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Évaluation du Projet « Appui au Processus Électoral en Haïti Mis en œuvre par le PNUD
Commissioning Unit: Haiti
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 02/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Haiti
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Continued support to strengthen the electoral processes in Haiti through immediate support for the reform process, to consolidate the gains made, and to develop a longer-term follow-on electoral cycle project.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2018/12/31]

Recommandation Accepted - Technical support provided by UNDP on electoral reform in the during the period between elections  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Expertise provided to the CEP to draft the electoral law, associated key texts and related advocacy
[Added: 2018/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law 2018/12 Completed
1.2 Develop a new electoral support project focused on the electoral cycle
[Added: 2018/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law 2018/12 Completed
2. Recommendation:

Raise goals beyond electoral administration to developing sustainable and stable electoral and democratic political processes and institutions and ensuring they address key issues such as EMB independence, accountability of actors, electoral justice, inclusive participation, civic education and the cost of elections

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2018/12/31]

Recommandation Accepted - Ensure strategic orientation of all electoral support via UNDP Haiti projects to ensure coherence with broader democratic political processes

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. Develop a new electoral support project focused on the electoral cycle, supporting electoral justice, inclusive participation and civic education
[Added: 2018/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law 2018/12 Completed The work planned in the context of UNDP’s support to elections is also dependent on the political climate, which has not been very favorable for broader reforms and dialogue (such as constitutional reform ).
2.2 Expertise provided to the CEP to draft the electoral law, including in the areas of electoral justice and inclusive participation
[Added: 2018/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law 2018/12 Completed
2.3. Engage in a review of the cost of elections with the aim of supporting national partners in rationalizing resources and advocating for a more coherent electoral process.
[Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2019/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law 2020/06 Not Initiated UNDP will support the analysis of expenses of the past electoral projects and alternative on how to reduces costs. A workshop will be organize with the CEP on how to reduce costs. History
3. Recommendation:

Link policy dialogue and advocacy efforts for electoral reforms to the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals and the national discussions on how to achieve these goals. In particular for SDGs 5 and 16

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2018/12/31]

Recommandation Accepted - Ensure a coherent and comprehensive UINDP Haiti approach to supporting national efforts for the achievement of the SDGs, particularly SDGs 5 and 16

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Provide substantive input to UNDP Haiti’s strategy on support to SDG implementation with regard to electoral reform
[Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2019/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law 2020/06 Initiated UNDP organized (in partnership with the MPCE) a workshop in the frame of the International Human Rights Day (10 December) on the implementation of Agenda 2020, particularly on the SDG16 on the theme of participatory democracy and sustainable development. Another event is planned for mid 2020 on the theme of citizen participation in public affairs History
4. Recommendation:

Adopt a programmatic approach for project implementation and ensure synergies of efforts to increase project effectiveness and efficiencies with other efforts that cover the broader spectrum of democratic governance

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2018/12/31]

Recommandation Accepted - Apply UNDP quality assurance guidance to the development and implementation of all support to the electoral cycle

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Develop a new electoral support project focused on the electoral cycle, supporting electoral justice, inclusive participation and civic education
[Added: 2018/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law 2018/12 Completed
4.2 Hold planning and coordination discussions with other projects in the Governance portfolio in order to increase effectiveness, efficiency and synergies in the area of democratic governance.
[Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2019/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law 2020/03 Initiated The Governance and Rule of Law Unit has initiated an internal diagnosis/analysis (via the external expertise of a consultant) in order to strengthen the programmatic links between the Unit's 4 pillars, particularly on aspects related to democratic governance. The results of this study were presented on December 12. A programmatic retreat is planned for the first quarter of 2020 History
5. Recommendation:

Continued use of a common basket fund to fund essential items not covered by the GOH but ensure a clear distinction between development activities and budget support. Increase national ownership through continued transfer of funds to GOH agencies receiving budget support while strengthening their capacity to manage the funds.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2018/12/31]

Recommandation Accepted - To the extent possible capitalize on the lessons learned from previous basket funds and continue efforts to rely increasingly on national systems for implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Advocate with the Government and donors for the use of a basket fund approach
[Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2019/11/30]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law; Senior Management 2020/03 Initiated The political context and lack of donor appetite for elections renders the advocacy very challenging History History
5.2 Conduct a HACT micro-evaluation of the CEP
[Added: 2018/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law; 2018/12 Completed
5.3 Develop a new electoral support project which includes technical support to planning and budgeting capacities of the CEP
[Added: 2018/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law; 2018/12 Completed
6. Recommendation:

Build on the efforts to develop the cloud-based data systems and consider how interactive e-governance systems could further improve voter registration and the electoral administration processes

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2018/12/31]

Recommandation Accepted - To the extent possible, provide the EMB with appropriate and quality information technology guidance

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Develop a new electoral support project which includes technical support to the further development cloud-based data systems
[Added: 2018/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law; 2018/12 Completed
6.2 Provide early and ongoing support to the CEP in the area of Information Technology in preparation for and during the elections
[Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2019/11/30]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law; 2020/06 Initiated An IT expert was deployed between August and September 2019; a second IT expert is already recruited for 4 months initially from December 2019 History
7. Recommendation:

Resume UNDP's donor coordination role at the end of MINUSTAH and hold regular donor coordination and project steering committee meetings. Increase sharing of information between meetings and reporting. Strengthen project management and M&E efforts.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2018/12/31]

Recommandation Accepted - Provide leadership and support all efforts towards coordinated and coherent support to all relevant parties involved in the electoral process

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Establish a regular calendar for coordination meetings among technical and financial partners
[Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2019/11/30]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law; Senior Management 2018/07 Completed Coordination meetings with partners of the electoral process have been organized regularly by UNDP since March 2018 History
7.2 Establish a regular calendar for project steering committee meetings
[Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2019/11/30]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law; Senior Management 2020/06 Initiated The new PRODOC provides for regular Steering Committee meetings to take place from the start of the project. Once the prodoc is signed, meetings will take place History
7.3 Ensure appropriate M&E and reporting capacities are recruited for the electoral support project
[Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2019/11/30]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law; 2020/06 Initiated This has been taken into account in the new PRODOC and a staff will be appointed responsible for M & E and reporting in the next project History
8. Recommendation:

Ensure future capacity building efforts are based on participatory needs assessments and address the cost of elections issue by undertaking a comprehensive assessment of all costs to better understand the situation and to identify the systemic and technical changes needed to make the electoral processes more effective and affordable for Haiti.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2018/12/31]

Recommandation Accepted - Apply good practices and standards for participatory planning with the aim of rationalizing financial and technical support to the Government of Haiti

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1 Develop a new electoral support project together with the CEP
[Added: 2018/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law 2018/07 Completed
8.2 Engage in a review of the cost of elections with the aim of supporting national partners in rationalizing resources and advocating for a more coherent electoral process.
[Added: 2018/12/14] [Last Updated: 2019/12/14]
UNDP Haiti Governance and Rule of Law 2020/06 Not Initiated UNDP will support the analysis of expenses of the past electoral projects and alternative on how to reduce costs. A workshop will be organizing with the CEP on how to reduce costs History

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