TERMINAL EVALUATION (TE) OF THE FIFTH OPERATIONAL PHASE OF THE GEF SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM IN COSTA RICA

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2017, Costa Rica
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
03/2015
Completion Date:
03/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
25,000

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Title TERMINAL EVALUATION (TE) OF THE FIFTH OPERATIONAL PHASE OF THE GEF SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM IN COSTA RICA
Atlas Project Number: 00079305
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2017, Costa Rica
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2015
Planned End Date: 03/2015
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.1. National and sub-national systems and institutions enabled to achieve structural transformation of productive capacities that are sustainable and employment - and livelihoods- intensive
  • 2. Output 1.3. Solutions developed at national and sub-national levels for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem services, chemicals and waste
  • 3. Output 1.4. Scaled up action on climate change adaptation and mitigation across sectors which is funded and implemented
Evaluation Budget(US $): 25,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Alejandro Imbach Team Leader
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Multifocal Areas
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-5
PIMS Number: 4560
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: COSTA RICA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Corrective actions for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project
2 Actions to follow up or reinforce initial benefits from the project
3 Proposals for future directions underlining main objectives
4 Best and worst practices in addressing issues relating to relevance, performance and success
1. Recommendation: Corrective actions for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project
Management Response: [Added: 2015/10/29]

Corrective measures are under implementation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 M&E System would be used fully in the new SGP OPVI Project.
[Added: 2015/10/29] [Last Updated: 2017/10/30]
SGp MU 2015/11 Completed History
1.2 In PPG process carry out a discussion among NC, NSC, UNDP CO and UNDP RTA to establish clear reporting lines and coordination responsibilities.
[Added: 2015/10/29] [Last Updated: 2017/10/30]
SGP MU 2015/11 Completed History
1.3 The size of the National Coordination Team will remain the same. Adjustments could be made later on if SGP is used as a project implementation mechanism in other FSP.
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SGP MU 2015/11 Completed History
2. Recommendation: Actions to follow up or reinforce initial benefits from the project
Management Response: [Added: 2015/10/29]

All actions are under implementation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 To maintain SGP existing operation in OPVI depends on the governmental decision about geographical emphasis and funds allocated from the STAR. OPVI decision was to reduce the SGP scope to two watersheds in the Central Pacific Area and halve the funds.
[Added: 2015/10/29]
Government 2015/07 Completed
2.2 SGP will be a FSP on OPVI but the lines of work won?t be continuing and this may impact the sustainability of the initiatives.
[Added: 2015/10/29]
Government 2015/07 Completed
3. Recommendation: Proposals for future directions underlining main objectives
Management Response: [Added: 2015/10/29]

All proposals have been considered

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Activities on land degradation will be concentrated in the Jesus Maria river basin and will be extended to the Barranca river basin, the second most depredated river basin in the country.
[Added: 2015/10/29] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
SGP MU 2018/12 Completed History
4. Recommendation: Best and worst practices in addressing issues relating to relevance, performance and success
Management Response: [Added: 2015/10/29]

This is being considered and will inform the new SGP phase.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 SGP OPVI proposal incorporates gender and youth specific indicators,
[Added: 2015/10/29] [Last Updated: 2017/10/30]
PMU 2015/11 Completed History
4.2 The M&E System is being designed so that Project Objective indicators facilitate reporting to the GEF.
[Added: 2015/10/29] [Last Updated: 2017/10/30]
PMU 2015/11 Completed History
4.3 Political Incidence work will be mainly directed to local governments within the watershed.
[Added: 2015/10/29] [Last Updated: 2018/11/07]
PMU 2018/12 Completed History
4.4. The SGP website has been updated with the information related to OPV Project implementation
[Added: 2015/10/29] [Last Updated: 2017/10/30]
PMU 2015/12 Completed History

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