Management Response

: Papua New Guinea
: 2018 - 2022 , Papua New Guinea (CO)
: Impact evaluation of the Safe Cities and Safe Public Transport Programme
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: Papua New Guinea
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UN Women accepts some of the recommendations where it is able to do ongoing work with local governments, other lessons learnt have been noted and used to inform the design of the expansion of the Safe City model into the rural districts through the new Safe and Prosperous Districts Programme

: Approved
Recommendation: Provide additional market management capacity building support to enable market management and security staff to better engage with Market Vendors Associations, and understand and facilitate their role and participation in market governance, thus enabling women’s empowerment.
Management Response: The Safe City and Safe Public Transport Programmes in Port Moresby have ended. Lessons learnt will be taken forward through UN Women efforts in other Provinces however we will continue to maintain and provide technical support to NCDC where appropriate. We are not able to fund any more ongoing capacity building for the stakeholders listed in this recommendation.
Description:
Management Response Category: Partially Accepted
Thematic Area: Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Governance and planning (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development, National ownership, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind, Advocacy, Knowledge management, Alignment with strategy, Oversight/governance
Organizational Priorities: UN Coordination, Normative Support, Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces), Culture of results/RBM, Humanitarian action, Youth engagement, Engaging men and boys
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness, Efficiency, Relevance, Sustainability, Impact, Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
UN Women has developed toolkits on how to work with duty bearers and steps to take to ensure that appropriate governance and operational mechanisms are put in place. These tools have been given to NCDC to guide their work. NCDC and UN Women 2019/12 Completed NCDC have the appropriate tools to continue to strengthen their operational and governance processes. UN Women continues to provide support where needed.
Toolkit on how to work with vendors associations and how to engage them In market governance processes has been developed and NCDC has been trained on how to engage with market vendors associations, through the market management committees. NCDC and UN Women 2019/12 Completed The challenge Is that without ongoing oversight there is a tendency to lose focus on the value of engage market vendors. UN Women will continue to advocate for their rights where appropriate.
UN Women will take on this lesson learnt to inform the scaling out of Safe City work in the districts through the Safe and Prosperous Districts Programme UN Women and Provincial, District and Local Level Governments in targeted Provinces 2020/12 Completed The recommendations were used to design the SPD and MERI projects. SPD Programme is currently implemented in 12 major districts and provinces.
UN Women will continue to provide technical support to NCDC Management NCDC and UN Women 2020/12 Ongoing
UN Women will conduct refresher trainings for NCDC market management on the role of market vendors associations NCDC and UN Women 2020/12 No Longer Applicable The country office could not implement the recommendation in NCDC markets because the project ended.
Recommendation: Facilitate a meeting between all stakeholders in NCDC (Urban Safety, Urban Planning, Infrastructure, Markets Division, City Manager and NCDC Governor, MVA representatives, surrounding shop owners, PMV operators) to resolve the access issues at Gerehu market and enable outcome-to-impact transition (e.g. by reopening the side gate, creating a new short-cut alley to the bus stop, providing security around the side gate and along the alley, and develop a plan to boost the attractiveness of the market for business). Involve all relevant stakeholders in the design of the solutions – including: NCDC Urban Safety, Urban Planning, Infrastructure, NCD Governor, MVA representatives, surrounding shop owners, PMV operators.
Management Response: UN Women will take appropriate actions to facilitate engagement of all stakeholders on the findings of this impact evaluation
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: National ownership, Capacity development, Oversight/governance
Organizational Priorities: Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Sustainability
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
UN Women will host a meeting with all the key stakeholders mentioned and to deliver the findings of this evaluation with the aim of coming up with action items on the issues identified UN Women and All Key Stakeholders identified 2020/03 Completed
UN Women will continue to raise these issues with market management during meetings however these issues are beyond the scope of our project and sits with separate NCDC division responsible for public infrastructure and not with the market’s division UN Women 2020/02 Completed UN Women has been raising this issue for a while however the decisions made to block of the alleys and relocate the bus stops were done by another division of NCDC and therefore UN Women Is less likely to influence as we are currently not working with those divisions. It is beyond the scope of the Safe City Project.
Recommendation: Revamp vendor capacity building and economic empowerment efforts at Gerehu to lift women’s position and expand the Programme to other markets both in- and outside Port Moresby. Partners and UN Women key informants suggested prolonged training focused on strengthening women’s leadership and self-confidence beyond skills development and financial literacy, drawing for instance on peer-to-peer coaching and HRD-led buddy training.
