00104290 Sixth OP of the GEF SGP in Indonesia (6th SGP) GEF Terminal Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2021-2025, Indonesia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
04/2022
Completion Date:
03/2022
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title 00104290 Sixth OP of the GEF SGP in Indonesia (6th SGP) GEF Terminal Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00104290
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025, Indonesia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2022
Planned End Date: 04/2022
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Resilience
  • 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
  • 2. Output 3.3.1 Evidence-based assessment and planning tools and mechanisms applied to enable implementation of gender-sensitive and risk-informed prevention and preparedness to limit the impact of natural hazards and pandemics and promote peaceful, just and inclusive societies
SDG Goal
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • 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
  • 12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
  • 14.2 By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
  • 15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: GEF SGP
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 30,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Jose Galindo International Evaluator ECUADOR
Mardha Tillah National Evaluator
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: 00104290 Sixth OP of the GEF SGP in Indonesia (6th SGP)
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Multifocal Areas
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-6
GEF Project ID: 9086
PIMS Number: 5499
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Environment and Forestry, The National Research and Innovation Agency, sub-national governments, community networks, NGOs (Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan, World Research Institute (WRI) Indonesia, Yayasan Detara), private sectors (PT. Martina Bertho, Tbk)
Countries: INDONESIA
Lessons
1.
  1. Relatively small investments can make an important difference in terms of improving quality of life in rural vulnerable communities.
  2. Working through host organizations in each region allowed a more organized and strategic intervention because they played a critical role landing technologies and practices to the local context.
  3. Productive activities should have a consistent approach towards generating entrepreneurial, organizational and business capacities, not only to sell products but also to sell the knowledge acquired.

Tag: Sustainability UNDP management

Findings
1.
  1. The project is highly relevant for the country because it has an integrated approach that contributes to the different programs in the country such as land reforestation, climate change adaptation, and social forestry.
  2. The project design was weak; although it was guided by the global logical framework of SGP projects, it would be expected to be adequately articulated to the national context and policies.
  3. The adaptive management of the project is noteworthy; on the one hand, it is appreciated that the Project Management Unit (PMU) decided to follow a landscape approach to fill the gap of not having a ProDoc as a guide for its implementation. Likewise, the management of COVID-19 was adequate.
  4. The project was able to fulfil all the indicators of its two components. In some cases, it even exceeded the planned target by a significant margin. In some cases, it is important to mention, the goal was achieved thanks to cooperation with other programs such as RARE.
  5. The project contributed to the strengthening and transfer of technologies; however, the sustainability perspectives are uncertain as there are not formal institutional commitments or budgets allocated to maintain most of the projects.

Recommendations
1

Terminal Evaluation recommendation A1
The project design has been generally evaluated as weak; it was not an adequate navigation tool for SGP´s implementation. Future designs should make a greater effort in terms of characterizing intervention areas, increased understanding of the ecosystems, providing quantitative data to justify targets and interventions using gender equality perspective. Larger meaningful stakeholder consultation and effective participation during project design could bridge information gaps and improve appropriation.

2

Terminal Evaluation recommendation A2.

Failure and unsuccessful projects are perhaps more important to assess and analyze than successful ones. Key aspects behind failure and success should be analyzed to improve project preparation and selection process.

3

Terminal Evaluation recommendation B1.  

Stakeholder´s involvement plan should not only list potential actors and organizations, but it should also describe them and analyze what concrete measures and activities will be carried out to ensure their involvement and participation from the benefits derived from project intervention.  

4

Terminal Evaluation recommendation B2.

Communities and host organizations were not involved in project design. It is recommended to improve their participation, especially in setting goals and targets. 

5

Terminal Evaluation recommendation B3.

The Ministry of the Environment and Forestry could have played a greater role in project implementation, especially in terms of dissemination of lessons learned and scaling up technologies and practices implemented by communities.

6

Terminal Evaluation recommendation B4.

Involve the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Children Protection in the project design and implementation so that the project’s outputs and outcomes and the data could be used by the MoWECP and at the same time it would also sensitize the ministry of Environment to gender-based natural resources management/governance discourses. The same recommendations also apply to other relevant ministries or governmental agencies

7

Terminal Evaluation recommendation C1.

