FSP Environmentally Sound Management and Destruction of PCBs in Mexico: Second Stage - Mid Term Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2021-2025, Mexico
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
Completion Date:
Management Response:
Evaluation Budget(US $):


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Title FSP Environmentally Sound Management and Destruction of PCBs in Mexico: Second Stage - Mid Term Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00084933
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025, Mexico
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2022
Planned End Date: 05/2022
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Sustainable
  • 2. Energy
  • 3. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. 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
  • 2. Output 2.5.1 Solutions developed, financed and applied at scale for energy efficiency and transformation to clean energy and zero-carbon development, for poverty eradication and structural transformation
SDG Goal
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • 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
  • 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 $): 30,000
Source of Funding: Project budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 29,682
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Hernán Reyes Consultor Internacional
Marisol Violeta Sanchez Avendaño Consultora Nacional MEXICO
Hernán Reyes Consultor Internacional
Marisol Violeta Sanchez Avendaño Consultora Nacional MEXICO
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Environmentally Sound Management and Destruction of PCBs in Mexico: Second Phase
Evaluation Type: Mid-term Review
Focal Area: Persistent Organic Pollutants
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-6
GEF Project ID: 9214
PIMS Number: 5479
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: MEXICO

Based on the results of the SISG consultancy, establish an action plan to launch the system in harmony with the communications plan with events that will put the PCB issue on the media's agenda and serve to relaunch the project. Ensure that the SISG has a management and work agenda whose priority axis allows it to become the relevant actor in the PCB issue, assume a facilitator role for the destruction of pollutants supporting financing searches, information of holders, approaching viable technical offers, speeding up an exhaustive mapping of contaminated equipment, improving collection logistics, guaranteeing competitive prices and showing that it is possible, necessary and urgent to have in Mexico an organization that ensures in a sustainable and optimized way, the disposal of PCB stockpiles.


Conduct a feasibility study on the minimum conditions (operating volume and/or subsidies) that would allow SEM-TREDI (or another company) to make the decision to operate by executing elimination actions in Mexico, so that the System can make these conditions viable and ultimately have lower prices.


Define a parallel strategy to the consultancy in charge of sampling, as a proactive alternative that allows a greater involvement of the private sector in the identification of contaminated equipment with the promotion of subsidies, which are mentioned below.


Establish an agreement with a university for project knowledge management that generates information linked to disseminating lessons learned, achievements, successes and knowledge of the project.


Formally ratify the interest of both institutions to support with a sense of urgency, involving oversight of the coordinating unit, delivery of strategic guidance, assisting with relationships and connections, and active participation in the project board monthly or bi-monthly during 2022 and quarterly or when relevant in 2023 to ensure timely management decisions and engagement of key stakeholders.


Elaborate an awareness and communication plan that gives visibility to the PCB problem

and encourages it to be reinforced with very clear and sequential communication milestone:

  • Conformation of the SSIG: Major agreement to identify and destroy PCB
  • Successes and quantitative achievements with the launching of case studies
  • Reinforcement Campaigns:
    • Risks of not maintaining electrical equipment
    • National backwash technology
    • Certified Companies
    • Costs of not adopting new technologies

It will be essential that gender, human rights and inclusion issues are worked on with the support of the GAP document prepared by the project; the documents and consultancies generated by the project should include indicators for monitoring and compliance with the actions. In order to translate the actions in the field, the differentiated impacts on decision making should be identified, women have specific needs as stated in the GAP, in order to know the needs of women:

i. Collect and request sex-disaggregated data.

ii. Train and involve women at the local level in the activities that the project will develop

at the state level, so that women's knowledge of the dynamics of their institution or community can be tapped.

iii. Identify and evaluate specific needs in situations of adequate PCB management, which define their participation and integration in specific actions.

iv. Ensure that women benefit from the training and that their role in the proper management of PCB is identified.

v. Allocate budget for the implementation of the Project's GAP

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