Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the: ‘Market Transformation Through the Introduction of Energy Efficiency Standards and the Labelling of Appliances in South Africa (PIMS 3277)

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2020, South Africa
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
04/2020
Completion Date:
06/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
50,000

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Title Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the: ‘Market Transformation Through the Introduction of Energy Efficiency Standards and the Labelling of Appliances in South Africa (PIMS 3277)
Atlas Project Number: 00061141
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2020, South Africa
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2020
Planned End Date: 04/2020
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Resilience
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.5.1 Solutions adopted to achieve universal access to clean, affordable and sustainable energy
  • 2. Output 2.5.1 Solutions developed, financed and applied at scale for energy efficiency and transformation to clean energy and zero-carbon development, for poverty eradication and structural transformation
SDG Target
  • 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
  • 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
Evaluation Budget(US $): 50,000
Source of Funding: UNDP-GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 14,300
Joint Programme: Yes
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Dalibor Kysela
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Market Transformation Through the Introduction of Energy Efficiency Standards
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-4
GEF Project ID: 2692
PIMS Number: 3277
Key Stakeholders: Department of Energy, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME)
Countries: SOUTH AFRICA
Comments:

In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full and medium-sized UNDP support GEF financed projects are required to undergo a terminal evaluation upon completion of implementation. These terms of reference (TOR) sets out the expectations for a Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the: ‘Market Transformation Through the Introduction of Energy Efficiency Standards and the Labelling of Appliances in South Africa (PIMS 3277). The 5-year project commenced in November 2011 and was given two extension rounds until 31 March 2019. The project is implemented by the Department of Energy, through a project management unit.

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

UNDP CO in cooperation with DMRE, SANEDI and SABS should perform a bottleneck analysis of their existing procurement systems and identify necessary steps towards streamlining the procurement practices for goods and services under donor projects

2

UNDP CO should:

i) Ensure that position of PM for a development assistance project is not vacant for more than 3 months

ii) Review its internal administrative rules and ensure PM access to the on-line project management systems 

3

UNDP CO should ensure that initial review of the result framework for development assistance projects is conducted at the Inception Workshop and that a formal management response is provided for all MTR and TE recommendations

4

UNDP CO should ensure that updated information on actually materialized co-financing for GEF projects is reported in the last two PIRs

5

UNDP CO should ensure that all relevant documentation related to implementation of development projects is stored and accessible in a dedicated repository of project documents

1. Recommendation:

UNDP CO in cooperation with DMRE, SANEDI and SABS should perform a bottleneck analysis of their existing procurement systems and identify necessary steps towards streamlining the procurement practices for goods and services under donor projects

Management Response: [Added: 2020/06/22]

Fully agree, UNDP has been procuring goods and services for the project using its procurement procedures as per the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s request

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
No action required
[Added: 2020/06/22]
UNDP, DMRE, SABS, SANEDI 2020/07 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project has ended no further activities to be implemented]
2. Recommendation:

UNDP CO should:

i) Ensure that position of PM for a development assistance project is not vacant for more than 3 months

ii) Review its internal administrative rules and ensure PM access to the on-line project management systems 

Management Response: [Added: 2020/06/22]

Fully agree that the appointment of the PM delayed implementation of the project. Moving forward access to the on-line project management systems to the Project Manager whether IC or SC to fully have knowledge of the project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Following the appointment of the Project Manager (PM), rights to ATLAS be granted
[Added: 2020/06/22] [Last Updated: 2020/09/14]
UNDP 2020/07 Completed Action could not be completed due to the project closure. We are requesting that going forward all project mangers holding IC contracts should be granted the ATLAS rights to enable them to be more efficient in project delivery and management. History
3. Recommendation:

UNDP CO should ensure that initial review of the result framework for development assistance projects is conducted at the Inception Workshop and that a formal management response is provided for all MTR and TE recommendations

Management Response: [Added: 2020/06/22]

Fully agree, well noted and review will be done accordingly.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP to do future reviews during inception workshops.
[Added: 2020/06/22] [Last Updated: 2020/09/14]
UNDP 2020/07 Completed Reviews were undertaken during the inception workshop which saw the modification of some of the activities being done. History
4. Recommendation:

UNDP CO should ensure that updated information on actually materialized co-financing for GEF projects is reported in the last two PIRs

Management Response: [Added: 2020/06/22]

Partially agree as documentation for the project are uploaded in the PIR Portal and the ERC timeously

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure all project related documents are uploaded in the PIR portal and ERC.
[Added: 2020/06/22] [Last Updated: 2020/09/14]
UNDP 2020/09 Completed This has been a part of the PIRs, which are conducted on a quarterly basis. History
5. Recommendation:

UNDP CO should ensure that all relevant documentation related to implementation of development projects is stored and accessible in a dedicated repository of project documents

Management Response: [Added: 2020/06/22]

Fully agree.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Ensure that all relevant documentation related to implementation of development projects is stored and accessible in a dedicated repository of project documents
[Added: 2020/06/22] [Last Updated: 2020/09/14]
UNDP 2020/09 Completed All mandatory development projects are stored and accessible in repository of project document in ATLAS, ERC and PIR Database. History

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