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Inclusive Growth Outcome Evaluation
Commissioning Unit: Moldova
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Completion Date: 02/2021
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Moldova
Documents Related to overall Management Response:  
1. Recommendation:

Recommendation 1.  

R1.1 Strengthen coordination with other UN agencies and other donors.

R1.2 Clarify topics that can be handled together with other UN agencies to achieve synergies.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/12]

To participate in all relevant coordination platforms, to ensure timely and meaningful exchange of information and coordination of interventions with other donors active in areas relevant for the Inclusive Growth Cluster.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Participate in any Government driven or donor-driven coordination discussions to establish meaningful partnerships and synergies at local level, and ensure multilateral and bilateral coordination with the main development partners, emerging initiatives in thematic and geographic areas covered by the Cluster with the view to avoid overlapping and encourage synergies.
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster 2022/12 Initiated 1.1. On-going coordination and synergies building ensured for projects under implementation, via participation in Government led platforms (education sector), donor led – efforts (MiDL/SDC), bilateral coordination and projects Steering committees’ meetings.
1.2 Participate and co-chair two UN agencies task forces – the Migration Task Force and Transnistria Task Force, actively contributing to all processes and discussions of these platforms to enhance thematic partnerships and joint initiatives, to clarify and strengthen the cooperation around ongoing initiatives of the Inclusive Growth Cluster.
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster 2022/12 Initiated 1.2 On-going – IG cluster representatives take part in and contribute to regular (monthly) meetings of the Migration Task Force and Transnistria Region Task Force
2. Recommendation:

Recommendation 2.

R2. Multiplication: upscale and replicate successful approaches and results.

R2.1. Demonstrate the positive results.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/12]

Scaling-up mechanisms will be devised in all projects considering the specifics and operational context of each project, and/or continue to improve the ones already established, and good practices will be widely disseminated.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Provide capacity building and methodological guidance to relevant partners (CALM, State Chancellery, business associations, etc), to ensure ownership and durability of interventions, as well as disseminate best-practices and make available knowledge products to potential beneficiaries.
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster Project Managers 2022/12 Initiated 2.1 Activities initiated as part of on-going projects (MiDL, CBM, EU4Focal Regions).
2.2 Continue applying the graduality principle and fortifying capacities of local stakeholders that have the highest potential of absorbing and ensuring the continuing of approaches on the left bank of Nistru (business associations, thematic platforms, CCI and local CSOs).
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster Project Managers 2022/12 Initiated 2.2 On-going – graduality principle applied within CBM project
3. Recommendation:

Recommendation 3.

Explore possibilities to involve the private sector in delivering public services.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/12]

To identify good practices of involving the private sector in public services delivery to feed-into future programmatic interventions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Identify new practices and monitor the progress of the new approaches currently in piloting phase, of involving the private sector in local/regional economic development, and consider expanding these approaches on enhancing private sector’s role in local public service delivery.
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster Project Managers 2022/12 Initiated New approaches in local economic development involving private sector are currently piloted in the MiDL and EU4Focal Regions Projects.
4. Recommendation:

Recommendation 4.

Increase focus on digitalization.  

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/12]

Inclusive Growth Cluster’s will enhance incorporation of digitization in its on-going work in a multi-fold approach, focusing on both - the demand and supply side.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1. Provide capacity building on digital literacy and use of available digital communication tools to beneficiaries, as part of the on-going projects
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster 2021/12 Initiated Piloting e-learning in Gagauzia initiative started; local administrative services re-engineering process initiated (in EU4Focal Regions)
4.2. Explore new opportunities for fundraising initiatives focused on promoting digitalization in the public and private sphere.
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster 2022/12 Not Initiated
5. Recommendation:

Recommendation 5.

Deepen the work on understanding migration and its effects, as the phenomena gains increasing importance in the Republic of Moldova and worldwide.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/12]

To explore new avenues for developing support programs for diaspora’s engagement in various aspects of local development through Hometown Associations, that could be further scaled up

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Conceptualize support programs for diaspora’s engagement in various aspects of local development through Hometown Associations, that could further be scaled up via the State Chancellery and CALM (e.g. in areas like diaspora support to economic development, to seniors left behind, etc.)
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster Project Manager 2022/07 Initiated
5.2. Explore the feasibility of extending the model of engaging migrants in the development of communities from the left riverbank.
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster Project Manager 2021/12 Initiated 5.2 Concept on analyzing the feasibility of extending the model of engaging migrants in the development of communities from the left riverbank drafted
5.3 Conduct a joint programming development exercise with IOM that shall reveal new potential areas of future joint interventions and fundraising opportunities.
[Added: 2021/03/12] [Last Updated: 2021/06/02]
Inclusive Growth Cluster Project Manager 2021/05 Completed During January 2021-June 2021, embarking on a highly inclusive and participatory process, UNDP and IOM developed a joint multi-year cooperation framework shaping the strategic collaboration between the two organizations around five pillars in the area of migration and sustainable development. The framework will be used for joint UNDP – IOM programming and financing efforts in supporting the response and recovery efforts of the country, focusing on migration as an accelerator for achieving the sustainable development goals in Moldova. History
6. Recommendation:

Recommendation 6.

Formalize lessons learnt in the interim reports.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/12]

To devise new instruments for data collection and lessons learnt aggregation through the projects’ implementation cycle and their operationalization

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Devise new instruments for data collection and lessons learnt aggregation throughout the projects’ implementation cycle, their formalization in interim and annual corporate and donor reports, and operationalization for improving the ongoing projects.
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster Project Managers 2022/12 Not Initiated
7. Recommendation:

Recommendation 7.

UNDP should promote the usage of the existing taxonomy of vulnerable groups

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/12]

To ensure that the existing taxonomy of vulnerable groups is accurately used in all ongoing projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Conduct specialized training and coaching of the Inclusive Growth Cluster staff in applying the taxonomy of vulnerable groups in all programmatic interventions, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting processes.
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster Project Managers 2022/12 Not Initiated The taxonomy of vulnerable groups* was previously developed and applied in UNDP projects operating at local level with specific focus on vulnerable groups (e.g. JILDP). *https://www.md.undp.org/content/moldova/en/home/library/inclusive_growth/rezumat-al-studiului-asupra-vulnerabilitii-taxonomia-i-posibilel.html
8. Recommendation:

Recommendation 8.

Strengthen the equality perspective within the projects and increase personal skills of the staff

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/12]

The Inclusive Growth Cluster will ensure meaningful mainstreaming of gender related aspects within all projects, to emphasize the equality perspective in its interventions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1. Emphasize gender aspects within projects by supporting the development of gender sensitive initiatives, by applying gender-sensitive procurement and recruitment principles, gender disaggregated data collection and reporting
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster Project Managers 2022/12 Initiated 8.1 Gender equality principles applied in all Inclusive Growth Clusters, at all stages of project management cycle
8.2. Regularly update the list of projects gender focal points and encourage staff to take part in available peer-learning opportunities and mainstream gender in daily work.
[Added: 2021/03/12]
Inclusive Growth Cluster Project Managers 2022/12 Initiated 8.2 List of project focal points was last update in February 2021, and shall be regularly updated while the staff is regularly encouraged to take all learning available opportunities on gender equality aspects

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