Evaluation of the Reduction of the Human Poverty Programme in Namibia

What is the project about?


Due to high level of unemployment young people sit around the streets hoping to be picked up for a day's work

The overall objective of the final evaluation of the Reduction of Human Poverty Programme (2006-2013) was to evaluate the degree of implementation, efficiency and quality delivered on outputs and outcomes, against what was originally planned or subsequently revised. The Reduction of Human Poverty Programme was based on the priorities of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework – 2006 to 2013 (UNDAF) and is an integral part of national priorities.

The programme focused on capacity development for pro-poor development, characterized by transparency, accountability and enhanced service delivery across the entire public service of the Government of Namibia (GRN). Drawing insights from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Southern Africa Capacity Building Initiative (SACI), the programme had three components that were purposively selected for capacity enhancement, namely support to the policy framework and institutional capacity development on national development planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (NPC); transformational leadership (O/M/As) and strengthening the national statistical system to ensure effective planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of national development plans (CBS/NSA).

The objectives of the assessment were (a) to assess to what extent the project has contributed to solve the needs and problems as identified in the National Statistical Plan III; (b) to assess project‟s  degree  of  implementation,  efficiency  and  quality  delivered  on  outputs  and outcomes, against what was originally planned or subsequently revised; (c) to assess to what extent the project has attained the desired results to the targeted beneficiaries; and (d) to identify  and  document  best  practices  and  lessons  learned  on  programmatic  outputs  and processes with the aim to support the sustainability of the project.

What have we accomplished?

The support to the policy framework and institutional capacity development on national development   planning,   implementation,   monitoring   and   evaluation   (NPC)   has   been successful in that the intervention has been relevant, efficient, effective and that the impact has been trickled down to the ultimate beneficiaries through NDP 3 (and subsequently NDP 4) which addressed and influenced policies and programmes that are aimed at poverty reduction.

The strengthening of the national statistical system to ensure effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national development plans by CBS/NSA is resulting in regular, timely and well- defined statistics that are guiding evidenced-based planning and helps identify vulnerable areas and people for targeting. Regions have also been empowered to generate own statistics for planning and other purposes.

 

Who finances the project?



Funded by: UNDP TRAC Resources

Project Overview
Project Status
Active
Project Duration
2006 - 2013
Geographic Coverage
Namibia
Focus Area
Poverty Reduction
Partners
Government of Namibia
Focal Point
Sarah Mwilima
MDGs
MDG 1