Developing Strategies for Sustainable Development in SCG

Report Cover Image
Evaluation Plan:
2005-2010, Serbia
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
03/2007
Completion Date:
03/2007
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
1,100

Share

Document Type Language Size Status Downloads
Download document ToR_SDS tor Posted 456
Download document SDS_Mission_report_Johan_Holmberg_Oct_07.doc report English Posted 738
Title Developing Strategies for Sustainable Development in SCG
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2005-2010, Serbia
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2007
Planned End Date: 03/2007
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Crisis Prevention & Recovery
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 1,100
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
johan Holmberg Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: SERBIA
Comments: Scanning and evaluation of progress
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 1.The campaign cannot end with the approval by the Government of the NSDS. Selling sustainable development to the general public is no easy task under the best of circumstances, and the propensity of the "man in the street" to take it on board in Serbia cannot be assumed to be very high. 2.The campaign should therefore be sustained throughout NSDS implementation and I would recommend that it be a principal component of the second phase project. 3.In the implementation phase the nature of this campaign should differ from what is now ongoing and focus more on raising the level of awareness and understanding of sustainable development in the general public. 4.It should therefore include an element of training of Serbian journalists, there is apparently no training related to sustainable development available to them at this time. This training could consist of a series of seminars. 5.To make the concept of sustainable development meaningful to ordinary people it is necessary that they can see practical changes affecting them in their daily lives, such as improved garbage collection or reduced air pollution and the like. This is where the pilot projects are important, and they will be an important component of the NSDS implementation phase. It is important that the awareness raising campaign be carefully calibrated with the pilot projects to avoid that expectations are raised and then unfulfilled. For example, if the awareness of the public of the need for sorting garbage is raised, then the municipality concerned must also be able to collect and process that garbage, lest people quickly become disappointed and cynical.
1. Recommendation: 1.The campaign cannot end with the approval by the Government of the NSDS. Selling sustainable development to the general public is no easy task under the best of circumstances, and the propensity of the "man in the street" to take it on board in Serbia cannot be assumed to be very high. 2.The campaign should therefore be sustained throughout NSDS implementation and I would recommend that it be a principal component of the second phase project. 3.In the implementation phase the nature of this campaign should differ from what is now ongoing and focus more on raising the level of awareness and understanding of sustainable development in the general public. 4.It should therefore include an element of training of Serbian journalists, there is apparently no training related to sustainable development available to them at this time. This training could consist of a series of seminars. 5.To make the concept of sustainable development meaningful to ordinary people it is necessary that they can see practical changes affecting them in their daily lives, such as improved garbage collection or reduced air pollution and the like. This is where the pilot projects are important, and they will be an important component of the NSDS implementation phase. It is important that the awareness raising campaign be carefully calibrated with the pilot projects to avoid that expectations are raised and then unfulfilled. For example, if the awareness of the public of the need for sorting garbage is raised, then the municipality concerned must also be able to collect and process that garbage, lest people quickly become disappointed and cynical.
Management Response: [Added: 2009/10/19]

The second phase project would consist of a core component and an open-ended component for pilot projects. The core component would be financed in its entirety by the Swedish government through Sida. It would ensure the continuation of the present coordination unit in the Office of the DPM and provide resources for a communication unit, a consultancy fund, some support to the Council for Sustainable Development, and funds for workshops to train environmental journalists. The open-ended component would initially include five headings for pilot projects, others could later be added. These projects are listed in the attached concept note, a more comprehensive description is available in the Office of the DPM. They could be large or small, depending on the availability of finance, but initially most of them would focus on specific municipalities. They would be financed by other interested donors, including the private sector and civil society.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The second phase project would initially be of a duration of two years, but future extensions would be likely.
[Added: 2009/10/19]
Serbia 2009/10 Completed

Latest Evaluations

Contact us

1 UN Plaza
DC1-20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel. +1 646 781 4200
Fax. +1 646 781 4213
erc.support@undp.org