Terminal evaluation of the NAMA project

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Mongolia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
02/2020
Completion Date:
04/2020
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
35,000

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Title Terminal evaluation of the NAMA project
Atlas Project Number: 00086244
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Mongolia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 04/2020
Planned End Date: 02/2020
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 Target
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
  • 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
  • 7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency
Evaluation Budget(US $): 35,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 35,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Jan VAN DEN AKKER Mr jhavdakm@xs4all.nl
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in the Construction Sector in Mongolia
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5830
PIMS Number: 5315
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Environment
Countries: MONGOLIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Two projects were constructed recently in 2019 (ERC and CDC demos) and still need a full winter season of measurements, while the last two will only be installed in Q1 2020. The NAMA Project has recently been extended to the end of April 2020, so, the Evaluation Team proposes that this will enable the complete measurements of the winter season 2019-2020. Apart from this, another season of measurements could be undertaken, thus allowing to see differences between winters between one year and another. It also allows the last two demos (MUST building and UB City buildings) to be monitored during at least one whole winter season.

2

The results (GHG inventory, MRV methodology, findings of the pilot projects, and other materials of the Project) should continue to be disseminated widely.

3

An agreement should be made with CDC to continue the measurements, possibly with some UNDP support by the new UNDP project “Deepening efforts to accelerate NDC
implementation” and with CDC on post-NAMA project information dissemination.

4

NAMAs formulation is not a one-off event but is a continuous process through which developing countries can expand the scope of activities over time. Several programs are being designed of which some are labeled ‘NAMA’ (such as the program Mongolia – Energy Performance Contracting for Residential Retrofitting with UB Municipality and GGGI) while other programs may have different labels and titles, but all construction and building sector will have some interrelation and can build and reinforce each other. An institutional oversight framework will be needed to promote coordination and cooperation, avoiding overlap and filling gaps. The newly established National Climate Change Committee (NCCC)4 can play such a role (or a subcommittee thereof), with NAMA and NAMA type activities forming implementation of goals and strategies set out within the overall framework of Mongolia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

5

NAMAs can now be seen as a subset of NDC actions and from an institutional point of view, the TE Team recommends continuing climate change mitigation efforts within the NDC framework rather than separately institutionalizing the NAMA concept.

Management Response Documents
1. Recommendation:

Two projects were constructed recently in 2019 (ERC and CDC demos) and still need a full winter season of measurements, while the last two will only be installed in Q1 2020. The NAMA Project has recently been extended to the end of April 2020, so, the Evaluation Team proposes that this will enable the complete measurements of the winter season 2019-2020. Apart from this, another season of measurements could be undertaken, thus allowing to see differences between winters between one year and another. It also allows the last two demos (MUST building and UB City buildings) to be monitored during at least one whole winter season.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/25] [Last Updated: 2020/05/25]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Agreement is reached to conduct measurements.
[Added: 2020/05/25]
Demo project beneficiary organizations (ERC, CDC, MUST, UB Mayor’s Office) 2021/12 Initiated
2. Recommendation:

The results (GHG inventory, MRV methodology, findings of the pilot projects, and other materials of the Project) should continue to be disseminated widely.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/25] [Last Updated: 2020/05/25]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The results disseminated through website, social media, and MCUD official channels.
[Added: 2020/05/25]
MCUD, UNDP, NDC support project 2020/03 Completed UNDP website, social media, MCUD official channel
3. Recommendation:

An agreement should be made with CDC to continue the measurements, possibly with some UNDP support by the new UNDP project “Deepening efforts to accelerate NDC
implementation” and with CDC on post-NAMA project information dissemination.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/25]

Agreed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The JD and TOR of an unit of CDC included the roles and responsibilities to maintain GHG inventory and information dissemination roles.
[Added: 2020/05/25]
MCUD, NDC support project 2020/03 Completed
4. Recommendation:

NAMAs formulation is not a one-off event but is a continuous process through which developing countries can expand the scope of activities over time. Several programs are being designed of which some are labeled ‘NAMA’ (such as the program Mongolia – Energy Performance Contracting for Residential Retrofitting with UB Municipality and GGGI) while other programs may have different labels and titles, but all construction and building sector will have some interrelation and can build and reinforce each other. An institutional oversight framework will be needed to promote coordination and cooperation, avoiding overlap and filling gaps. The newly established National Climate Change Committee (NCCC)4 can play such a role (or a subcommittee thereof), with NAMA and NAMA type activities forming implementation of goals and strategies set out within the overall framework of Mongolia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/25]

Agreed. However, there is an exisiting framework (NCCC) with the roles mentioned. This is noted by TE consultants as well.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A meeting will be organized with MET to discuss the government plan to establish an institutional oversight framework or a subcommittee.
[Added: 2020/05/25]
MET National Committee on Climate Change 2020/04 Completed On 04 March 2020, an ad-hoc meeting organized with NCCC secretariat and MET and NCCC secretariat assured government plan to establish several subcommittees under NCCC, to oversee development and implementation of NAMA or NAMA-like activities.
Negotiate and agree to support Development of Action plan for implementation of Construction sector mitigation measures proposed under Mongolia’s NDC.
[Added: 2020/05/25]
MCUD, NDC support project 2020/03 Completed AWP of NDC support project includes an activity to support development of Action Plan for implementation of construction sector NDC actions and measures.
5. Recommendation:

NAMAs can now be seen as a subset of NDC actions and from an institutional point of view, the TE Team recommends continuing climate change mitigation efforts within the NDC framework rather than separately institutionalizing the NAMA concept.

Management Response: [Added: 2020/05/25]

Agreed. Mongolia’s NDC sets out climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, measures and efforts, within the framework of NDC.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A meeting will be organized with NCCC Secretariat to ensure that NAMA-like concept is institutionalized within the framework of NDC.
[Added: 2020/05/25]
MET, National Committee on Climate Change MCUD 2020/03 Completed On 04 March 2020, an ad-hoc meeting organized with NCCC secretariat and MET and NCCC secretariat assured government plan to establish several subcommittees under NCCC, to oversee development and implementation of NAMA or NAMA-like activities.

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