Cluster evaluation of Energy and Environment

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Suriname
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
12/2012
Completion Date:
02/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title Cluster evaluation of Energy and Environment
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Suriname
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 02/2013
Planned End Date: 12/2012
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
  • 2. Cross-cutting Development Issue
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
  • 2. 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
  • 3. UNDP programmes/projects integrate capacity development
Evaluation Budget(US $): 40,000
Source of Funding: UNDP & Gov. C/S
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Richard M. Chiwara Ph.D
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Finance ;Ministry of Labour; Technological Development and Environment (ATM); Ministry of Physical Planning, Land and Forest Management (RGB), and Ministry of Finance
Countries: SURINAME
Comments: Field mission of Evaluation Expert completed and draft report with findings presented.
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 The CO should adopt a Programme-based Approach and support the development of a strategic programme framework for the Energy and Environment portfolio that clearly articulates (a) the programme logic model and strategy, (b) short and medium term objectives, and (c) specific performance benchmarks and indicators for each component
2 The CO should undertake a comprehensive Assumptions and Risk Analysis during programme design to ensure that appropriate risk mitigation strategies are in place and appropriate action is taken timely when the programme goes off-track
3 UNDP should support and lead the establishment of a (development partner) Coordination Forum for the EE sector in line with the principles of Aid Effectiveness. This should include participation by development partners in the Sector Clusters
4 UNDP should support the Government to develop and articulate a clear Environment Policy for Suriname to enable development partners to identify specific entry points for coordinating support towards sustainable environmental management
5 UNDP should integrate an effective monitoring and reporting plan in its programme design for the EE portfolio, including the development of specific RME Framework with SMART objectives, specific performance benchmarks and output/outcome indicators
6 The CO should institutionalize RBM and develop capacities of staff and partners in the application of RBM and other programming principles, including human-rights approaches, gender equality and participatory approaches.
7 UNDP should focus its capacity development activities towards strengthening institutional capacity for mainstreaming sustainable environmental management into sectoral policies and planning, including by helping the government identify the lead ?champion? agency that will act as custodian, referent, backstopper and enforcer of the Suriname Sustainable Environment Policy.
8 UNDP should support more interventions at the community and grassroots level aimed at changing behaviours and practices in sustainable environmental management, including through strengthening partnerships with other development partners (Conservation International, SGP, etc.) working on livelihood opportunities for the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.
9 UNDP should develop an exit strategy that clearly articulates what will be left behind when the programme closes, by who and how the programme processes and results would be continued and maintained.
1. Recommendation: The CO should adopt a Programme-based Approach and support the development of a strategic programme framework for the Energy and Environment portfolio that clearly articulates (a) the programme logic model and strategy, (b) short and medium term objectives, and (c) specific performance benchmarks and indicators for each component
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/16] [Last Updated: 2013/12/16]

Within the context of the UNDAF/UNDAP 2012 - 2016 and CPD 2012 - 2016 and notwithstanding nonexistence of a coherent Environment policy and institutional structure UNDP Suriname will explore the opportunities for an Environment and Energy Program with clear targets and indicators.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: The CO should undertake a comprehensive Assumptions and Risk Analysis during programme design to ensure that appropriate risk mitigation strategies are in place and appropriate action is taken timely when the programme goes off-track
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/16]

Accepted. Will be implemented as appropriate upon design of program for Energy and Environment practice area.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: UNDP should support and lead the establishment of a (development partner) Coordination Forum for the EE sector in line with the principles of Aid Effectiveness. This should include participation by development partners in the Sector Clusters
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/16]

Accepted. Additional RBM training to take place during program cycle.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation: UNDP should support the Government to develop and articulate a clear Environment Policy for Suriname to enable development partners to identify specific entry points for coordinating support towards sustainable environmental management
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/16]

Accepted and will be pursued with government

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: UNDP should integrate an effective monitoring and reporting plan in its programme design for the EE portfolio, including the development of specific RME Framework with SMART objectives, specific performance benchmarks and output/outcome indicators
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/16]

Accepted, support from the UNDP regional service center will be requested in this regard

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: The CO should institutionalize RBM and develop capacities of staff and partners in the application of RBM and other programming principles, including human-rights approaches, gender equality and participatory approaches.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/16]

Accepted, regular training with support from the UNDP regional service center is proposed.

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation: UNDP should focus its capacity development activities towards strengthening institutional capacity for mainstreaming sustainable environmental management into sectoral policies and planning, including by helping the government identify the lead ?champion? agency that will act as custodian, referent, backstopper and enforcer of the Suriname Sustainable Environment Policy.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/16]

Accepted. Mainstreaming environment into national planning has been an important part of the previous CPD cycle and is projected as key element for the Energy and Environment program for the current cycle.

Key Actions:

8. Recommendation: UNDP should support more interventions at the community and grassroots level aimed at changing behaviours and practices in sustainable environmental management, including through strengthening partnerships with other development partners (Conservation International, SGP, etc.) working on livelihood opportunities for the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/16]

Accepted. Adhoc collaboration between UNDP projects and SGP projects already takes place. UNDP will further explore institutionalization of these partnerships and have it as specific objective during program and project design.

Key Actions:

9. Recommendation: UNDP should develop an exit strategy that clearly articulates what will be left behind when the programme closes, by who and how the programme processes and results would be continued and maintained.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/12/16]

Accepted. This is incorporated in project design and implementation but is highly susceptible to changes in government institutions, mandates and funding.

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