Management Response

: Liberia
: 2019 - 2022 , Liberia (CO)
: Evaluation Inclusive Security Project
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: Liberia
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Final project evaluation for “The Inclusive Security: Nothing for Us without Us” Evaluation took place from Jun 2019- Aug 2019, the final report was received in August 2019 and was approved in September 2019. The Partners agencies have submitted their responses on the key recommendations with timeframe. Few of the recommendation have already been implemented and have become the part of both the short- and long-term planning. This evaluation report provided the auxiliary findings by technical analysis of the results, identified challenges, lessons learnt, good practices, conclusions and recommendations to help to improve future joint programming, strengthen organizational learning and accountability for UN partners agencies for the future planning. The Evaluation has found that overall UN WOMEN has made important contributions in all areas of its interventions. Under the inclusive security: nothing for us without us project programme has created a significant impact and has made impact level changes in the capacities of targeted stakeholders including government.

: Approved
Recommendation: Conclusion: The joint project objectives of Inclusive Security: Nothing for Us without Us that focus on inclusive security were relevant to national priorities and policies of the Government of Liberia and the SSIs at the time of project design. The project was also relevant to international, regional and national WPS instruments however new risks in the border areas have been reported and specific capacity building activities are required Recommendation: Officials from the security and justice sectors in the counties need to strengthen knowledge and skills that guard against human trafficking and drug abuse.
Management Response: Accepted because it is aligned with the new UNSGCF
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Mobilize financial resources IOM with support from UN Women 2020/12 Initiated There are no financial resources to implement this recommendation. UN Agencies are mobilizing financial resources
Deliver Capacity building activities along with Government counterparts (PBO) IOM with support from UN Women 2020/12 Not Initiated
Monitor trainings along with Government counterparts (PBO) IOM with support from UN Women 2020/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: At community level and particularly in the border areas, Peace Huts should be further equipped with the appropriate tools to deal with the new risks related to drug abuse and human trafficking.
Management Response: Accepted: Currently there are no financial resources to implement this recommendation. UN Agencies are mobilizing resources, UN Women has conducted a mapping of existing Peace Huts which will be used by IOM as a baseline for the intervention. Comment: UN Women will integrate this recommendation in its 2020 workplan and new SN.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Mobilize financial resources to support the Peace Huts in boarder areas IOM with the support from UN Women 2020/12 Initiated UN Women will integrate this recommendation in its 2020 workplan and new SN
Strengthen the capacity of Peace Huts on how to handle cases of drug abuse and human trafficking by narrowing the gap through the provision of missing tools IOM in coordination with UN Women 2022/12 Not Initiated UN Women has conducted a mapping of existing Peace Huts which will be used by IOM as a baseline for the intervention
Monitor the Capacity Building activities in a participatory manner (Peace Huts) IOM with the support from UN Women 2021/12 Not Initiated
Recommendation: Representations of the Gender Taskforce must be established at county level to support the local efforts of Peace Hut Women.
Management Response: Rejected: The MGSCP has already a coordination mechanism to promote gender equality at community level. In addition, the NAP WPS implementation structure includes Government focal points at County level who will coordinate with the women from the Peace Huts. The implementation of this recommendation may lead to a duplication of coordination mechanisms.
Description:
Management Response Category: Rejected
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: National ownership
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Sustainability
Key Actions
Key Action not added.
Recommendation: There is a need for future interventions to consolidate the results to ensure that a budget and implementation plans are in place within all the security institutions which were capacitated by the project, this must also be taken into account when UN agencies and partners review or revise existing gender policies or design and support the approval of new ones. Security and Justice Institutions should demonstrate in a clear manner how they want to implement the policies
Management Response: Accepted: Current Status: Already included in the new UN Women's SN2020-2024. COMMENTS: UN Women's new Strategic Note 2020-2024 already includes concrete activities to support the Government with the implementation of existing gender policies , IOM and UNDP are trying to mobilize resources
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Oversight/governance
Organizational Priorities: Normative Support
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
UN Agencies to mobilize financial resources to support the Government to implement the exiting gender policies. UN Women, IOM, UNDP 2021/12 Not Initiated UN Women is developing project documents to mobilize resources. This recommendation will be integrated into new projects. IOM and UNDP are in the process of mobilizing resources as well.
Recommendation: There is a need to equip supervisors of officials trained with capacity on GE and WPS to ensure their active support within the institution. This might also help to prevent skill loss due to staff turnover.
Management Response: Accepted
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Sustainability
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Mobilize financial resources to support the Government to strengthen the capacity of civil servants and security officers and supervisors through ToT and on job trainings through the master trainers UN Women, IOM, UNDP 2021/12 Not Initiated UN Women is developing project documents to mobilize resources. This recommendation will be integrated into new projects. IOM and UNDP are in the process of mobilizing resources as well, Time frame for this activity is 2020-2021
Recommendation: In order to attract more (young) women to the security sector in Liberia, there is a need to support SSIs with a campaign aiming to improve their image and reputation in the country and develop programs that target young women from universities who might be interested joining the security sector.
Management Response: Accepted
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Youth engagement
UNEG Criteria: Efficiency
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Mobilize financial resources and design with the Government a campaign with a customized message for young women UN Women and UNDP 2021/12 Ongoing This is under consideration within the development of UN Women’s new SN 2020-2024, UNDP is trying to mobilize financial resources .
Recommendation: There is a need to organize more South-South exchanges with female security officers and men from countries in the region and share best practices at institutional level.
Management Response: Accepted: The implementation of this activity will depend on the availability of financial resources
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: South-South cooperation
Organizational Priorities: Engaging men and boys
UNEG Criteria: Relevance, Impact
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Organize South-South exchanges with female security officers and men from countries in the region and share best practices at institutional level. UN Women, UNDP 2021/12 Not Initiated The implementation of this activity will depend on the availability of financial resources, Time frame for this activity is 2020-2021
Recommendation: Activities around VSLA should be further strengthened and sustainability plans must be implemented.
Management Response: Accepted
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018), Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Sustainability
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Mobilize financial resources and implement sustainability plans developed for the existing 38 Peace Huts UN Women’ 2022/12 Ongoing This has been integrated into UN Women’ s SN 2020-2024
Recommendation: There is need to conduct mapping of all actors operating in the peace sector in Liberia in order to better utilize the possible synergies at all levels. UN agencies could support the MGSCP, MoJ, MoD in developing mapping to identify the various elements at national and community level (e.g. who is working on peace and security in Liberia and where).
Management Response: Accepted
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Peace and security (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: National ownership, Knowledge management, Evidence, Data and statistics
Organizational Priorities: Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Relevance, Sustainability
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Conduct a joint mapping exercise UN Women, UNDP and IOM 2022/12 Not Initiated This is part of the new UNSDCF 2020--2024. Time frame for this excersice is 2020-2022
Recommendation: Recruit a M&E specialist
Management Response: Accepted
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Internal coordination and communication
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Not applicable
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Recruitment of a M&E Specialist UN-Women 2019/07 Completed UN Women has a new M&E Specialist on board, who will support and follow-up with the responsible Unit to take relevant actions