PIMS3387: Sustainable Land Management: Final Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2008-2012, Liberia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2012
Completion Date:
01/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
25,000

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Title PIMS3387: Sustainable Land Management: Final Evaluation
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2012, Liberia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 01/2013
Planned End Date: 12/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Development plans and programmes integrate environmentally sustainable solutions in a manner that promotes poverty reduction, MDG achievement and low-emission climate-resilient development
Evaluation Budget(US $): 25,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Land Degradation
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-1
PIMS Number: 3387
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: LIBERIA
Comments: Terminal Evaluation on Enhancing National Security and Small Arms Control under MYFF goal of Crisis Prevention and Recovery.
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 SLM should be incorporated into the school curriculum to have a greater and faster multiplier effect
2 Improve the project information dissemination mechanism to ensure that information disseminated is accurate and delivered in a timely manner
3 Establish demonstration SLM farms in the project Counties to enable the target groups to see the SLM ideas in practice and to serve as training grounds
4 The stakeholders that were involved in the implementation of the project should explore opportunities that could be available for them to share the best practices that emerged from the project implementation
5 The EPA, with assistance from UNDP should support and coordinate a well-defined strategy to initiate an inter-ministerial dialogue and sensitization approach that would ensure that necessary policy and financial support for SLM upscaling is on board immediately
6 Future intervention of this nature should strategically ensure that a significant portion of the available resources are committed to practical field demonstrations that would enhance visible impact and acceptability
1. Recommendation: SLM should be incorporated into the school curriculum to have a greater and faster multiplier effect
Management Response: [Added: 2013/04/25]

Acknowledged and steps taken.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
University of Liberia curricula for agriculture and forestry reviewed and SLM issues integrated
[Added: 2013/04/25]
UNDP/EPA/UL 2012/12 Completed
2. Recommendation: Improve the project information dissemination mechanism to ensure that information disseminated is accurate and delivered in a timely manner
Management Response: [Added: 2013/04/25]

Acknowledged and steps taken.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project findings were printed, published and widely distributed to stakeholders including academic, GoL and research institutions.
[Added: 2013/04/25]
UNDP/EPA 2012/12 Completed
3. Recommendation: Establish demonstration SLM farms in the project Counties to enable the target groups to see the SLM ideas in practice and to serve as training grounds
Management Response: [Added: 2013/04/25]

The project activities did not include demonstration farms and therefore no budget was allocated.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
There were no demonstration farms established during the implementation of the project. This was not envisaged during the project initiation and finalization of proposal.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
EPA No due date No deadline established Additional funding will be needed to expand in other counties that will take into consideration the establishment of demonstration farms in subsequent projects.
4. Recommendation: The stakeholders that were involved in the implementation of the project should explore opportunities that could be available for them to share the best practices that emerged from the project implementation
Management Response: [Added: 2013/04/25] [Last Updated: 2014/05/09]

Lessons learnt were catalogued and concept note prepared to this effect.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The concept note is pending to be reviewed by stakeholders that will lead in the drafting of a new proposal.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
EPA No due date No deadline established The continuation of phase two of the project will depend on the availability of funds.
5. Recommendation: The EPA, with assistance from UNDP should support and coordinate a well-defined strategy to initiate an inter-ministerial dialogue and sensitization approach that would ensure that necessary policy and financial support for SLM upscaling is on board immediately
Management Response: [Added: 2013/04/25]

Acknowledged and steps taken.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A legislative workshop was held to acquaint legislatures of the findings of the project and seek their endorsement of the National Action Plan (NAP) for combating desertification.
[Added: 2013/04/25] [Last Updated: 2014/05/09]
EPA No due date No deadline established NAP was not endorsed until project ended in December 2012. EPA is continuing follow up.
This was the essence for which the evaluation was conducted to catalogue lessons learnt and best practices to aid in the scalability of the project in the future.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
EPA No due date No deadline established The SLM report produced to give relevance to activities and subsequent financing of key priority areas in the future.
6. Recommendation: Future intervention of this nature should strategically ensure that a significant portion of the available resources are committed to practical field demonstrations that would enhance visible impact and acceptability
Management Response: [Added: 2013/04/25]

Acknowledged.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
There was capacity development training conducted to bridge the gap in SLM in three selected counties. Namely, Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties.
[Added: 2014/05/09]
EPA No due date No deadline established This aspect of the project will be given keen attention in the next phase if there are funds.

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