Improving the Capacity of the Coastal Municipal Water Utility to Monitor the Quality of Water Supply in the Gaza Strip

Report Cover Image
Evaluation Plan:
2012-2017, Palestine
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
05/2013
Completion Date:
06/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
5,000

Share

Document Type Language Size Status Downloads
Download document CMWU Evaluation TOR.pdf tor English 266.20 KB Posted 1344
Download document ManagementResponse_ CMWU.doc related-document English 52.50 KB Posted 259
Download document Improving the Capacity of the Coastal Municipal Water Utility.pdf report English 2694.47 KB Posted 394
Title Improving the Capacity of the Coastal Municipal Water Utility to Monitor the Quality of Water Supply in the Gaza Strip
Atlas Project Number: 00075788
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2017, Palestine
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2013
Planned End Date: 05/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 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 $): 5,000
Source of Funding: CSA Project Funds
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: Yes
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Mohammed Ziara Professor OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: N/A
Countries: OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 1 - On Relevance Recommendation 1,2,3, and 8 1) CMWU concerned capabilities may be re-assessment as part of the project implemted activities by consultant 2) Expand the assessment of problems and needs to cover other relevant areas such as soil, people health, plants, etc. 3) The design of project may have been improved to adress causes of heavy metal pollutant, and mitigation and remedial measures. After having evidence regarding contamination of water supply be heavy metals this should be addressed in a second phase. 8) The TOR for consulatnt may include the devlopment of specific monitoring and evaluation systems for the prject activities.
2 1 - On Relevance Recommendations 4,5,6 and 7 4) Training in Gaza may give more attention of testing of heavy metals. 5) Gained experience by CMWU trainees may be conveyed to other trainees in Gaza. 6) Relevant Palestinian institutions should develop/adopt standereds, policies and guidelines in the area of heavy metals. 7) Releavnt Palestinain institutions should direct and support research on heavy metal issues.
3 2 - On Efficiency Recommendations 2 and 10 2) No-contact policy should be reassessed 10) Strengthen the culture of using specialized consultants to support public institutions.
4 2 - On Efficiency Recommendations 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12 1) The project management may have been improved by encouraging the participation of the beneficiary stakeholders. 3) It is beneficial to strengthening the partnership culture between involved project actors. 4) The change in project management should have allowed adequate transition period. 5) Allocate more financial support for awareness campaign. 6) The gained experience, capacity buildings during the project would enenable conducting similar project totally locally. 7) Other institutions should have been more responsible in The project, especially MOH and EQA. 8) The responsibility of testing, monitoring and judging the quality of water needs re-assessment. 9) Monitoring of water quality in general may be the responsibility of somebody who has no interest preferably an institution that is not attached to the government. In Israel for example, the ?Technion? is the responsible body for the testing. 11) TOR for consultant may include the development of well-defined monitoring and evaluation system to be approved by CMWU. 12) TOR for consultant may include the development of well-defined monitoring and evaluation system.
5 3 - On Effectiveness Recommendation 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8 1) Adopt similar project approach in future projects 2) Project should be flexible to allow for expected and unforeseen constraints. 3) More involvement of PWA, MOH and EQA could enhance the project benefits, especially for other institutions. 4) Capabilities of local labs should be enhanced. 5) It is preferable to make training on same types of equipment available at trainee labs. 6) Train lab staff from relevant institutions on testing of heavy metals. 7) Ensure the ability of manufacture to enter to Gaza, or trainees travel to manufacturer, e.g. in or through Egypt. 8) Select cooperative NGOs.
6 4 - On Impact Recommendation 1,2, 3,4,5,6,7,8 1) Emphasize ?train the trainer? concept. 2) Support research and investigation on heavy metal issues. 3) Get more benefits using the save made in project cost. 4) Try to get more benefits at no extra cost. 5) Adopt the public awareness approach in similar projects. 6) Strengthen the role of women and youth in the project life cycle. 7) Try to get more benefits at no extra cost. 8) Make use of available new equipment in future projects.
7 5 - On Sustainability Recommendation 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 1) (Support CMWU to continue the project benefits). 2) Concerned institutions should develop a comprehensive monitoringplan. 3) Additional fund for awareness campaign is needed. 4) Direct part of these contributions towards the continuation of the benefit of this project. 9) MOU must be signed between relevant institutions to follow on project benefits.
8 5 - On Sustainability Recommendation 5,6,7,8 5) Strengthen the adopted project approach in future projects. 6) Further training may be needed to follow up with new technologies. 7) ?Consultation? concept should be changed to ?participation?. 8) Strengthen the community participation approach.
1. Recommendation: 1 - On Relevance Recommendation 1,2,3, and 8 1) CMWU concerned capabilities may be re-assessment as part of the project implemted activities by consultant 2) Expand the assessment of problems and needs to cover other relevant areas such as soil, people health, plants, etc. 3) The design of project may have been improved to adress causes of heavy metal pollutant, and mitigation and remedial measures. After having evidence regarding contamination of water supply be heavy metals this should be addressed in a second phase. 8) The TOR for consulatnt may include the devlopment of specific monitoring and evaluation systems for the prject activities.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/16]