Report on project indicators should disaggregate between direct and indirect impacts derived from project intervention. There should be a clear indication about what has been achieved through GEF investments and what has been accounted as progress funded by other sources.

8

Terminal Evaluation recommendation C2.

Implementation should allocate sufficient time and facilitate dedicated spaces for PMU and host organizations to ensure a common understanding of project strategy, goals and targets. These spaces to share views and lessons learned should continue during implementation.   

9

Terminal Evaluation recommendation C3.

It is recommended that personnel or an organization is given a specific task to ensure the adoption of, or to link, the project outputs and outcomes in national level government.

10

Terminal Evaluation recommendation D1.

Add gender-based qualitative indicators to ensure the long-term changes by increasing stakeholders’ knowledge/awareness on inclusive, if not specifically mentioned as gender mainstreamed natural resources management so that it will strengthen the overall gender responsive/sensitive approach of the project. An activity to achieve this target could be in form of gender equality and social inclusion training for the community members, men and women, grantees and government officials

11

Terminal Evaluation recommendation D2.

Define indicators that qualitatively measure the changes of women and other marginalized groups, leadership in community-based landscape/seascape management. In addition to the gender-based quantitative indicators. For example, setting indicator on women or other marginalized groups’ increasing capacities to speak in public (e.g. women’s group, community’s meeting, speaking to the authorities, depending on the context), in advocating for their rights fulfilment in landscape/seascape management, or increasing positive perception of men and women in regards with women’s roles in landscape/seascape management. An example of activities to achieve this result could be exchange learning programme between community groups (women groups, youth groups, etc.) not only between the grantees

Management Response Documents
1. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation A1
The project design has been generally evaluated as weak; it was not an adequate navigation tool for SGP´s implementation. Future designs should make a greater effort in terms of characterizing intervention areas, increased understanding of the ecosystems, providing quantitative data to justify targets and interventions using gender equality perspective. Larger meaningful stakeholder consultation and effective participation during project design could bridge information gaps and improve appropriation.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/27] [Last Updated: 2022/03/27]

PARTIALLY REJECT
The project was designed based on experience from previous SGP operational phases which still relied on the global design of the GEF-SGP programme. It is important to note that the process was started at the country level involving multi-stakeholders representing various institutions and local needs, reviewed by regional and global levels, and endorsed by GEF Secretariat (and GEF Council). In this phase, the project was designed using a landscape/seascape approach for the first time.
After evaluating the results of GEF-SGP6 around the world, the SGP Country Programme and UNDP have decided to continue working on a similar approach in the GEF-SGP Seventh Operational Phase (GEF-SGP7) and make a greater effort in terms of characterizing intervention areas, increasing understanding of ecosystem, providing quantitative data to justify targets and interventions using a gender equality perspective and in ensuring greater stakeholder consultation and effective participation to bridge information gaps and improve appropriations.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP to make greater efforts in characterizing intervention areas, increased understanding of the ecosystems, providing quantitative data to justify targets and interventions using gender equality perspective and ensuring larger meaningful stakeholder consultation and effective participation as part of the design of the Seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP in Indonesia
[Added: 2022/03/27]
UNDP CO, SGP Country Programme 2022/01 Completed The project was designed based on experience from previous SGP operational phases which still relied on the global design of the GEF-SGP programme. It is important to note that the process was started at the country level involving multi-stakeholders representing various institutions and local needs, reviewed by regional and global levels, and endorsed by GEF Secretariat (and GEF Council). In this phase, the project was designed using a landscape/seascape approach for the first time. After evaluating the results of GEF-SGP6 around the world, the SGP Country Programme and UNDP have decided to continue working on a similar approach in the GEF-SGP Seventh Operational Phase (GEF-SGP7) and make a greater effort in terms of characterizing intervention areas, increasing understanding of ecosystem, providing quantitative data to justify targets and interventions using a gender equality perspective and in ensuring greater stakeholder consultation and effective participation to bridge information gaps and improve appropriations.
2. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation A2.

