Ten Island Challenge - Terminal Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Barbados
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
08/2019
Completion Date:
12/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

Evaluation Ratings:

 

 

 

1. Monitoring and Evaluation

Rating

2. IA & EA Execution

Rating

M&E design at entry

MU

Quality of UNDP Implementation - Implementing Agency

S

M&E Plan Implementation

MS

Quality of Execution - Executing Agency 

S

Overall quality of M&E

MU

Overall quality of Implementation / Execution

S

3. Assessment of Outcomes 

Rating

4. Sustainability

Rating

Relevance 

R

Financial resources

ML

Effectiveness

MS

Socio-political

ML

Efficiency 

S

Institutional framework and governance

ML

Overall Project Outcome Rating

MS

Environmental 

ML

 

 

Overall likelihood of sustainability

ML

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Title Ten Island Challenge - Terminal Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00089334
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Barbados
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2019
Planned End Date: 08/2019
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Energy
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
SDG Goal
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
SDG Target
  • 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
  • 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
  • 7.b By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: Project
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 27,199
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: The Ten Island Challenge: De-risking the Transition of the Caribbean from Fossil Fuels to Renewables
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 89334
PIMS Number: 5526
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: BARBADOS
Lessons
1.

There are a series of learned lessons that can be assimilated in the future for enhanced project planning and implementation.  These lessons are listed below, and they are linked to proactive recommendations in the next section of this report.

  • Design robustness, or lack of, has an indelible impact on implementation and monitoring.
  • If indicators are not robust, applicable and achievable, then implementation and monitoring could be negatively affected.
  • Throughout implementation, opportunities for adjustments are essential (adjustments to indicators for adaptive management, etc.) in order to properly reflect changes in exogenous conditions or to adjust for over ambitiousness.
  • When innovative implementing modalities are applied, these should be accompanied by proper architecture and guidelines on how this implementation would take place from design onward, how reporting is to take place (to whom, when, etc.) and how the decision-making process and assurance are carried out.
  • Gender equality promotion does not occur unless a specific gender approach that addresses fully the different needs of men or women is developed early on in design and in the implementation process.
  • The usefulness of an exit and sustainability strategy is related not only to content but also to when it is drawn and carried out. In order for an exit strategy to be appropriated by the relevant parties which will implement all or some of the strategy’s options, an exit/sustainability strategy needs to be drawn and carried out at a proper time and not at the very end of a project.

Findings
1.

Evaluation Ratings:

 

 

 

1. Monitoring and Evaluation

Rating

2. IA & EA Execution

Rating

M&E design at entry

MU

Quality of UNDP Implementation - Implementing Agency

S

M&E Plan Implementation

MS

Quality of Execution - Executing Agency 

S

Overall quality of M&E

MU

Overall quality of Implementation / Execution

S

3. Assessment of Outcomes 

Rating

4. Sustainability

Rating

Relevance 

R

Financial resources

ML

Effectiveness

MS

Socio-political

ML

Efficiency 

S

Institutional framework and governance

ML

Overall Project Outcome Rating

MS

Environmental 

ML

 

 

Overall likelihood of sustainability

ML

 


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