1.1 share project results with related UN agencies such UNEP, WHO and call for possible joint programing of phase II in order to address the problem in a comprehensive manner Timeframe from June to August 2014 Status - Planned

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: 1 - On Relevance Recommendations 4,5,6 and 7 4) Training in Gaza may give more attention of testing of heavy metals. 5) Gained experience by CMWU trainees may be conveyed to other trainees in Gaza. 6) Relevant Palestinian institutions should develop/adopt standereds, policies and guidelines in the area of heavy metals. 7) Releavnt Palestinain institutions should direct and support research on heavy metal issues.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/16]

1.2 follow up with CMWU regarding disseminating of the project results to line ministries such as MoH, PWA, and MoAG Timeframe from June to August 2014 Status - Planned

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: 2 - On Efficiency Recommendations 2 and 10 2) No-contact policy should be reassessed 10) Strengthen the culture of using specialized consultants to support public institutions.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/16]

2.1. no action

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation: 2 - On Efficiency Recommendations 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12 1) The project management may have been improved by encouraging the participation of the beneficiary stakeholders. 3) It is beneficial to strengthening the partnership culture between involved project actors. 4) The change in project management should have allowed adequate transition period. 5) Allocate more financial support for awareness campaign. 6) The gained experience, capacity buildings during the project would enenable conducting similar project totally locally. 7) Other institutions should have been more responsible in The project, especially MOH and EQA. 8) The responsibility of testing, monitoring and judging the quality of water needs re-assessment. 9) Monitoring of water quality in general may be the responsibility of somebody who has no interest preferably an institution that is not attached to the government. In Israel for example, the ?Technion? is the responsible body for the testing. 11) TOR for consultant may include the development of well-defined monitoring and evaluation system to be approved by CMWU. 12) TOR for consultant may include the development of well-defined monitoring and evaluation system.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/16]

2.2 carry out an adequate stakeholder mapping , through risk analysis and capacity assessment of involved actors when start planning for possible phase II Timeframe from June to August 2014 Status - Planned

Key Actions:

5. Recommendation: 3 - On Effectiveness Recommendation 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8 1) Adopt similar project approach in future projects 2) Project should be flexible to allow for expected and unforeseen constraints. 3) More involvement of PWA, MOH and EQA could enhance the project benefits, especially for other institutions. 4) Capabilities of local labs should be enhanced. 5) It is preferable to make training on same types of equipment available at trainee labs. 6) Train lab staff from relevant institutions on testing of heavy metals. 7) Ensure the ability of manufacture to enter to Gaza, or trainees travel to manufacturer, e.g. in or through Egypt. 8) Select cooperative NGOs.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/16]

3.1 same as item 2.2 2.2 carry out an adequate stakeholder mapping , through risk analysis and capacity assessment of involved actors when start planning for possible phase II Timeframe from June to August 2014 Status - Planned

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: 4 - On Impact Recommendation 1,2, 3,4,5,6,7,8 1) Emphasize ?train the trainer? concept. 2) Support research and investigation on heavy metal issues. 3) Get more benefits using the save made in project cost. 4) Try to get more benefits at no extra cost. 5) Adopt the public awareness approach in similar projects. 6) Strengthen the role of women and youth in the project life cycle. 7) Try to get more benefits at no extra cost. 8) Make use of available new equipment in future projects.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/16]

4.1 in future projected intervention, consider expand scope of work; ensure participation of stakeholder in project planning, design and implementation, ; consider enhancing analytical capacities of line ministries and research institutions as one of the key areas of priority that required further support. Timeframe from August to October 2014 Status - Planned

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation: 5 - On Sustainability Recommendation 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 1) (Support CMWU to continue the project benefits). 2) Concerned institutions should develop a comprehensive monitoringplan. 3) Additional fund for awareness campaign is needed. 4) Direct part of these contributions towards the continuation of the benefit of this project. 9) MOU must be signed between relevant institutions to follow on project benefits.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/16]

5.1 in projected intervention, consider also preparing a comprehensive awareness programme, and monitoring plan for heavy metals with clear roles and responsibilities of relevant line ministries Timeframe from June to August 2014 Status - Planned

Key Actions:

8. Recommendation: 5 - On Sustainability Recommendation 5,6,7,8 5) Strengthen the adopted project approach in future projects. 6) Further training may be needed to follow up with new technologies. 7) ?Consultation? concept should be changed to ?participation?. 8) Strengthen the community participation approach.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/05/16]

5.2 same as item 2.2 2.2 carry out an adequate stakeholder mapping , through risk analysis and capacity assessment of involved actors when start planning for possible phase II Timeframe from June to August 2014 Status - Planned

Key Actions:

Latest Evaluations

Contact us

220 East 42nd Street
20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Tel. +1 646 781 4200
Fax. +1 646 781 4213
erc.support@undp.org