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End of Term Evaluation for the Strengthening Political Parties Project in Malawi
Commissioning Unit: Malawi
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2018
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2016
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Malawi
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

For better measurement and evaluation of results, implementing partners and funding agencies need focus designs that aligned to SMART verifiable indicators.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/28]

UNDP agrees with the recommendation and will ensure the formulation of the next Elections Project which will have an output on support Center for Multiparty Democracy (CDM) has SMART indicators and targets. In addition, the successor project will comply with new UNDP project quality standards which conforms with results based monitoring and evaluation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Incorporate SMART indicators in Elections project formulation
[Added: 2016/12/28] [Last Updated: 2017/11/21]
Responsive Institutions and Citizen Engagement Portfolio 2017/06 Completed New Elections Project completed in April, 2017 with SMART indicators. History
2. Recommendation:

There is need for concerted and coordinated efforts between implementing partner and stakeholders for continued capacity building efforts that goes hand in hand with mentoring in the remaining project period and beyond.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/28]

UNDP agrees with this recommendation and ensure the next Elections project vis-à-vis support to CMD focuses on both upstream and downstream support to Political Parties in Malawi. This will necessitate capacity building of lower level political party structures.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Incorporate strategic downstream interventions in the next Elections Project under output supporting the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD).
[Added: 2016/12/28] [Last Updated: 2017/11/21]
Responsive Institutions and Citizen Engagement (RICE) Portfolio 2017/06 Completed History
3. Recommendation:

There is need for the project and its successors to establish long term partnerships with service providers and stakeholders for better results.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/28]

UNDP agrees with the recommendation and will endeavor to support CMD to formulate a communication strategy to enhance partnerships with media houses who in turn will be communicating CMD impact on the political landscape. In addition, CMD will be assisted strengthen engagement with stakeholders such as parliament once a new Political Parties bill is in place.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Support formulation and implementation of a communication strategy for Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD).
[Added: 2016/12/28] [Last Updated: 2018/11/13]
Responsive Institutions and Citizen Engagement (RICE) Portfolio 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project has closed. ]
History
4. Recommendation:

There is need for creation of a basket resource fund to support sustenance of project results both in the remaining period and in the future.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/28]

UNDP agrees with this recommendation. A needs assessment reports has recommended that support to CMD should be incorporated into a basket fund managed Elections Project. This will ensure a consolidated effort from donors to sustain support to CMD and ensure there is lasting impact on the ground.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Incorporated support to Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) in successor Elections project.
[Added: 2016/12/28] [Last Updated: 2017/11/21]
Responsive Institutions and Citizen Engagement (RICE) Portfolio 2017/06 Completed History
5. Recommendation:

There is need for specific targeted inclusion and support to women and youth in governance programmes especially political party structures to offer them opportunities for active participation in electoral processes.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/28]

UNDP agrees with this recommendation and will pursue support to women and youth inclusion in the successor Elections Project. in addition, UNDP has finalized a political empowerment of women strategy to be implemented in 2017 and an assessment of youth/women inclusion in political parties.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Support the development and implementation of action plans for political party women and youth wings.
[Added: 2016/12/28] [Last Updated: 2018/11/13]
Responsive Institutions and Citizen Engagement (RICE) Portfolio 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project is closed. ]
History
Support implement the Political Empowerment of Women (PEW) strategy.
[Added: 2016/12/28] [Last Updated: 2018/11/13]
RICE Portfolio 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project has closed.]
History

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