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End of Project Evaluation- Integrated Support to Devolution Process in Kenya
Commissioning Unit: Kenya
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2018
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 09/2018
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Kenya
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

The project was too broad. UNDP to be strategic and focused in designing the next project. Only relevant national institutions and county governments need to be brought on board.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

Noted and accepted for action. A new criteria for selection of target counties for the next phase has been developed. The new project will support fewer counties to have more impactful interventions. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Review counties selection criteria and envisaged resources to determine a realistic number of counties for support.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
GPS, IPs and UN Agencies involved in the design of the new project 2018/12 Completed Selection criteria for counties was revised and applied in the design of the next project.
2. Recommendation:

Different components of the project were brought on board at different times. Additional counties were also brought on board at different times without resources.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

Noted. However, this was inevitable given that the project did not mobilise all the resources at once to cover all issues. The government and donors requested UNDP to take on board more counties to ensure equity in development support coverage at county levels. UNDP will work closely with government and donors to ensure that county level support is agreed in advance within the framework of the new project and that any request for additional support is accompanied by resources.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continuous dialogue with government and donors to determine project coverage based on available resources.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
GPS and Ministry of Devolution and ASAL Areas (MoDA) 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated On-Going
3. Recommendation:
  • Next programme should engage county assemblies and the citizenry/and or CSOs more.
  • Support county governments to enhance public participation, service delivery, generation of county disaggregated data.
Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

County assemblies and CSOs will be key actors in the next project. The project will work closely with UNDP’s Amkeni Wakenya programme and the County Assembly Forum. Initial pilot activities already conducted with Turkana and Wajir counties.

Public participation, service delivery and data strengthening will be key element of the next project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Undertake one more activity on county assembly engagement with another county assembly. Lessons learned in this pilot phase will inform the design of the next phase. 3.2 Incorporate public participation, service delivery and data strengthening as key elements of the next project.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
GPS, MoDA, other UN Agencies 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated 3.1 Initiated 3.2 Completed
4. Recommendation:
  • Continue supporting counties and other national institutions to maintain the gender mainstreaming momentum.
  • Continue supporting counties to put the necessary structures in place for climate change and DRR mainstreaming
Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

Gender mainstreaming, climate change and DRR mainstreaming will be scaled up in the new project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Include gender, DRR and CC components as part of the next project
[Added: 2018/10/24]
GPS, EECCU, MoDA, other UN Agencies 2018/12 Completed Completed
5. Recommendation:

•Encourage national and county government institutions to take lead and commit resources

•Reach out to more donors to fund the project activities

•Collaborate with and leverage on other similar devolution support programmes

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

The government is taking lead in the design of the new project. A draft Concept Note has been shared with potential donors to support the next project phase. The project is working closely with KDSP (World Bank) and AHADI to leverage interventions and to avoid overlaps.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Request IPs to provide counterpart funding for the project as per the PFM Act. 5.2 Increase resource mobilization including to donors who did not support the current phase of the project. 5.3 Engage with AHADI and World Bank on the design of the next project and ensure continuous information sharing.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
5.1 UNDP, UN Agencies, IPs 5.2 UNDP, UN Women and UNICEF 5.3 UN Agencies, Ahadi and World Bank 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated 5.1 Initiated 5.2 Initiated 5.3 Initiated
6. Recommendation:

In the next devolution programme, UNDP should endeavor to have representatives in the supported counties to streamline communication and project monitoring.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

UNDP will work closely with CoG and CAF to strengthen their representation at the project board and formulate mechanisms of county level feedback based on board decisions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop a strong communication component during the next project design and link with CoG and CAF to ensure information flow to counties.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP, UN Women and UNICEF, IPs, counties 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated In the design of the next Devolution Project, communication will be a core element.
7. Recommendation:

•Identify and come up with intervention areas for the FCDC counties such as community resilience, improved service delivery, peace building, climate change/DRR and others

•Design a project to help in the fight against corruption.

Management Response: [Added: 2018/10/24]

FCDC counties will be target counties in the next project. The mentioned intervention areas in the recommendation will be core elements of the project including in FCDC counties.

UNDP notes the recommendation on a project to fight corruption. While a stand alone project may not be feasible at this point,  UNDP will assist counties to enhance programme management including strengthening audits, values and ethics, integrity and accountabilities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Identify governance and resilience activities that are unique to FCDC counties and work to embed them into the next project.
[Added: 2018/10/24]
UNDP, UN Women and UNICEF, IPs, counties 2018/12 Completed FCDC counties are part of the 17 target counties for the next devolution project.

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