PIMS 1881 BD MSP: Dibeen Reserve

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Evaluation Plan:
2003-2007, Jordan
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
09/2006
Completion Date:
07/2007
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
1,000
 The quarterly progress reports should be expanded to include an indicative work plan of activities for the next quarter. This will allow the UNDP Jordan to review activities in advance and offer guidance on any areas in which it has expertise, and the executing agency can determine if the adoption of this advice would improve the delivery of the activity and the achievement of the expected output.  The role of the Steering Committee needs to strengthened, with more frequent meetings, adequate advance provision of documentation, follow-up mechanisms established, and the inclusion of representation at the local community level.

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Title PIMS 1881 BD MSP: Dibeen Reserve
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2003-2007, Jordan
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2007
Planned End Date: 09/2006
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 1,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Mr. Gregory Pearson, International Consultant Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area:
Project Type:
GEF Phase: GEF-null
PIMS Number:
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: JORDAN
Comments: Independent GET Mid term evaluation.
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Reinforced efforts should be made to speed up the process of the finalization of the tourism plan and the promulgation of the action plan before the next tourism season. UNDP believes this recommendation does not do justice to the risks that exist to the reserve as a result of (i) the failure to establish the Regional Park in the surrounding forest managed by the Ministry of Agriculture's Department of Forestry (ii) the possible development of privately owned land adjacent to the reserve - such as the proposed development by Dubai Capital Co. on the property owned by the Social Security Fund. Further action is required to address the risk beyond the development of a zoning plan. The pressure to alter the Forestry legislation last year is an indication of the high risks that exist. Socio-economic component The operational work should be finished. A system of indicators for monitoring the progress toward achieving the socio-economic programme outputs and its
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1. Recommendation: Reinforced efforts should be made to speed up the process of the finalization of the tourism plan and the promulgation of the action plan before the next tourism season. UNDP believes this recommendation does not do justice to the risks that exist to the reserve as a result of (i) the failure to establish the Regional Park in the surrounding forest managed by the Ministry of Agriculture's Department of Forestry (ii) the possible development of privately owned land adjacent to the reserve - such as the proposed development by Dubai Capital Co. on the property owned by the Social Security Fund. Further action is required to address the risk beyond the development of a zoning plan. The pressure to alter the Forestry legislation last year is an indication of the high risks that exist. Socio-economic component The operational work should be finished. A system of indicators for monitoring the progress toward achieving the socio-economic programme outputs and its
Management Response: [Added: 2007/04/10]

Management Response and Tracking Evaluation Title: Mid-Term Review Evaluation Completion Date: 5 November 2006 Key issues and Recommendations Management Response Tracking Response Key Actions Time frame Responsible unit(s) Status Comments Conservation The total tourist capacity of Zone A of the reserve needs to be determined and this capacity limit enforced through a restricted daily entrance limit. "Overflow" options for alternative tourist sites need to be developed through cooperation between the project and the local municipalities and integrated tourism management strategies. Reinforced efforts should be made to speed up the process of the finalization of the tourism plan and the promulgation of the action plan before the next tourism season. The current tourism plan should be finalized 1st Quarter 2007 RSCN overdue Build the new northern gate. 1st Quarter 2007 RSCN completed Maintain the current tourism main infrastructure: 1- Maintain the existing p

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2. Recommendation:
Management Response: [Added: 2007/05/20]

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