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End of Project Evaluation: Sustainable Energy Solutions for Rural Livelihoods in DPRK (SES)
Commissioning Unit: DPR Korea
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2019
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 01/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: DPR Korea
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Strengthen financial reporting process

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/22]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 For improved financial accountability and transparency purposes, UNDP DPRK project financial reporting processes and templates should track and report progress of consistent financial figures i.e. budget and actual expenditure for consistent comparisons between budget and actual expenditure, as per project outputs, based on project CDRs, for submissions of all relevant project reports (including annual project progress reports), to demonstrate the efficient use of funding on project output-based activities.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
Project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
2. Recommendation:

Extensive review and update of country office policies and procedures with long-term scenario planning

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/22]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 UNDP DPRK CO should work with UNDP BRH to extensively review and update all operational, procurement and financial policies and procedures to account for all that happened within the 2015-2019 period and appropriately mitigate any future constraints.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO, BRH 2020/12 Not Initiated New program/project yet to be formulated
2.2 UNDP DPRK CO should incorporate extensive long-term scenario planning processes with appropriate and specific risk assessments and counter-measures.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO 2020/12 Not Initiated New program/project yet to be formulated
3. Recommendation:

Consistently monitor and report of assets/delivered items

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/22]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 UNDP DPRK CO should ensure that procurement of any equipment/materials strictly complies to relevant UNDP Policies and Procedures, with the monitoring process/procedure stringently following UNDP DPRK Guidelines for Field Monitoring Visits.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO, Project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
3.2 The project team should register any assets/items in the asset/delivered items list and physically monitor them, regardless of how they are procured given the DPRK special context working environment.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO, Project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
3.3 The project team continuation of monitoring and reporting on the use of the assets/delivered items after handover to project beneficiaries, at minimum during project implementation, should be adhered to.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO< project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
4. Recommendation:

Manage UNDP CO’s reputational risks and stakeholders’ expectation

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/22]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.2 UNDP DPRK CO should strengthen its relationship management processes with project beneficiaries such as continued field visits, as practical and as relevant as required during the project implementation period, to better manage stakeholder expectations. By doing so, the CO would avoid/minimize potential economic and productivity losses to counties/village communities (Ris).
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO, Program and project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
4.3 UNDP DPRK CO minimizes and/or avoid unequal distribution of delivered assets/items to avoid unhealthy comparisons between project beneficiaries and across any projects that have synergies.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO, Program and project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
4.1 UNDP DPRK CO should set conditions and mechanisms to implement “Force Majeure” or early termination of projects if need to.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO, Program and project team 2020/12 Not Initiated New program/project yet to be formulated
5. Recommendation:

Rollout/replication of the SES Project in DPRK at county/village community (Ri) level

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/22]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Facilitate knowledge/operational transfer of the SES Project’s procedural, operational and hands-on training manuals, guidelines, SOPs, CEMPs and other related SES equipment/materials
[Added: 2020/05/22]
Project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
5.2 Organize study tours, in other countries of similar context and/or culture to DPRK, for increased exposure to acquiring knowledge/application of best practices in RE/EE
[Added: 2020/05/22]
Project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
5.3 Conduct a base-line study to establish the starting indicators of current energy consumption and socio-economic development in local village communities (Ris)
[Added: 2020/05/22]
Project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
5.4 Conduct an independent impact evaluation study, as a future project output/activity component, to measure the impact effectiveness, final end-line indicators and actual benefits gained
[Added: 2020/05/22]
Project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
6. Recommendation:

Communication of project results

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/22]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Future SES-related projects should strengthen its communication/sharing platforms to engage in closer collaboration/synergies with international organizations/agencies on SES-related activities
[Added: 2020/05/22]
Project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
6.2 Current SES project sites and future SES-related interventions should display stronger on-the-ground visibility of UNDP’s unique contributions at the county/village community (Ri) level through the consistent placing of UNDP logos, nameplates and/or asset/delivered item tags
[Added: 2020/05/22]
Project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
7. Recommendation:

Implementation of safety measures and procedures on RE/EE equipment

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/22]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Installing protective covering over live equipment for insulation from any electrical shocks
[Added: 2020/05/22]
Project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
7.2. Creating risk-free and secured access to any sites housing the RE/EE equipment to minimize/prevent any potential workplace accidents
[Added: 2020/05/22]
Project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
7.3. Developing safety procedures/manuals when operating, cleaning and/or maintaining any RE/EE equipment.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
Project team 2020/01 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]

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