Mid-Term Review of Project "Conservation of Snow Leopards and their Critical Ecosystems in Afghanistan"

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Evaluation Plan:
2015-2020, Afghanistan
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
03/2021
Completion Date:
05/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Mid-Term Review of Project "Conservation of Snow Leopards and their Critical Ecosystems in Afghanistan"
Atlas Project Number: 00105859
Evaluation Plan: 2015-2020, Afghanistan
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2021
Planned End Date: 03/2021
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Energy
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.5.1 Solutions adopted to achieve universal access to clean, affordable and sustainable energy
SDG Goal
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
SDG Target
  • 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 30,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
William Andrew Laurie Consultant hul1@cam.ac.uk
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: MAIL
Countries: AFGHANISTAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Project reports should always present project progress firmly in the context of the overall programme

2

Deeper routine review and assessment of the impacts of project and programme actions and expenditure as measured against the objective and the outcomes.

3

The Project should explore avenues for continued funding for Snow Leopard conservation

4

Prepare a plan for extension of conservation activities to the whole of the Snow Leopard range in Afghanistan

5

Assess all project and programme initiated bodies and plans for sustainability and take appropriate action

6

 Diversify and widen stakeholder engagement

7

Expand project engagement with local universities

8

Ensure that training is deployed in the most effective manner

9

 Prepare new communication strategy emphasizing dialogue, feedback and dissemination

10

Extend the project by 12 months to ensure proper use of the remaining funds

11

Emphasize further development of the Wakhan National Park Management Plan through the PAC

12

Engage community conservation facilitators to deepen the dialogue and interaction with villagers

13

Post additional project staff in Wakhan over winter to work with communities and local government officials

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