Midterm Evaluation “Enhancing Transboundary Cooperation and Integrated Water Resource Management in the White Drin and the Extended Drin Basin” Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Kosovo
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
11/2019
Completion Date:
12/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
3,000

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Title Midterm Evaluation “Enhancing Transboundary Cooperation and Integrated Water Resource Management in the White Drin and the Extended Drin Basin” Project
Atlas Project Number: 00086486
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Kosovo
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2019
Planned End Date: 11/2019
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Sustainable
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.4.1 Solutions scaled up for sustainable management of natural resources, including sustainable commodities and green and inclusive value chains
SDG Goal
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
SDG Target
  • 15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
  • 6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
  • 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 $): 3,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 2,982
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Glen Hearns
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: “Enhancing Transboundary Cooperation and Integrated Water Resource Management in the White Drin and the Extended Drin Basin”
Evaluation Type: Mid-term Review
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-1
GEF Project ID: 9121
PIMS Number: 5510
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Municipality of Rahovec/Orahovac, Global Water Partnerships
Countries: KOSOVO
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 6: It is important that Kosovo move alongside its neighbours in addressing Drin Basin challenges. It is not eligible for vertical funding and efforts by GWP-Med, and both UNDP IRH and Kosovo, should be exercised to leverage bi-lateral funding for inclusion of Kosovo. At the very minimum continuation for Kosovo participation in DCG and SAP implementation should be ensured through their participation as “experts in their respective fields”

2

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 9: In preparing to undertake the focal groups associated with the development of the SAP, care should be taken to not create over-expectations of what can be delivered within the scope of the current project. It should contain a mix of on-the ground measures that can be easily be decided on (such as diversion of the Sateska river from Lake Ohrid), but also for additional planning and data gatherings and analysis. A target should be to have an agreed SAP by June 30, 2020 for submission to GEF as a precursor for applying for GEF 7 funding for SAP implementation.

1. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 6: It is important that Kosovo move alongside its neighbours in addressing Drin Basin challenges. It is not eligible for vertical funding and efforts by GWP-Med, and both UNDP IRH and Kosovo, should be exercised to leverage bi-lateral funding for inclusion of Kosovo. At the very minimum continuation for Kosovo participation in DCG and SAP implementation should be ensured through their participation as “experts in their respective fields”

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/08]

Appropriate action for the implementation of the recommendation will be undertaken

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
a. After SAP is finalized each of the Riparians (including Kosovo) identifies a priority action
[Added: 2019/11/08] [Last Updated: 2020/04/16]
PCU 2020/05 Overdue-Initiated Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all activities of the project has been postponed and 3 months no-cost extensions has been proposed. The signing of the SAP by high officials of the riparian countries, originally planned for January 2020, has been postponed for 24th of April. History
b. A project fiche for each of the identified priority action is prepared
[Added: 2019/11/08] [Last Updated: 2020/04/16]
PCU 2020/06 Overdue-Initiated History
c. Identification of bilateral donors and negotiation for the financing of the priority action; activities and subsequent requested financing for the participation of Kosovo in the DCG will be proposed.
[Added: 2019/11/08] [Last Updated: 2020/04/16]
PCU 2020/12 Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 9: In preparing to undertake the focal groups associated with the development of the SAP, care should be taken to not create over-expectations of what can be delivered within the scope of the current project. It should contain a mix of on-the ground measures that can be easily be decided on (such as diversion of the Sateska river from Lake Ohrid), but also for additional planning and data gatherings and analysis. A target should be to have an agreed SAP by June 30, 2020 for submission to GEF as a precursor for applying for GEF 7 funding for SAP implementation.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/11/08]

Recommendation implemented

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
a. Focal stakeholders meetings are organized in line with the recommendation
[Added: 2019/11/08]
PCU 2019/03 Completed
b. Experts meetings are organized in line with the recommendation
[Added: 2019/11/08]
PCU 2019/04 Completed
c. EWG and DCG (SC) meetings are organized in line with the recommendation
[Added: 2019/11/08]
PCU 2019/05 Completed

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