Sustainable Land Management project evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2010-2015, Turkmenistan
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
12/2010
Completion Date:
12/2010
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Sustainable Land Management project evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00056220
Evaluation Plan: 2010-2015, Turkmenistan
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 12/2010
Planned End Date: 12/2010
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 2. Cross-cutting Development Issue
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. Local and national authorities have the capacities to access and integrate multiple sources of public and private environmental financing in support of sustainable human development, including gender equality and poverty reduction
  • 3. National and local governments and communities have the capacities to adapt to climate change and make inclusive and sustainable environment & energy decisions benefitting in particular under-served populations
  • 4. UNDP programmes/projects integrate capacity development
  • 5. South-South approaches to development mainstreamed in national development plans and the work of United Nations organizations
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: Project funds
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title:
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Land Degradation
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-3
GEF Project ID: 3239
PIMS Number: 3188
Key Stakeholders: UNDP, GEF, GTZ, Ministry of Nature Protection
Countries: TURKMENISTAN
Comments: The Evaluation was initially planned to be a mid-term one but its actual timeframe coincided with the final stage of the project thus the evaluation was made as terminal.
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 1. In any future partnership arrangement for a project, management responsibility for resources (personnel, financial, etc) should be vested in one project manager.
2 2. It is recommended that the PMU review all the reports and similar informative material that has arisen from the project, translate as appropriate so it can reach identifiable beneficiaries, record all in a searchable and accessible database to be located in, and managed by, the NIDFF. Hardcopies of relevant documents should be placed, for reference (i.e. accessible) in school libraries, local administration offices, Daikhan offices and similar key locations.
3 3. It is recommended that subject to funding support being available and the agreement of the Government, the project duration should be extended to around September 2011 so as to provide the time necessary to consolidate project products, develop and implement an effective Exit Strategy, and enhance the chances of sustainability for the project benefits and services.
4 4. It is recommended that subject to funding support being available and the agreement of the Government, the project duration should be extended to around September 2011 so as to provide the time necessary to consolidate project products, develop and implement an effective Exit Strategy, and enhance the chances of sustainability for the project benefits and services.
1. Recommendation: 1. In any future partnership arrangement for a project, management responsibility for resources (personnel, financial, etc) should be vested in one project manager.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/02/01] [Last Updated: 2011/02/01]

To change the project management structure for more effective project implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Management responsibility for resources (personnel, financial, etc) should be vested in one project manager.
[Added: 2011/02/01] [Last Updated: 2011/04/15]
UNDP/Project 2011/05 Completed
2. Recommendation: 2. It is recommended that the PMU review all the reports and similar informative material that has arisen from the project, translate as appropriate so it can reach identifiable beneficiaries, record all in a searchable and accessible database to be located in, and managed by, the NIDFF. Hardcopies of relevant documents should be placed, for reference (i.e. accessible) in school libraries, local administration offices, Daikhan offices and similar key locations.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/02/01] [Last Updated: 2011/02/01]

Project Staff Arrangement for receiving of more effective results on project activities within the SLM realization.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Initiate hiring of Project Staff for providing of secure the investments made by GEF.
[Added: 2011/02/01] [Last Updated: 2011/04/15]
UNDP/Project 2011/04 Completed Project assistant is hired for monitoring of grants and information management activities.
2.2 Initiate hiring of Specialist on Public Relation for more effective implementation activities on information management and knowledge transfer.
[Added: 2011/02/01] [Last Updated: 2012/04/23]
UNDP/Project 2011/04 Completed Project assistant is to be hired for monitoring of grants and information management activities.
3. Recommendation: 3. It is recommended that subject to funding support being available and the agreement of the Government, the project duration should be extended to around September 2011 so as to provide the time necessary to consolidate project products, develop and implement an effective Exit Strategy, and enhance the chances of sustainability for the project benefits and services.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/02/01] [Last Updated: 2011/02/01]

Project Extension for providing the time necessary to consolidate some of the project products and enhance the chances of their sustainability.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Extend the project till September 2011.
[Added: 2011/02/01] [Last Updated: 2011/04/15]
UNDP/Project 2011/04 Completed The project has been extended until May 2011 with main focus of monitoring and follow up to ensure sustainability of outcomes and results that have been attained during implementation of project activities in 2007-2010.
3.2 Review of Exit Strategy and final report.
[Added: 2011/02/01] [Last Updated: 2011/12/29]
UNDP/Project 2011/05 Completed The project has been extended until May 2011 with main focus of monitoring and follow up to ensure sustainability of outcomes and results that have been attained during implementation of project activities in 2007-2010. Within the exit strategy activities two economic societies have been established locally to sustain the project outputs. These societies are to provide extended services to local land users. Final workshop with land users in Sakar-Chaga was conducted to strengthen the ownership of local community towards the project results.
3.3 Organization and holding of the Exit Strategy Workshop for local government organizations as well as Daikhan and other farmers associations and community groups.
[Added: 2011/02/01] [Last Updated: 2011/12/29]
UNDP/Project 2011/05 Completed The project has been extended until May 2011 with main focus of monitoring and follow up to ensure sustainability of outcomes and results that have been attained during implementation of project activities in 2007-2010. The workshop with land users in Sakar-Chaga was conducted to strengthen the sense of ownership of local community towards the project results.
4. Recommendation: 4. It is recommended that subject to funding support being available and the agreement of the Government, the project duration should be extended to around September 2011 so as to provide the time necessary to consolidate project products, develop and implement an effective Exit Strategy, and enhance the chances of sustainability for the project benefits and services.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/02/01]

Project Extension for providing the time necessary to consolidate some of the project products and enhance the chances of their sustainability.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Prepare documents on operational and financial closure.
[Added: 2011/02/01] [Last Updated: 2012/04/23]
UNDP/Project 2012/03 Completed Project assistant was hired for operational and financial closure of the project, including final inventory. In 2011 there were implemented some remaining activities including publishing of infomation materials, drilling of a well in Nohur region and some others. Given these there is a need for final CDR to be available in March 2012.

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