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End of Programme Evaluation of the Capacity Building of Local Government and Service Delivery Programme (2012-2015)
Commissioning Unit:Zimbabwe
Evaluation Plan:2016-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date:07/2016
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Zimbabwe
1. Recommendation:

To ensure the effective implementation of future programmes, there is need to have a fully-fledged team working with the National Programme Coordinator.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/08/23]

The recommendation is noted. In the successor project that has been developed, the spirit of this recommendation has been taken into account. The implementing partner and the responsible party have seconded officers to the project. The officers will be capacitated to eventually manage the project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Capacity development of the officers seconded to the project in the realms of project management, leadership and financial management
[Added: 2016/08/23]
UNDP/GGM/Project Team 2020/12 Initiated The process of capacity building has already began
2. Recommendation:

There is need for future programmes to address both the supply and demand side of service delivery

Management Response: [Added: 2016/08/23]

The recommendation has been taken on board in the successor project. The successor project is going to be focusing on the supply (local authority) side and demand (citizens) side. On the supply side the successor project is focusing on improving the “science of service delivery”; which on the demand side the focusing will be enhancing the capacity of the citizens to demand transparency and accountable. The demand side is also focusing on capacitating the citizens to meet their objections.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Implementation of the successor project รข??Strengthening Local Government Service Delivery Capacity for Sustainable and Inclusive Development
[Added: 2016/08/23]
GGM/ Project Team 2020/12 Initiated The implementation of the successor project has began.
3. Recommendation:

Capacity building programmes should find a way of also focusing on the lower level structures within local authorities

Management Response: [Added: 2016/08/23]

This recommendation is well noted. UNDP in the successor programme has clearly built in this recommendation in the successor project. The successor project has clear output that focus on creating an enabling environment for citizen participation and strengthening the capacities sub-district participation structures,

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Development of the citizen participation and engagement framework and policy
[Added: 2016/08/23]
UNDP CO/GGM/Project Team 2020/12 Not Initiated
Strengthening capacities of the sub-district participation structures such the Village Development Committees (VIDCOS) and Ward Development Committees (WARDCOs)
[Added: 2016/08/23]
UNDP CO/GGM/Project Team 2020/12 Initiated
4. Recommendation:

There should be established a panel of experts to provide a sounding board for the ministries on service delivery and local government issues. 

Management Response: [Added: 2016/08/23]

The recommendation is noted. UNDP in the successor programme has set up a Technical Working Group (TWG). The TWG is made up of experts in the local government sector, academia and major donors in the country. The Terms of Reference for the TWG have been developed and signed by the IP, Responsible Party and UNDP. The TWG meets quarterly before the Project Board Meeting.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Technical Working Group quarterly meetings
[Added: 2016/08/23]
GGM 2020/12 Initiated
5. Recommendation:

There is still need to focus on the legal framework for local government there is still need to focus on the legal framework for local government

Management Response: [Added: 2016/08/23]

This recommendation is noted. UNDP and its partners in the successor programme have agreed to continue working on the creation of an enabling legislative and policy environment of the local government sector. The successor programme is going to support the alignment of the local government legislation to the Constitution

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Review of the Local Authorities Bill
[Added: 2016/08/23]
UNDP Country Office/ GGM Unit/ Project Team 2020/12 Initiated The draft Local Authorities Bill is in place. The Memorandum of Principles have been approved by the Cabinet.
Finalization of the Traditional Leadership Bill
[Added: 2016/08/23]
UNDP Country Office/ GGM Unit/ Project Team 2020/12 Initiated The draft Traditional Leadership Bill is now place. The next process is holding of national consultations.
Alignment of other local government legislations to the Constitution
[Added: 2016/08/23]
UNDP Country Office/ GGM Unit/ Project Team 2020/12 Initiated The thirty pieces of legislation that need to be-aligned have been identified.

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