Management Response: If UN Women is successful in mobilizing more resources we will do this otherwise the project has ended and there is no more funding to continue the support to market vendors in Port Moresby.
Description:
Management Response Category: Partially Accepted
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development, National ownership, Advocacy, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind
Organizational Priorities: Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces), Humanitarian action
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality, Human Rights
Key Actions
Key Action not added.
Recommendation: Continue to work flexibly and adaptively with the NCDC to support the replication of the market governance model in the other markets and strengthen NCDC’s capacity to maintain and administer the new model.
Management Response: If UN Women is successful in mobilizing more resources, we will do this otherwise the project has ended and there is no more funding to continue the support to NCDC.
Description:
Management Response Category: Partially Accepted
Thematic Area: Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Governance and planning (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy, National ownership, Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces), Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality, Sustainability
Key Actions
Key Action not added.
Recommendation: Expand UN Women’s adaptive GHRB partnership and implementation model (see Finding 3) to include capacity strengthening and championing of male policy and decision makers, enabling women’s voice and leadership. Transfer the model to the new National Policy on Informal Economy. Apply the model to the scaling of the market governance model outside Port Moresby.
Management Response: This is noted and has already been reflected in the design of the safe and prosperous districts programme. the lessons learnt from Port Moresby Including the findings of the informal economy audit are integrated Into the scale out in the districts.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development, National ownership, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind, Oversight/governance
Organizational Priorities: Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces)
UNEG Criteria: Sustainability, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
UN Women is scaling out the model through the safe and prosperous districts programme UN Women and Provincial, District and Local Level Governments 2022/12 Ongoing
The National Voice Strategy is inspired by UN Women work with market vendors and creates a voice mechanism for informal economy workers Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council, Department of Community Development and Religion 2020/12 Initiated
UN Women, along with other stakeholders, continues to provide support to the Dept of Community Development to review the Informal Economy Policy based on the findings of the Audit UN Women and Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council, Department of Community Development and Religion 2020/12 Ongoing
Recommendation: Continue Sanap Wantaim campaigning as part of the NCDC’s Active City Programme, with a renewed emphasis on men and boys and creating opportunities for youth, using mixed strategies (e.g. combining old with new media, community-based with high profile public events, campaign messaging with youth activation and employment initiatives in the settlements). Move Sanap Wantaim into the NCDC to ensure close working relationships with Active City.
Management Response: Accepted
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Youth engagement, Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces), Engaging men and boys
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality, Human Rights
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
UN Women has recruited a Senior EVAW Consultant to work with NCDC on all prevention strategies in the city including SW with a view to create a more cohesive prevention program with NCDC. This Consultant will evaluate the BCC Campaign and develop a city wide BCC Strategy. UN Women and NCDC 2022/03 Ongoing The consultant had been recruited and supporting NCDC.
Recommendation: Provide capacity and partnership building support for developing an effective and replicable CRAMS (Community Referral And Mentoring Services) delivery model in Port Moresby and other pilot cities and districts of PNG. This would significantly contribute to achieving the UNDAF 2018-2022 Outcomes.3 Continued support therefore is necessary, integrated as far as possible with UN Women global Programming on essential services. A crucial element in CRAMS is the work of the Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) who help to strengthen the demand side of the essential service delivery and enable women and girls to assert their rights. The HRD Programme needs additional funding to increase their numbers, support their work, and protect them from burnout due to work overload and trauma.
Management Response: We are not able to continue this work under Safe City project as it has ended. we will continue under the spotlight initative
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind, National ownership, Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces), Partnership, Youth engagement, Engaging men and boys
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
UN Women to Implement this recommendation through the new spotlight intiative UN Women 2022/12 Ongoing UN Women PNG country is contracting partners for Spotlight Initiative Implementation
Recommendation: Undertake an accelerated effort to engage the public transport partners (incl. RTA, NCDC, RPNGC and the PMV Association) in joint policy making and reviewing of PMV route licensing and build capacity and develop tools6 for VAWG-preventive and -responsive bus operation, in order to ensure that major safe mobility and access issues in the public transport sector are getting resolved within the timeframe of the UNDAF 2018-2022. Focus on a few bus-market nodes to pilot the necessary collaboration mechanisms and tools for effectively addressing these issues, before bringing these to scale.
