Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action (ATSEA)

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Evaluation Plan:
2011-2015, Indonesia
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
12/2013
Completion Date:
07/2014
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action (ATSEA)
Atlas Project Number: 00058440
Evaluation Plan: 2011-2015, Indonesia
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2014
Planned End Date: 12/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. 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
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
James Lenocy Evaluator
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: International Waters
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-4
PIMS Number: 3879
Key Stakeholders: Agency for Marine and Fisheries and Bappenas
Countries: INDONESIA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Recommendation 1: Concerning to the SAP/NAP: Carry out a strategic review of the SAP/NAP priority actions and targets prior SAP implementation.
2 Evaluation Recommendation 2: Advocate uptake of NAP priority actions into national and sub-national operation programs
3 Evaluation Recommendation 3: Support agreement on baseline levels and protocols for assessing progress toward achieving SAP/NAP environmental objective targets.
4 Evaluation Recommendation 4: Facilitate a strategy on national and regional information management.
5 Evaluation Recommendation 5: Reach a regional agreement on the financing of the regional cooperation mechanism.
6 Evaluation Recommendation 6: Carry out value chain and situational analyses to support alternative livelihood initiatives.
7 Evaluation Recommendation 7: Develop implementation pathways, so that stakeholders can better understand the SAP implementation process and associated timeframe
8 Evaluation Recommendation 8: Proposal for future directions underlining main objectives.
9 Evaluation Recommendation 9: regarding to operational issues: i) implement alternative methods of convening meetings in order to reduce travel costs; ii) risk management should be more inclusive among key stakeholders; iii) work programming should be more extensive and be linked to the logical results framework
1. Recommendation: Recommendation 1: Concerning to the SAP/NAP: Carry out a strategic review of the SAP/NAP priority actions and targets prior SAP implementation.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/08]

The management acknowledges that strategic review will be conducted in phase 2 during SAP and NAPs implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1. Update baseline information of the SAP & NAPs involving Regional Scientific Committee and National Scientific Committee of Arafura and Timor Seas as well as other relevant scientific communities.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/11]
Environment Unit, UNDP 2016/12 Completed Project baseline for ATSEA Phase 2 has been finalized during PPG phase. History
1.2. Conduct stakeholder consultations to review existing SAP and NAPs targets according SMART criteria with National Inter-Ministerial Committee of the Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS), local governments and stakeholder engagement group of ATS.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/11]
Environment Unit UNDP 2016/12 Completed During PPG, stakeholder consultations have been organized to review existing SAPs and NAPs targets for development of project strategic results frameworks according to SMART criteria. History
2. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation 2: Advocate uptake of NAP priority actions into national and sub-national operation programs
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/08]

The proposed NAP priority actions of Indonesia have been partially adopted into Fisheries Management Plan of Arafura Sea (FMP 718). It is noted the adoption process of the NAP into national and sub-national policies will be replicated in Timor Leste.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.2. Facilitate adoption of the NAP into Timor Leste Five Year Development Plan (2018-2022)
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/11]
Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, 2019/12 Overdue-Initiated Since there was delay in commencing of ATSEA Phase 2 implementation, the Government of Timor-Leste is in development process of Five Year Development Plan using their co-financing. The project will support monitoring of the relevant national target during the project period. It will be included as ATSEA Phase 2 intended activities under component 1 of Timor-Leste national component. History
2.1. Include selected priority actions of the Indonesia NAP into draft National Mid Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2015 -2019
[Added: 2015/06/08]
AMFRD ? MMAF Indonesia 2014/12 Completed NAP priority actions in line with President vision#7 (Nawa Cita) in particular promoting responsible fishing practices such as IUU fishing; strengthening management of biodiversity of important coastal habitat.
3. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation 3: Support agreement on baseline levels and protocols for assessing progress toward achieving SAP/NAP environmental objective targets.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/08]