Failure and unsuccessful projects are perhaps more important to assess and analyze than successful ones. Key aspects behind failure and success should be analyzed to improve project preparation and selection process.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/27] [Last Updated: 2022/03/27]

Partially accept

The SGP Country Programme did not only analyze only successful grant-funded projects but also unsuccessful ones. It summarized the results of analysis through interviews, focus group discussions (FGDs), and other relevant activities and compiled these findings in the Case Study entitled "Case Study: Experience of Implementation of the GEF SGP Indonesia – UNDP Phase-6 Project in Indonesia."

This process for accessing and analyzing unsuccessful and successful projects will continue when implementing the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP.

We disagree with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry being the responsible entity for this recommendation. In fact, the Responsible Party is the Implementing Partner/NGO, Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan (YBUL). For information and clarification, GEF-SGP has been a project under NGO Execution. It has never been under a National Implementation Modality (NIM). The Responsible Party has been an NGO (in this case is Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan) that signed a Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with the UNDP Country Office in Indonesia. The Project Document (ProDoc) has only been signed by UNDP Country Office in Indonesia.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The project will analyze successes and failures from OP6 grants and compile them into a Case Study “Experience of Implementation of the GEF SGP Indonesia – UNDP Phase-6 Project in Indonesia."
[Added: 2022/03/27]
SGP Country Programme 2021/11 Completed The SGP Country Programme did not only analyze only successful grant-funded projects but also unsuccessful ones. It summarized the results of analysis through interviews, focus group discussions (FGDs), and other relevant activities and compiled these findings in the Case Study entitled "Case Study: Experience of Implementation of the GEF SGP Indonesia – UNDP Phase-6 Project in Indonesia." This process for accessing and analyzing unsuccessful and successful projects will continue when implementing the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP. We disagree with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry being the responsible entity for this recommendation. In fact, the Responsible Party is the Implementing Partner/NGO, Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan (YBUL). For information and clarification, GEF-SGP has been a project under NGO Execution. It has never been under a National Implementation Modality (NIM). The Responsible Party has been an NGO (in this case is Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan) that signed a Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with the UNDP Country Office in Indonesia. The Project Document (ProDoc) has only been signed by UNDP Country Office in Indonesia. History
Lesson Learned from successful and unsuccessful SGP grants are fully integrated into the GEF-SGP OP-7 Project Design
[Added: 2022/03/27]
UNDP 2022/01 Completed The SGP Country Programme did not only analyze only successful grant-funded projects but also unsuccessful ones. It summarized the results of analysis through interviews, focus group discussions (FGDs), and other relevant activities and compiled these findings in the Case Study entitled "Case Study: Experience of Implementation of the GEF SGP Indonesia – UNDP Phase-6 Project in Indonesia." This process for accessing and analyzing unsuccessful and successful projects will continue when implementing the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP. We disagree with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry being the responsible entity for this recommendation. In fact, the Responsible Party is the Implementing Partner/NGO, Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan (YBUL). For information and clarification, GEF-SGP has been a project under NGO Execution. It has never been under a National Implementation Modality (NIM). The Responsible Party has been an NGO (in this case is Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan) that signed a Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with the UNDP Country Office in Indonesia. The Project Document (ProDoc) has only been signed by UNDP Country Office in Indonesia. History
3. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation B1.  

Stakeholder´s involvement plan should not only list potential actors and organizations, but it should also describe them and analyze what concrete measures and activities will be carried out to ensure their involvement and participation from the benefits derived from project intervention.  

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/27]

Partially accept

In the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP, the SGP Country Programme and UNDP strengthened the stakeholder engagement plan to include potential actors/ organizations and explained their roles and analyzed what concrete actions and activities will be undertaken to ensure their involvement and participation.

For this specific project, we do not agree with the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry being listed as entity responsible for this recommendation. Indeed, the GEF-SGP has been a project under NGO Execution. It has never been under a National Implementation Modality (NIM). The Responsible Party has been an NGO (in this case is Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan) that has a Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with UNDP Indonesia. The Project Document (ProDoc) has been signed by UNDP Indonesia only.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Designing a stronger Stakeholder Engagement Plan that describe such stakeholders and analyze concrete measures and activities that will be carried out to ensure their full participation
[Added: 2022/03/27]
UNDP 2022/01 Completed In the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP, the SGP Country Programme and UNDP strengthened the stakeholder engagement plan to include potential actors/ organizations and explained their roles and analyzed what concrete actions and activities will be undertaken to ensure their involvement and participation. For this specific project, we do not agree with the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry being listed as entity responsible for this recommendation. Indeed, the GEF-SGP has been a project under NGO Execution. It has never been under a National Implementation Modality (NIM). The Responsible Party has been an NGO (in this case is Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan) that has a Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with UNDP Indonesia. The Project Document (ProDoc) has been signed by UNDP Indonesia only. History
4. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation B2.

