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UN MOZAMBIQUE 2017-2021 UNDAF EVALUATION
Commissioning Unit: Mozambique
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021
Evaluation Type: UNDAF
Completion Date: 03/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Mozambique
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Review reassessed government priorities and address new needs, namely to allow flexibility in contexts of emergencies.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/10]

Reccommendation is accepted. It will be important for next UNSDCF to clearly recognise problems like corruption and assure that emergencies are clearly considered in the design, most particularly the conflict in Cabo Delgado, which will require UN’s political involvement at higher level and peacebuilding and counterterrorism instances too; and the expected prolonged Covid19 crisis. UN will be adjusting the timing of the UNDAF planning with the government’s annual plan so as to integrate government priorities and fostering therefore more ownership from the government.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
CF formulation process to be conducted in consultation with the Government and CSOs and aligned to the governments annual plans (PQG 2020-2024), policies and strategies (ENDE 2015-2035).
[Added: 2021/12/10]
UNCT/PMT 2021/11 Completed
2. Recommendation:

2. Build from programmes with good results and where the UN brings added-value. These include not only the gender equity and human rights-based approaches but also those targeting the youth and expand them to more comprehensive work in the area of employment, new technologies and capacity building. The later are crucial for related areas such as income, conflict prevention, or digital inclusion, for instance. The World Bank and the European Union in Mozambique are also aligning to this perspective and the government has defined new leaderships in these areas.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/10]

Reccommendation accepted and actipns prepared to address the reccommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The UNCT configuration process to take into consideration the UN added-value and how non resident agencies (ITC, UNCTAD, UNEP, UNECA) can also contribute to the CF.
[Added: 2021/12/10]
UNCT 2021/12 Completed
Two new agencies became part of the Mozambican UNCT: UNOPS and UNECA.
[Added: 2021/12/10]
UNCT 2021/12 Completed
3. Recommendation:

3. The UNSDCF needs to make the SDGs more evident and at the same time concentrate the Outcomes in fewer areas. 

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/10]

Reccommendation accepted. UNSDCF will have a more focused scope of intervention areas, demanding less efforts of coordination. This is likely to foster more involvement on the part of the agencies in Mozambique and signal reduced dispersion of efforts.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Only 1 outcome identified for each of the 4 SP areas. The outcomes were specifically designed to be cross-sectoral to create synergies between the SDGs targets.
[Added: 2021/12/10]
SP Leads/RCO 2021/12 Completed
4. Recommendation:

To allow increased and improved flexibility, the UNSDCF will have to anticipate the main risks and trends at the economic and political levels. Concentrating the Outcomes and aligning to the SDGs should be done simultaneously with a clear allocation of resources to emergency and crises. The UN may also anticipate some extra funding for disasters and emergencies, like in the last years, but needs to acknowledge that some donors will most likely go back to the budget support option. Moreover, increased flexibility calls for more decentralised work to attend the humanitarian issues more efficiently; and to attend other issues as well, such as criminal investigations or the development of online state services.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/10] [Last Updated: 2021/12/10]

Reccommensation accepted 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The UNSDCF design brings programmatic flexibility to respond to risks and crisis and the RC in coordination with the UNCT conduct programme criticality assessments (PCA). The last PCA was conducted in June 2021.
[Added: 2021/12/10]
RCO 2021/12 Completed
5. Recommendation:

Here too, the next UNSDCF will have to be more flexible to absorb (foreseen) new changes in the context of Mozambique. In the one hand, this calls for more decentralised work to attend the humanitarian issues more efficiently, in the provinces where natural disasters are more frequent or in those affected by violence and insecurity. Correlatively, the UNINFO system needs to improve further to accommodate geographic attribution of results as activities expand to more varied provinces.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/10]

Reccommendation accepted and key actions identified 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The 4 pillars identified are very aligned with the forseaable environmental, socio-economic and political changes and challenges in the Mozambican context namely, human development, economic diversification, climate resilience and sustainable use of natural resources, and peacebuilding and human rights.
[Added: 2021/12/10]
SP Leads/RCO 2021/11 Completed
6. Recommendation:

