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Effective Governance 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:

Establish a programme document to guide and promote outcome-level interventions. Develop a systems-wide Theory of Change to define the governance interventions that must be implemented for outcome-level results and impact. Establish mechanisms for regular context analysis (political; gender; corruption; risk) as part of a programme-level monitoring system.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/02]

To establish the Programme Document, Theory of Change and a mechanism for regular context analysis to define the governance interventions that must be implemented for outcome-level results and impact within the next CPD formulation process.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Establish mechanisms for regular context analysis (political; gender; corruption; risk) as part of a programme-level monitoring system
[Added: 2021/03/02]
Effective Governance Custer 2021/12 Initiated History
Design a programme document with a more holistic approach and a clear articulation of how various projects interact and impact the overall results within the next CPD formulation process
[Added: 2021/03/02]
Effective Governance Cluster 2022/04 Not Initiated History
Develop a Theory of Change for the Governance Outcome in the next CPD formulation process
[Added: 2021/03/02]
Effective Governance Cluster 2022/10 Not Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

2.1 Leverage UNDPs strong relationship with the Government of Moldova to promote space for a more robust partnership and relationship between government and civil society. 2.2 Redesign the indicators for the programme that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound (i.e. – SMART)

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/02]

2.1 The new projects will be designed with a due consideration of the opportunities for the CSOs to engage as part of the governance mechanism and lso as partners and beneficiaries

2.2 SMART indicators to measure the progress on the Governance Outcome will be developed within the next CPD formulation exercise

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Design the programme and projects to create opportunities for the civil society to be part of the project management and an active partner in achieving programme outputs
[Added: 2021/03/02]
Effective Governance Cluster 2022/04 Initiated History
Ensure the indicators for measuring the progress under the Governance Outcome are identified in the next CPD formulation process
[Added: 2021/03/02]
Effective Governance Cluster, M&E Specialist 2022/04 Not Initiated History
3. Recommendation:

Develop a more adaptive approach to programming by piloting various modalities and approaches. Promote UNDPs role as an incubator of new approaches to governance

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/02]

To include piloting of innovative approaches to Governance as part of all new interventions and to collect, codify and widely circulate to the partners the lessons learned and knowledge obtained through the pilots thus strengthening trusted and strategic relationships and positioning UNDP as an incubator of new approaches to governance.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure that innovation and new approaches to governance are embedded into the project concepts and project documents, the pilots’ results analyzed and circulated to partners for scaling up.
[Added: 2021/03/02]
Effective Governance Cluster 2021/12 Initiated New approaches in governance are being piloted in the A2J, Anticorruption and Elections Projects.
4. Recommendation:

UNDP’s future work in the field of effective governance should be based on core values, such as resiliency, transparency, accountability and inclusivity, and not thematic areas of work.  Support for the Government of Moldova should include a focus on achieving the SDGs through the Moldovan National Development Strategy.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/02]

The Effective Governance programme will have a strong focus on the core values, support to the Government in achieving SDGs and engaging CSOs as partners and beneficiaries under the next CPD.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Provide support to the Government in financing for SDGs area
[Added: 2021/03/02]
Effective Governance Cluster 2022/04 Initiated Project on strengthening the Public Finance management started
Ensure the Effective Governance programme under the next CPD is based on the core values are at the heart of UNDP’s work in the field
[Added: 2021/03/02]
Effective Governance Cluster 2022/10 Not Initiated
Ensure the Effective Governance programme under the next CPD is based on the core values are at the heart of UNDP’s work in the field
[Added: 2021/03/02]
Effective Governance Cluster 2022/10 Not Initiated
5. Recommendation:

Leverage UNDP’s strong relationship with the Government of Moldova to promote space for a more robust partnership and relationship between government and civil society. Ensure ownership of project and programme outputs by Government beneficiaries. Plan for sustainability

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/02]

To strengthen the engagement with the Government partners towards enhancing the ownership over the joint interventions and engagement with the civil society, thus increasing the sustainability of investments

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Consult the new interventions under the Governance Outcome with the Government and CSOs partners for enhancing the ownership and include and promote participation, inclusiveness, communication and collaboration between the Government and the Civil Society. Build in sustainability plans
[Added: 2021/03/02]
Effective Governance Cluster, Project managers 2021/12 Initiated New Project ideas are consulted with the Government and CSOs partners and include the sustainability strategy
6. Recommendation:

Consider more peer-to-peer knowledge transfer beyond study visits and regional conferences with a greater focus on opportunities for building strong bilateral relationships with counterparts from other countries.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/02]

To diversify the methods for capacity development, including short-term fellowships and invitation of peers as short-term experts, as relevant and possible, and reflect this in the AWP and in the new Project Documents

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Short-term Fellowships or internships for staff of beneficiary institutions are wider used as capacity development tools in the projects, while short-term consultants are recruited, as possible, from the professionals that worked in similar roles in neighboring countries
[Added: 2021/03/02]
Effective Governance Cluster, Project Managers 2022/04 Initiated Initiated. To be resumed once the COVID restrictions are lifted
7. Recommendation:

Focus on resiliency, transparency and accountability, business continuity or contingency plans of the Government partners, including through digitalization

Management Response: [Added: 2021/03/02]

To support the Government in strengthening  transparency, accountability and in establishing business continuity or contingency plans, including through digitalization in the on-going and future projects

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthen the focus on digitalization as a means for strengthening transparency, accountability and resilience of the government functions in the on-going projects and in project design
[Added: 2021/03/02]
Effective Governance Cluster Project Managers 2022/04 Initiated Strong focus on digitization in the projects on Elections, Security Sector Reform, Law Enforcement, Access to Justice and Anticorruption

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