Communities and host organizations were not involved in project design. It is recommended to improve their participation, especially in setting goals and targets. 

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/27] [Last Updated: 2022/03/27]

REJECT

From project design to evaluation process, the SGP County Program always invited and involved the community as evidenced by the fieldwork reports prepared during project design, monitoring reports, and internal evaluation reports. At that time, host organizations were not selected yet. Therefore, they were not considered involved in the project design by the evaluation. However, the SGP Country Program invited potential Host organizations to engage in the stakeholder consultation process. In accordance with SGP Operational Guidelines, the host organizations were selected after (1) the project document (prodoc) was endorsed by GEF CEO; (2) UNDP Indonesia received Delegation of Authority to sign the prodoc for implementation; (3) National Steering Committee (NSC) was established, and (4) Small grant mechanism was established and endorsed by the NSC. During the project design (preparation), accordance with GEF SGP Operational Guidelines, UNDP was not supposed to disburse any grant (funds) without proper mechanism.

The SGP Country Programme and UNDP have decided to continue working on a similar approach in the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP and will involve communities and potential host organisation in project design, especially in setting goals and targets.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The SGP Country Programme invited and involved the community on project design of the Seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP in Indonesia
[Added: 2022/03/27]
UNDP CO, SGP Country Programme 2022/01 Completed From project design to evaluation process, the SGP County Program always invited and involved the community as evidenced by the fieldwork reports prepared during project design, monitoring reports, and internal evaluation reports. At that time, host organizations were not selected yet. Therefore, they were not considered involved in the project design by the evaluation. However, the SGP Country Program invited potential Host organizations to engage in the stakeholder consultation process. In accordance with SGP Operational Guidelines, the host organizations were selected after (1) the project document (prodoc) was endorsed by GEF CEO; (2) UNDP Indonesia received Delegation of Authority to sign the prodoc for implementation; (3) National Steering Committee (NSC) was established, and (4) Small grant mechanism was established and endorsed by the NSC. During the project design (preparation), accordance with GEF SGP Operational Guidelines, UNDP was not supposed to disburse any grant (funds) without proper mechanism. The SGP Country Programme and UNDP have decided to continue working on a similar approach in the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP and will involve communities and potential host organisation in project design, especially in setting goals and targets. History
5. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation B3.

The Ministry of the Environment and Forestry could have played a greater role in project implementation, especially in terms of dissemination of lessons learned and scaling up technologies and practices implemented by communities.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/27]

Partially accept

In future projects, the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP, the SGP Country Programme and UNDP will continue to collaborate with MoEF (or KLHK) through the active involvement of GEF Indonesia secretariat office, GEF OFP as co-chair of the NSC of GEF SGP, social forestry activities, and the ICCA registry (part of the Directorate General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation program under MoEF). the SGP Country Programme and UNDP will encourage MoEF to get benefit from GEF SGP project and disseminate of SGP’s lesson learned at national and global level.

We disagree with the statement of Ministry of the Environment and Forestry as the Responsible Party. It is to clarify that GEF-SGP has been a project under NGO Execution. It has never been under a National Implementation Modality (NIM). The Responsible Party has been an NGO (in this case is Yayasan Bina Usaha Lingkungan) that has a Project Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with UNDP Indonesia. The Project Document (ProDoc) has been signed by UNDP Indonesia only.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Formulation of Knowledge Management Strategy and Communication Strategy for the 7th operational phase of the GEF SGP in Indonesia. During such development of these strategies, consultations will be made with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry for increased dissemination of lessons learned and scaling up.
[Added: 2022/03/27]
SGP Country Programme and UNDP 2023/03 Not Initiated Will be implemented in the future GEF-SGP
6. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation B4.