The joint work of the UNCT requires improvements in systems and procedures, as well as in terms of the human resources available. There is a need to continuously improve the systematic use and updating of the UNINFO system for improved planning, implementation and monitoring. Joint work, like monitoring and evaluation visits, namely those together with the government, require better preparation to ensure that both M&E work and advocacy are hand in hand. The process of drafting the UNSDCF, while considered quite participatory, needs to absorb less resources and time from the participants. There is also an opportunity to strengthen the joint resource mobilisation approach in place further. Another recommendation is to ensure that there is enough staff at agency level and at the UNCT together to implement the activities across the joint programmes. Finally, the UNCT needs to improve efficiency in general to deliver the UNDAF, namely in what concerns disbursements or supporting implementing partners for more efficient reporting. UN needs to continue to improve further mechanisms that will allow for a more speedy disbursement of funds, therefore enabling the smooth implementation of interventions.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/10]

Reccommendation accepted and key actions identified 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
On an annual or bi-annual basis, all agencies involved in each of the SP areas are to prepare joint workplans in coordination with partners and in consideration with the CF outcomes, outputs, targets and indicators.
[Added: 2021/12/10] [Last Updated: 2021/12/13]
SP Leads 2022/12 Initiated History
7. Recommendation:

The combination of emergency work with a continued focus on UN’s strategic areas is desired.  

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/10]

Reccommendation accepted 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Both short and long-term impact activities to be prepared for the next UNSDCF, as the framework needs to anticipate the prevalence of issues such as consequences of the Covid19 pandemic and of the armed conflict in Cabo Delgado.
[Added: 2021/12/10]
UNCT 2022/12 Initiated
8. Recommendation:

The UN needs to strategize sustainability more clearly in the next UNSDCF. The next framework should build from good experiences that already proved to be sustainable and take in consideration recurrent and long-term needs. In one hand, programmes with good results like those targeting the youth should be expanded to more comprehensive work in the area of employment or new technologies/digitalisation. On the other, foresee the needs to support projects that have a longer-term continuation, like the elections or the Census. The continued focus on UN key areas for development, especially the SDG, not losing sight of normative work and capacity building, are also the recommendations for improved sustainability. Some activities need to be reassessed, for instance, trainings need to be designed in a way to avoid frequent re-trainings and trainers of trainers can be called to share their expertise with their peers within government institutions. Finally, the next UNSDCF should explore the possibilities of adding sustainability to emergency activities.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/10]

Reccommendation accepted and key action identified

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The CF 2022-2026 includes sustainability in its Strategic Priority 3: "Climate resilience and sustainable use of natural resources"
[Added: 2021/12/10]
UNCT 2021/10 Completed
9. Recommendation:

The preparation of the new UNSDCF should take momentum from the good practices developed for emergency work. These can be mobilised for planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. The UNCT should continue to use the preparation of the UNDAF to stimulate communication, although not losing sight of the need to be swifter in this process. Moreover, the UNCT has to assure that task groups – Outcome, Joint Programmes, etc. – are active and do not overlap each other or demand additional efforts for meetings, communication, reporting, etc.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/10]

Reccommendation accepted 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
ensure good practices developed for emergency work are taken into account in the Preparation of the new UNDSCF
[Added: 2021/12/10]
UNCT/RCO 2021/12 Completed
10. Recommendation:

Agency and joint participation in multi-stakeholders thematic and task groups should continue, as well as more collaboration with government. The programme can absorb lessons from joint work/project implementation and use it to plan and revise the work with other development partners in the country. The work with the Government of Mozambique should be constantly aware of the need to improve the visibility of the UNSDCF alignment to government priorities, assuring that all or almost all government priorities are integrated in the framework. In order to foster improved coherence with the government priorities, the UNSDCF should improve the joint work with different ministries at planning, implementation and monitoring stages – the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Plan and Ministry of Foreign Affairs – to assure efficiently shared communication and information and alignment.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/10]

Reccommendation accepted and key action identified 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The Indicators were chosen taking into consideration the National indicators (Including the countries SDG Indicator Framework) and available data.
[Added: 2021/12/10]
SP Leads 2021/12 Completed
Each SP was co-chaired by the UN and Government Counterparts.
[Added: 2021/12/10]
SP Leads 2021/12 Completed
11. Recommendation:
Until the end of the current UNDAF, the UNCT will have to monitor and closely follow-up the results still to be achieved.
Management Response: [Added: 2021/12/10]

Reccommendation accepted 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNCT to closely monitor results still to be achieved
[Added: 2021/12/10]
UNCT 2021/12 Completed

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