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Mid term Outcome evaluation of the Sustainable Growth Programme
Commissioning Unit: Gambia
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Completion Date: 11/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Gambia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:
  • The Government of Gambia ownership through budget allocations and subventions.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19]

Follow up on Government of Gambia committment to support community level initiatives through development service support.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Follow-up on commitments through Programme for Accelerated Community Development initiative
[Added: 2019/11/19]
Programme Specialist 2020/04 Initiated
2. Recommendation:
  • Development of Robust National Multimedia Communication Strategy. Program visibility should be emphasized and supported through appropriate program branding
Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19] [Last Updated: 2019/11/19]

This is noted, with coming on board of communication analyst, focused attention on a communication strategy will be taken.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop communication strategy for Inclusive Growth Outcome in concert with partners
[Added: 2019/11/19]
Communication Analyst and Programme Specialist 2020/06 Not Initiated
3. Recommendation:
  • Creation of synergies with similar projects such as the youth Empowerment project & Reliance Women Empowerment Project.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19]

Ad hoc collaboration on-going but can be strenghtened through more deliberate action planning

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Define an action plan with YEP and Reliance Women Economic project to define joint actions and collaborations
[Added: 2019/11/19]
Programme Specialist 2020/11 Not Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Creation of platforms by trainees to enable continuous intra capacity strengthening

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19]

Tracer study provides datanase to initatie such a platform as a followup action

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop a simple interactive tool for trainee interactions based on expressed requirement preference of trainee
[Added: 2019/11/19]
Programme Specialist working with Ministry of Youth and Ministry of Trade 2021/05 Not Initiated
5. Recommendation:
  • UNDP should focus on interventions where it has comparative advantage.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19]

Noting the entrants of new players post transition, UNDP takes note of need to define a clear value proposition in the sector focused on Aid ccordination, long term and perspective planning ; data and statistics strenghtning as well as Africa Regional Integration.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Undertake strategic review of programmes and define revised portfolio of action and strategies
[Added: 2019/11/19]
Programme Specialist 2020/07 Not Initiated
6. Recommendation:
  • UNDP to work on ensuring the inclusion of marginalized groups so that “leaving no one behind” in their support.
Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19]

As part of UNDP new strategic offer, inclusion of marginalised groups will remain at the forefront.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Design Programme of Accelerated Community Development for income marginalized
[Added: 2019/11/19]
PADC Team lead 2020/04 Initiated
7. Recommendation:
  • There is a need to establish linkages between skills and capacity development with business development services

 

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/19]

Important linkage and connection issues raised, this would be paramount to supporting trasnformational entrepreneurship and private sector development.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organize a dialogue on linkages and outline recommendation to strengthen such linkages
[Added: 2019/11/19]
Ministry of Trade 2020/09 Not Initiated History

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