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Support to Public Administration mid term evaluation
Commissioning Unit: South Sudan
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2018
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2017
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: South Sudan
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

It is essential to first clear the backlog of pending policies and strategic documents, and those at various levels of approval generated by the project before embarking on drafting additional ones. Implementation should be key to the remainder of Phase II – and beyond

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/02] [Last Updated: 2018/01/02]

UNDP appreciates the recommendation and will work with relevant civil service institutions to clear (get approval) the backlog of pending policies and strategic documents before proceeding to possible Phase III

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Compile and update list of approval pending national and sub-national policies and strategic documents
[Added: 2018/01/02] [Last Updated: 2019/11/17]
Senior Programme Advisor/Project Management Specialist 2019/07 Completed list of policies was compiled by the project team and will be validated during the final project evaluation scheduled for 2019 History
Conduct consultations with the relevant civil service institutions with approval pending for policies and strategic documents
[Added: 2018/01/02] [Last Updated: 2019/11/17]
Senior Programme Advisor/Project Management Specialist 2019/07 Completed consultations conducted. implementation of policies at the national level will be conducted as part of the sucessor GEMS project History
Follow-up and completion of approval of pending policies and strategic documents
[Added: 2018/01/02] [Last Updated: 2019/11/17]
Senior Programme Advisor/Project Management Specialist 2019/10 Completed most pending policies approved History
2. Recommendation:

The sustainability strategy should be reviewed to align with current context and realities

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/02]

UNDP notes the recommendation of the evaluation team and will work with Ministry of Labour, Public Service and Human Resources Development (MoLPS&HRD) to review and align the project’s sustainability strategy

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct consultations with the MoLPS&HRD, beneficiary civil service institutions, CSSOs and twins, and Prepare a sustainability strategy review report
[Added: 2018/01/02] [Last Updated: 2019/11/17]
Senior Programme Advisor/Project Management Specialist 2019/04 Completed GEMS project developed and approved as a way to sustain capacity gains at national level History
Get endorsement and dissemination of the strategy by the MoLPS&HRD
[Added: 2018/01/02] [Last Updated: 2019/11/17]
Senior Programme Advisor/Project Management Specialist 2019/07 Completed GEMS project developed and approved as a way to sustain capacity gains at national level History
3. Recommendation:

The project should develop key indicators for gender considerations and social inclusion for gender equality and focused services delivery to vulnerable people groups

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/02]

UNDP has taken note of this recommendation.  The project will develop key indicator for gender considerations and social inclusion as part of the 2018 CSSOs deployment and the development of Phase III project document

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct consultations on gender and social inclusion indicators with the MoLPS&HRD, beneficiary civil service institutions CSSOs and twins
[Added: 2018/01/02] [Last Updated: 2019/11/17]
Senior Programme Advisor/Project Management Specialist 2019/04 Completed Gender mainstreaming, human right mainstreaming are emphasixed in the approved successor GEMS project (pages 15-16) History
Develop and share key indicators for gender considerations and social inclusion
[Added: 2018/01/02] [Last Updated: 2019/11/17]
Senior Programme Advisor/Project Management Specialist 2019/07 Completed Gender mainstreaming, human right mainstreaming are emphasixed in the approved successor GEMS project (pages 15-16) History
4. Recommendation:

The project should develop and mainstream environmental indicators that will ensure a strong awareness on environmental issues, and institutionalise it in collaboration with UNEP, together with, inter alia, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Wildlife and Tourism, as well as the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/02]

UNDP appreciates the evaluation team for this recommendation and the project will develop indicators and reinforces the mainstreaming of environmental issue

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct consultations with relevant partners on the need to develop environmental indicators
[Added: 2018/01/02] [Last Updated: 2019/11/17]
Senior Programme Advisor/Project Management Specialist 2019/04 Completed Environment mainstreaming is emphasized in the approved successor GEMS project (page 17) History
Develop and share key environmental indicators
[Added: 2018/01/02] [Last Updated: 2019/11/17]
Senior Programme Advisor/Project Management Specialist 2019/04 Completed Environment mainstreaming is emphasized in the approved successor GEMS project (page 17 History
5. Recommendation:

UNDP should strengthen the project’s communications strategy so as to broaden the project’s visibility and popularise its scope, opportunities and results.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/01/02]

UNDP takes note of this recommendation and will strengthen the project’s visibility through the development of a communications strategy

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop and implement project communications strategy based on the CO communication strategy and in consultation with the UNDP CO Communication Unit
[Added: 2018/01/02] [Last Updated: 2019/11/17]
Senior Programme Advisor/Project Management Specialist 2019/04 Completed Office's communication strategy developed History

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