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Assessment of Development Results (ADR) : Kenya
Commissioning Unit: Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2013
Evaluation Type: ICPE/ADR
Completion Date: 12/2013
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Kenya
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

UNDP should take a more strategic approach to programming to improve its programme effectiveness.

Management Response: [Added: 2014/06/13] [Last Updated: 2016/08/09]

UNDP took a strategic focus on design to the CPD 2014-2018. The CPD was fully aligned to the UNDAF and the Corporate Strategic Plan.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Align the CPD to UNDAF and Corporate Plan
[Added: 2016/08/09]
Kenya CO Management Team 2014/06 Completed
1.2 Limit the number of outcome areas in the current CPD to maximum four outcomes
[Added: 2016/08/09]
Kenya CO Management Team 2014/06 Completed
1.3 Ensure strategic alignment of all projects in the CO
[Added: 2016/08/09] [Last Updated: 2018/05/10]
Kenya CO Management Team 2014/06 Completed A continuous process to the end of the CPD period in June 2018. History
2. Recommendation:

UNDP should re-examine its programme results framework and overall results/progress reporting systems for improved demonstration of results and greater accountability.

Management Response: [Added: 2014/06/13] [Last Updated: 2016/08/09]

The current CDP has a resources framework approved as part of the CPD.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Develop a results and resources framework as part of CPD
[Added: 2016/08/09]
Kenya CO Management Team 2014/06 Completed
2.2 Ensure all projects have a results and resources framework and M&E plans with costs
[Added: 2016/08/09] [Last Updated: 2018/05/10]
Kenya CO Management Team 2014/06 Completed On-going process with all developed CPD projects. History
3. Recommendation:

Critical risk areas in internal operational modalities and programme delivery ? particularly the timeliness in financial and procurement transaction processes ? should be urgently addressed to improve programme efficiency and sustainability.

Management Response: [Added: 2014/06/13] [Last Updated: 2016/08/09]

UNDP reviewed CO SOPs to address the gaps identified in procurement and payments.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Review the CO SOPs
[Added: 2016/08/09]
Kenya CO Management Team 2015/06 Completed
3.2 Train staff on the new SOPs
[Added: 2016/08/09]
Kenya CO Management Team 2015/06 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Given the significant role CSOs have had in the country programme implementation, and yet with varying levels of capability, UNDP should define a clear strategy for effectively working with CSOs as implementing partners.

Management Response: [Added: 2014/06/13] [Last Updated: 2016/08/09]

UNDP has continuously defined engagement with CSOs in various projects depending on implementation modality.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Define the role of CSOs during the design phase of projects
[Added: 2016/08/09] [Last Updated: 2018/05/10]
Kenya CO Management Team 2014/06 Completed Role of CSOs to be defined depending on projects developed within the CPD cycle. History
5. Recommendation:

UNDP should continue (and scale up) its efforts to champion issues related to human rights, gender equity and protection of vulnerable people, including those living with HIV/AIDS.

Management Response: [Added: 2014/06/13] [Last Updated: 2016/08/09]

The CPD and projects are informed by UN programming principles. Targeting is well spelt out in all CO interventions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Define target groups in the CPD
[Added: 2016/08/09]
Kenya CO Management Team 2014/06 Completed
5.2 Define target groups in projects
[Added: 2016/08/09] [Last Updated: 2018/05/10]
Kenya CO Management Team 2014/06 Completed Continuous process throughout the programme cycle. History
5.3 Mainstream HRBA in CO work
[Added: 2016/08/09] [Last Updated: 2018/05/10]
Kenya CO Management Team 2014/06 Completed Continuous process throughout the programme cycle. History
6. Recommendation:

In consultation with the Government, UNDP should take the lead in support of the country?s new devolution system, ensuring capacity-building of county-level authorities, promotion of human development and use of partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Management Response: [Added: 2014/06/13] [Last Updated: 2016/08/09]

UNDP developed a transition to devolution support project prior to the 2013 elections, this was preceded with an integrated project for 2014-18.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Continue to support devolution and support devolution and work to develop capacity of county governments.
[Added: 2016/08/09] [Last Updated: 2018/05/10]
Kenya CO Management Team 2014/06 Completed On-going under the UNDP Support to the Devolution process in Kenya 2014-2018. History
7. Recommendation:

UNDP should strengthen its strategic partnerships with international development partners, by ensuring appropriate representation and timely and close communication with them at sector-related and other external engagements.

Management Response: [Added: 2014/06/13] [Last Updated: 2016/08/09]

UNDP participates in major sector and donor working groups based on its comparative advantage.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Participate in Sector Working Groups and donor working groups including taking leadership as appropriate.
[Added: 2016/08/09] [Last Updated: 2018/05/10]
Kenya CO Management Team 2014/06 Completed Continuous throughout the programme cycle. History

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