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Mid Term Programme Evaluation Access to Justice, human rights and peace consolidation
Commissioning Unit: Rwanda
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2018
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Completion Date: 12/2015
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Rwanda
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

UNDP to engage UNICEF about where to shift Output 3 within UNDAP (action to be taken by UNDP in reaching out to UNICEF; if necessary with engagement of RC/RR);

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/06/02]

The recommendation is accepted. UNDP will work with other participating UN Organisations to decide on where to place output 3 on birth registrtaion.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organise a meeting at DRG2 level to discuss the best placement of output 3 on birth registration
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/10/20]
One UN/UNDP 2016/06 Completed Decision has been taken to keep the activity and UNICEF has started implementing the activity. However, the scope of the activity was revised to align with teh available resources. History
Revise the A2J Result Framework to keep the activities that will be implemented during the remaining period of the programme
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/10/20]
One UN/UNDP 2016/09 Completed The Programme Result Framework has been revised. History
2. Recommendation:

Carry out a comprehensive study on how various modifications in policy and regulations will affect the workload on the abunzi, gauge possible impacts on quality of decisions, degree of satisfaction among abunzi members with their work, drop-out rates and possible additional incentives including honorific titles, medals, legal study opportunities etc.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/02]

Recommendation accepted. UNDP will work with government counterparts to assess the impact of teh work of community mediators

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organise a survey on the performance of Abunzi community mediators
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/10/20]
Ministry of Justice 2016/12 Completed The Survey has been conducted in partnership with the Rwanda Governance Board. History
Organise capacity building of Abunzi for optimum performance
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/10/20]
Ministry of Justice 2016/12 Completed Capacity building sessions have been organized in across the country in October 2016 with UNDP support History
3. Recommendation:

Revisit the type and extent of collaboration with JRLOS DPs to achieve the JP’s objectives specifically in terms of maximizing synergies in knowledge management and monitoring; e.g., through joint monitoring field mission, brainstorming roundtables with financial/technical support of donors to discuss technical issues

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/02]

Recommendation noted. UNDP will work with the implementing partners of the programme to improve information sharing with key donors in the justice sector.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct Joint field Visits involving JRLOS development partners
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/10/20]
Ministry of Justice, One UN 2016/09 Completed A joint field visit was organized with the participation of the embassy of the Netherlands and the Legal Aid Forum. This will continue for all Joint Field visit which are conducted twice a year. History
Share information on programme activities with development partners
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/12/06]
Ministry of Justice, One UN 2016/12 Completed The regular information sharing on programme activities is conducted during joint sector reviews for the Justice,Reconciliation, Law and Order Sector where development which are attended by development partners History
4. Recommendation:

Revise JP organigramme and offer Development Partners as well as CSOs observer status with right to comment/provide input

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/02]

The recommendation is noted. Not all development partners and CSOs can seat at the steering committtee. But efforts will be made to inform donors and CSOs on what the programme do.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Share information on the Joint programme with the justice sector development partners and CSOs at the regular JRLO sector working groups
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/12/06]
Ministry of Justice and Implementing partners 2016/12 Completed Information on the joint programme is part of the justice sector working groups (planning, resource mobilisation, monitoring & evaluation and ICT and Communication). History
Invite development partners and CSO members at key national events organized in the framework of the programme
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/12/06]
Implementing partners (MINIJUST, NCHR, RNP, NURC, One UN) 2016/12 Completed The development partners and CSO members have been invited at the celebration of the International Day of Peace and the International Day for Human Rights. Furthermore, they were invited at the Joint field visits organized by the Joint programme. History
5. Recommendation:

Strengthen A2J JP’s crime prevention impact under Output 4 by adding pro-active anti-crime sensitization activities to CPC via related capacity building module through upgrading skills of existing cascade trainer pool at village level; need to design/develop related training materials

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/02]

Recommendation noted. One UN will work with teh Rwanda national Police to streamline the training of Community policing Committtees at local level.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Design, print and distribute module for Community Policing Committees (CPCs) capacity building
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/10/20]
Rwanda national Police (RNP) 2016/11 Completed The module for CPC capacity building have been designed and printed. They will be used for future training of CPCs. History
6. Recommendation:

Keep RNP activities under Outcome 4 but add JP Output or outcome level indicator based on crime statistics indicator (RNP to calculate baseline for new indicator combining data for key crime categories likely to be affected by CPC, namely i. spousal homicide, ii. harassment of spouse, iii. rape, iv. child abuse, and v. GBV/conjugal assault and battery (which would require splitting current variable “Assault and Battery” in data collection tools and processes;

