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End of Project Evaluation: Strenghthening the Resilience of Communities through Community-Based-Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM)
Commissioning Unit: DPR Korea
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2019
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 02/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: DPR Korea
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Strengthen financial reporting processes

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

Agreed 

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Project team 2020/02 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
History
2. Recommendation:

Extensively review and update the UNDP DPRK CO policies and procedures

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

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.4 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, this would avoid/minimize potential economic and productivity losses to counties/village communities (Ris)
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO, Program and project team 2020/02 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
Project closed
2.5 UNDP DPRK CO should minimize 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CO, Program and project team 2020/02 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
Project closed
2.1 UNDP DPRK CO should work with UNDP Regional HQ to extensively review and update all operational, procurement and financial management 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 as of February 2020
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
2.3 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
3. Recommendation:

Should UNDP DPRK be authorized to proceed, all remaining project activities (specifically relating to the CBDRM Project’s structural interventions) as part of disaster prevention/mitigation strengthening measures should be completed.

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

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 UNDP DPRK CO, if authorized to proceed, complete all planned procurement of equipment/ materials relating to structural interventions, while strictly adhering to relevant UNDP Policies and Procedures and UNDP DPRK Guidelines for Field Monitoring Visits to: ? Monitor and report on the use of the assets and delivered items, after handover to project beneficiaries, at minimum during project implementation. ? Ensure successful delivery onsite and the use of the delivered items for their intended purpose to achieve the desired project results, particularly paying attention to monitoring the delivery of the structural interventions to ensure their intended purpose after the CBDRM Project closure.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO Program and Project team 2020/02 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
Project closed
3.2 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]
CBDRM Project 2020/02 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
Project closed
4. Recommendation:

Roll out/replicate the CBDRM project in DPRK at village community (Ri) level

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

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 UNDP DPRK CO should work in close partnership with DPRK national counterparts to facilitate knowledge/operational transfer of the CBDRM Project with procedural, operational and hands-on training manuals, guidelines, SOPs, DRM plans and other related DRM equipment/materials.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO program/ project team and national counterparts 2020/02 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
4.2 UNDP DPRK CO should work in close partnership with DPRK national counterparts to implement suitable, cost-effective and timely structural interventions to strengthen disaster mitigation/prevention measures for identified disaster high-risk areas.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO program/ Project team and national counterparts 2020/02 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
4.3 UNDP DPRK CO should work in close partnership with DPRK national counterparts to fully establish a fit-for-purpose Early Warning System at local village community (Ri) level to better inform emergency response/preparedness.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO program & project team and national counterparts 2020/02 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
4.4 UNDP DPRK CO should work in close partnership with DPRK national counterparts to 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 DRM/DRR/EW Systems.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO program team and national counterparts 2020/02 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project closed]
5. Recommendation:

Incorporate future UNDP DPRK CBDRM activities to align with/support the implementation of the DPRK National Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (NSDRR)

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

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 UNDP DPRK CO should work closely with SCEDM to strengthen and integrate infrastructure, systems and processes for disaster risk reduction, early warning and emergency response purposes at county level.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO program/ project team, SCEDM 2020/12 Not Initiated From 2020, through DRR SWG meetings
5.2 UNDP DPRK CO should work closely with SCEDM to develop fully-automated measurements at local village community (Ri) level for accurate forecasting of climatic hazards.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO program team, SCEDM 2020/12 Not Initiated From 2020 through DRR SWG meetings
5.3 UNDP DPRK CO should work closely with SCEDM to improve watershed management to reduce/eliminate disaster risk factors such as floods, landslides and soil erosion.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO program team, SCEDM 2020/12 Not Initiated From 2020 through DRR SWG meetings
5.4 UNDP DPRK CO should work closely with SCEDM to establish a fully-integrated fit-for-purpose national disaster management system, incorporating a standardized nation-wide village community (Ri) reporting on disaster loss and damage information that complies with international standards such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO program team, SCEDM 2020/12 Not Initiated From 2020 through DRR SWG meetings History
6. Recommendation:

Communicate and share the CBDRM model and results with international organizations/ agencies for enhanced synergies and learnings

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

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Future CBDRM-related projects should strengthen its communication/sharing platforms to engage in closer collaboration/synergies with international organizations/agencies on future CBDRM activities.
[Added: 2020/05/22]
CO 2020/12 Not Initiated From 2020 through DRR SWG meetings

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