Management Response

: Papua New Guinea
: 2017 - 2017 , Papua New Guinea (CO)
: Final evaluation report E4P Planim Save UNW PNG 2016
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: Papua New Guinea
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With regards to lessons learned from the evaluation exercise that are directly related to the project, there were number noted. They included; 1) The required timeframe to conduct end of the project evaluation. For this case, evaluation was conducted a month after the project closure. At least two months from the project closure should have been given prior to commencement of the project evaluation. 2) In the case of project implementation, it takes time for the project implementation to kick start and the 18 months time frame is not realistic. At least some three months is taken up by project Initiation with key stakeholders while actual Implementation may start four (4) months after project funds are released. 3) The effective and regular monitoring by PBSO during project implementation could have addressed a lot of challenges identified in the evaluation. This includes inadequate data to provide background information, informed decisions making processes and address challenges immediately as they arise, reporting requirements etc. 4) Engagement of key stakeholders throughout the project cycle is important for effective partnership; support towards implementation and project ownership. In the case of the PBF projects, partners/key stakeholders were involved when project implementation was initiated. This caused some challenges to get buy-in from the stakeholders.

: Approved
Recommendation: Continue Work Focused on Women across Bougainville
Management Response: Management has accepted this recommendation and work has begun by expanding the work to focus on the women leaders at the community governments and ward level for the entire region.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Relevance
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1: Following the amended Community Government Act supported by UN Women under the project in 2016 and the subsequent community government elections in April 2017, UNW has been providing capacity building for elected women leaders in the Community Governments as well as Institutional support to the Department of Community Government to better the serve the women leaders. UN Women (in partnership with the Department of Community Government and District Services) 2018/02 Overdue-Initiated
Recommendation: Field Presence and International Staff Needed in Bougainville
Management Response: Management acknowledges this recommendation but partially accepted with the following justification; Due to funding constraints it is challenging to have field presence and international staff present in Bougainville when there is no funded project.
Description:
Management Response Category: Partially Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018), Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Organizational efficiency
UNEG Criteria: Efficiency
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. With the new Gender and Youth Promotion initiative, there will be presence of International Staff and project officers. The international staff is a UN volunteer. Another project officer (national) is also a UN volunteer. Both positions are funded by UNV HQ. UN Women 2019/12 Overdue-Initiated
Recommendation: Peacebuilding Fund Should Lengthen Term and/or Simplify Reporting
Management Response: The management acknowledges this recommendation however rejects it on the basis that this recommendation is aimed at PBF. UN Women cannot influence nor decide the terms of funding by PBF.
Description:
Management Response Category: Rejected
Thematic Area: Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: UN Coordination
UNEG Criteria: Efficiency
Key Actions
Key Action not added.
Recommendation: Peacebuilding Fund Should Simplify Reporting
Management Response: Management acknowledges this recommendation. However, has reservations about capability of CO to influence, organize or Implement on the basis that this is not within the manageable interest of UN Women as the agency/CO does not have authority over the reporting requirements by PBF.
Description:
Management Response Category: Rejected
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018), Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: UN Coordination
UNEG Criteria: Efficiency
Key Actions
Key Action not added.
Recommendation: Use Bougainville Examples to Encourage Progress across the Pacific in Women’s Political Empowerment
Management Response: Management acknowledges this recommendation and accepted to implement.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: South-South cooperation
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. The lessons learnt from Bougainville under the Women in Leadership and Political Participation project (Equality for Progress) has now been replicated in the WLP project in PNG. UNW in partnership with DFCD, ODW 2022/02 Initiated
2. A joint proposal with UNDP on WLP is being drafted that will be shared with potential donors. Lessons learnt from Bougainville under the WLP project (Equality for Progress) has informed the project design and strategy for project implementation at sub-national level in PNG UNW in partnership with UNDP,DFCD, CLRC, ODW 2020/12 Initiated
3. Share learnings from the WLP in Bougainville at forums such as CSW, Townhall meetings, ROAP website UN women 2022/12 Initiated
4. CO staff commissioned development of Policy Brief which Is to be widely disseminated in the sub-region. Also staff will participate in fora aimed at communicating lessons, organized by Partners for Prevention. Notable amongst such fora is a planned High Level Closing Workshop in 2018. UN Women (in partnership with Partners for Prevention) 2022/12 Initiated
Recommendation: Further Support for Women’s Political Empowerment Will be Even More Important
Management Response: Management accepts this recommendation and will initiate resource mobilization request to its potential donors and UNW national committees.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018), Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. Concept note shared with UNW National Committee in Australia. A total of USD92,000 was mobilized and project on WLP for elected women leaders in the community governments was rolled out. The project aims at building capacity of the elected women leaders to effective perform their roles and responsibilities. UNW (in partnership with the Dept of Community Government and District Affairs) 2017/12 Completed
2. Also, a joint programme design is underway for a joint initiative with UNDP for a total of $8M USD+. The initiative builds substantially on results of Equality for Progress and lessons drawn therefrom, amongst other things to bolster capacity of elected/appointed women representatives at sub-national level. Title: " Advancing Gender Equality for women’s full, effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making" UN Women in collaboration with UNDP. Government Partners are:  Dept. of Community Development and Religion (DfCDR);  Constitutional Law Reform Commission (CLRC); and  Dept of Community Government and District Affairs (DoCG &DA) 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated
Recommendation: Equality for Progress Results Need Continued Support
Management Response: Management accepts this recommendation and will be implemented
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. Following this recommendation, a concept note was shared with UNW Australian National Committee. A total of USD92,000 was raised to support continuation of E4P. However, support was targeted at the community government following the elected of the 50% women leaders at Community governments and wards in 2017. UN Women (In partnership with the Dept of Community Government.) 2017/12 Completed
Recommendation: Planim Save Kamap Strongpela-Explore Extending Project Implementation
Management Response: Management accepts this recommendation and resource mobilisation will be initiated.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018), Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Sustainability
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. With the granting of the new Gender and Youth Promotion Initiative under PBF, the component on community conversation will continue. The focus for Community Conversation will be on sensitizing community government elected women leaders and officials including communities to be Referendum ready. UNWomen (in partnership with NCFR) 2019/12 Overdue-Initiated
Recommendation: Stronger Management Needed
Management Response: Management accepts this recommendation and will be used a guide/lesson learnt to improve the implementation of the new GYPI project.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Efficiency
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. Induction and ongoing mentoring for implementing partners staff to understand the policies and procurement requirements for UNW UN Women In partnership with implementing partners 2022/12 Ongoing
2. Effective M&E system set up at the beginning of project implement in order to immediately address issues as they arise during implementation UN Women In partnership with implementing partners 2022/12 Not Initiated
3. Joint monitoring by all key stakeholders during project implementation for collective decisions to address any challenges faced during implementation and also ownership of the project by key partners. UN Women in partnership with implementing partners. 2022/02 Ongoing
Recommendation: Build-in Ways to Learn More about What Works Best at Community-Level
Management Response: Management accepts this recommendation and will consider in the next project phase
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018), Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Efficiency, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. Effective monitoring to be adopted in the next project so more learning about what works best in community level can be identified. UN Women 2022/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: Community-Level Work Should Continue to Connect to Government Institutions
Management Response: Management accepts this recommendation and will be implemented in 2017 and beyond.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Not applicable
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
1. Coordination meeting between CSOs and government institutions such as Community Governments and ward to develop plans in the districts to be initiated. UN Women 2022/12 Not Initiated