 

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/02]

Recommendation accepted. UNDP will work with the Implementing Partner (RNP) and UN agencies involved to revise the logical framework.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Calculate and report baseline for new indicators
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/12/06]
Rwanda National Police 2016/12 Overdue-Initiated History
7. Recommendation:

Follow-up with RNP to check consistency and viability of revised CPC training cascade; check budget for related cascade training model; document and “mine” three iterations of cascade model approach as case study for knowledge management purposes across the UNDAP about do’s and dont’s of cascade designs

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/02]

Recommendation is well noted. UNDP will work with the RNP to assess the sustainability of the training of CPCs and streamline the training approach.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organize CPC's training at District level for trainers from cells by 31 March 2017
[Added: 2016/06/02]
Rwanda National Police 2017/03 Overdue-Initiated History
Organize CPC's training sessions at Cells level for trainers at village level
[Added: 2016/06/02]
Rwanda National Police 2018/03 Overdue-Initiated
8. Recommendation:

UNDP, NCHR, OHCHR and RNP to convene special coordination meeting in order to design scale-up strategy for human rights training and funding needs

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/02]

Recommendation well noted. All implementing partners have been recomemnded to consider human rights based approach in their work.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP, MINIJUST and OHCHR will organize a coordination meeting design scale-up strategy for human rights training and funding needs
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/12/06]
One UN, Ministry of Justice 2016/12 Completed UNDP, OHCHR and MINIJUST have had discussion on joint capacity building efforts for the Treaty Body Task Force, the judges and CSOs. Several training sessions have been organized as part of the strategy. History
9. Recommendation:

In order to sharpen SMART-ness of indicators sift through various Governance surveys (RGS etc.) including lower level as proxy indicators (UNDP/Output 4)

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/02]

Recommendation accepted. The Reconciliation barometer already offers indicators on level of satisfacttion of citizens on social cohesion. UNDP will consult with responsible implementing partners to see the possibility of including of lower level as proxy indicators in the Rwanda Governance Scorecard

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Get in touch with the RGB for possible inclusion of lower level indicators in the future RGS
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/12/06]
One UN, NURC 2016/12 Completed Advocacy has been made to include lower level indicators in the Rwanda Governance Scorecard. Special focus has been given to justice sector indicators, both in the Citizen Report Card and the Rwanda Governance Score Card. History
10. Recommendation:

Check with NURC if and how data disaggregation of Reconciliation Barometer can be strengthened through technical JP support which wouldn’t need to be costly if existing in-house capacity of the M&E working group, the Governance Unit of UNDP, MA UNDP staff etc. could be mobilized to review the tools and processes and provide related advice on how to render them more inclusive

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/02]

Recommendation noted. UNDP will work with responsible implementing partners to develop data collecion tools.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Design data collection tools that will help NURC to avail disaggregated data on reconciliation and social cohesion
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/12/09]
NURC 2016/12 Completed Two types of data collection tolls were developed (One dedicated to communities for measuring the reconciliation process, and an other for monitoring institutions) History
Cross tabulation basing on gender during the analysis for getting the opinion of men and women on different indicators
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/12/09]
NURC 2016/12 Completed Desegregated data by gender: the two data collection tools that have been designed will facilitate gender-based analysis of reconciliation processes History
Discussion on Rwanda Reconciliation Barometer findings by A2J members for more use of data, implementation the recommendations and give the orientation for the future survey
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/12/09]
NURC 2016/09 Completed Discussion on RRB 2015 findings were held with Access to Justice members on 17th November 2016 and were presented by the Executive Secretary of NURC. History
11. Recommendation:

SC/Board to alter or amend JP doc (RRF etc.) in line with changes (elimination, change or addition of elements) that can be agreed on and which require modifying or adding annexes to JP (UNDP CD & UN RC/RR).

Management Response: [Added: 2016/06/02]

Recommendation is valid. UNDP and participating agencies as well as implementing partners will agree on the revised result framework.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Revise the Result Framework in line with the UNDAP Mid-term review
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/12/06]
One UN 2016/09 Completed The he Result Framework has been revised in line with the UNDAP Mid-term review with inputs from DRG2 agencies History
Validate the new / revised results framework
[Added: 2016/06/02] [Last Updated: 2016/12/06]
One UN, IPs 2016/09 Completed The he Result Framework has been revised in line with the UNDAP Mid-term review and validated by DRG2 agencies History

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