TERMINAL EVALUATION FOR CROSS-CUTTING CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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Evaluation Plan:
2020-2024, Liberia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2021
Completion Date:
01/2022
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title TERMINAL EVALUATION FOR CROSS-CUTTING CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Atlas Project Number: 00096752
Evaluation Plan: 2020-2024, Liberia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 01/2022
Planned End Date: 12/2021
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Governance
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.2.1 Capacities at national and sub-national levels strengthened to promote inclusive local economic development and deliver basic services including HIV and related services
SDG Goal
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
SDG Target
  • 17.18 By 2020, enhance capacity-building support to developing countries, including for least developed countries and small island developing States, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 14,937
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
John Solunta Smith, Jr. National Consultant
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Strengthening National Capacities to Meet Global Environmental Obligations with the framework of Sustainable Development Priorities
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-1
GEF Project ID:
PIMS Number: 5796
Key Stakeholders: Environmental Protection Agency
Countries: LIBERIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

All Technical Reports, Knowledge Products and other relevant information/data produce under the project be made available to public on closure of the project. 

The project has produced a body of knowledge including guidelines, training manuals, technical standards, documentation of success stories and lessons learned etc. As the project is approaching for closure by end of the year, it is recommended that this body of knowledge, including full listing in the final project report is available for reference of all the stakeholders associated with improved environmental management in the country. It is also encouraged to make these products available online.

2

Development of an Interactive Platform on EKMS.

It is recommended that an ‘Interactive Platform’, moderated by a subject expert, is developed and integrated with the existing EKMS for use of the concerned stakeholders to share their experiences, innovations, ideas, raise queries and draw mutual benefit from the collective learning on day-to-day basis.

3

Design and Implement Sustainability Build-up and Exit Strategy.

Further trainings to integrate global environmental indicators into selected sectoral plans and the learning-by-doing trainings on improved methodologies and analytical skills for interpreting global environmental trends and understanding their relevance to sectoral development which were not organized during the project cycle due to COVID-19 may be planned in future to sustain the results achieved so far.

1. Recommendation:

All Technical Reports, Knowledge Products and other relevant information/data produce under the project be made available to public on closure of the project. 

The project has produced a body of knowledge including guidelines, training manuals, technical standards, documentation of success stories and lessons learned etc. As the project is approaching for closure by end of the year, it is recommended that this body of knowledge, including full listing in the final project report is available for reference of all the stakeholders associated with improved environmental management in the country. It is also encouraged to make these products available online.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/02/10]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1: Put all documents in one folder 1.2: To PDF all documents 1.3: To upload all documents online
[Added: 2022/02/10]
EPA 2022/09 Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

Development of an Interactive Platform on EKMS.

It is recommended that an ‘Interactive Platform’, moderated by a subject expert, is developed and integrated with the existing EKMS for use of the concerned stakeholders to share their experiences, innovations, ideas, raise queries and draw mutual benefit from the collective learning on day-to-day basis.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/02/10] [Last Updated: 2022/02/10]

Partially Accepted.

An interactive platform on the EKMS called the Community Forum exist. Like other Social Media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, the EKMS Community Forum is a place where people go to exchange ideas and talk about any growing agenda and/or topics.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1: To conduct continual monitoring of the Community Forum.
[Added: 2022/02/10]
EPA 2022/08 Initiated The regular monitoring of the Community Forum will be conducted by the Information Technologist assigned at the EPA.
3. Recommendation:

Design and Implement Sustainability Build-up and Exit Strategy.

Further trainings to integrate global environmental indicators into selected sectoral plans and the learning-by-doing trainings on improved methodologies and analytical skills for interpreting global environmental trends and understanding their relevance to sectoral development which were not organized during the project cycle due to COVID-19 may be planned in future to sustain the results achieved so far.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/02/10]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1: Engage policy-makers for budgetary support the resource mobilization for sustainability of the EKMS and the project as a whole.
[Added: 2022/02/10]
EPA 2022/07 Initiated Final report for 15-years resource mobilization strategy is available.

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