Management Response

: Vietnam
: 2012 - 2013 , Vietnam (CO)
: Evaluability Assessment of the Programme on 'Strengthening women's capacity in disaster risk reduction to cope with climate change in Viet Nam''
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: Vietnam
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: Approved
Recommendation: Recommendation or Issue 1: Conduct gender analysis in order to identify gender issues and the different needs of women and men in disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the project areas that can be fed into policy discussions at the national and provincial level.
Management Response: Agree
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Not applicable
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Conduct gender analysis in Hue and Quang Binh, and then share the results of gender analysis with other provincial Women's Union and other provincial stakeholders (at the provincial workshop). Viet Nam Women's Union and UN Women. 2014/12 Completed A gender analysis study has been completed covering 8 provinces and making recommendations on gender and DRR in Viet Nam. This study was also used to make recommendations for the guidelines on gender mainstreaming in CBDRM, which integrates a stronger gender analysis lens in CBDRM (risk assessment and development of DRR plans) at the commune level. The findings of the study are also being used to formulate joint recommendations by the UN, NGOs and Women's Union for strengtheing gender equality and women's issues in DRR.
Advocate for the inclusion of the gender analysis (as part of the social analysis) as part of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan with Committee for Flood and Storm Control (CFSC) at respective level. Viet Nam Women's Union and UN Women. 2015/06 Completed UN Women has worked on gender mainstreaming guidelines on CBDRM which applies a gender analysis lens to risk assessments and development of DRR plans at the commune level. This advocacy was done with Women's Union and Oxfam, and the Disaster Management Centre (MARD). The final guidelines have been developed and has been submitted to MARD for approval.
Conduct gender analysis in the provinces that the project will be implemented in the future (two provinces more). Viet Nam Women's Union and UN Women. 2014/12 Completed All 4 provinces have completed their gender analysis. This study was an overview of the gender and DRR situation in Viet Nam. A gender mainstreaming guidelines for CBDRM has been developed and completed in selected communes in each province. This means that CBDRM with integrated gender tools were used to develop DRR plans in targeted locations.
Recommendation: Recommendation or Issue 2: Adjust project objectives and design to focus on how Women?s Union can be effective in influencing CFSCs to make DRR plans more gender sensitive
Management Response: Agree
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Not applicable
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Organize a workshop to review the programme objective, design, theory of change, results chain and success indicators for the new provinces. UN Women and Viet Nam Women's Union 2014/12 Completed
Recommendation: Recommendation or Issue 3: Capacity building of WU commune staff on facilitation
Management Response: Agree
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Not applicable
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Develop facilitation tools for women's group leaders to facilitate club discussion on gender and DRR UN Women 2015/06 Completed Traning materials for women's club facilitators have been completed. Printing ongoing.
Integrate training on facilitation skills for the group leaders (club activities) to facilitate the discussion on DRR and gender issues in next intervention (As currently, all trainings for commune communicators completed) UN Women and Viet Nam Women's Union 2015/12 Ongoing
Train WU commune staff to be facilitators but also supporters to the group leaders of the clubs UN Women and Viet Nam Women's Union 2015/12 Completed All trainings for club facilitators in 5 provinces completed.
Recommendation: Recommendation or Issue 4: Improvement of the reporting system from Women's Clubs to commune level, district level and to provincial level Women Union.
Management Response: Agree
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Not applicable
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Review reporting mechanism and tool to support Women's Clubs to report on the results of the club discussion to the commune level and provincial level. UN Women and Viet Nam Women's Union 2015/06 Ongoing
Develop training or guidelines in report writing for women's club leaders. UN Women and Viet Nam Women's Union 2015/06 Ongoing
Recommendation: Recommendation or Issue 5: Review KAP survey content, sampling design, and improve survey analysis.
Management Response: Agree
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Not applicable
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Review and revise KAP methodology. UN Women and Viet Nam Women's Union 2015/12 Completed KAP tools have been finalized. These have been used for the endline KAP survey. The updated tools look at various indicators at grassroots, commune, district and provincial levels.
Recommendation: Recommendation or Issue 6 ? Strengthen gender mainstreaming component of the project
Management Response: agree
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Not applicable
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Programme design will be reviewed as per response to Recommendation 2. Viet Nam Women's Union and UN Women 2014/12 Completed
Conduct a desk review of international experience in including gender analysis in the national DRR and DRM planning process. Viet Nam Women's Union and UN Women 2014/12 Completed
Advocate for the inclusion of the social section in the DRR plan so that the gender issues can be integrated. VWU will advocate from the national level, it means stronger advocacy roles of VWU at the national CFSC. Good practice from other countries can be brought in. Viet Nam Women's Union and UN Women 2015/12 Completed In addition to the development of gender maninstreaming guidelines stated under Recommendation 1 which is relevant to this point, Women's Union has also developed a national-level Action Plan on Climate Change and DRR. This plan sets out several actionpoints with the target of improving the role of Women's Union in CFSCs. In the long term, further support will be needed in improving women's roles in CFSCs across the country.
Recommendation: Recommendation or Issue 7: Conduct Final project evaluation
Management Response: agree
Description:
Management Response Category:
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Not applicable
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Prepare final evaluation, including ensuring adequate budget allocation UN Women and Viet Nam Women's Union 2016/06 Completed UN Women has developed the RFP for the final evaluation. Adequate budget has been allocated (USD 55,000). The evaluation is set to take place over November 2016-February 2017.
Review how the evaluability assessment management responses are implemented. UN Women and Viet Nam Women's Union 2015/06 Ongoing