BRA/14/G33 – (PIMS 4659) - Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use into NTFP and AFS production practices in Multiple-Use Forest Landscapes of High Conservation Value TE (Projeto Bem Diverso).

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2022, Brazil
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2021
Completion Date:
12/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title BRA/14/G33 – (PIMS 4659) - Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use into NTFP and AFS production practices in Multiple-Use Forest Landscapes of High Conservation Value TE (Projeto Bem Diverso).
Atlas Project Number: 00083645
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2022, Brazil
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2021
Planned End Date: 12/2021
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Sustainable
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 3.4.1 Innovative nature-based and gender-responsive solutions developed, financed and applied for sustainable recovery
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • 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
  • 1.5 By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
  • 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
  • 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 $): 20,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 20,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Jose Galindo MSC ECUADOR
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: BRA/14/G33 – (PIMS 4659) - Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use into NTFP and AFS production practices in Multiple-Use Forest Landscapes of High Conservation Value (Projeto Bem Diverso).
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 5091
PIMS Number: 4659
Key Stakeholders: EMBRAPA
Countries: BRAZIL
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

In order to improve efficiency, it is recommended that administrative and procurement instruments are continuously updated and adapted to rural contexts.

2

It is necessary to follow up on the creation of a portal to store all the information, documents and research. Also, seek to establish this portal with a partner institution to be in charge of maintaining and uploading updated information.

3

It is important for the project to be able to hold several local and regional events, not just one, to communicate all the information gathered by the project, and for the beneficiaries to know what the results of the project were.

4

It is recommended to evaluate the possibility of reaching agreements with ANATER so that several actions developed by the project can be linked to the institution, and thus enhance the work that will conclude the project.

5

The project could approach universities or federal districts that have a presence in Marajó to seek resources to continue with the project’s actions. The mechanisms that can contribute may be linked to university extension and research projects, and may even contribute directly with financial resources.

6

It is recommended that the project evaluate the possibility of seeking an ally to establish a distance education platform, where people can access research, and which, in addition, can be fed by the local communities themselves. This considering the amount of information and research leveraged by the project.

7

The stakeholders would like to explore together with Agriculture Ministry opportunities for a new follow project for GEF 8.

8

Knowledge management and return no participating communities is crucial to close the process and empower participants for future challenges.

9

Considering the need to return to participating communities and stakeholders, it has been suggested by different partners that there is a need to organize a closing event to share lessons, information and results achieved. This event should also provide the ground for follow up, scale up and sustainability commitments.  

1. Recommendation:

In order to improve efficiency, it is recommended that administrative and procurement instruments are continuously updated and adapted to rural contexts.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/23]

UNDP uses operation guidelines and procedures aligned with UNDP at global level.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Map best practices among administrative and procurement instruments that can be used to improve efficiency during rural context projects.
[Added: 2022/03/23] [Last Updated: 2022/05/20]
UNDP PO 2022/06 Completed Action completed. History
2. Recommendation:

It is necessary to follow up on the creation of a portal to store all the information, documents and research. Also, seek to establish this portal with a partner institution to be in charge of maintaining and uploading updated information.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/23] [Last Updated: 2022/03/23]

The project was able to create a transparency portal (https://bemdiverso.org.br/) that has all the information generated by the project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Update all the documents;
[Added: 2022/03/23] [Last Updated: 2022/05/20]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/06 Completed Action completed. History
Transfer the responsibilities and management of the portal to Embrapa.
[Added: 2022/03/23] [Last Updated: 2022/05/20]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/06 Completed Action completed. History
3. Recommendation:

It is important for the project to be able to hold several local and regional events, not just one, to communicate all the information gathered by the project, and for the beneficiaries to know what the results of the project were.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/23]

A final event was planned and is expected to be promoted by April.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organize the workshop;
[Added: 2022/03/23]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/04 Overdue-Initiated History
Organize the information to be presented;
[Added: 2022/03/23]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/04 Overdue-Initiated History
Support Embrapa on the workshop structure.
[Added: 2022/03/23]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/04 Overdue-Initiated History
4. Recommendation:

It is recommended to evaluate the possibility of reaching agreements with ANATER so that several actions developed by the project can be linked to the institution, and thus enhance the work that will conclude the project.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/23]

UNDP and DAS unit are on the process to draft the strategy for the period 2022-2025. One of the main strategies is linked to Biodiversity and Bioeconomy. This recommendation will be considered on the planning.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Include ANATER and this articulation in the Biodiversity Stakeholder engagement plan
[Added: 2022/03/23]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/06 Overdue-Initiated
5. Recommendation:

The project could approach universities or federal districts that have a presence in Marajó to seek resources to continue with the project’s actions. The mechanisms that can contribute may be linked to university extension and research projects, and may even contribute directly with financial resources.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/23]

UNDP and DAS unit are on the process to draft the strategy for the period 2022-2025. One of the main strategies is linked to Biodiversity and Bioeconomy. This recommendation will be considered on the planning.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Include ANATER and this articulation in the Biodiversity Stakeholder engagement plan
[Added: 2022/03/23]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/06 Overdue-Initiated
6. Recommendation:

It is recommended that the project evaluate the possibility of seeking an ally to establish a distance education platform, where people can access research, and which, in addition, can be fed by the local communities themselves. This considering the amount of information and research leveraged by the project.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/23]

UNDP and DAS unit are on the process to draft the strategy for the period 2022-2025. One of the main strategies is linked to Biodiversity and Bioeconomy. This recommendation will be considered on the planning.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Include ANATER and this articulation in the Biodiversity Stakeholder engagement plan.
[Added: 2022/03/23]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/06 Overdue-Initiated
7. Recommendation:

The stakeholders would like to explore together with Agriculture Ministry opportunities for a new follow project for GEF 8.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/23] [Last Updated: 2022/03/23]

UNDP Brazil is having meetings with the Ministry of Environment and other Ministries mapping GEF8 priorities and possibilities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Include Bioeconomy and the Bem diverso approach on the strategical meetings related to GEF 8
[Added: 2022/03/23]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/06 Overdue-Initiated
8. Recommendation:

Knowledge management and return no participating communities is crucial to close the process and empower participants for future challenges.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/23] [Last Updated: 2022/03/23]

The project was able to create a transparency portal (https://bemdiverso.org.br/) that has all the information generated by the project.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Send a formal communication to participating communities related to the final closure;
[Added: 2022/03/23]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/06 Overdue-Initiated
Disseminate the portal and information generated;
[Added: 2022/03/23]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/06 Overdue-Initiated
9. Recommendation:

Considering the need to return to participating communities and stakeholders, it has been suggested by different partners that there is a need to organize a closing event to share lessons, information and results achieved. This event should also provide the ground for follow up, scale up and sustainability commitments.  

Management Response: [Added: 2022/03/23]

A final event was planned and is expected to be promoted by April.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organize the information to be presented;
[Added: 2022/03/23]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/04 Overdue-Initiated History
Support Embrapa on the workshop structure
[Added: 2022/03/23]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/04 Overdue-Initiated History
Organize the workshop;
[Added: 2022/03/23] [Last Updated: 2022/05/20]
UNDP; Embrapa 2022/04 Completed Action completed. History

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