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Legal Sector Reform Programme end-evaluation
Commissioning Unit: Tanzania
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 07/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Tanzania
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Short Term: Complete current Case Management System development and ensure it is installed in the High Court.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP shall engage the Judiciary in identifying and resolving the issues and challenges impeding the finalization of the CMS and work jointly with an external consultant in finalizing the system.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP, POCLPSGG Judiciary 2020/12 Initiated Broader discussions required as it has cost implication.
2. Recommendation:

Medium Term: Provide training and capacity building for IT staff in the court and adequate technology.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The ICT capacity limitations of the Judiciary is recognized as a critical challenge in ensuring the effective functioning of the CMS. Training will therefore factor into the follow up project in addressing this capacity gap and in ensuring the effectiveness of the CMS.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP, POCLPSGG Judiciary 2019/12 Not Initiated Broader discussions required as it has cost implication.
3. Recommendation:

Medium Term: Support a visit to Zanzibar by an expert from Rwanda to support the Court, undertake strategic planning and develop training based on Rwanda’s experience.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendation to model the CMS after the Rwanda version will be a strong consideration in the design of the new project which will be jointly discussed and agreed upon between UNDP and the key stakeholders of the justice sector.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP, POCLPSGG Judiciary 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated Broader discussions required as it has cost implication.
4. Recommendation:

Long Term: Develop an E-justice project, starting with a sector-wide assessment of capacity and readiness.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The development of an e-justice project shall be discussed with the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar in ensuring their buy-in and ownership. However, such a project shall not be a standalone intervention but as part of a broader UNDP justice and rule of law support to Zanzibar.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP, POCLPSGG Judiciary 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated Current approach not holistic.
5. Recommendation:

Prior to kick-off of next projects, UNDP or UNICEF should support the government to convene a stakeholder meeting to establish accountability and roles. In addition, the government should ensure that periodic project administration meetings are held, in additional to governance/steering committee meetings to identify project process challenges in a timely fashion and ensure support for the leadership.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Pursuant to the development of a follow-up programme for Zanzibar, broad consultations are at present being conducted in understanding the needs, concerns and in seeking the perceptions and view of all stakeholders on all the aspects/areas of project implementation. In consonant with the recommendation, this consultative approach shall continue throughout the project lifespan through various mechanisms and platforms which shall be implanted at various levels of the project.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP 2024/12 Initiated The recommended approach was already practiced during the implementation of the LSRP.
6. Recommendation:

Short Term: A final project meeting should be held and at that meeting, project participants should be asked to commit to ongoing engagement with each other and discuss the best method for that engagement, e.g. Regular meetings, shared project updates by email.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This recommendation has been duly noted and eye-marked for inclusion in the new project document as a strategy for sustaining effective communication and coordination of justice sector institutions and actors in Zanzibar beyond the project lifespans.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP, POCLAPSGG 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated Broader discussions required as it has cost implication.
7. Recommendation:

Medium Term: The Justice Sector Forum, which was reinvigorated as part of this Project, should meet frequently and regularly, ensuring that all members have an opportunity to contribute to the agenda.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP notes that the Justice Sector Forum is indeed a critical platform for reinforcing coordination, communication and collective action among justice sector actors. However, there is a need for this structure to be locally owned and factored in the workplans and budgets of the concerned justice and legal sector institution.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP, POCLAPSGG 2019/12 Not Initiated Broader discussions required as it has cost implication.
8. Recommendation:

Short Term: Sector-wide, collective workshops on the new laws enacted during the Project period, including the legal aid policy and legislation, and advanced training on children in contact/conflict with the law and handling GBV and child abuse cases.

