Enhancing Financial Sustainability of the Protected Area System in Albania

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Evaluation Plan:
2022-2026, Albania
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
05/2022
Completion Date:
06/2022
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Enhancing Financial Sustainability of the Protected Area System in Albania
Atlas Project Number: 00089253
Evaluation Plan: 2022-2026, Albania
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2022
Planned End Date: 05/2022
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Resilience
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025)
  • 1. Output 4.2 Public and private investment mechanisms mobilized for biodiversity, water, oceans, and?climate solutions
SDG Goal
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
SDG Target
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 15,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Ivica Trumbic International Evaluator
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Financial sustainability of the PA system, Albania
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-6
GEF Project ID: 9289
PIMS Number: 5602
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Tourism and Environment, National Agency for Protected Areas (NAPA)
Countries: ALBANIA
Comments:

Implementing agency for the project is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project is nationally implemented  (NIM) by the Ministry of Tourism and Environment. The Executing Entity is the National Agency for Protected Areas (NAPA).

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Efforts should be made to complete all the activities envisaged by the ProDoc and disburse all the funds provided by the GEF grant. The PMU should closely monitor implementation of the activities.

2

While the project’s exit strategy was finalised and discussed with partners and stakeholders, efforts should be made to achieve a smooth transition towards a post-project period in order to maintain the momentum and secure the sustainability of project’s results.

3

Complete the Biodiversity Tracking Tool before the closure of the project. The last revision of the Tracking Tool was prepared on 15 December 2021, but one has to be prepared before the project will be closed.

4

In order to facilitate access to the knowledge base generated during the course of the Project, upload all technical documents produced with project support onto the project’s portal.

1. Recommendation:

Efforts should be made to complete all the activities envisaged by the ProDoc and disburse all the funds provided by the GEF grant. The PMU should closely monitor implementation of the activities.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/22]

Accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The project is proceeding as per annual working plan. Almost all GEF funds are committed. Procedures are ongoing to commit the rest of GEF funds.
[Added: 2022/06/22] [Last Updated: 2022/10/10]
PMU/ UNDP and implementing partner 2022/12 Initiated History
2. Recommendation:

While the project’s exit strategy was finalised and discussed with partners and stakeholders, efforts should be made to achieve a smooth transition towards a post-project period in order to maintain the momentum and secure the sustainability of project’s results.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/22]

Accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project implementation team is following the issue in close cooperation with the Exit Strategy consultant
[Added: 2022/06/22] [Last Updated: 2022/10/10]
PMU/ UNDP and Exit Strategy consultant 2022/12 Initiated History
3. Recommendation:

Complete the Biodiversity Tracking Tool before the closure of the project. The last revision of the Tracking Tool was prepared on 15 December 2021, but one has to be prepared before the project will be closed.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/22]

Accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
PMU is working to complete the Biodiversity Tracking Tool.
[Added: 2022/06/22] [Last Updated: 2022/10/10]
PMU/ UNDP 2022/12 Initiated History
4. Recommendation:

In order to facilitate access to the knowledge base generated during the course of the Project, upload all technical documents produced with project support onto the project’s portal.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/06/22]

Accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The technical documents and studies are being uploaded in the UNDP portal https://www.undp.org/albania/projects/enhancing-financial-sustainability-protected-areas-system-albania
[Added: 2022/06/22] [Last Updated: 2022/10/10]
PMU/ UNDP 2022/12 Initiated History

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