Involve the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Children Protection in the project design and implementation so that the project’s outputs and outcomes and the data could be used by the MoWECP and at the same time it would also sensitize the ministry of Environment to gender-based natural resources management/governance discourses. The same recommendations also apply to other relevant ministries or governmental agencies

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/27]

Partially accept

During the formulation of the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP project document, only certain government and other relevant government agencies at local level (village, sub-district, district, and provincial) were invited for consultation. This practice was conducted in the preparation of Sixth operational phase of the GEF-SGP and it continues in the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP. The SGP Country Programme will involve the MoWECP during implementation of the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP.

We disagree with the statement that responsible entity is Ministry of Women Empowerment and Children Protection. GEF SGP is a project using an NGO Execution mechanism (and not a NIM). It has been focusing on activities that have been implemented at the grass root level. The project is meant to create a balance of international support to ensure sustainable development at local levels involving grass roots with National Implementation Modality (NIM) projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Involve the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Children Protection when developing and implementing landscape/seascape strategies
[Added: 2022/03/27]
SGP Country Programme 2026/06 Not Initiated Will involve the MoWECP in the future GEF-SGP (GEF-SGP7)
7. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation C1.

Report on project indicators should disaggregate between direct and indirect impacts derived from project intervention. There should be a clear indication about what has been achieved through GEF investments and what has been accounted as progress funded by other sources.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/27]

Fully accept

The SGP Country Programme together with UNDP will develop a monitoring system that is easy to use by the local communities and relevant stakeholders to disaggregate between direct and indirect impacts derived from project interventions.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop a monitoring system allowing to disaggregate direct and indirect impacts derive from the project interventions
[Added: 2022/03/27] [Last Updated: 2022/09/01]
UNDP, SGP Country Programme 2022/12 Initiated The activity is postponed to December 2022. It coincides with the preparation of the SGP7 landscape strategy after the PCA between UNDP and YBUL is signed on 15 August 2022. The activity will be started after Inception Workshop. History
8. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation C2.

Implementation should allocate sufficient time and facilitate dedicated spaces for PMU and host organizations to ensure a common understanding of project strategy, goals and targets. These spaces to share views and lessons learned should continue during implementation.   

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/27]

Fully accept

Since the implementation of the sixth operational phase of the GEF-SGP, the SGP Country Programme and host organizations have attended a series of workshops to ensure a common understanding of project strategy, goals and targets. In fact, the SGP Country Programme also opens a discussion session for each host organisations to conduct daily consultations. This space for sharing views and learning continues throughout implementation. It is even more often carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic by holding regular bi-monthly meetings between hosts and between implementing partners. The SGP Country Programme will continue to provide space to share views and lessons with grantees-partners and host organizations during the implementation of the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP.

SGP Country Programme will develop work strategy better to host organisation therefore they have enough time to ensure common understanding of project strategy, goals, and targets.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continuous engagement with host organisations to ensure a common understanding of project strategy, goals and targets.
[Added: 2022/03/27]
SGP Country Programme, UNDP 2023/03 Not Initiated Will be conducted in the future GEF-SGP
9. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation C3.

It is recommended that personnel or an organization is given a specific task to ensure the adoption of, or to link, the project outputs and outcomes in national level government.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/27]

FULLY ACCEPT

Yes, SGP Country Programme will select an organisation to conduct a specific task to ensure the adoption of, or to link, the project outputs and outcomes in national level government.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Exploring the feasibility for a personal or an organization facilitating the adoption of, or to link, the project outputs and outcomes in national level government.
[Added: 2022/03/27]
SGP Country Programme, UNDP 2024/02 Not Initiated Will be implemented in the future GEF-SGP
10. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation D1.

Add gender-based qualitative indicators to ensure the long-term changes by increasing stakeholders’ knowledge/awareness on inclusive, if not specifically mentioned as gender mainstreamed natural resources management so that it will strengthen the overall gender responsive/sensitive approach of the project. An activity to achieve this target could be in form of gender equality and social inclusion training for the community members, men and women, grantees and government officials

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/27] [Last Updated: 2022/03/27]

Partially accept

A gender analysis action plan has been developed and defined in the project design of the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP (on annex 9 of the ProDoc) that included gender-based qualitative indicators to ensure the long-term changes by increasing stakeholders’ knowledge/awareness on inclusive, and an activity to achieve this target could be in form of gender equality and social inclusion training for the community members, men and women, grantees and government officials.

