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STRENGTHENING INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TERMINAL EVALUATION REPORT
Commissioning Unit: Ethiopia
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Ethiopia
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1:  The execution and ownership of the project should be assigned to relevant departmental structures, so as to create commitment and ownership of project implementation and sustaining the results to be achieved. If so, any change in top management will not hinder implementation of project.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/01] [Last Updated: 2019/01/01]

Management Response: UNDP management has discussed programmatic issues and formulation of a full-fledged programme with the Minister of Culture and Tourism and formulation of new programme document incorporating institutional arrangements and sustainability is underway.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discussions held with Minister of Culture and Tourism and the Head of Office.
[Added: 2019/01/01] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
IGSD 2019/02 Completed completed History
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 2:  The project should give focused attention to create strong public-private partnership (PPP) in which investment, resource and experience sharing will be committed towards tourism destination and product development and marketing promotion and development there by realizing sustainable tourism sector development. UNDP and relevant donors should support the realization of this effort.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/01] [Last Updated: 2019/01/01]

Management Response: Formulation of a new programme document in process, which looks into working on the whole tourism value chain, focusing on public-private partnership, private sector participation as well as job creation potential of the whole sector. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
. description activities, then specifics as needed a. Brainstorming session on formulation of new programme conducted with donors to ensure the programme has sufficient donor support.
[Added: 2019/01/01] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
Ministry of Culture and Tourism/IGSD 2019/03 Completed Completed History
Consultancy advertised for undertaking a quick needs assessment and formulation of new programme document
[Added: 2019/01/01] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
UNDP 2019/03 Completed Completed History
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Gender equality and environmental factors were not considered right from project design as well as during project progress reporting process. As all UNDP country - based interventions needs to integrate gender equality and environmental factors, the project should incorporate gender equality and environment into the project cycles, particularly during design, monitoring and evaluation during the next phase.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/01/01]

Management Response: The new programme is to ensure that gender equality and inclusiveness is well planned and thought through, ensuring that the programme has clear gender markers and milestones that are measurable and achievable.  It is to also address environmental factors, particularly in destination areas and heritage sites.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 description activities, then specifics as needed a. Identification of gender analysis and gaps during the needs assessment and incorporating clear targets and milestones in formulation of programme
[Added: 2019/01/01] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
IGSD 2019/03 Completed Completed History
Address environmental factors in programme formulation
[Added: 2019/01/01] [Last Updated: 2020/08/03]
IGSD 2019/03 Completed Completed History

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