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UNDAF 2009-2013 Terminal Evaluation
Commissioning Unit:Nigeria
Evaluation Plan:2014-2017
Evaluation Type: UNDAF
Completion Date:07/2014
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Nigeria
1. Recommendation: The UNCT should ensure that the UNDAF supports the country to achieve the MDGs, and the Post 2015 MDGs
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04] [Last Updated: 2015/06/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The programme and projects that supports the MDGs and post 2015 agenda have been taken into account in UNDAFIII and during the MTR in 2015 will ensure the additional results and strategies that are not directly related to post 2015 agenda will be incorporated.
[Added: 2015/06/04] [Last Updated: 2015/06/05]
UNCT 2017/12 Completed
2. Recommendation: The UNCT and Government are called to improve the strategic positioning of the UNDAF
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Harmonized work planning, review and evidence-based reporting processes with the government. The UN Communication strategies will strengthen this process.
[Added: 2015/06/04] [Last Updated: 2017/07/10]
Thematic groups 2017/06 Completed The government of Nigeria is continuously been carried along in all UNDP DoA activities including review and evidence-based reporting processes for ongoing projects and recently, in the work planning process for UNDAF-IV.
3. Recommendation: The UNCT and Government should ensure the continued relevance of the UNDAF
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04] [Last Updated: 2015/06/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continue to provide strategic and technical support through UNDAF to achieve Governments overall development goals.
[Added: 2015/06/04] [Last Updated: 2017/07/10]
UNCT 2017/12 Completed Throughout the life of UNDAF-III, UN agencies working in Nigeria provided strategic and technical support through UNDAF to achieve Governments overall development goals.
4. Recommendation: States should strengthen their ownership and coordination of the UNDAF, and the UNCT and Government should encourage the involvement of NGOs and CSOs at a more strategic level
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
During the work planning and review and implementation processes, the NGOs and CSOs will be involved.
[Added: 2015/06/04] [Last Updated: 2017/07/10]
Thematic group; Convening agency for DaO 2017/12 Completed
5. Recommendation: The UNCT and Government should maintain a strong geographical targeting in the UNDAF III implementation, while replicating the DaO reform benefits in other states
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The DaO has been expanded to 13 states from 6 in UNDAF 2.
[Added: 2015/06/04] [Last Updated: 2017/09/06]
UNCT 2017/12 Completed
Joint programs and flagship projects will be identified in supporting the states.
[Added: 2015/06/04] [Last Updated: 2017/07/10]
PMT 2017/12 Completed
6. Recommendation: The UNCT and Government should enhance the effectiveness of the UNDAF
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Through results based planning, monitoring, evaluation capacity development and reporting processes.
[Added: 2015/06/04] [Last Updated: 2017/07/10]
Steering Committee 2017/12 Completed This has led to the annual (2015 and 2016) presentation of UNDAF scorecard to the government.
7. Recommendation: The UNCT is invited to strengthen joint programming and implement targeted joint programmes
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Joint programs and flagship project will be identified in supporting the states
[Added: 2015/06/04] [Last Updated: 2017/07/10]
PMT 2017/12 Completed
8. Recommendation: The UNCT and Government should put in place Results/Outcome Groups, and Thematic Groups, raise their profile, and use them to manage the UNDAF strategically.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Outcome level groups have been established as well as thematic Groups and strengthening their roles through strict timeframe, membership, focal persons, and putting joint UN- government participation.
[Added: 2015/06/04]
UNCT 2017/12 Completed
9. Recommendation: The UNCT should ensure a better resource mobilization around the UNDAF
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04]

Partially agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Resource mobilizations efforts will be coordinated through the joint programs and flagship projects.
[Added: 2015/06/04] [Last Updated: 2017/07/10]
UNCT 2017/12 Completed
10. Recommendation: The UNCT should produce high quality annual reviews and a Progress Report at mid-term, together with a final evaluation.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The UNCT and Government should strengthen their use of effective RBM and M&E systems to monitor and manage the UNDAF strategically.
[Added: 2015/06/04]
Steering committee 2017/12 Completed
11. Recommendation: The UNCT should produce high quality annual reviews and a Progress Report at mid-term, together with a final evaluation
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
PCT and M&E group and communication group joint retreat of Nov 2014 agreed on a mechanism for stronger annual reviews.
[Added: 2015/06/04]
UNCT 2014/12 Completed
12. Recommendation: The UNCT should ensure a greater mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues and the five UNDAF programming principles in the UNDAF.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The UNDAF III has been developed keeping in mind the five principles, including gender and cross cutting issues.
[Added: 2015/06/04]
UNCT 2014/12 Completed
13. Recommendation: The UNCT and Government should use the UNDAF to strengthen the efficiency of the UN system and implementing partners
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/04]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The UNDAF has an IMEP under which evaluation studies will be conducted.
[Added: 2015/06/05] [Last Updated: 2017/09/06]
UNCT 2017/12 Completed
The UNDAF will be review at midterm and thus will provide the opportunity to review the efficiency and make recommendations to improve it.
[Added: 2015/06/05] [Last Updated: 2017/09/06]
Steering Committee 2016/12 Completed Midterm review no longer mandatory in the new UNDAF guidelines but a light mid-term review was conducted
14. Recommendation: The UNCT should increasingly ?communicate as one?
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/05]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The UNDAF communication group has been reactivated and will be developing a work plan and joint communication strategy.
[Added: 2015/06/05] [Last Updated: 2017/09/06]
UN Communication Group 2016/12 Completed
15. Recommendation: The UNCT and Government should strengthen sustainability.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/05]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The UNDAF has an IMEP under which evaluation studies will be conducted.
[Added: 2015/06/05] [Last Updated: 2017/09/06]
UNCT 2017/12 Completed
The UNDAF will be reviewed at mid-term and thus will provide the opportunity to review the sustainability and make recommendations to improve it
[Added: 2015/06/05] [Last Updated: 2017/09/06]
Steering Committee 2016/12 Completed

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