SUPPLY-SIDE EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY

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Evaluation Plan:
2002-2006, Syria
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
01/2006
Completion Date:
12/2006
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
50,000

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Title SUPPLY-SIDE EFFICIENCY AND ENERGY
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2002-2006, Syria
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2006
Planned End Date: 01/2006
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 50,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area:
Project Type:
GEF Phase: GEF-null
PIMS Number:
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 UNDP to develop and implement a policy which confirms the importance of the ProDoc and establishes a Master Copy which should be updated each time substantive revisions are carried out on any of its elements.
2 Review the Project implementation framework/arrangements to create a clearer distinction between the policy and the management levels, and create a more direct link between the management and implementation levels
3 Provide the NPD with a bit more ?space? and advice and guidance from a ?distance?, primarily by the NPC
4 Arrange for the NPD and all three site managers to undergo the PRINCE-2 training in project management
5 Develop job descriptions for all staff as guidance on what needs to be done by each, and as a basis for performance assessment. Review job descriptions when work plans (ideally a Management Plan as well as an Annual Operational Plan) are adopted at each site.
6 Clarify the employment status for staff that are seconded or on loan to the project team from the forestry department. Ensure that their deployment is according to a clear contract which includes a job description
7 To the PMU and PEC on the SRF, monitoring and adaptive management.
8 Establish a protected area management board for each PA with a true participation of communities to replace the site steering committee.
9 Ecological integrity (initiate the process of assessment of eco system health in each of the three PAs, with the first survey serving to establish a baseline.
10 Develop and adopt management plans plus annual operational plans
11 Explore the possibility of developing a headquarter and visitor center for each of Abu Qubeis and Jebel Abdul Aziz PA
12 Design and implement a strategic approach to the PA system in Syria based on representativeness and reflecting the best of what remains.
13 Establish Technical Advisory Group (TAG)
14 Make the ATLAS System available to the NPD and the finance assistant at project level, at least for query
15 Develop and implement a strategy for communities engagement and participation based on the principle that they are part owners of the PA and must be approached as partners.
16 Risk management (risk changes in socio-economic conditions and the risk that legislations and regulations will lag behind developments arising from the project
1. Recommendation: UNDP to develop and implement a policy which confirms the importance of the ProDoc and establishes a Master Copy which should be updated each time substantive revisions are carried out on any of its elements.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

As a UNDP policy the ProDoc is a key document, which is signed between UNDP and the government,in addition to the signature of any substantive modification or revision. Accordingly action will be taken as recommended. furthermore, a master copy collating all the different versions of key sections and components of the project documentation will be established.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Establish a master copy collating all the different versions of key sections and components of the project documentation.
[Added: 2010/01/06]
UNDP CO No due date No deadline established The process is progressive
2. Recommendation: Review the Project implementation framework/arrangements to create a clearer distinction between the policy and the management levels, and create a more direct link between the management and implementation levels
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

A retreat for: PMU and NPC(MLAE),UNDP,NPFP(MAAR) and other stakeholders will be arranged to clarify the roles and responsibilities of each according to the TORs.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: Provide the NPD with a bit more ?space? and advice and guidance from a ?distance?, primarily by the NPC
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

Same as previous Management response i.e. to orgnize a retreat for clarificaiton of roles.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation: Arrange for the NPD and all three site managers to undergo the PRINCE-2 training in project management
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

The project manager will undertake PRINCE 2 training; however, site managers may have a barrier with language. The activities are expected to be done by 2010

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: Develop job descriptions for all staff as guidance on what needs to be done by each, and as a basis for performance assessment. Review job descriptions when work plans (ideally a Management Plan as well as an Annual Operational Plan) are adopted at each site.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

This recommendation is accepted and has already been implemented and all project staff at the sites and the center were assessed and job description were finalized and adopted.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: Clarify the employment status for staff that are seconded or on loan to the project team from the forestry department. Ensure that their deployment is according to a clear contract which includes a job description
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

One-day work shop already orgnized bringing together the different entities to ensure that the linkages and responsiveness of rangers and guards also respond to and link with the site managers. Meeting report alredy defined the relation between the site managers and their counterparts from the Ministry of Agriculture on sites.

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation: To the PMU and PEC on the SRF, monitoring and adaptive management.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

one day workshop has been conducted with full participation of all relevant stakeholders to discuss the SRF and modify what needed. One day workshop with all relevant stakeholders as been conducted to discuss the final SRF.

Key Actions:

8. Recommendation: Establish a protected area management board for each PA with a true participation of communities to replace the site steering committee.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

The taskforce(MAAR,MSEA) is in the process of preparing final report including the structure of the shape of PA site local board at national level. Meeting of the board in Hama has already been done and it is agreed to move forward on this recommendation

Key Actions:

9. Recommendation: Ecological integrity (initiate the process of assessment of eco system health in each of the three PAs, with the first survey serving to establish a baseline.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

All baseline surveys for Flora and Fauna were achieved by national and international experts and volunteers

Key Actions:

10. Recommendation: Develop and adopt management plans plus annual operational plans
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

Done in collaboration with stakeholders and subcontractor

Key Actions:

11. Recommendation: Explore the possibility of developing a headquarter and visitor center for each of Abu Qubeis and Jebel Abdul Aziz PA
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06] [Last Updated: 2010/01/06]

Renovation for the headquarter at Jebel Abdul Aziz is done and for Abu Qubies is in process, tourism master plan is done for Al fourounloq and to be distributed to the two sites.

Key Actions:

12. Recommendation: Design and implement a strategic approach to the PA system in Syria based on representativeness and reflecting the best of what remains.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

International consultant prepared a National PA policy statement at country level.

Key Actions:

13. Recommendation: Establish Technical Advisory Group (TAG)
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

This recommendation is partially accepted; the TAG for the project can be established however institutionalizing it into a permanent institution

Key Actions:

14. Recommendation: Make the ATLAS System available to the NPD and the finance assistant at project level, at least for query
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

Atlas system so far is only accessible to UNDP staff. In Atlas wave II it is expected to extend the access to project staff

Key Actions:

15. Recommendation: Develop and implement a strategy for communities engagement and participation based on the principle that they are part owners of the PA and must be approached as partners.
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

Integrated training program was achieved on small project proposals, planning ,designing and running

Key Actions:

16. Recommendation: Risk management (risk changes in socio-economic conditions and the risk that legislations and regulations will lag behind developments arising from the project
Management Response: [Added: 2010/01/06]

training session already Designed and held on risk management and adaptive management.

Key Actions:

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