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Global Programme for Parliamentary Strengthening III, Evaluation Report
Commissioning Unit: Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2013
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 05/2011
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: Follow-on parliamentary development assistance should focus on UNDPs core strengths as defined internally and recognized externally. Namely, UNDP organizational neutrality, the global reach of UNDP, and the strength of extant (and potential) national and regional programmes. A thematic approach on a continued pilot basis is recommended, addressing such MDG-related topics as Human Rights, Climate Change & the Environment, and Parliamentary Process Strengthening
Management Response: [Added: 2013/04/10] [Last Updated: 2013/04/10]

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continue promote UNDP?s leadership on parliamentary development through donor consultation meetings every 18 months
[Added: 2013/04/10] [Last Updated: 2016/03/18]
BDP/DGG 2013/09 Completed Donor consultation organized in Paris (April 2012), plans in place for 2013 edition (Second semester) History
Develop new proposals on pilot thematic approaches
[Added: 2013/04/10]
BDP/DGG 2012/01 Completed Two new proposals developed, project documents drafted, PACed, and funds mobilized (Parliamentary Engagement on Renewable Energy and Inclusive and Participative Political Institutions in the Arab States region)
Continue dialogue on parliamentary development though AGORA
[Added: 2013/04/10]
BDP/DGG No due date No deadline established AGORA offers a dedicated space and mechanisms for donors and practitioners to engage on thematic parliamentary development approaches
Participate in parliamentary development evaluations
[Added: 2013/04/10]
BDP/DGG No due date No deadline established UNDP?s approach positively evaluated in the SIDA stock-taking analysis of parliamentary development
2. Recommendation: Commitment to development at all levels (national-regional-global) includes commitment to the staff responsible for establishing relationships of trust and common endeavor?this includes the nature and scope of staff contracts, compensation, and ability to devise, revise, and implement development assistance in response to direct engagement with recipients of UNDP development assistance
Management Response: [Added: 2013/04/10] [Last Updated: 2013/04/10]

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure parliamentary development key programming and guidance are easily available, accessible and frequently updated using the Teamworks platform and AGORA
[Added: 2013/04/10]
BDP / DGG 2011/12 Completed All documents are available on both Teamworks and AGORA
A newsletter and tracking system established to review and share best practices and track requests
[Added: 2013/04/10]
BDP/ DGG 2011/12 Completed A tracking system is in place and updated every three months. An updated contact list at CO level is available, and a newsletter is regularly sent to all staff
Mobilize resources to ensure staff contracts can be renewed
[Added: 2013/04/10]
BDP/DGG 2011/12 Completed 7,000,000 USD mobilized
3. Recommendation: Issues related to internal political and operational priorities might be addressed through an initial internal meeting at a suitable location for all relevant programme staff followed by periodic meetings and regular electronic communication between and among all programme levels. For example, an annual meeting followed by the opportunity for relevant programme staff to meet immediately prior (or after) regional conferences or seminars
Management Response: [Added: 2013/04/10] [Last Updated: 2013/04/10]

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Parliamentary development mapping of project finalized as a way to regularly engage with regional bureaux
[Added: 2013/04/10]
BDP/DGG 2013/12 Completed Mapping updated (62 existing projects)
Organize yearly training at the French National Assembly
[Added: 2013/04/10]
BDP/DGG No due date No deadline established Collaboration with French National Assembly still offers this opportunity for 8 UNDP staff every year
Community of practice strengthened through AGORA, Teamworks, and regular communication
[Added: 2013/04/10]
bDp/DGG No due date No deadline established List of PD staff at CO level available and regularly updated, newsletter sent every three months, AGORA newsletter sent twice a year, and Teamworks space on Parliamentary development continuously increases its number of members.
Global community of practice to be organized
[Added: 2013/04/10]
BDP/DGG No due date No deadline established Depending on new travel policy and availability of funds
4. Recommendation: Maintaining certain programme aspects whilst considering a number of changes to the overall operational and implementation mandate of the programme moving forward. a. Continue to sponsor thematic and diverse participant conflict prevention and recovery working groups to ensure follow-on action toward sustainable human development in West Africa and Arab States regions. b. Secure multi-source non-contingent donor funding with that funding dedicated to UNDP parliamentary development assistance during a given time period and as part of a clearly-defined and explicitly reserved parliamentary assistance funding pool. c. Consider engaging other countries in pilot programme implementation beyond the scope of two in Francophone West Africa and two in the Arab States region as of 2011. d. The Global programming components are recognized as being both innovative and accessible to a wide range of MPs, parliamentary staff, and interested parliamentary practitioners. In the interest of sustainability and relevance, it is important to maintain both dedicated funding levels.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/04/10] [Last Updated: 2013/04/10]

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Scale-up the crisis sensitive parliamentary development approach to additional countries
[Added: 2013/04/10]
BDP/DGG 2012/12 Completed Seed funding allocated to Algeria, Jordan, Somalia, OPT, Libya, Lebanon in the framework of the newly launched joint initiative with BCPR ?Inclusive and Participative Political Institutions?
Mobilize additional resources to promote the crisis-sensitive parliamentary development approach
[Added: 2013/04/10]
BDP/DGG 2012/12 Completed New proposal developed, project document drafted and PACed, and funds mobilized (3,700,000 USD)

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