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Evaluation of UNFPA’s Sixth Country Programme in Nepal (2008-2012)
Abstract:
UNFPA’s sixth country programme in Nepal(CP6)commenced in 2008 and was anticipated to conclude in December 2010. However, with government concurrence, CP6 was extended by two years to December 2012,in line with the agreed two year extension to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework(UNDAF). The main body of this report is written in five sections: Introduction; Evaluation Methodology; Evaluation Findings; Conclusions and Lessons Learned; and Recommendations. The evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations outlined below should be viewed in the context of the significant programmatic transition that was undertaken in 2009, mid-way through CP6 implementation. As part of the transition, UNFPA modified its programme outcomes and outputs, together with their relevant indicators to realign them with the new approach. This presents significant challenges in robustly assessing the effectiveness and impact of the country programme, as programme implementation for the first year (2008) was under the old modality, the second year encompassed transition period and the remaining 18 months or so was under the new modality. As a result, programme planning and tracking tool is only weakly populated with verifiable output and outcome data. The evaluation team therefore relied heavily on secondary data sources-largely UNFPA quarterly and annual reports, and data from these was triangulated through interviews with more than 150 key stakeholders, coupled with field visits by the evaluation team to 4 districts. In agreement with UNFPA, evaluation findings place significant emphasis on the process and consequences of the programme transition, together with its implications for the remainder of CP6 and the development of CP7. The government requested UNFPA to expand its district programme from six districts to twelve in 2010 and eighteen in 2011. Within context of new local governance and community development programme (LGCDP), and guided by the drivers of change, this was seen as a strategic opportunity to advance the ICPD programme of action and better position UNFPA as a trusted development partner of the government. In 2010, in line with government’s request, UNFPA expanded its programme into six additional districts, and by August 2011 had completed the proposed expansion to the remaining six districts. The selection of districts was guided by development indices and presence of other UN sister agencies for programme synergy and was formally approved by government at national and district level in 2009.
Publisher: UNFPA Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION, FUNDING COMMITMENTS, DECENTRALIZED, HEALTH AND HYGINE, HIV/AIDS, POVERTY REDUCTION, YOUTH ADVISORY, RELEVANCE, INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSON, DEVELOPMENT FUND, RULES AND REGULATIONS, LAWS AND LEGISLATIONS, GENDER AND SOCIAL INCLUSION, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, FAMILY HEALTH DIVISION, ANALYSIS SYSTEM, HEALTH MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY, EFFECTIVENESS
Thematic Group:
UNFPA, (2011)
Thesaurus:
01.00.0A - Political And Legal Questions
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Evaluation of UNFPA’s Sixth Country Programme in Nepal (2008-2012)
Abstract:
UNFPA’s sixth country programme in Nepal(CP6)commenced in 2008 and was anticipated to conclude in December 2010. However, with government concurrence, CP6 was extended by two years to December 2012,in line with the agreed two year extension to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework(UNDAF). The main body of this report is written in five sections: Introduction; Evaluation Methodology; Evaluation Findings; Conclusions and Lessons Learned; and Recommendations. The evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations outlined below should be viewed in the context of the significant programmatic transition that was undertaken in 2009, mid-way through CP6 implementation. As part of the transition, UNFPA modified its programme outcomes and outputs, together with their relevant indicators to realign them with the new approach. This presents significant challenges in robustly assessing the effectiveness and impact of the country programme, as programme implementation for the first year (2008) was under the old modality, the second year encompassed transition period and the remaining 18 months or so was under the new modality. As a result, programme planning and tracking tool is only weakly populated with verifiable output and outcome data. The evaluation team therefore relied heavily on secondary data sources-largely UNFPA quarterly and annual reports, and data from these was triangulated through interviews with more than 150 key stakeholders, coupled with field visits by the evaluation team to 4 districts. In agreement with UNFPA, evaluation findings place significant emphasis on the process and consequences of the programme transition, together with its implications for the remainder of CP6 and the development of CP7. The government requested UNFPA to expand its district programme from six districts to twelve in 2010 and eighteen in 2011. Within context of new local governance and community development programme (LGCDP), and guided by the drivers of change, this was seen as a strategic opportunity to advance the ICPD programme of action and better position UNFPA as a trusted development partner of the government. In 2010, in line with government’s request, UNFPA expanded its programme into six additional districts, and by August 2011 had completed the proposed expansion to the remaining six districts. The selection of districts was guided by development indices and presence of other UN sister agencies for programme synergy and was formally approved by government at national and district level in 2009.
Publisher: UNFPA Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION, FUNDING COMMITMENTS, DECENTRALIZED, HEALTH AND HYGINE, HIV/AIDS, POVERTY REDUCTION, YOUTH ADVISORY, RELEVANCE, INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSON, DEVELOPMENT FUND, RULES AND REGULATIONS, LAWS AND LEGISLATIONS, GENDER AND SOCIAL INCLUSION, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, FAMILY HEALTH DIVISION, ANALYSIS SYSTEM, HEALTH MANAGEMENT, SUSTAINABILITY, EFFECTIVENESS
Thematic Group:
UNFPA, (2011)
Thesaurus:
01.00.0A - Political And Legal Questions
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Feeder: DEEPIKA DHAKAL, Editor: , Auditor:
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Evaluation of UNFPA’s Sixth Country Programme in Nepal (2008-2012)
Abstract:
UNFPA’s sixth country programme in Nepal(CP6)commenced in 2008 and was anticipated to conclude in December 2010. However, with government concurrence, CP6 was extended by two years to December 2012,in line with the agreed two year extension to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework(UNDAF). The main body of this report is written in five sections: Introduction; Evaluation Methodology; Evaluation Findings; Conclusions and Lessons Learned; and Recommendations. The evaluation findings, conclusions and recommendations outlined below should be viewed in the context of the significant programmatic transition that was undertaken in 2009, mid-way through CP6 implementation. As part of the transition, UNFPA modified its programme outcomes and outputs, together with their relevant indicators to realign them with the new approach. This presents significant challenges in robustly assessing the effectiveness and impact of the country programme, as programme implementation for the first year (2008) was under the old modality, the second year encompassed transition period and the remaining 18 months or so was under the new modality. As a result, programme planning and tracking tool is only weakly populated with verifiable output and outcome data. The evaluation team therefore relied heavily on secondary data sources-largely UNFPA quarterly and annual reports, and data from these was triangulated through interviews with more than 150 key stakeholders, coupled with field visits by the evaluation team to 4 districts. In agreement with UNFPA, evaluation findings place significant emphasis on the process and consequences of the programme transition, together with its implications for the remainder of CP6 and the development of CP7. The government requested UNFPA to expand its district programme from six districts to twelve in 2010 and eighteen in 2011. Within context of new local governance and community development programme (LGCDP), and guided by the drivers of change, this was seen as a strategic opportunity to advance the ICPD programme of action and better position UNFPA as a trusted development partner of the government. In 2010, in line with government’s request, UNFPA expanded its programme into six additional districts, and by August 2011 had completed the proposed expansion to the remaining six districts. The selection of districts was guided by development indices and presence of other UN sister agencies for programme synergy and was formally approved by government at national and district level in 2009.
Publisher: UNFPA Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION, HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Thematic Group:
UNFPA, (2011)
Thesaurus:
01.00.0A - Political And Legal Questions
PDF | File Size: 1.69 MB   Download
Feeder: DEEPIKA DHAKAL, Editor: , Auditor:
...