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Mid-term evaluation on Phase I of ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme
Commissioning Unit:Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Evaluation Plan:2018-2021
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date:05/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
1. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 1: Place increased focus on extracting and distilling learning from the current project during the last 7 months of the project’s duration.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/17]

During the project’s transition period covering November 2018-February 2019, country coordinators in the 6 focus countries are documenting emerging best practices and lessons learnt from in-country project implementation. At the regional level, the project’s implementation team is also compiling emerging best practices and lessons learnt, particularly in the implementation of the Return-to-Work projects by training alumni.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Country coordinators documenting emerging best practices and lessons learnt.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated
1.2 Regional project implementation team compiling emerging best practices and lessons learnt.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated
1.3 Inclusion of a dedicated session on emerging best practices and lessons learnt in the Final Project report.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2018/01 Overdue-Initiated
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 2: Use the remaining period of the current Programme to start large-scale preparatory work on key aspects of a Successor Phase 2 Programme.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/17] [Last Updated: 2018/12/17]

The project has commenced with the development of a large-scale business support and acceleration programme, through a structured ASM formalisation programme in 4 focus countries as a first step. This effort is complemented by support from the small-grants disbursement to get the newly formed cooperatives and associations “business-ready”. A scaled-up capacity development strategy, programme and delivery capacity has been developed for the Phase 2 programme, with the Phase 1 focus countries expected to disseminate learning curricula and knowledge to ACP countries in their regions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Compilation of an ASM formalisation guide for replication in other participating countries.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2019/01 Overdue-Initiated
2.2 Compilation of key curricula and relevant resource materials into an overall capacity development and resources toolkit and/or compendium.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2019/02 Initiated
2.3 Formalisation of the role of phase 1 focus countries to disseminate learning curricula and knowledge as part of south-south cooperation and knowledge sharing.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2019/01 Overdue-Initiated
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 3: Develop and chart a clear timing and plan for the finalization of a Phase 2 programme concept and launch of this Phase 2 ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/17]

Specific milestones have been set and are being achieved in the finalization of a Phase 2 programme concept.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Development of a Phase 2 Action Document.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2018/08 Completed
3.2 Development of a Phase 2 Description of Action Document / Project proposal.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated
3.3 Discussion of Phase 2 Action Document by EDF Committee.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 4: Develop a Development Minerals Business Acceleration and Support System as a Core Component of a Phase 2 Programme.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/17]

Phase 2 Action Document and Phase 2 Description of Action Document have developed the concept for a staged approach for the implementation of a Development Minerals Business Acceleration and Support System for Phase 2 ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Development of a Phase 2 Action Document.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2018/08 Completed
4.2 Development of a Phase 2 Description of Action Document / Project proposal.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated
4.3 Discussion of Phase 2 Action Document by EDF Committee.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated
5. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 5: Develop a Development Minerals Capacity Development Strategy and Work Programme for a scaled-up Successor Programme.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/17]

Building on the capacity development achievements in Phase 1 implementation, a scaled-up capacity development strategy, programme and delivery capacity has been developed for the phase 2 programme.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Compilation of key curricula and relevant resource materials into an overall capacity development and resources toolkit and/or compendium to support Trained Trainers (ToT) from Phase 1 project implementation to replicate the trainings in phase 2.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2019/02 Initiated
5.2 Monitoring the implementation of the adapted Development Minerals curricula by universities, research institutions and vocational training centres, through progress reports of Return-to-Work Projects (RWP).
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2019/02 Initiated
6. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 6: Develop a medium-term Framework for the Development Minerals Programme.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/17]

Phase 2 Description of Action Document has developed the concept for a medium-term Framework for the Development Minerals Programme that includes Development Minerals Models work with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions to support youth employment, skills development, gender-inclusive development and the improvement of child welfare .

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Development of a Phase 2 Description of Action Document / Project proposal.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated
7. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation 7: Carry out detailed and intensive formulation work on the Financing and Investment Component and the Business Acceleration Component (including in-country pilots).

Management Response: [Added: 2018/12/17]

A compilation of case studies on the results and impact of the formalisation process and small-grants project is underway in the focus countries; and will greatly inform the business acceleration component of Phase 2. Similarly, data collection is underway in focus countries on access to finance for SMEs that took part and/or were visited as part of the training on inclusive finance for Development Minerals in 4 focus countries, to inform the financing and investment component of Phase 2.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Compilation of case studies on the results and impact of the formalisation process and small-grants project in the focus countries
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated
7.2 Data collection on access to finance for SMEs that took part in the training on inclusive finance for Development Minerals in 4 focus countries.
[Added: 2018/12/17]
BPPS – LVMM project 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated

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