Terminal Evaluation of Project Endosulfan

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Evaluation Plan:
2021-2025, China
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
01/2022
Completion Date:
12/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
44,149

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Title Terminal Evaluation of Project Endosulfan
Atlas Project Number: 00095048
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025, China
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2021
Planned End Date: 01/2022
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Poverty
  • 2. Sustainable
  • 3. 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 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • 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
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
SDG Target
  • 12.4 By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
  • 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
  • 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
Evaluation Budget(US $): 44,149
Source of Funding: Project budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 29,156
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Flavio Forabosco International Consultant
Tong Yindong National Consultant
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Phase out of Endosulfan in China
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Persistent Organic Pollutants
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-6
GEF Project ID: 9724
PIMS Number: 6054
Key Stakeholders: FECO
Countries: CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

The project’s scope included the tobacco sector. However, after the survey investigation, it was found that tobacco producers do not use endosulfan. This problem should be spotted before project design and implementation. The recommendation is a feasibility study or a pre-analysis of the sectors.

2

This project has a positive impact on the environment but the impact on climate change mitigation and adaptation is unclear. Recommendations are to estimate GHG emissions reduction and adopt a strategy to mitigate the impact of climate change on the project sites.

3

The gender issue is important for the development of modern Chinese society. For this reason, the project should take this topic seriously. The recommendation is to find solutions to enhance gender equality and women’s empowerment within the project.

4

4.1 The project should prepare a well-written lesson learned report. This important document will be useful for the PMU and for similar projects in the country and abroad.

4.2 The project should hold a workshop or prepare a document about a comprehensive exit strategy to ensure the long-time sustainability of results

Management Response Documents
1. Recommendation:

The project’s scope included the tobacco sector. However, after the survey investigation, it was found that tobacco producers do not use endosulfan. This problem should be spotted before project design and implementation. The recommendation is a feasibility study or a pre-analysis of the sectors.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/11]

Fully Accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP will be mindful of the feasibility study and take possible actions to make it more relevant for new projects’ designing.
[Added: 2022/01/11]
PMU 2021/12 Completed
2. Recommendation:

This project has a positive impact on the environment but the impact on climate change mitigation and adaptation is unclear. Recommendations are to estimate GHG emissions reduction and adopt a strategy to mitigate the impact of climate change on the project sites.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/11]

Fully Accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The strategy to mitigate the impact of climate change will be considered in the new project design and implementation.
[Added: 2022/01/11]
PMU and UNDP CO 2021/12 Completed
3. Recommendation:

The gender issue is important for the development of modern Chinese society. For this reason, the project should take this topic seriously. The recommendation is to find solutions to enhance gender equality and women’s empowerment within the project.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/11]

Fully Accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In an effort to encourage more women, including both farmers and technical workers, to participate in the project’s training and related activities, under the project, gender mainstreaming training was held in late-2021, including 46 female agronomic and farmers.
[Added: 2022/01/11]
PMU and UNDP CO 2021/12 Completed
4. Recommendation:

4.1 The project should prepare a well-written lesson learned report. This important document will be useful for the PMU and for similar projects in the country and abroad.

4.2 The project should hold a workshop or prepare a document about a comprehensive exit strategy to ensure the long-time sustainability of results

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/11]

Fully Accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 The lesson learned report will be prepared together with the project closure report.
[Added: 2022/01/11] [Last Updated: 2022/05/25]
PMU and UNDP CO 2022/05 Completed Completed as confirmed by programme colleagues. History
4.2 The project closure meeting was held on 30 Nov 2021.
[Added: 2022/01/11]
PMU and UNDP CO 2021/11 Completed

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