Management Response: The Road Traffic Authority has already established new routes and have implemented recommendation of the gender and transport study. UN Women is also working in Lae on Gender and Transport and the model is being transferred to other provinces
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development, National ownership, Advocacy, Oversight/governance, Evidence, Data and statistics
Organizational Priorities: Partnership, Normative Support, Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces)
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality, Human Rights, Sustainability
Key Actions
Key Action not added.
Recommendation: Replicate the highly successful gender responsive and VAWG-preventive market infrastructure development model in other markets in- and outside Port Moresby. This would significantly contribute to achieving the UNDAF 2018-2022 Outcomes, leaving no woman or girl behind, but require continued funding support from the donor partners, supported by UN Women’s continued partnership support and oversight.
Management Response: This has been replicated in the safe and prosperous districts programme
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind, National ownership, Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces), Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
To be implemented through the SPD Programme UN Women and Provincial, District and Local Level Governments 2020/02 Ongoing SPD is currently implemented In East Sepik and Milne Bay Provinces , it models the Safe City Programme
Recommendation: Further trial a Meri bus and one or two regular PMV service networks in parallel to facilitate learning and exchange. Provide capacity-building support to PMVs on VAWG preventive bus operations through the PMV Association.
Management Response: This is being implemented in Lae, Morobe Province, through the expansion of the safe public transport program.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development, Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces)
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality, Human Rights
Key Actions
Key Action not added.
Recommendation: Use a similar GHRB approach (combining the three strategies: building women’s/girls’ agency; building relationships and social networks; and building the institutional environment) to design and implement context-relevant adaptations of the market governance and women vendors empowerment model (combined with CRAMS and Sanap Wantaim) in other cities and districts of PNG.
Management Response: This has been replicated in the safe and prosperous districts programme
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind, Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces)
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Key Action not added.
Recommendation: Monitor the success of the infrastructure & security model, make timely improvements (where needed) and replicate the model elsewhere across the city.
Management Response: UN Women is continuing the BCC work in Gordons to change behaviour with youths at Grodons Market and market personnel to manage conflicts
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind
Organizational Priorities: Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces), Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality, Human Rights
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
UN Women is continuing the BCC work in Gordons to change behaviour with youths at Grodons Market and market personnel to manage conflicts UN Women and NCDC Ongoing
Recommendation: Implement and monitor strategies 2 and 3 of the market division strategic plan 2018-2020 to ensure effective collaboration with other NCDC divisions and with law and justice, including RPNGC, for preventing and combatting petty crime and VAWG in and around the markets and the bus stops.
Management Response: We are not able to continue this work under Safe City project as it has ended
Description:
Management Response Category: Rejected
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Partnership, Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces)
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Key Action not added.
Recommendation: Implement and monitor strategy 5 of the market division strategic plan 2018-2020 to ensure appropriate selection, contracting and performance management of market management and security staff. Develop and proof-test adequate tools, standard operational procedures, and guidelines for market management performance monitoring, and awarding of excellent performance (e.g. with bonuses). Develop a strategy to further upgrade the status of security guards and build their sense of commitment and responsibility for women’s safety in and outside the markets –for instance: by continuing to provide security training and upgrading to schooling grades and certificates, developing a champion and peer coaching programme, and engaging senior security in multi-stakeholder market and market-to-bus security monitoring meetings.
Management Response: We are not able to continue this work under Safe City project as it has ended.
Description:
Management Response Category: Rejected
Thematic Area: Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development
Organizational Priorities: Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces), Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality, Human Rights
Key Actions
Key Action not added.
Recommendation: Continuously monitor “market inclusiveness” and regularly reassess the ‘checks and balances’ in the MMC in all the markets. Carefully document context-specific challenges, responses, and lessons learned from the market cases in Port Moresby, as an important input into the up-scaling of the market governance model country-wide
Management Response: City project as it has ended. Lessons learnt will be replicated In the SPD Programme
Description:
Management Response Category: Partially Accepted
Thematic Area: Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind
Organizational Priorities: Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces)
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Key Action not added.
Recommendation: implement and monitor strategies 1-9 of the market division strategic plan 2018-2020 to sustain and replicate the market governance model in all markets.
Management Response: We are not able to continue this work under Safe City project as it has ended.
Description:
Management Response Category: Rejected
Thematic Area: Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind, Capacity development, Oversight/governance
Organizational Priorities: Urban agenda (safe cities and safe public spaces)
UNEG Criteria: Gender equality, Human Rights
Key Actions
Key Action not added.