Evaluation Summaries

10 Jan 2013
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Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund (DGTTF)

The DGTTF, established in 2001, is the primary mechanism through which donor partners channel non-core contributions to UNDP’s activities on democratic governance. The main function of this funding mechanism is to provide country offices with discretionary funds to explore innovative approaches in democratic governance in politically sensitive environments and within the areas of inclusive participation, responsive institutions or international principles.

 

This series of evaluation summaries provides an overview of results and lessons learned from 10 DGTTF-supported projects, in areas varying from accountability and transparency, through media collaboration and performance-based budgeting.

 

Colombia: Transparency in Public Management at the Subnational Level

This project aimed at strengthening transparency at the sub-national level by (i) reinforcing the capacities of local and regional administrations and civil society in social accountability practices and fair and transparent management and procurement; and by (ii) promoting the horizontal knowledge transfer of experiences in this regard.

 

Cyprus: Collaborative Media Initiative

The Collaborative Media Initiative was initiated to build capacity for a collaborative media platform with the aim of improving relationships and to reduce polarization between the two communities in Cyprus, whilst laying the foundations for joint media at the institutional level.

 

Jamaica: Strengthening Community Safety through Local Government Capacity Building

The overall objective of this project was to strengthen government and local authorities in making cities and towns safe for women through (i) training; (ii) developing tools; (iii) pilot projects; (iv) extracting lessons learned; (v) developing a strategy for dissemination; and (vi) exploring means of replication.

 

Moldova: Performance-Based Budgeting – A Tool to Empower Citizens to Hold Local Governments Accountable

The main objective of the project was to support five local public administrations in becoming more effective and transparent by introducing performance-based budgeting systems and developing their capacities in this regard, as well as strengthening communication and outreach.

 

Mongolia: National Integrated Database for Civil Registration

This project aimed to establish (i) a national integrated database of civil registration; and (ii) electronic connection between the central domain of the General Authority for State Registration and its branch offices in aimags and central soums centres in order to increase the effectivenes of the  public service.

 

Philippines: Promoting Procurement Transparency and Efficiency to Achieve the MDGs

The project sought to leverage on good national procurement practices, in partnership with League of Cities of the Philippines and the National Procurement Office in order to (i) assess procurement capacities: (ii) inform local citizens and civil society organizations of procurement rules and their roles; and (iii) share local experiences, lessons learned and inform policy.

 

Sao Tome and Principe: Strengthening Leadership

The project aimed to (i) develop the capacity of a group of qualified personnel and leaders at central, regional and local level by providing management and leadership trainings; and (ii) contribute to improved service delivery at the local level.

 

Serbia: Strengthening the Accountability of the National Assembly Project

The planned outcomes of the project were to (i) support the National Assembly (NA) in the institutionalization of public hearings; (ii) present the NA with relevant practices from other parliaments; and (iii) enhance communication between the NA and citizens at the local level.

 

Swaziland: Towards Greater Citizenry Participation in Swaziland

The project sought to (i) improve civic education, by conducting a national sensitization campaign; (ii) train communities and the youth to understand the basic HR principles; and (iii) empower the media and security organizations so that they are able to promote, protect, report on, and advocate for HR in an informed manner.

 

Thailand: Legal Empowerment Partnership Project

The project had a threefold goal: (i) furthering legal empowerment of the poor at the local level; (ii) increasing knowledge and setting priorities on issues related to legal empowerment at the national level; and (iii) establishing the Legal Empowerment for Asia Partnership (LEAP), a regional initiative to promote knowledge sharing.