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Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) Joint Programme Final Evaluation
Commissioning Unit: Yemen
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2019
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 08/2019
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Yemen
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

ERRY management should consider a long-term vision for building resilience and sustainability of ERRY outcomes in Yemen, including the revision of the logic model, theory of change and the establishment of high-level indicators

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/31] [Last Updated: 2020/11/30]

Comment is well-taken. In fact, this issue has already been addressed during phase II.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Revise Theory of Change
[Added: 2019/12/31] [Last Updated: 2020/09/07]
JCU & PUNOs 2020/07 Completed Please refer to the attached document History
Revise the Log-frame indicators and add outcome level indicators
[Added: 2019/12/31] [Last Updated: 2020/09/07]
JCU 2020/07 Completed Please refer to the attached document History
Define resilience and narrate what to be expected to achieve as long-term vision
[Added: 2019/12/31] [Last Updated: 2020/09/07]
JCU 2020/07 Completed Please refer to the attached document History
2. Recommendation:

Build the microbusinesses’ capacities to deal with micro-finance initiatives by organizing exchanges of experiences

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/31] [Last Updated: 2020/11/30]

Taken into consideration

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The following activities will be carried out to address this recommendation: Train beneficiaries in financial products; MFIs to be invited and present their products for all beneficiaries; MFIs to be part of the management and financial advisory services provided to micro businesses.
[Added: 2019/12/31] [Last Updated: 2021/02/02]
UNDP 2020/12 Completed Beneficiaries received training on financial management, available products and information on accessing loans from MFIs. Business to Business platform was developed. MFI are being linked with MSMEs to provide set of products. Mechanism. Link to products: https://yemeni-dukaan.com/ History
3. Recommendation:

Involve other humanitarian agencies and local institutions in the assistance to VCCs, and the formulation of the Community resilience plans / District recovery plans.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/31] [Last Updated: 2020/11/30]

Taken into consideration

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Local partners in project aras will be involved in the planning and implementation of project activities
[Added: 2019/12/31] [Last Updated: 2021/02/02]
Responsible Unit(s) UNDP 2020/12 Completed Other partners working in project areas such as SEARCH, CARE, OXFAM participate in the formulation and implementation of Community Resilience Plans. Local communities are also involved in the selection of Village Cooperative Council (VCC) and the Subdistrict Development Committee (SDC) members and ultimately in community development activities. History
4. Recommendation:

Identify the gaps in the value chain of the disposal of the solar systems equipment and design service support to fill it

Management Response: [Added: 2019/12/31] [Last Updated: 2020/11/30]

Taken into consideration

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
a) In phase II, high quality and high efficiency batteries will be procured to reduce the replacement cycles over the total span life of the solar system. b) To reduce the dependency level of solar batteries as the main component of off-grid systems, Battery Less solar inverters (new technology) will be used, which will help reduce the number of charge/discharge cycles and depth of discharge DOD% of the batteries. c) In phase II, ERRY will establish solar system/equipment related SME. d) UNDP-established Solar Working Group will enhance partnership with government institutions and private sector to support solar including recycling of solar system equipment.
[Added: 2019/12/31] [Last Updated: 2021/02/02]
UNDP 2020/12 Completed New inverter was installed to supply the energy directly during daytime and store the remaining power in the batteries. Partnership with private sector and NGOs has been developed to produce Solar Lantern locally through micro, small and medium enterprises. History

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