Mid-term Evaluation; Strengthening Protected Areas Finance & Mngt System

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Egypt
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
05/2020
Completion Date:
11/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
25,000

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Title Mid-term Evaluation; Strengthening Protected Areas Finance & Mngt System
Atlas Project Number: 00057529
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Egypt
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2020
Planned End Date: 05/2020
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment
  • 2. Others
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
SDG Target
  • 15.5 Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species
  • 15.9 By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts
  • 15.a Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems
Evaluation Budget(US $): 25,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 17,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Stephanie Hodge Evaluator
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Midterm Evaluation; Strengthening Protected Areas Finance & Mngt System
Evaluation Type: Mid-term Review
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-4
GEF Project ID: 3209
PIMS Number: 3668
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: EGYPT
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Legislation to declare NCS as an autonomous general authority

2

Financing strategy work need updating

3

Success and non success stories recorded

1. Recommendation:

Legislation to declare NCS as an autonomous general authority

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/02]

continuous follow up with EEAA

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Follow up with EEAA through other ongoing biodiversity projects
[Added: 2020/12/02] [Last Updated: 2021/11/17]
NCS, EEAA 2022/09 Initiated But it seems it will not be completed in the near future. A decree was issued and presented to the parliament. However, it is not approved yet. History
2. Recommendation:

Financing strategy work need updating

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/02]

More work is needed to update the national financing PA strategy

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Matching financial needs to the updated NBSAP
[Added: 2020/12/02] [Last Updated: 2021/11/17]
NCS EEAA 2021/10 Completed Financial needs were discussed and the NBSAP was updated. History
Recording al success stories related to implementation permit system
[Added: 2020/12/02] [Last Updated: 2021/11/17]
NCS EEAA 2021/10 Completed Permit system is in place for the Parks. Success stories related to the implementation is reflected in progress reports of the project. History
Matching the new global biodiversity targets
[Added: 2020/12/02] [Last Updated: 2021/11/17]
NCS 2021/10 Completed Reporting on the global biodiversity targets in reflected in the 6th National Report for Biodiversity. History
3. Recommendation:

Success and non success stories recorded

Management Response: [Added: 2020/12/02]

lesson learned documentation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
projects to support sustainability and needed time for the bridging work for this work
[Added: 2020/12/02] [Last Updated: 2021/11/17]
NCS with Project managers for the two projects 2023/10 Not Initiated Delay due to COVID-19 pandemic History

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