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Assessment of Development Results (ADR) : Iraq
Commissioning Unit: Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2013
Evaluation Type: ICPE/ADR
Completion Date: 12/2014
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Iraq
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: Recommendation 1: UNDP Iraq should consolidate its programme support, ensuring that it has adequate scope and depth to address the key development challenges confronting Iraq. UNDP should move away from fundingdriven, low-impact activities.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/15] [Last Updated: 2015/11/22]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP is currently building its programmes around the most strategic and important national priorities defined by the Prime Minister?s reform plan presented in September of 2014 and the Kurdistan Vision 2020 development programme. This focus is further refined through the key flagship programmes of the CO such as FFIS, ICRRP and LADP
[Added: 2015/11/22] [Last Updated: 2018/04/09]
Programme 2016/01 Completed The new CPD cycle is 2016-2020 and it has been designed to address national priorities and challenges in light of the lessons learned highlighted in the assessment of development results for Iraq History
2. Recommendation: Recommendation 2: UNDP?s future relevance will depend on establishing strong development partnerships with the Government and people of Iraq. UNDP Iraq should make it a priority to develop and sustain partnerships with national counterparts.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/15] [Last Updated: 2015/11/22]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Interactive dialogue and engagement with recipients is one of the key elements of the programme, particularly under the programme monitoring and evaluation. Efforts are made to factor needs and requirements of wide range of partners representing various sectors at the stage of project and programme design. This is further evidenced through efforts the CO has undertaken to establish its presence at sub-national level (UNDP Iraq is currently operating from 7 different locations across the country)
[Added: 2015/11/22] [Last Updated: 2017/03/27]
Programme & Management Support Unit 2016/11 Completed T strengthen partnerships with our national counterparts, UNDP-Iraq has now (7) programme units distributed all over the country History
3. Recommendation: Recommendation 3: UNDP Iraq should develop adaptive strategies that will continue to contribute to Iraq?s development under different and evolving political and security scenarios, particularly the challenging security context of central and south Iraq.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/15] [Last Updated: 2015/11/22]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP has led support to the GoI in developing and approving a number of national strategies and policy papers and their adaptability to dynamic and fluid political and security situation is always of priority attention in supporting preparation of the above documents.
[Added: 2015/11/22] [Last Updated: 2017/03/27]
Senior Management 2016/03 Completed UNDP-Iraq is working now under the auspices of new CPD cycle (2016-2020) that take into account national priorities, the comparative advantage, and strategic partnerships. History
4. Recommendation: Recommendation 4: UNDP Iraq should ensure the appropriate balance of programme support between the national and governorate levels and should strengthen the synergies between programmes at the two levels.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/15] [Last Updated: 2015/11/22]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
As mentioned above, a number of efforts have been made to ensure presence of UNDP at the sub-national level. There are major restrictions related to security situation, nevertheless, the CO is continuously investing in expansion of its presence seeking complementarity of activities at national and sub-national levels.
[Added: 2015/11/22] [Last Updated: 2017/12/20]
Senior management 2016/01 Completed History
5. Recommendation: Recommendation 5: UNDP programmes need to prioritize promoting gender equality. The lack of a conducive environment cannot justify inadequately pursuing programmes that promote gender equality and women?s empowerment.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/15] [Last Updated: 2015/11/22]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP CO makes continuous effort in harnessing tremendous potential of gender for development. The said potential is of even more relevance given complex crises Iraq is currently facing. UNDP, Iraq is working with wide range of partners with special emphasis on NGOs to both deliver and implement the message on crucial importance and need for gender empowerment.
[Added: 2015/11/22] [Last Updated: 2017/03/28]
Senior management & Gender focal point 2016/03 Completed During the period that followed the launch of ADR, UNDP Iraq allocate more resources to enhance gender integration into programmes & projects and this has been clearly reflected in the new CPD 2016-2020. History
6. Recommendation: Recommendation 6: UNDP should strengthen its own technical and advisory capacities. UNDP should review programme management and should develop an appropriate strategy to respond effectively to Iraq?s development needs.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/15] [Last Updated: 2015/11/22]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP CO has developed and is currently implementing national staff capacity building and capacity development programme. Multiple CO needs are covered through combination of international and national experience.
[Added: 2015/11/22] [Last Updated: 2017/03/27]
Learning manager and learning committee 2015/11 Completed National capacity development plan has been formulated and approved; now it is in the implementation phase History
7. Recommendation: Recommendation 7: Recently, the importance of UNDP?s mandate in integrated peacekeeping missions has been increasingly recognized. UNDP and UNAMI should draw lessons from countries where close coordination between UNDP and the integrated mission has been mutually beneficial and has enhanced their contributions to peacebuilding and development. UNDP and UNAMI should make concerted efforts to solve disagreements regarding their roles in the area of governance.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/15] [Last Updated: 2015/11/22]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This recommendation is best seen and addressed through the angle of the Strategic Assessment Mission (SAM) implementation in the first half of 2015 with the ultimate purpose of strengthening ties and ensuring synergy between the mission and UNCT.
[Added: 2015/11/22] [Last Updated: 2018/04/09]
Senior management 2015/11 Completed History

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