Terminal Evaluation of the Climate Risk Finance Project for Sustainable Agricultural and Pastoral Systems in Sudan

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2021, Sudan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2021
Completion Date:
05/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title Terminal Evaluation of the Climate Risk Finance Project for Sustainable Agricultural and Pastoral Systems in Sudan
Atlas Project Number: 00078764
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2021, Sudan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2021
Planned End Date: 06/2021
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Resilience
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.3.1 Data and risk-informed development policies, plans, systems and financing incorporate integrated and gender-responsive solutions to reduce disaster risks, enable climate change adaptation and mitigation, and prevent risk of conflict
SDG Goal
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG Target
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
Evaluation Budget(US $): 40,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 31,500
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Prof. Kalame Fobissie International Consultant kfobissie@fokabs.com
Prof. Mahmoud Fadelmula National Consultant mfahmed@yahoo.com
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Terminal Evaluation of the Climate Risk Finance Project for Sustainable Agricultural and Pastoral Systems in Sudan
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4958
PIMS Number: 4591
Key Stakeholders: UNDP, GEF, Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR), Eraly Warning System, Private Sector, Central Bank of Sudan (Microfinanace compenent), Insurance Companies. Metrological Authority (SMA) and Remote Sensing Authority (RSA)
Countries: SUDAN
Comments:

Project Terminal Evaluation

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Institutional and technical capacity for climate observation, forecasting and early warning strengthened at national and local levels.

2

Institutional and technical capacity for climate observation, forecasting and early warning strengthened at national and local levels.

3

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Improved access of needy farmers and pastoralists to financial services for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

1. Recommendation:

Institutional and technical capacity for climate observation, forecasting and early warning strengthened at national and local levels.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/09/08]

To have strong multi-stakeholders, HCNER to define specific roles and responsibilities for each partner, discuss and agree upon with each partner. Clarification of roles and responsibilities ensures that complementarities are built while avoiding overlaps, competition, and waste of resources;

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.3 Continue to secure and maintain collaboration with mobile telephone companies and local media agencies to disseminate climate information.
[Added: 2021/09/13]
HCNER 2021/12 Initiated
1.1. Ensure that project equipment supplies are done based on objective criteria accepted by stakeholders; ensure sophisticated equipment-like drones and EWS are provided with their accessories.
[Added: 2021/09/13]
HCNER 2021/04 Completed MOUs were signed with all stakeholders on the sustainable use of equipment.
1.2 Build local capacity for maintenance and security of climate information infrastructure.
[Added: 2021/09/13]
HCNER 2021/04 Completed Local staff trained
1.4. Develop an inventory of project assets such as the iCloud server, drones, mobile-based application, the call centre, early warning unit equipment, and cars, and be prepared for the maintenance/transfer which to be clearly stated in the exit strategy.
[Added: 2021/09/13]
HCNER 2021/04 Completed Call center was cancelled.
2. Recommendation:

Institutional and technical capacity for climate observation, forecasting and early warning strengthened at national and local levels.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/09/08]

To have strong multi-stakeholders, HCNER to define specific roles and responsibilities for each partner, discuss and agree upon with each partner. Clarification of roles and responsibilities ensures that complementarities are built while avoiding overlaps, competition, and waste of resources;

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.3 Continue to secure and maintain collaboration with mobile telephone companies and local media agencies to disseminate climate information.
[Added: 2021/09/08]
HCNER 2021/12 Initiated History
1.4. Develop an inventory of project assets such as the iCloud server, drones, mobile-based application, the call centre, early warning unit equipment, and cars, and be prepared for the maintenance/transfer which to be clearly stated in the exit strategy.
[Added: 2021/09/08]
HCNER 2021/12 Initiated Call center was cancelled. History
1.1. Ensure that project equipment supplies are done based on objective criteria accepted by stakeholders; ensure sophisticated equipment-like drones and EWS are provided with their accessories.
[Added: 2021/09/08]
HCNER 2021/04 Completed MOUs were signed with all stakeholders on the sustainable use of equipment
1.2 Build local capacity for maintenance and security of climate information infrastructure.
[Added: 2021/09/08]
HCNER 2021/04 Completed Local staff trained.
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Improved access of needy farmers and pastoralists to financial services for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

Management Response: [Added: 2021/09/08]

It is agreed to continue engagement with MF/insurance companies. Small farmers and pastoralists when engaged in the process of designing and implementing climate risk finance tools enhances buy-in and adoption of practices;

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1. Continue engagement with MF/insurance companies to adapt, refine and upscale climate risk finance products, targeting not only small farmers and pastoralists but also explore nomadic pastoralists;
[Added: 2021/09/08]
HCNER 2021/12 Initiated As part of the transitional arrangements in Sudan, HCNER is strengthening the environmental institutions at state level effectively play their role in creating awareness and capacities at local levels (Supported by UNDP GEF CCCD and the NAP Readiness Preparation Projects)
3.2. Facilitate experience sharing between MF and insurance companies to share lessons and best practices;
[Added: 2021/09/08]
HCNER 2021/12 Initiated As mentioned in point 3.1. above and other Donor funded on going and planned adaptation Projects
3.3. Organise, centralise and promote lessons learned on best agricultural/pastoral practices via written and video reports and other means/tools;
[Added: 2021/09/08]
HCNER 2021/12 Initiated Successes are being promoted through the all-new projects in the HCENR such as UNDP GEF CCCD and the NAP Readiness Preparation and the GCF UNDP/HCENR Adaptation Projects)
3.4. Regularly monitor legal framework for MF/WII to ensure it continuously responds to the emerging needs of small farmers and pastoralists.
[Added: 2021/09/08]
HCNER 2021/12 Initiated Ongoing: HCENR as environment and GEF/GCF operational focal point continue to promote the MF/WII model through all relevant project and processes

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