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CPD mid term evaluation
Commissioning Unit: Gambia
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021
Evaluation Type: Country Programme Evaluation
Completion Date: 01/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Gambia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

There is a need for UNDP to re-structure and re-classify the components and capacities of the programme to maximize on resources and effectively deliver the required expertise.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/07]

UNDP notes the recommendation and in concert with management review team in RBA will pursue target restructuring of the programme unit

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
undertake a structural review of programme unit to enable efficiencies of scale and better portfolio management
[Added: 2020/01/07]
DRR 2020/09 Overdue-Initiated
2. Recommendation:

The Government of the Gambia needs to clarify which line ministry or office has the mandate to coordinate the NDP.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/07]

Government takes note of recommendation and assures of ongoing discussion on coordination of NDP.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Government to issue position paper clarifying coordination between Ministry of Finance and Coordination unit within Office of the Presdient
[Added: 2020/01/07]
Ministry of Finance and office of the Presdient 2020/07 Overdue-Initiated
3. Recommendation:
  • The Peace Building Fund can be used as an entry point for joint programmes as several agencies work together with the same partners in some of the projects. 
Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/07]

Peacebuilding funding is being utilised for joint programming

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure joint programming with PBF funding
[Added: 2020/01/07]
UN agencies 2020/01 Completed Joint programmes in Rule of Law, Governance and Climate Change
4. Recommendation:
  • The structure and approach of the interventions across  the  board should be  revisited  to ensure  concrete  ownership by the  MDA  for  better  sustainability. This is intended  to  reduce projectization  mentality among  MDAs  which  waters  down  sustainability of the  results.
Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/07]

UNDP in concert with MDA to redefine startegic support intervention through a strategic review of key portfolios

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Undertake strategic review of each portfolio
[Added: 2020/01/07]
Programme Specialist 2020/10 Overdue-Initiated
5. Recommendation:
  • There is a critical need for sustained support and sector wide strategies that increase capacity for the entire justice system, not one or two discreet institutions
Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/07]

A sector wide justice programmatic framework inclusive of security and rule of law to be formulated

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop comprehensive programmatic framework
[Added: 2020/01/07] [Last Updated: 2020/01/08]
Rule of Law CTA 2020/09 Overdue-Initiated History
6. Recommendation:
  • Basket funding model should be adopted for the next election cycle given the multiple players and prospective funders for effective results and efficient utilization of resources given the fact that UNDP has a comparative advantage in this area.
Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/07]

- UNDP and partners to pursue possibility of election basket fund modality. A NAM has been conducted setting out key priorities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
liaise with election task force Brussels in developing a election programme and defining appropriate modality
[Added: 2020/01/07]
DRR 2020/09 Overdue-Initiated
7. Recommendation:
  • Under outcome 1, include an indicator that would measure equality
Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/07]

- UNDP in liaison with Ministry of Finance to identify an equality indicator.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
formulate a inequality indicator specific and measurable to Gambia context
[Added: 2020/01/07]
Inclusive Growth programme Specialist 2020/09 Overdue-Not Initiated
8. Recommendation:
  • It is important that source of baseline indicator values are indicated to allow verification of data credibility and comparisons.
Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/07]

CO to review baseline indicator sources and update

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Review baseline indicator sources in IRRF and verify
[Added: 2020/01/07]
Programme Specialist 2020/12 Not Initiated
9. Recommendation:
  • Targets on the employment related indicator should be revised in the light of the 2018 Labour Force survey since the source for baseline data seem to be outdated.
Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/07]

CO will review 2021 targets for employment.

Key Actions:

10. Recommendation:
  • Institutionalize standardized results based reporting to ensure uniformity in reporting and minimize activity based reporting. This also needs to go hand in hand with capacity strengthening in reporting.
Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/07]

Training on Resutl based reporting for partners to be rolled out.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
CO to undertake results based reporting training for key IPs and RPs
[Added: 2020/01/07]
M&E Specialist once recruited 2020/12 Not Initiated
11. Recommendation:
  • Mid-line performance targets should be set to allow objective measurement of performance at this level.
Management Response: [Added: 2020/01/07]

CO takes note for implementation in next programme cycle

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
define mid term performance target in next CPD
[Added: 2020/01/07]
DRR and Programme Specialist 2021/12 Not Initiated

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