Medium Term: Intensive training and coaching for:

  1. Lawyers (both private and government) on civil skills with a focus on contract negotiation in oil and gas and construction;
  2. Prosecutors on prosecution of new or increasing crimes such as cyber-crime and fraud/corruption-related crimes such as fraud, trafficking, and money laundering;
  3. Government and Law Review Commission lawyers on legislative drafting;
  4. Child magistrates on civil cases involving children; and
  5. Prison officers on international instruments related to women, children and human rights.
Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
As was the case under the LSRP, UNDP shall in line with the recommendation ensure that a full range of capacity building interventions targeting key legal sector institutions are factored into follow up interventions in the legal sector reform of Zanzibar.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated Broader discussions required as it has cost implication.
9. Recommendation:

Short Term: Printing and distributing the legislative tools and associated rules, guidelines, etc. is an important step to ensure that lawyers and paralegals have the necessary access to the rights laws and that they are publicly available. This includes publishing those laws that have already come into force during the Project period (Evidence Decree, Penal Code, Rules of Criminal Procedure, Khadi’s Court Act) and printing the advanced Standard Operating Procedure for Police in child cases.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The recommendation on the production and distribution of reference material including laws, policy of strategy is indeed recognized as a critical are of support for the new project and will be implemented through a consultative process.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP and justice sector institutions 2020/12 Initiated Broader discussions required as it has cost implication.
10. Recommendation:

Short Term: Targeted equipment provision is a preferred model for the next project. CMS support, central library, some equipment for the CSOs to promote legal awareness in the community (ZLSC, ZAFELA), remote testimony equipment for the Children’s Court in Mahonda are all short-term recommendations for equipment purchases.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
While access equipment is a recognized limitation of the wider justice and legal sector, a consultative approach shall be taken towards the provision of this support in ensuring that its feeds into a sector-wide capacity building strategy.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP and justice sector institutions 2020/12 Initiated Broader discussions required as it has cost implication.
11. Recommendation:

Medium Term: A central repository for legal books and information with a strong librarian would be the most efficient way to obtain the most material for the money.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
This recommendation indeed feeds into ongoing discussions on how existing materials could be effectively managed in ensuring and enhancing access by all institutions to the requisite legal materials. However, this is an issue that requires broader discussion in ensuring stakeholder buy-in.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP and justice sector institutions 2025/12 Initiated Broader discussions required as it has cost implication.
12. Recommendation:

Short Term: Support for the proposal of the Chief Justice that an administrator/initial dean for the school be hired immediately.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP shall continue engagement with the Office of the Chief Justice in laying the ground work for the establishment of the Law School.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
Judiciary 2019/12 Initiated This recommendation sits with the Government of Zanzibar
13. Recommendation:

Short Term: A study of the Dodoma University model is recommended as part of law school development.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08] [Last Updated: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Because of the Islamic component of the justice system in Zanzibar, discussions shall be held with the Chief Justice and other key stakeholders in determining the model to be adapted in the establishment of the law school.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP and Justice sector institutions 2019/12 Initiated This recommendation sits with the Government of Zanzibar
14. Recommendation:

Short Term: Ensure funding support for the Zanzibar Legal Services Centre in order to support key legal aid services for children – the children’s advocates and the child supporters.

Short Term: Increased public awareness of rights and the means of accessing services, following the model already employed by the service providers.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08] [Last Updated: 2018/07/08]

Partially agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP shall work with all legal aid providers in supporting their capacity for effective service delivery. Support shall include the provision of funds for services provision through grants as well as capacity building for effective service delivery.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP and Legal aid providers 2020/12 Initiated Broader discussions required as it has cost implication.
15. Recommendation:

Medium Term:  A specific project on legal aid could focus on increasing service to remote communities and to specific vulnerable populations, such as women and children. 

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Partially agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Rather than develop a separate project for legal aid, the service provision, community engagement and information dissemination shall be captured under an output in the new project under development.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP and Legal aid providers 2020/12 Initiated Broader discussions required as it has cost implication.
16. Recommendation:

Short Term: Support the completion of the laws already worked on as part of the Project.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Support is already being provided as part of the implementation of the project initiation plan which provides for supporting the finalization of laws drafted with support of the LSRP.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP and POCLAPSGG 2020/12 Initiated A consultative and participatory process to be used in finalizing laws.
17. Recommendation:

Medium Term: Support a government undertaking to review all of Zanzibar’s laws. The UNDP could provide technical support, particularly in areas of the law that do not have significant expertise in Zanzibar. 

Management Response: [Added: 2018/07/08]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The review of the laws of Zanzibar is at present being discussed as a critical component of the new project under development.
[Added: 2018/07/08]
UNDP and POCLAPSGG 2020/12 Initiated Broader discussions required as it has cost implication.

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