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Fostering Co-operation on Water Management among the Palestinian Israeli, and Jordanian Water Authorities
Commissioning Unit:Palestine
Evaluation Plan:2012-2017
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date:12/2017
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Palestine
1. Recommendation:

Recommend expanding the scope of building knowledge and sharing information in regional projects as it would contribute to increase the level of cooperation and dialogue.

 

Page 18 -  Identification of regional activities, which require information sharing to be implemented, may contribute to increase the level of cooperation and dialogue.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/30]

UNDP/PAPP’s project management team agrees with the evaluator’s recommendation that sharing information is a crucial element in paving the way for regional cooperation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Consider building a sustainable mechanism to facilitate sharing information where projects have a specific objective to promote regional cooperation.
[Added: 2017/12/30]
UNDP/PAPP’s project management team 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Time-frame not applicable but recommendation will be considered during development of future regional projects.]
To be considered during development of future regional projects.
2. Recommendation:

Recommend carrying out insightful project stakeholder’s analysis during the design phase of the project.

 

 

 

 

Page 18 - The institutional priorities, capacities and interests of each beneficiary institution should be considered as a prerequisite to plan and implement activities. A project inception phase dedicated to assess the institutional needs and capacities of participants may lay the foundation to enhance the overall effectiveness of the intervention itself. In principle, it would be better to carry out such stakeholders’ analysis during the project design phase. The analysis would have better identified the needs of each institution and problems of scarce relevance or effectiveness, as the installation of the meteorological stations, could have been avoided. Furthermore, the overall implementation process could have resulted smoother and characterized by fewer project management efforts to bring together the representatives of the counterparts.

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/30] [Last Updated: 2017/12/30]

UNDP/PAPP’s project management team agrees with the evaluator’s recommendation that insightful stakeholder’s analysis would have better identified the needs and interest of each one of the counterparts.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Consider carrying out in-depth stakeholder analysis during the project design phase in any future projects that have a specific objective to promote regional cooperation.
[Added: 2017/12/30]
UNDP/PAPP’s project management team 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Time-frame is not applicable for this key action since it will be done continuously and throughout the year.]
To be considered in future regional projects as part of project activities during the inception phase.
3. Recommendation:

Supporting the visualization tool revealed to be a good exercise to share data and knowledge between the parties. It is then important to include similar platforms an ideal tool to share data and knowledge and promote common capacity building processes

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/30] [Last Updated: 2017/12/30]

UNDP/PAPP’s project management team agrees with the evaluator recommendation that mechanisms for sharing knowledge and information are essential for promoting regional cooperation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 UNDP to follow up with the project counterparts and communicate with the EU on the need to support hosting and maintaining the visualization tool beyond 2018.
[Added: 2017/12/30] [Last Updated: 2018/03/19]
UNDP/PAPP’s project management team 2018/03 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Please see memo attached.]
It was agreed that the project counterparts will issue a joint letter to UNDP and EU concerning the need to maintain the visualization tool.
4. Recommendation:

Recommend carrying out an independent mid-term review may represent a valid tool to accommodate emerging needs and interests of project stakeholders, to inform Project Steering Committee’s decisions, and consequently ease project management and re-define project design (outputs and activities) accordingly

Management Response: [Added: 2017/12/30]

UNDP/PAPP’s project management team agrees with the evaluator’s recommendation that due to the complicity of the project a midterm review would better inform the project management about the emerging needs and make the necessary adjustment to the project activities and expected results .

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Consider mid-term independent review in case of implementing projects that have a regional dimension.
[Added: 2017/12/30]
UNDP/PAPP’s management team 2018/12 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Time-frame is not applicable for this key action since it will be done continuously and throughout the year.]
To be considered in future projects that have regional dimension and include it in the budget.

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