Final Evaluation of Resilient Reconstruction and Recovery of Vulnerable Communities Severely Affected by 2015 Earthquake (EU II)

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Nepal
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
10/2020
Completion Date:
10/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
2,000

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Title Final Evaluation of Resilient Reconstruction and Recovery of Vulnerable Communities Severely Affected by 2015 Earthquake (EU II)
Atlas Project Number: 00061320
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Nepal
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2020
Planned End Date: 10/2020
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Resilience
  • 3. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 3.1.1 Core government functions and inclusive basic services4 restored post-crisis for stabilisation, durable solutions to displacement and return to sustainable development pathways within the framework of national policies and priorities
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG Target
  • 1.2 By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
  • 1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
Evaluation Budget(US $): 2,000
Source of Funding: Project Budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 3,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Nirmal Kumar Bishwakarma Evaluation Consultant
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: UNDP, Ministry of Home Affairs, Municipalities, CSOs
Countries: NEPAL
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Municipalities should support to those households with priority who could not complete reconstruction on time and help them release of pending installments.   

2

Future disaster risk management plan of the municipalities needs to include disaster preparedness and response including responding to health crisis such as COVID-19 pandemic

3

Existing insurance policy for newly reconstructed houses need to be revisited to allow direct payment of premium by the municipality on behalf of the vulnerable population for the entire policy period.

4

Good practices, innovative approaches successfully applied in the project and lesson learnt such as provision of revolving fund, insurance for newly reconstructed houses, model of inclusive and resilient recovery beyond housing, livelihood recovery of landless households should be documented and widely disseminated.

5

Many of agriculture-based and non-agriculture-based livelihood recovery activities supported by the project are not mature enough, for which the programme municipalities should commit their future support to the communities.

6

For better coherence, NGO partners should keep the space of collaboration with other I/NGOs and private sector actors while developing proposals.

7

The project, NGO and NRA staff need further capacity development activities to internalize the GESI perspective.

1. Recommendation:

Municipalities should support to those households with priority who could not complete reconstruction on time and help them release of pending installments.   

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/16]

Recommendation is well received. UNDP will initiate follow-up discussions with the local municipalities to understand current status to facilitate the reconstruction process.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Meeting with local municipalities organized
[Added: 2020/12/16] [Last Updated: 2021/05/02]
CDRMP team 2021/05 No Longer Applicable [Justification: UNDP does not have any project engagement in these districts since then the project was phased out. Due to our absence in the municipalities, disengagement since then on the reconstruction issues there, and finally to not raise expectations that we cannot meet without any project engagement, this action is no longer applicable.]
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2. Recommendation:

Future disaster risk management plan of the municipalities needs to include disaster preparedness and response including responding to health crisis such as COVID-19 pandemic

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/16]

Recommendation is well received. Priorities of health crisis to be internalized in future disaster risk management plan for local levels. UNDP will consider this recommendation if there will be similary project in future.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation:

Existing insurance policy for newly reconstructed houses need to be revisited to allow direct payment of premium by the municipality on behalf of the vulnerable population for the entire policy period.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/16]

Well noted. As per Nepal Insurance Board regulation, house insurance premium can only be paid for a single year. 

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation:

Good practices, innovative approaches successfully applied in the project and lesson learnt such as provision of revolving fund, insurance for newly reconstructed houses, model of inclusive and resilient recovery beyond housing, livelihood recovery of landless households should be documented and widely disseminated.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/16]

Recommendation is well noted. Project will document and disseminate the such cases and success stories with NRA.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Good practices and lesson learned disseminated
[Added: 2020/12/16] [Last Updated: 2021/05/02]
CDRMP team 2021/04 Completed Lessons learned and good practices have been disseminated through article – “Inclusion of the poor and vulnerable: Learning from post-earthquake housing reconstruction in Nepal” via NRA and UNDP website. History
5. Recommendation:

Many of agriculture-based and non-agriculture-based livelihood recovery activities supported by the project are not mature enough, for which the programme municipalities should commit their future support to the communities.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/16]

Well received. However, with no field presence we will be unable to follow-up.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation:

For better coherence, NGO partners should keep the space of collaboration with other I/NGOs and private sector actors while developing proposals.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/16]

Well noted and will be considered during future project design.

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation:

The project, NGO and NRA staff need further capacity development activities to internalize the GESI perspective.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/16]

Well noted. There is no plan to have similar future project. If that happens, it will be considered.

Key Actions:

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