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“Strengthening Parliamentary Governance in Moldova”
Commissioning Unit: Moldova
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Moldova
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Ensure that plans and activities reflect a strategic selection of policy issues and technical constraints

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/27]

The Project team made an assessment of all activity areas and proposed strategic activities for the 2019 work plan

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Support the development and operationalization of the e-parliament system
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team 2019/12 Initiated
1.2 Provide training to the new Members of Parliament following the 2018 parliamentary elections
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/06/14]
UNDP Project Team 2019/12 Initiated Considering the current political crisis in the country, it is highly unlikely that any training will be organised until later in fall. History
1.3 Capacity development in the Gagauz People’s Assembly
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team 2019/12 Initiated
1.4 Deepen Parliament’s engagement with CSOs through the parliamentary openness process
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team 2019/12 Not Initiated
2. Recommendation:

Focus the support geared towards the implementation of the Gender Equality Action Plan on consolidating already on-going activities in the area of gender analysis of legislation

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/27]

Continuation of work on gender-impact analysis of selected bills with the Secretariat of Parliament

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Support the integration of the gender-impact analysis in the ex-post impact reports
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team 2019/11 Initiated
2.2 Assess the creation of new Women’s Caucus
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team 2019/09 Not Initiated
2.3 Support the focal point in the Secretariat for the work on gender
[Added: 2018/12/27]
Secretariat of the Parliament 2019/10 Not Initiated
3. Recommendation:

Implement strategic activities of Anti-Corruption Action Plan

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/27]

A number of activities have been included in the 2019 work plan in the area of anti-corruption.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Integrate anti-corruption issues in the work on post-legislative scrutiny planned with selected
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team 2019/09 Initiated
3.2 Develop a guidance note for newly elected Members of Parliament on conduct and ethics
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/03/15]
UNDP Project Team 2019/09 Initiated The Handbook for Newly elected MPs is currently in process of being developed. The handbook will contain a section on MPs ethics and conduct. History
3.3 Engage the new legislature on the Open Parliament agenda
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team 2019/09 Not Initiated
3.4 Assess the continuation of the GOPAC Chapter
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team 2019/09 Not Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Focus support on the implementation of the Secretariat’s Strategic Development Plan

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/27]

A number of activities have been included in the 2019 work plan towards the Secretariat’s Strategic Development Plan

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Support the implementation of the e-parliament system, ex-post assessment of legislation and public consultation on bills (mobile committee hearings)
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team 2019/12 Initiated
4.2 Support the evaluation of the 2016-2019 Parliament Strategic Development Plan
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/06/14]
Secretariat of the Parliament 2019/08 Initiated History
5. Recommendation:

Develop and systematize the approach to training and wider competency building among MPs and Secretariat

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/27]

The activities listed below have been included in the 2019 work plan to pilot different approaches to trainings

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Conduct a training needs assessment as a basis for developing a capacity development plan tailored to particular competence gaps
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/06/14]
UNDP Project Team 2019/12 Initiated A first draft of the Capacity Development Plan for MPs has been developed in line with the feedback collected in the first round of interviews. The first survey conducted during March – April 2019, responses were collected from former MPs and their staff. Given the circumstances of current political crisis in the country, the newly elected MPs have not yet been interviewed. Once there will be more clarity on the political developments, the team will arrange the interviews with the newly elected MPs. The results of the survey will be used to further improve the capacity development program. History
5.2 Pilot different approaches to motivate Members of Parliament to take part in the training during the induction program (e.g. intensive short-term modules and out of Chisinau training)
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team 2019/09 Not Initiated
5.3 Support the creation of a pool of trainers, who can replicate the training in the future
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team 2019/12 Initiated
5.4 Develop a fellowship program for selected GPA staffers for on-the-job learning and networking
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team 2019/09 Initiated
6. Recommendation:

Review the intervention logic of the project and adjust/improve the project Results and Resources Framework (RRF)

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/27]

The Project team will adjust the intervention logic and the RRF

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Update the Results and Resources Framework (RRF) by replacing the impact statement and put statements with outputs statements
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/03/12]
UNDP Country Office 2019/02 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Embassy of Sweden representatives have communicated that they are not interested in an update of the RRF at this stage of the project.]
History
6.2 Include in the progress reports an account of progress made towards all (new) outputs and outcomes and a breakdown of budget versus actuals by output
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/08/02]
UNDP Project Team 2019/07 No Longer Applicable [Justification: This is a follow up action for key activity 6.1, which has been previously listed as No Longer Applicable, as the Embassy is no longer interested in the update of the RRF. Thus no action will be undertaken in this regard as no update of RRF was undertaken. ]
History
7. Recommendation:

Enhance internal and external coordination of the project

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/27]

The Project team will step up its coordination with the new legislature after the election and continue its good cooperation with twinning and other assistance projects

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Engage into a dialogue with three of the newly appointed Standing Committees to gauge political commitment for oversight work
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/06/14]
UNDP Project Team 2019/12 Not Initiated Given the political developments in the country, the project team has not engaged yet with the legislature’s working bodies. Depending on the developments, the project’s line of work will be revised to reflect the feasibility of the interventions planned in 2018; History
7.2 Ensure that 2019 budget funds managed by the Parliament (i.e. HACT) and UNDP are used in a mutually complementary manner, as part of well-sequenced and integrated capacity development efforts
[Added: 2018/12/27]
UNDP Project Team /Secretariat 2018/12 Completed
7.3 Share a calendar of project activities with other parliamentary projects on twice-yearly basis
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/06/14]
UNDP Project Team 2019/12 Initiated History
8. Recommendation:

Develop an exit strategy based on different scenarios

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/27]

UNDP will engage the Swedish Embassy and the Project Steering Committee in exit discussions and develop a clear strategy

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1 Develop the 2019/2020 Work Plan
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/03/12]
UNDP Project Team 2019/08 Initiated Following the request of the Swedish Embassy the project has developed comprehensive list of activities listed in the MYWP implemented during 2016 – 2018 and planned for 2019. Based on the project progress retrospective the project will develop a list of activities for 2019/2020. However, in light of the communication with the Swedish Embassy, it became clear that discussions around the project extension will take place most probably later possibly July 2019. Thus, the proposals for the final list of activities will be postponed for summer 2019. The slight delay will help assess the progress in implementation of the current AWP. History
8.2 Organize a discussion with parliament on sustainability of pool of experts, parliamentary territorial offices, women’s caucus and GOPAC Chapter
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/06/14]
UNDP Project Team 2019/12 Not Initiated Given the political developments in the country the project has not engaged yet with the legislature’s working bodies. Depending on the developments, the project’s line of activities will be revised to reflect the feasibility of the interventions planned in 2018. History
8.3 Submit a request for extension to the Swedish Embassy
[Added: 2018/12/27] [Last Updated: 2019/03/12]
UNDP Country Office 2019/08 Initiated In light of the communication with the Swedish Embassy, it becomes clear that discussions around the project extension will take place most probably later possibly July 2019. The project developed comprehensive list of activities listed in the MYWP implemented during 2016 – 2018 and planned for 2019, which will be shared with the Swedish Embassy in the context of the ongoing discussions related to the extension. History

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