The management agreed to achieve consensus on baseline levels towards SAP and NAPs implementation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.2 Establish operational guideline to monitor achievement of the environmental targets as stipulated in the SAP and NAPs.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/11]
Environment Unit UNDP 2019/12 Overdue-Initiated It will be included as ATSEA Phase 2 intended activities. The plan has been included in the draft ATSEA Phase 2 Prodoc, Section I Part IV. History
3.1. Update baseline information of the SAP and NAPs involving Regional Scientific Committee and National Scientific Committee of Arafura and Timor Seas as well as other relevant scientific communities.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/11]
Environment Unit UNDP 2016/12 Completed Project baseline for ATSEA Phase 2 has been finalized during PPG phase. History
4. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation 4: Facilitate a strategy on national and regional information management.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/08]

The management acknowledged the importance to ensure knowledge and information exchange among targeted stakeholders at national and regional levels.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1. Develop communication strategy to improve information exchange and knowledge management in collaboration with relevant line ministries.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Environment Unit UNDP 2016/12 Completed It will be included as ATSEA Phase 2 intended activities. The information will be used to support value chain analysis/marketing of fish products (Recommendation 6). History
4.2. Establish regional information center of the ATS.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Environment Unit UNDP 2017/12 Completed It will be included as ATSEA Phase 2 intended activities. History
5. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation 5: Reach a regional agreement on the financing of the regional cooperation mechanism.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/08]

The management acknowledged the need to reach consensus on cost-sharing solution for financing regional cooperation mechanism.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1. Develop regional cooperation mechanism by involving government, non-government institutions, regional bodies and private sector.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Future ATSEA PMU 2016/12 Completed It will be decided in consultation with government partners and referred to best practices/other initiatives. History
5.2. Develop programme of implementation of regional institution
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Future ATSEA PMU 2016/12 Completed It will be decided in consultation with government partners and referred to best practices/other initiatives. History
6. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation 6: Carry out value chain and situational analyses to support alternative livelihood initiatives.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/08]

The management well noted to include the studies into ATSEA Phase 2 activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1. Include the studies as indicative activities for demo project.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Future ATSEA PMU 2016/12 Completed History
6.2. Develop monitoring mechanism to ensure enabling environment for the implementation of alternative livelihood activities.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Future ATSEA PMU 2016/12 Completed History
7. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation 7: Develop implementation pathways, so that stakeholders can better understand the SAP implementation process and associated timeframe
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/08]

The management acknowledged the recommendation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1. Identify key stakeholders and their roles in SAP implementation.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Environment Unit UNDP 2015/12 Completed It will be developed as a project strategy in the Prodoc History
7.2 Include implementation pathways into ATSEA Phase 2 Project document (Prodoc).
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Environment Unit UNDP 2015/12 Completed It will be developed as a project strategy in the Prodoc History
8. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation 8: Proposal for future directions underlining main objectives.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/08]

The management acknowledged the recommendation.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Consider the proposed recommendations into ATSEA Phase 2 Prodoc development
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Environment Unit UNDP 2015/12 Completed During PPG of ATSEA Phase 2 History
9. Recommendation: Evaluation Recommendation 9: regarding to operational issues: i) implement alternative methods of convening meetings in order to reduce travel costs; ii) risk management should be more inclusive among key stakeholders; iii) work programming should be more extensive and be linked to the logical results framework
Management Response: [Added: 2015/06/08]

The management well noted the recommendations.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
9.1. Consider proportion of travel cost in the work plan with clear justification.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Environment Unit UNDP 2015/12 Completed During PPG of ATSEA Phase 2 History
9.2. Develop project adaptive management procedure to address any risks that will be affected project deliverables by involving relevant stakeholders.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Environment Unit UNDP 2015/12 Completed Risk management approach will adopt relevant best practices. History
9.3. Use SMART criteria in developing project targets.
[Added: 2015/06/08] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
Environment Unit UNDP 2015/12 Completed During PPG of ATSEA Phase 2 History

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