For this particular project, we disagree with the term of the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry and Ministry of Women Empowerment and Children Protection as the Responsible Parties. GEF SGP is a project using an NGO Execution mechanism (and not a NIM). It has been focusing on activities that have been implemented at the grass root level. The project is meant to create a balance of international support to ensure sustainable development at local levels involving grass roots with National Implementation Modality (NIM) projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Developed a gender analysis and action plan, including gender-based qualitative indicators and gender-related trainings, when formulating for the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP
[Added: 2022/03/27]
UNDP 2022/01 Completed A gender analysis action plan has been developed and defined in the project design of the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP (on annex 9 of the ProDoc) that included gender-based qualitative indicators to ensure the long-term changes by increasing stakeholders’ knowledge/awareness on inclusive, and an activity to achieve this target could be in form of gender equality and social inclusion training for the community members, men and women, grantees and government officials. For this particular project, we disagree with the term of the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry and Ministry of Women Empowerment and Children Protection as the Responsible Parties. GEF SGP is a project using an NGO Execution mechanism (and not a NIM). It has been focusing on activities that have been implemented at the grass root level. The project is meant to create a balance of international support to ensure sustainable development at local levels involving grass roots with National Implementation Modality (NIM) projects. History
a. Refine the project results framework to add gender-based qualitative indicators; and followed by b. Refine the gender action plan as part of the inception workshop to include gender-based qualitative indicators and gender-related trainings
[Added: 2022/03/27] [Last Updated: 2022/09/01]
UNDP, SGP Country Programme 2022/12 Not Initiated The activities are postponed to 3rd week of December 2022. It coincides with the preparation of the SGP7 landscape strategy after the PCA between UNDP and YBUL is signed on 15 August 2022. The Landscape Strategies are planned to be presented in early February 2023. Activities will be carried out in parallel with the preparation of Landscape strategies. History
11. Recommendation:

Terminal Evaluation recommendation D2.

Define indicators that qualitatively measure the changes of women and other marginalized groups, leadership in community-based landscape/seascape management. In addition to the gender-based quantitative indicators. For example, setting indicator on women or other marginalized groups’ increasing capacities to speak in public (e.g. women’s group, community’s meeting, speaking to the authorities, depending on the context), in advocating for their rights fulfilment in landscape/seascape management, or increasing positive perception of men and women in regards with women’s roles in landscape/seascape management. An example of activities to achieve this result could be exchange learning programme between community groups (women groups, youth groups, etc.) not only between the grantees

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/27]

Partially accept

During project design of the seventh operational phase of the GEF-SGP, a gender analysis action plan has been developed and defined (on annex 9 of the ProDoc). However, it is currently missing indicators that qualitatively measure the changes of women and other marginalized groups, leadership in community-based landscape/seascape management. It is proposed to include such indicators as part of the project inception workshop. Progress towards achievement of the gender mainstreaming targets will be monitored and evaluated on an annual basis, at a minimum. Results will be documented in project implementation review (PIR) reports and other progress reports. Gender mainstreaming results and lessons learned will be shared as part of the project’s knowledge management strategy, and experiences on SGP project's will be input for project management.

We disagree with the term of the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry as the Responsible Parties. The GEF SGP is a project using an NGO Execution mechanism (and not a NIM). It has been focusing on activities that have been implemented at the grass root level. The project is meant to create a balance of international support to ensure sustainable development at local levels involving grass roots with National Implementation Modality (NIM) projects.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Revise the project results framework as part of the inception workshop to include indicators that qualitatively measure the changes of women and other marginalized groups, leadership in community-based landscape/seascape management.
[Added: 2022/03/27] [Last Updated: 2022/09/01]
SGP Country Programme and UNDP 2022/12 Not Initiated The activities are postponed to 3rd week of December 2022. It coincides with the preparation of the SGP7 landscape strategy after the PCA between UNDP and YBUL is signed on 15 August 2022. The Landscape Strategies are planned to be presented in early February 2023. Activities will be carried out in parallel with the preparation of Landscape strategies. History

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