UNDP-GEF Terminal Evaluation associated with projects on management effectiveness of protected areas

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Evaluation Plan:
2020-2025, South Africa
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
Completion Date:
Management Response:
Evaluation Budget(US $):


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Title UNDP-GEF Terminal Evaluation associated with projects on management effectiveness of protected areas
Atlas Project Number: 00079954
Evaluation Plan: 2020-2025, South Africa
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2022
Planned End Date: 02/2022
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Sustainable
  • 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
  • 2. Output 2.4.1 Gender-responsive legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions strengthened, and solutions adopted, to address conservation, sustainable use and equitable benefit sharing of natural resources, in line with international conventions and national legislation
SDG Goal
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • 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
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
  • 15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: Project
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 27,963
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
José Galindo Present, Mentefactura ECUADOR
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Projects on Management Effectiveness of Protected Areas
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4848
PIMS Number: 4943
Key Stakeholders: DEFF, SANParks, SANBI, CSIR, NGOs

Strengthen capacities of decentralized partners to implement GEF projects on issues such as M&E, quality assurance, environmental and social safeguards, financial management and procurement.


Future projects should consider a higher-level PSC that meets once a year and provides strategic guidance and political support.


Generate a repository of all the information, especially lessons learned generated, and that a way is found to ensure that it can continue to be used and made available after project closure. 


Organize a closing event with wide stakeholder participation, to share the results achieved, strengthen stakeholders’ commitments towards follow up and replication.

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