Promoting Energy Conservation in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises - Final Evaluation

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Evaluation Plan:
2006-2011, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2011
Completion Date:
06/2011
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
21,000
See the attached Summary and Lessons learnt/Recommendations

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Title Promoting Energy Conservation in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises - Final Evaluation
Atlas Project Number: 00045088
Evaluation Plan: 2006-2011, Viet Nam
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2011
Planned End Date: 06/2011
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Development plans and programmes integrate environmentally sustainable solutions in a manner that promotes poverty reduction, MDG achievement and low-emission climate-resilient development
Evaluation Budget(US $): 21,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Mr. Roland Wong & Mr. Vu Quang Dang Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Promoting Energy Conservation in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (PECSME)
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-3
GEF Project ID: 1336
PIMS Number: 2057
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: VIET NAM
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 The GoV should strongly consider completing a number of studies that will guide and inform them on preparing future EC&EE policies related to the ESCO business model and the EPC modality.
2 Future capacity building programs in EC can be channeled through the newly formed Vietnam Energy Conservation and Efficiency Association (VECEA).
3 Assist the MOST with concepts and suggestions to link its National Target Program for EC (Phase II between 2011 to 2015) with SMEs
4 Improve the usage of the Loan Guarantee Fund (LGF) and its impact
5 Extend PECSME from its current terminal date of June 30, 2011 to September 30, 2011
1. Recommendation: The GoV should strongly consider completing a number of studies that will guide and inform them on preparing future EC&EE policies related to the ESCO business model and the EPC modality.
Management Response: [Added: 2011/07/31]

This is an important recommendation, but it is beyond the scope of the Project. UNDP conveyed and underlined this recommendation with the Government/ Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 The recommendation was highlighted at a Project Steering Committee meeting held on 23 June 2011 and the Workshop to transfer project results held on 24 June 2011; 1.2 Project transferred to MOST related information and documents that will support the government to complete a number of studies as recommended. The following documents were transferred: 1) Review of the legal framework required to strengthen the ESCO business model and securing EC investments through energy performance contracts; 2) Strategic planning of Vietnam?s energy demands for the industrial sector; 3) Energy pricing review and related socio-economic impacts; and 4) Policy development for advancing EC&EE with new industries;
[Added: 2011/07/31]
PMU/SDC (UNDP) 2011/07 Completed
2. Recommendation: Future capacity building programs in EC can be channeled through the newly formed Vietnam Energy Conservation and Efficiency Association (VECEA).
Management Response: [Added: 2011/07/31]

This was also the project?s plan. The Project supported the establishment and operation at early stage of the VECEA. The recommendation was highlighted at relevant dialogues with the government.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 Project helped to establish VECEA and provided technical assistance to building the capacity, preparing operation strategy and promotion plan; developing a database of EC&EE experts and ESCOs; and developing a website for VECEA. 2.2.Recommendation was underlined at the Project Steering Committee meeting held on 23 June 2011 and the Workshop to transfer project results held on 24 June 2011.
[Added: 2011/07/31]
PMU/SDC (UNDP) 2011/07 Completed
3. Recommendation: Assist the MOST with concepts and suggestions to link its National Target Program for EC (Phase II between 2011 to 2015) with SMEs
Management Response: [Added: 2011/07/31]

Various consultations and meeting between MOST, MOIT and UNDP were conducted to link project results/activities to the National Target Programme for EC (VNEEP) and number of activities have been undertaken.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Project/MOST provided project results to and contributed to the final evaluation of the VNEEP phase I and the formulation of the VNEEP Phase II. 3.2. All results/ products from researches and other policy work were transferred to MOST at the project workshop held on 24 June 2011. The database on energy efficiency developed and updated by the project is also being transferred to MOST.
[Added: 2011/07/31]
PMU/SDC (UNDP), and MOST 2011/07 Completed
4. Recommendation: Improve the usage of the Loan Guarantee Fund (LGF) and its impact
Management Response: [Added: 2011/07/31]

Ensure a proper transfer of the LGF to MOST and continued effective management and efficient operation of the LGF.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Following the approval of the Prime Minister, the LGF has been properly transferred to MOST for continued management and operation. The transfer ceremony was organized on 30Jun11 4.2. A revised operation regulations for the LGF was issued by MOST on 18th May 2011(Circular No 06/2011/TT-BKHCN), including guidelines on selection and approval of EC&EE projects. 4.3 A revised entrusted contract between MOSTE and VIETINBANK was sign early of July 2011, continue entrust VIETINBAK as a trustee of the LGF. 4.4 More project workshops on LGF introduction to ceramic SMEs in Binh Duong province organized in June 2011 4.5 Technical support to MOST (LGF Management Unit) has been implemented
[Added: 2011/07/31]
PMU/SDC 2011/07 Completed
5. Recommendation: Extend PECSME from its current terminal date of June 30, 2011 to September 30, 2011
Management Response: [Added: 2011/07/31]

There is no need for official extension of the project as most of the activities have been completed. Some activities that have been at completion stage will continue and will complete by 30 September 2011. As such, it has been decided that the project was operationally closed on 30 June 2011.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Major activities have been completed: (i) LGF was properly transferred to MOST; (ii) most project products such as reports, regulations, guidelines, and database were transferred to MOST and MOIT; (iii)Terminal report was completed at the end of June 2011; (iv) a national workshop to transfer and disseminate project was successfully organized on 24/6/2011.
[Added: 2011/07/31]
PMU/SDC (UNDP), and MOST 2011/07 Completed Considering as a completed project with all targets met.

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