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Mid-term Evaluation of project “Accelerating the Ratification and Domestication of African Union Treaties”
Commissioning Unit: RBA
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 09/2020
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: RBA
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 1: Project should be extended for 3 years, with considerable project redesigning in all aspects like change in focus & scope, results framework, project implementation mechanism, partnership strategy, and more importantly through effective resource mobilization strategy.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/10/26]

Recommendations Fully Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Revise Project Document
[Added: 2020/10/26] [Last Updated: 2021/11/18]
Project team and Consultant 2020/09 Completed Completed History
Request for no-cost extension
[Added: 2020/10/26] [Last Updated: 2021/10/22]
Project Team 2020/10 Completed completed History
Discussion and approval of revised Prodoc in project board
[Added: 2020/10/26] [Last Updated: 2021/11/18]
Project Board 2021/10 Completed the Board met the revised project document has been approved History
2. Recommendation:

Fulfil the immediate human rights demands put forward by the Covid-19 pandemic

Management Response: [Added: 2020/10/26] [Last Updated: 2021/08/26]

Recommendation Fully accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Prioritize the implementation of those treaties that have relevance and direct link to address the recent human rights issues highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic
[Added: 2020/10/26] [Last Updated: 2021/11/18]
Project Team 2021/11 Completed this task has been completed as reflected in the revised project document History
3. Recommendation:

Programme Team should develop of step by step customized toolkit to domesticate and implement treaties in the selected countries

Management Response: [Added: 2020/10/26]

Recommendation fully accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop a step by step comprehensive toolkit and guidelines to assist each country to domesticate and implement each selected treaty (separate toolkit for each country).
[Added: 2020/10/26] [Last Updated: 2021/11/18]
Project team 2023/03 Initiated History
Conduct 6 country wide needs assessment study to domesticate and implement treaties
[Added: 2020/10/26] [Last Updated: 2021/10/22]
Project team 2020/11 Completed Studies completed History
4. Recommendation:

Develop a national level digital/online advocacy campaign and platform

Management Response: [Added: 2020/10/26]

Recommendation fully accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Sensitize the citizens, CSOs, academia and other stakeholders on domestication and implementation of treaties as well as their benefits to protect them during the Covid-19 Pandemic in 6 Countries
[Added: 2020/10/26] [Last Updated: 2021/11/18]
Project team 2022/12 Initiated History
5. Recommendation:

Keep working (wherever possible) on establishing the mechanism and grounds to domesticate and implement treaties

Management Response: [Added: 2020/10/26]

Recommendation fully accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Establish National sectoral committees in Kenya, Senegal and Tunisia
[Added: 2020/10/26]
Project Team 2023/03 Initiated
In Phase II, develop training manuals for legal staff
[Added: 2020/10/26] [Last Updated: 2021/11/18]
Project team 2021/08 Completed completed History
6. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 6: Domesticate and implement the treaties in the selected countries- Shifting the focus of the project from the ratification of treaties to the domestication and implementation of the treaties to achieve visible outputs that have direct benefit for the citizens of the countries

Management Response: [Added: 2020/10/26]

Recommendation fully accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Utilize the developed toolkit in phase 1 for each country as benchmark to expedite treaty domestication and implementation
[Added: 2020/10/26]
Project team 2023/03 Not Initiated
Provide technical assistance and other capacity building measures to domesticate and implement treaties in the selected countries;
[Added: 2020/10/26]
Project team 2023/05 Not Initiated
Support the national level advocacy monitoring cell/platform that was designed in Phase 1 at national level comprising of citizen’s voice (CSOs, academia) etc to sensitize the citizens about the benefits of the treaties as well as acting as a now a watchdog on the implementation of the treaties.
[Added: 2020/10/26]
Project team 2023/03 Not Initiated

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