Reducing Environmental Stress in Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystems

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Evaluation Plan:
2008-2013, RBAP
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2011
Completion Date:
04/2011
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
87,500

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Title Reducing Environmental Stress in Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystems
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2013, RBAP
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 04/2011
Planned End Date: 06/2011
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
  • 2. 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
  • 2. Focus areas - Environment and Sustainable Development of Regional Programme
Evaluation Budget(US $): 87,500
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Gunnar Kullenberg/Michael E. Huber Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-1
PIMS Number: 994
Key Stakeholders:
Location of Evaluation: Regional
Countries:
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Regional and national coordination and cooperation should continue to be strengthened
2 Strongly recommended the Project be continued into its second phase with GEF support
3 A possible linkage with a potential East China Sea LME project
4 The ecosystem-based management approach should continue to be developed
5 Further development of the MPA network in a logical structure
6 Encourage involvement of the private sector through the Yellow Sea Partnership
7 Stronger efforts for Timely publication of scientific findings in scientific journals and websites
8 The YSLME Project, in its second phase, consider using the partnership/MOU with PEMSEA to function within PEMSEA?s political framework
1. Recommendation: Regional and national coordination and cooperation should continue to be strengthened
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/23]

UNDP notes recommendation for strengthening the Regional and national coordination through enhancing participation of representatives from all stakeholder categories and seeking increased continuity in the membership of key Project bodies, including the IMCCs. The SAP includes the YSLME Commission with China, ROK and potentially DPRK.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strengthening coordination and cooperation at Regional and National level
[Added: 2012/05/11]
Yellow Sea littoral countries with discussions facilitated by UNDP and PCU 2013/01 Overdue-Initiated To be considered and continued in the project follow-up. This is now included in the PIF for the follow-up project.
2. Recommendation: Strongly recommended the Project be continued into its second phase with GEF support
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/23]

UNDP agrees to the recommendation for the Project be continues into its second phase and phase two proposal has been developed

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Project be continued into its second phase
[Added: 2012/05/11]
UNDP ,(in consultations with China and ROK) 2012/12 Overdue-Initiated The project proposal phase two is under consideration by GEF, as part of the a programmatic approach for the East Asian Seas
3. Recommendation: A possible linkage with a potential East China Sea LME project
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/23]

UNDP agrees to the recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Linkage with a potential East China Sea LME project
[Added: 2012/05/11]
UNDP (in consultations with East China Sea littoral countries) 2012/01 Overdue-Initiated UNDP-APRC held informal discussions with China, ROK and Japan but are not currently keen towards an East China Sea LME project at this time.
4. Recommendation: The ecosystem-based management approach should continue to be developed
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/23]

Recommendation is noted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continue the development of ecosystem-based management
[Added: 2012/05/11]
UNDP and PCU 2012/12 Overdue-Initiated PIF is anchored on ecosystem-based management
5. Recommendation: Further development of the MPA network in a logical structure
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/23]

Recommendation is noted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Development of the MPA network
[Added: 2012/05/11]
UNDP and PCU 2012/12 Overdue-Initiated Included in the PIF
6. Recommendation: Encourage involvement of the private sector through the Yellow Sea Partnership
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/23]

Recommendation is noted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Involvement of the private sector
[Added: 2012/05/11]
UNDP and PCU 2012/12 Overdue-Initiated Facilitated and will be pursued in the follow-up project
7. Recommendation: Stronger efforts for Timely publication of scientific findings in scientific journals and websites
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/23]

Recommendation is noted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Timely publication of scientific findings in scientific journals and websites
[Added: 2012/05/11]
UNDP and PCU 2013/01 Overdue-Not Initiated To be implemented in phase two of YSLME project
8. Recommendation: The YSLME Project, in its second phase, consider using the partnership/MOU with PEMSEA to function within PEMSEA?s political framework
Management Response: [Added: 2012/04/23]

Recommendation is noted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Consider using the partnership/MOU with PEMSEA in YSLME second phase
[Added: 2012/05/11]
UNDP and PCU 2013/12 Overdue-Initiated This is now reflected in the proposed EAS program

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