Project: Empowering the Voice of a New Generation in Pakistan
Evaluation Date: August 2014
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

Although project reporting stated that most project activities were completed as planned, there was not enough hard information available to be able to confirm this or to assess the project’s effectiveness. For example, there was not enough information to be able to assess the effectiveness of different core youth events – three trainings and inter-provincial study tours – and the information on who participated in activities was inconsistent. There was almost no information about the activities at the district level.

Theme: Youth engagement
Project: Civic Involvement for Transparency and Accountability in Kosovo
Evaluation Date: August 2015
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The methodology for monitoring was adopted consistently by all partners. The approach to monitoring was well structured in setting out what to do and how to do it. The grantee also provided templates for recording information and reporting. In the course of the project, in addition to drafting monthly reports, all CSO monitors produced three reports on municipal governance performance.

Theme: Rule of law
Project: For a More Vigilant Civil Society in Morocco
Evaluation Date: May 2016
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The grantee in Morocco was very efficient in the operational follow-up of the project. Each external collaborator was expected to prepare a final report. Unfortunately, the quality of the reports showed serious discrepancies due to the lack of a standard template. This also limited the comparability of the results and the potential to further improve training and seminar quality.

Theme: Rule of law
Project: Support for Youth Involvement in Electoral Processes in Gabon
Evaluation Date: January 2016
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The fact that the grantee’s approach and methodology included the conduct of a baseline survey, annual follow-up surveys, and the formulation of target indicators is highly commendable. However there could have been a more rigorous approach to data analysis. The grantee has collected very basic data to monitor effectiveness and impact, and failed to provide UNDEF in its reporting with a comparative analysis.

Gabon/UNDEF
Theme: Youth engagement
Project: Civil Society to Monitor and Contribute to Transparency and Anti-Corruption Policies in Moldova
Evaluation Date: January 2015
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

The project demonstrated how civil society could contribute to public policy on corruption. For example, the preparation and publication of three monitoring reports on progress made between late 2012 and December 2014 on the implementation of the government’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) in Moldova were very effective. The reports facilitated more comprehensive, precise and reliable reporting on the progress made during the reporting period by the 36 state institutions responsible for implementation of the Strategy. It also encouraged and produced improved performance in achieving the benchmarks set out in the official national Action Plan.

Theme: Rule of law
Project: Empowering people through citizens’ journalism in Albania
Evaluation Date: October 2011
Report: [report link]
Lesson Learned:

Outside of a few main service contracts, most of the supervision, reporting and contracting was informal. This resulted in the project not having readily available information on its activities, outputs, contracting or expenditures, and its financial and programmatic reports were not submitted to UNDEF in a timely manner. This delayed release of the second tranche of project funding, pushing back activities and requiring a time extension to complete the project in Albania.

Theme: Media