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UNDP-OUTCOME EVALUATION IN THE PRACTICE OF ENVIRONMENT AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
Commissioning Unit:Angola
Evaluation Plan:2015-2019
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Completion Date:12/2017
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Angola
1. Recommendation:

1. It is recommended to include gender and human rights considerations in programme and project strategies in order for it to become part of the implementation of the project and an institutional cross-cutting approach.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/27] [Last Updated: 2017/12/28]

The focus of GEF Initial projects was on policy development and infrastructure improvement. More recently, GEF’s projects have included in design and implement impact social investments addressing local community’s development challenges. The trend is noticeable in Cuvelai and Charcoal projects. The design of GEF 6 projects have included gender gap analysis to map out not only needs but also opportunities that project could bring to community in area of eco-tourism and income generation activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Integration of the Gender Gap analysis results in the project Development for GEP 6 projects on Marine protected areas-MPA
[Added: 2018/01/16] [Last Updated: 2018/10/30]
UNDP project team in environment portfolio 2019/12 Completed
2. Recommendation:

Recommendation 2: It is recommended that new programmes reinforce the need for coordination and decentralized implementation.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/27] [Last Updated: 2017/12/28]

Implementation of projects is done at local decentralized level and Project focal points have been critical for coordination mechanism and implementation. Clear stakeholder engagement strategy will be needed to engage local authorities in projects, documenting good practices and alignment between government sectorial budgets and projects investments.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Use of Project Board meeting to reinforce coordination mechanisms
[Added: 2018/01/16] [Last Updated: 2018/10/30]
UNDP project team in environment portfolio 2019/12 Completed
3. Recommendation:

Recommendation 3: It is recommended to improve (proactive) coordination between sector ministries and strengthen governance to guarantee projects implementation and sustainability.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/27] [Last Updated: 2017/12/28]

The cross-sector nature of the project has been more a liability than asset. New projects will present make division of labour clearer. The ministry of Environment will continue leading and ensuring coordination and project performance. Key sector will have strong mandates in implementation of specific components in a given project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1. Conduct stakeholder engagement analysis.
[Added: 2018/01/16] [Last Updated: 2018/10/30]
UNDP project team in environment portfolio 2019/12 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Recommendation 4: It is recommended that UNDP uses innovative approaches to demonstrate that UNDP can deliver integrated programming within a multi-sectoral format of implementation.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/27] [Last Updated: 2017/12/28]

As broker UNDP will continuing to establish bridges among sectors, ensuring sound financial management and facilitating alignment of sector with SDGs. The focus will be strengthening the Inter-Ministerial committee on environment and tourism.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Through promotion SDG UNDP will continue to support sectors to align SDG with Sectorial Plans.
[Added: 2018/01/16]
UNDP project team in environment portfolio 2019/12 Initiated
5. Recommendation:

Recommendation 5: It is recommended that project conception/design takes into consideration stakeholders capacities to effectively correspond to their attributed responsibilities.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/27] [Last Updated: 2017/12/28]

All projects have institutional capacity development component and UNDP within the HACT implementation module will continue support ministries in financial management and reporting areas which represent of biggest challenging in project implementation by partners. Following the recommendation of the HACT Micro-assessment, UNDP will design a clear plan for needs for capacity building identified in the assessment report.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1. Training on HACT for key ministries and stakeholders.
[Added: 2018/01/16] [Last Updated: 2018/08/14]
UNDP finance UNIT and Project staff 2019/12 Initiated
5.2. Plan micro-assessment for remaining stakeholder.
[Added: 2018/01/16]
UNDP finance UNIT and Project staff. 2019/12 Initiated
6. Recommendation:

Recommendation 6: It is recommended to develop an effective communication strategy to promote advocacy and divulge achievements in the environment and disaster areas.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/27] [Last Updated: 2017/12/28]

As part of the UNDP documenting good practices and success stories will continue supporting the capacity of the ministry environment Communication and visibility Department. UNDP will support the ministry to develop the Annual Calendar of events reflecting special environment days and printing of material to register progress and impact of projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1. Operationalize country Communication Plan.
[Added: 2018/01/16] [Last Updated: 2018/10/31]
Communication Unit and Project Teams 2019/12 Completed CO communication team developed a Calendar communication on UN Days, including environment observance days.
6.2. Improve country visibility infrastructure.
[Added: 2018/01/16] [Last Updated: 2018/10/31]
Communication Unit and Project Teams 2019/12 Completed
6.3. Collect and disseminate success stories from projects.
[Added: 2018/01/16] [Last Updated: 2018/10/31]
Communication Unit and Project Teams 2019/12 Completed
7. Recommendation:

Recommendation 7: It is recommended to create routine information systems to provide regular data on key sector indicators for environment and disaster risk reduction.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/27] [Last Updated: 2017/12/28]

In absence of harmonized environmental data in the country, UNDP through implementation of projects collecting baseline data information in environmental sector. The ministry and sectors will be technically helped to gather priority data aligned with SDGs indicators and targets.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Establish mechanism for project data collection, consolidation and dissemination.
[Added: 2018/01/16] [Last Updated: 2018/10/31]
UNDP project team in environment portfolio 2019/12 Completed On July 19, 2018, the National Statistical Institute (INE) launched the first Baseline Indicators Report of the Sustainable Development Objectives (ODS). Under the leadership of Statistics Portugal, the Report is the result of a long process of data and information collection, which began in the second half of 2017. The preparation of the Report is the result of a partnership between INE, the Ministerial Departments and the United Nations agencies in Angola. The UN, including the United Nations Development Program in Angola (UNDP), has actively participated in consultative meetings with partners to provide technical and methodological assistance, as well as to promote dialogue among different stakeholders on Agenda 2030 for Sustainable development.

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