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Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation Project - Review and Follow-up Formulation Report
Commissioning Unit: Thailand
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 09/2013
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Thailand
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: 1. The Project Scope. Refocus the project scope in the next phase to address the following strategic intervention: (1) Sustaining the Peace Dialogue and Broadening Participation in the Process (2) Access to Information (3) Access to Justice (4) Participatory Planning and Sustainable Livelihoods (5) Local Governance Reform
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/07]

Determine the selection of three priority areas in formulating the STEP phase II as per recommendations, i.e. the priority areas 1, 3 and 4.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Reoriented the direction of the project in phase II
[Added: 2014/05/07]
Somchai Yensabai 2014/01 Completed The recommendation is in response of the short coming in the scope that the project has lacked an overarching focus and thereby the result was spread far too thin.
2. Recommendation: 2. The Project Strategy. The conceptual framework should be grounded in the in-depth analysis of the dynamic of conflict and based on agreement with stakeholders dealing directly with the consequences of the conflict
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/07]

Produce new strategies for the project intervention of the phase II

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Stakeholder consultations were organized in December 2013 to review the conceptual analysis and propose the new strategies as stated in the recommendation
[Added: 2014/05/07]
Somchai Yensabai 2013/12 Completed The recommendation was followed in the formulation of the second phase of the project.
3. Recommendation: 3. Balance of the Component of Activities. The second phase of the project should ensure that the balance while activities are driven by a rigorous analysis of the programming context and needs, the ratio of research to implementation is realistic and appropriate and adhered to in the relevant budget disbursal.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/07] [Last Updated: 2014/05/08]

Review the project component of the second phase to ensure a better balance between activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The staff revised the draft project document to make the project document more balanced between implementation and research activities.
[Added: 2014/05/07] [Last Updated: 2014/05/08]
Somchai Yensabai 2014/01 Completed The recommendation was followed in the formulation of the second phase of the project.
4. Recommendation: 4. Participatory Approach. Any successor project should emphasize the importance of participatory formulation of the project outputs and activities, using an initial draft strategy as a set of hypotheses to be validated with key stakeholder and potential implementing partners and collaborators in the Deep South.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/07]

Ensure the participation of stakeholders in the process of project formulation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Stakeholder consultations were organized in December 2013 to solicit inputs for project strategies and activities.
[Added: 2014/05/07]
Somchai Yensabai 2013/12 Completed The recommendation was followed in the formulation of the second phase of the project.
5. Recommendation: 5. Monitoring. The project should review its monitoring plan to establish realistic end-of-project targets that reflect changes to outputs and related activities, and obtain and report against baseline data for all indicators. Planning for any successor project should ensure baseline data is obtained for all indicators and included in the Results and Resources Framework and reported against on a regular basis in compliance with UNDP project planning, monitoring and evaluation standards.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/07]

Ensure the monitoring plan to be established in the new project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The renewal of monitoring scheme for the project in the phase II was proposed in the LPAC.
[Added: 2014/05/07] [Last Updated: 2015/09/13]
Somchai Yensabai 2015/02 Completed The detailed monitoring plan will be issued following the inception workshop of the second phase in the first quarter of 2015.

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