to clarify and explain financial arrangements including management fees
[Added: 2013/03/22] [Last Updated: 2014/02/26]
PSU and Office management 2014/02 Completed Starting from 2012 CO is charging 5% GMS from Government Cost-sharing

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