Pims 2131 CC MSP: Renewable Energy Project (RETDAP)

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Evaluation Plan:
2006-2007, Maldives
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
12/2007
Completion Date:
09/2007
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
--

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Title Pims 2131 CC MSP: Renewable Energy Project (RETDAP)
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2007, Maldives
Evaluation Type: Project
Status:Completed
Completion Date:09/2007
Planned End Date: 12/2007
Management Response:Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Corporate Outcomes (UNDP Strategic Plan 2008-20013)
Evaluation Budget(US $): --
Joint Programme:No
Mandatory Evaluation:No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Team Leader
GEF Evaluation:Yes
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GEF Phase: GEF-null
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Key Stakeholders:
Countries: MALDIVES
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Capacity Building One problem voiced during the interviews with MEEW officials, is the difficulty to attract more senior staff, leaving positions to people that has recently graduated. In this context, having such junior staff to attend specialized meetings or short courses abroad may not be effective, if their knowledge level is not appropriate enough. The alternative of having tailor-made courses on sustainable energy and waste management for selected MEEW staff in the Maldives would be quite expensive and may not be effective as the trained staff may not be retained anyway. This issue should be carefully considered when further implementing the technical capacity building components of the environmental cluster of projects. Maybe one option is to create some more permanent form of training courses on RE in Maldives, for example in cooperation with the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the Maldives College of Higher Education (which, for example, has conducted some short courses on energy transmission and distribution in the past).
2 At the local level, IDCs and ADCs need to integrate energy issues into their short-term training courses on community development, credit management and micro-enterprise development so that local communities are empowered to operate and manage infrastructure (waste, energy, water, sanitation).
3 Focus of Country Programme Having succeeded in setting up frameworks for action in the areas of energy, solid waste management and climate change adaptation, the focus in the sectors will move from upstream policy formulation to more downstream policy implementation (by having appropriate regulations within a legal framework), enhancing capacity, stakeholder mobilisation, private sector involvement and investments in infrastructure. This will involve more interaction with relevant line ministries, private sector and NGOs. In parallel, UNDP could also consider in its upcoming Country Programme to support policy formulation in new areas within the environment and energy component, such as energy efficiency, sustainable public transportation, sanitation or water supply.
1. Recommendation: Capacity Building One problem voiced during the interviews with MEEW officials, is the difficulty to attract more senior staff, leaving positions to people that has recently graduated. In this context, having such junior staff to attend specialized meetings or short courses abroad may not be effective, if their knowledge level is not appropriate enough. The alternative of having tailor-made courses on sustainable energy and waste management for selected MEEW staff in the Maldives would be quite expensive and may not be effective as the trained staff may not be retained anyway. This issue should be carefully considered when further implementing the technical capacity building components of the environmental cluster of projects. Maybe one option is to create some more permanent form of training courses on RE in Maldives, for example in cooperation with the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the Maldives College of Higher Education (which, for example, has conducted some short courses on energy transmission and distribution in the past).
Management Response:

The above recommendation will be seriously considered on future capacity building initiatives.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: At the local level, IDCs and ADCs need to integrate energy issues into their short-term training courses on community development, credit management and micro-enterprise development so that local communities are empowered to operate and manage infrastructure (waste, energy, water, sanitation).
Management Response:

The next country Programme includes a component on support to environment service delivery. This recommendation will be followed up during the implementation phase.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: Focus of Country Programme Having succeeded in setting up frameworks for action in the areas of energy, solid waste management and climate change adaptation, the focus in the sectors will move from upstream policy formulation to more downstream policy implementation (by having appropriate regulations within a legal framework), enhancing capacity, stakeholder mobilisation, private sector involvement and investments in infrastructure. This will involve more interaction with relevant line ministries, private sector and NGOs. In parallel, UNDP could also consider in its upcoming Country Programme to support policy formulation in new areas within the environment and energy component, such as energy efficiency, sustainable public transportation, sanitation or water supply.
Management Response:

next Country Programme will address both options i.e. downstream policy implementation on Solid Waste Management, Renewable Energy and Biodiversity Conservation as well as new areas of support in land Management and Water & Sanitation.

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