Market Transformation through Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling of Appliances in South Africa

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2019, South Africa
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
05/2015
Completion Date:
05/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
11,219

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Title Market Transformation through Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling of Appliances in South Africa
Atlas Project Number: 00077334
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2019, South Africa
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 05/2015
Planned End Date: 05/2015
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.5. Inclusive and sustainable solutions adopted to achieve increased energy efficiency and universal modern energy access (especially off-grid sources of renewable energy)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 11,219
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Mandatory Evaluation: Yes
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with Department of Energy, UNDP
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
James Lenoci DR HUNGARY
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-1
PIMS Number:
Key Stakeholders: Department of Energy, UNDP, Local communities
Countries: SOUTH AFRICA
Comments: The evaluation is envisaged to controbute to market trnsformation through Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling of appliances in South Africa
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 The implementing agency and implementation partners should expedite the process of finding a resolution to the impasse regarding the cash disbursement modality of the project.
2 The chairpersonship of the PSC should be delegated to the Director of Energy Efficiency Initiatives in the Clean Energy Division of the DoE, and the Chief Director should be regularly informed and consulted for strategic advice.
3 The project manager should report directly to the Director of Energy Efficiency Initiatives. The position of project administrative assistant should be considered to be maintained for the duration of the project operational implementation period; extension of the administrative assistant position should be evaluated at the end of the 6-month provisional employment period.
4 Granting a one-year, no-cost time extension of the project until September 2017.
5 Working out a cumulative work-plan, extending the proposed project closure date of September 2017 in order to rationalise the implementable activities within the given timeframe and the associated costs required.
1. Recommendation: The implementing agency and implementation partners should expedite the process of finding a resolution to the impasse regarding the cash disbursement modality of the project.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/08/05]

UNDP, SABS and DoE have agreed on the content of the draft Memorandum of Agreement. DoE is working on securing the Director-General?s signature before SABS signs off.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Securing the Director-General?s signature before SABS signs off.
[Added: 2015/08/05]
DoE and SABS 2015/06 Completed
2. Recommendation: The chairpersonship of the PSC should be delegated to the Director of Energy Efficiency Initiatives in the Clean Energy Division of the DoE, and the Chief Director should be regularly informed and consulted for strategic advice.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/08/05]

This recommendation will be discussed with the Chief Director and DDG for consideration.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organising a discussion with the Chief Director and DDG for consideration
[Added: 2015/08/05]
DoE 2015/06 Completed
3. Recommendation: The project manager should report directly to the Director of Energy Efficiency Initiatives. The position of project administrative assistant should be considered to be maintained for the duration of the project operational implementation period; extension of the administrative assistant position should be evaluated at the end of the 6-month provisional employment period.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/08/05]

This recommendation will be discussed with the Chief Director & DDG for consideration. Recommendation accepted. The arrangement for a temporal appointment of the administrative assistant for a 6 month period is an expedient measure pending the results of the MTR process. However, the extension of the contract period will be subject to the Project Assistant?s performance during the first six month.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Discussion with the Chief Director & DDG for consideration
[Added: 2015/08/05]
DoE 2015/06 Completed
Extension of the contract based on the Project Assistant?s performance during the first six month
[Added: 2015/08/05] [Last Updated: 2017/12/13]
UNDP 2015/11 Completed
4. Recommendation: Granting a one-year, no-cost time extension of the project until September 2017.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/08/05]

Recommendation accepted. UNDP has committed to write a letter to UNDP-GEF unit justifying the extension of the project to September 2017 (dependent upon signing of the DoE-SABS MoA.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Write a letter to UNDP-GEF unit justifying the extension of the project to September 2017
[Added: 2015/08/05] [Last Updated: 2017/12/13]
UNDP 2015/10 Completed
5. Recommendation: Working out a cumulative work-plan, extending the proposed project closure date of September 2017 in order to rationalise the implementable activities within the given timeframe and the associated costs required.
Management Response: [Added: 2015/08/05]

Recommendation accepted. The Work Plan will be drafted and presented in the next PSC meeting. However, this extended Work Plan is subject to approval of the extension period by UNDP/GEF.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Work Plan will be drafted and presented in the next PSC meeting
[Added: 2015/08/05] [Last Updated: 2017/12/13]
DoE/PMU 2015/11 Completed The extended Work Plan is subject to approval of the extension period by UNDP/GEF.

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