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Democratic Empowerment Project Terminal Evaluation
Commissioning Unit:Tanzania
Evaluation Plan:2016-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date:12/2016
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Tanzania
1. Recommendation:

Continued electoral cycle support to strengthen the electoral and political processes and key actors and institutions engaged in those processes.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/27]

Accepted. The new Governance Strategy is premised on the electoral cycle approach and incorporates some of the areas of work earlier on included in DEP

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continue supporting key actors and institutions engaged in electoral and political process. The new Governance Strategy builds upon the achievements of DEP and will continue supporting the key actors and institutions under the new governance programme.
[Added: 2016/12/27] [Last Updated: 2018/08/21]
Governance unit 2019/03 Initiated Citizens’ Voice & Participation project document developed, which builds upon some of the work done through DEP.
2. Recommendation:

Resolve issues at the design stage including agreements between UN agencies and any other implementers on the scope and type of activities and their level of integration into the project, and conditions for assistance. Adopt a flexible results framework and make refinements to the work plans rather than the frameworks. Establish M&E indicators and targets at start of the project

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/27]

UNDP agrees with this recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Resolve issues at the design stage: The next electoral support project will be informed by lessons learned from the current project, the recommendations of EAD’s Needs Assessment Mission and other related assessments that may be conducted prior to the launch of the new project.
[Added: 2016/12/28] [Last Updated: 2018/08/21]
Governance unit 2019/01 Not Initiated A request for electoral support has not been made from the Government of Tanzania
Finalize revisions to the results framework at the beginning of the next elections project and gather baseline information at start of the project.
[Added: 2016/12/28] [Last Updated: 2018/08/21]
Governance unit 2019/06 Not Initiated A request for electoral support has not been made from the Government of Tanzania
Develop a flexible risk analysis (early warning) system
[Added: 2016/12/28] [Last Updated: 2018/08/21]
Governance unit 2018/01 Completed
3. Recommendation:

Ensure synergistic programming with other UNDP-supported or other development partner projects, especially those working on good governance, with political parties, parliament and others to ensure mutually supportive and coordinated programming.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/27]

UNDP agrees with this recommendation and has already taken it up in the development of it new Governance Strategy

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation:

Streamline project management and reporting structures with an emphasis on programmatic assistance with technical assistance provided on an as needed basis. Provide the PMT with adequate delegation of authority and ask for fast track procurement at project start up.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/27]

Partially agree. UNDP agrees with streamlining project management and reporting structures. UNDP disagrees on the issue of provision of technical assistance on a need basis because this recommendation goes against the letter and spirit of electoral cycle-based electoral assistance which is premised on long-term (not ad hoc) engagement (over three years) to support institutional strengthening and sustained capacity building; also modern UNDP electoral support projects always include robust technical assistance component meaning this is not optional, as the evaluation report recommends.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Provide the PMT with adequate delegation of authority and ask for fast track procurement at project start up.
[Added: 2016/12/28] [Last Updated: 2018/08/21]
Governance unit 2019/06 Not Initiated Upon signing of a new electoral cycle project
5. Recommendation:

Develop routine channels for project consultations with stakeholders and development partners apart from the formal steering and technical committee mechanisms to foster a greater sense of participation and partnership in the implementation of the programme and to help exchange information, and address and resolve issues quickly.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/27]

UNDP welcomes these recommendations and will take them into consideration in the design of the next electoral support project

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:

Continued use of the DIM implementation mechanism in the Tanzanian context

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/27]

Agreed

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation:

Ensure quicker start up and continue activities well after the event

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/27]

UNDP agrees with this recommendation and has already taken up some of the areas of work by the project to continue under the new governance programme

Key Actions:

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