Mid-Term Evaluation of the Project Catalyzing Environmental Finance for Low-Carbon Urban Development

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Evaluation Plan:
2015-2020, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2020
Completion Date:
12/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Mid-Term Evaluation of the Project Catalyzing Environmental Finance for Low-Carbon Urban Development
Atlas Project Number: 96684,00096684
Evaluation Plan: 2015-2020, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2020
Planned End Date: 12/2020
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Energy
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. 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 Goal
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
SDG Target
  • 11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
  • 11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
  • 7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: Project funds
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 22,623
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Seán J. Burke Evaluation Expert sean@frontierservices.eu
Slavisa Jelisic Evaluation Expert slavisaj@lir.ba BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Catalyzing Environmental Finance for Low-carbon Urban Development
Evaluation Type: Mid-term Review
Focal Area: Multifocal Areas
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-6
GEF Project ID: 9151
PIMS Number: 5646
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Ministry of Spatial Planning, Construction, and Ecology of Republika Srpska; Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the authorities in Brcko District.
Countries: BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Develop a short but well-researched scenario option(s) on how best to take UrbanLED forward. The project strategy should be revised in line with UNDP’s adaptive management techniques in order to make clear work and time plan and to take the project forward.

2

Project duration and possible contract extension for at least 12 months & Devise and agree a new project strategy with the aim to reach the project’s targets.

3

Involvement of key stakeholders in update of communication strategy for stakeholders at level of ministries/agencies and municipalities.

4

Strengthen project management.

5

Improve communication and visibility.

6

Establish a close connection between ESCO projects and EMIS.

1. Recommendation:

Develop a short but well-researched scenario option(s) on how best to take UrbanLED forward. The project strategy should be revised in line with UNDP’s adaptive management techniques in order to make clear work and time plan and to take the project forward.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/23]

The recommendation is fully accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Provide support for finalization of Energy Service Company (ESCO) financial mechanisms in Republika Srpska and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team, Project Board 2021/03 Initiated Consultants for development of feasibility study for ESCO projects in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina engaged;
Provide support for piloting of Energy Service Company (ESCO) financial mechanisms in Republika Srpska and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team 2022/12 Initiated Development of ESCO financial model in Republika Srpska in final stage.
Advocate and promote Energy Service Company (ESCO) financial mechanisms.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
Project team 2021/12 Initiated Meetings with project partners held.
Enhance synergies among UrbanLED and LowCarbon projects.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team 2022/12 Initiated Periodical meetings held and plans for onward made.
Provide support for finalization of IT waste management systems in Republika Srpska and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and enable their further use by responsible institutions.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team 2022/12 Initiated IT waste management system for FBiH finalized; ToR for IT waste management system in RS in preparation.
Provide support for preparation of green logistic schemes in Republika Srpska and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team 2022/12 Initiated Meetings with Project Board members in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina held;
Provide support for realization of waste management infrastructure projects in Republika Srpska and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team 2022/12 Initiated Terms of References for green logistic schemes in Republika Srpska developed
2. Recommendation:

Project duration and possible contract extension for at least 12 months & Devise and agree a new project strategy with the aim to reach the project’s targets.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/23]

The Recommendation is fully accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Revise project log-frame and develop a clear work plan.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project implementation tam 2022/12 Initiated Work plan under development.
3. Recommendation:

Involvement of key stakeholders in update of communication strategy for stakeholders at level of ministries/agencies and municipalities.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/23]

The recommendation is fully accepted. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop and update communication strategy for stakeholders at level of ministries/agencies and municipalities.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team 2022/12 Initiated Periodical meetings/consultations with Project Board member institutions held.
Establish an Energy Service Company (ESCO) Working group.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team 2022/12 Initiated Official letter to Ministry of Finance and Treasury of BiH sent; intensification of work planned for beginning of 2021.
Establish an Energy Service Company (ESCO) Working group.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team 2022/12 Not Initiated Official letter to Ministry of Finance and Treasury of BiH sent; intensification of work planned for beginning of 2021.
4. Recommendation:

Strengthen project management.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/23]

The recommendation is fully accepted. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Increase support / cooperation among CCM projects (LowCarbon and GED).
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team 2022/12 Initiated Periodical meetings held and plans for onward made.
Strengthen project management team.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP 2020/12 Completed New personnel employed (project officer and project clerk).
5. Recommendation:

Improve communication and visibility.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/23]

The Recommendation is fully accepted. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Update of communication and visibility strategy in line with project activities.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team 2021/03 Initiated Posts for social media channels on ESCO mechanism developed.
Develop target-oriented promotional materials for the most important outcomes of the project.
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team 2022/12 Initiated Posts for social media channels on ESCO mechanism developed.
6. Recommendation:

Establish a close connection between ESCO projects and EMIS.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/23]

The Recommendation is fully accepted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop promotion of Energy Service Company (ESCO) module in Energy Management Information System (EMIS).
[Added: 2020/12/23]
UNDP Project team 2022/12 Initiated Draft Guidebook on ESCO module in EMIS developed.

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