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Independent Country Programme Evaluation: Kuwait
Commissioning Unit: Independent Evaluation Office
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2017
Evaluation Type: ICPE/ADR
Completion Date: 12/2017
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Kuwait
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

The focus of UNDP support to the Government of Kuwait should be revisited to ensure engagement strategies that are sufficiently tailored to the net contributor context.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/22] [Last Updated: 2018/12/13]

The CO is in consultations with the Government through the developement of the new CPD which will be aligned with the context and needs of Kuwait. It will be tailored to the needs of the country and as a net contributor.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct Consultations with the Government and UNDP to ensure the new CPD is tailored according to the government needs and tailored for the NCC Context
[Added: 2019/02/11] [Last Updated: 2020/02/13]
UNDP Programme 2019/12 Completed Done and New CPD was approved in Feb 2020 History
Develop new CPD inline with the government needs.
[Added: 2019/02/11] [Last Updated: 2020/02/13]
UNDP Programme 2019/12 Completed Done and new CPD was approved in Feb2020 History
Develop the Strategic partnership framework and ensure the new CPD is inlined with it.
[Added: 2019/02/11] [Last Updated: 2020/02/13]
UNDP Programme 2019/12 Completed Done and new CPD was approved in Feb 2020 History
2. Recommendation:

UNDP should provide more flexible programme/project implementation modalities to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. As part of this, UNDP should also be given greater freedom for decision-making, especially in areas for which UNDP has been engaged for its value-added, such as project management.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/22] [Last Updated: 2018/12/13]

As part of the development of the new CPD, the CO plans to move from projectizing to programming, which would open an opportunity for the country office to discuss new partnership models with its key national stakeholders. The CO intends to improve its SOPs with the governement to enable a quicker and efficient delivery. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discuss new SOPs with government to ensure efficient stream lining procedures.
[Added: 2019/02/11] [Last Updated: 2020/02/13]
UNDP Management 2019/12 Completed UNDP rules and regulations will be used History
Develop and approve new streamlined SOPs with the government to ensure greater freedom and timely delivery
[Added: 2019/02/11] [Last Updated: 2020/02/13]
UNDP Management 2019/12 Completed UNDP Rules and Regulations will be used History
Develop a unified SOPs and agreements with the government for all UN agencies.
[Added: 2019/02/11] [Last Updated: 2020/02/13]
RC 2019/01 Completed Delinked from the RC Jan 2019 History
3. Recommendation:

UNDP should build on its previous support to and partner with CSOs and academic institutions, including the partnering of Kuwaiti agencies outside of the Government as implementing partners as well as beneficiaries.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/08/22] [Last Updated: 2018/12/13]

The UNDP CO is in current partnerships with CSOs such as KFAS, KISR while also engaging with you. The CO will continue to have round table discussions that will include different governement and none governement bodies. Projects such as the support to KPPC Project include the aspect of engaging with Civil organizations, the project will be expanded in the new CPD. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Conduct round table discussions inclusive of CSOs, Government and other none- government bodies.
[Added: 2019/02/11] [Last Updated: 2020/02/13]
Project and Programme 2019/12 Completed New CPD was approved in Feb 2020 History

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