Terminal Evaluation of Project 'Enhancing Capacity for Implementing Rio Conventions'

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
07/2019
Completion Date:
07/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Terminal Evaluation of Project 'Enhancing Capacity for Implementing Rio Conventions'
Atlas Project Number: 00089760
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2019
Planned End Date: 07/2019
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.4.1 Gender-responsive legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions strengthened, and solutions adopted, to address conservation, sustainable use and equitable benefit sharing of natural resources, in line with international conventions and national legislation
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 30,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Enhancing Capacity for Implementing Rio Conventions
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-1
GEF Project ID:
PIMS Number: 5097
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE); Project Executive Agency: Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE)
Countries: VIET NAM
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
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1. Present project results with development partners and pitch for a full-scale capacity development project for monitoring sustainable development involving ISPONRE as a knowledge manager and technical capacity building and training supporter

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2. UNDP/GOV/GEF to use project results to advocate further work on a full set of environmental management indicators (using Rio Conventions as benchmark standards) and for developing a monitoring system including information management for sustainable development in Viet Nam using the three Rio Conventions and SDG as an entry point to advance “knowledge and monitoring” work already started.

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3. Partner with the academic community and the education ministry to develop a training package for ecosystem services and integrated planning for public servants and for public at large.

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4. Dissemination and communications strategy for knowledge products

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5. Take forward the natural capital learning platform and host activities for broader public and private sector awareness of the three Rio Conventions and SDGs and building national monitoring systems. Take forward work on the natural capital platform as potential learning platform.

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6. Involve key actors and sectors in designing and implementing the follow-up initiative that includes planning, education, financial, and industry ministries in activities. New project can lead from behind, i.e. build capacity for policy actions with these ministries on board and if they are actively involved in capacity development activities.

1. Recommendation:

1. Present project results with development partners and pitch for a full-scale capacity development project for monitoring sustainable development involving ISPONRE as a knowledge manager and technical capacity building and training supporter

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/16]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. ISPONRE will work with UNDP to develop a full-scale development project
[Added: 2019/07/16]
UNDP/ISPONRE 2020/12 Not Initiated
1.2. Project results will be shared in ISPONRE Website and in events organized by UNDP/ISPONRE
[Added: 2019/07/16]
1.2. Project results will be shared in ISPONRE Website and in events organized by UNDP/ISPONRE ISPONRE 2019/12 Not Initiated
2. Recommendation:

2. UNDP/GOV/GEF to use project results to advocate further work on a full set of environmental management indicators (using Rio Conventions as benchmark standards) and for developing a monitoring system including information management for sustainable development in Viet Nam using the three Rio Conventions and SDG as an entry point to advance “knowledge and monitoring” work already started.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/16]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1. ISPONRE will work with Viet Nam Environment Administration (VEA) to advocate further work on a full set of environmental management indicator
[Added: 2019/07/16]
ISPONRE/MONRE 2019/12 Initiated
2.2. ISPONRE will use the projects for further work on environmental related SDG goals
[Added: 2019/07/16]
ISPONRE/MONRE 2019/12 Initiated
3. Recommendation:

3. Partner with the academic community and the education ministry to develop a training package for ecosystem services and integrated planning for public servants and for public at large.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/16]

Mostly agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1. ISPONRE will work with several universities (i.e. National Economics University, Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment) to transfer the manual on conducting economic valuation of ecosystem services for training purpose at the Universities
[Added: 2019/07/16]
ISPONRE 2020/12 Not Initiated
4. Recommendation:

4. Dissemination and communications strategy for knowledge products

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/16]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1. Knowledge products will be upload on website of ISPONRE and website on Natural Capital platform
[Added: 2019/07/16]
ISPONRE 2019/12 Initiated
4.2. Knowledge products will be shared at international/national events
[Added: 2019/07/16]
ISPONRE 2020/12 Initiated
5. Recommendation:

5. Take forward the natural capital learning platform and host activities for broader public and private sector awareness of the three Rio Conventions and SDGs and building national monitoring systems. Take forward work on the natural capital platform as potential learning platform.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/16]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1. ISPONRE will use natural capital learning platform as learning platform to raise awareness on SDGs, natural capital and climate change mitigation/adaptation
[Added: 2019/07/16]
ISPONRE 2020/12 Initiated
6. Recommendation:

6. Involve key actors and sectors in designing and implementing the follow-up initiative that includes planning, education, financial, and industry ministries in activities. New project can lead from behind, i.e. build capacity for policy actions with these ministries on board and if they are actively involved in capacity development activities.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/16]

Agree

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1. ISPONRE will make use of their expertise network/partners to build capacity for policy makers in the field of biodiversity, climate change and land degradation
[Added: 2019/07/16]
ISPONRE/development partners 2020/12 Initiated

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