End-of-Project Evaluation of the Sudan NAPA Follow-up Project: Implementing NAPA Priority Interventions to Build Resilience in the Agriculture and Water Sectors to the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change in Sudan

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Evaluation Plan:
2013-2017, Sudan
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
03/2015
Completion Date:
04/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
40,000

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Title End-of-Project Evaluation of the Sudan NAPA Follow-up Project: Implementing NAPA Priority Interventions to Build Resilience in the Agriculture and Water Sectors to the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change in Sudan
Atlas Project Number: 00057783
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2017, Sudan
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 04/2015
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
Evaluation Budget(US $): 40,000
Source of Funding: Project Resources (GEF)
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 32,429
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Dennis Fenton Team Leader dennis.w.fenton@gmail.com
Abdel Rahman Khidir Osman National Consultant arkosman@hotmail.com
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Sudan: Implementation NAPA Priority Interventions to build Resilience in the Agriculture and Water Sectors to the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-1
GEF Project ID: 00057783
PIMS Number: 3925
Key Stakeholders: UNDP, UNEP, The Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR)
Countries: SUDAN
Comments:

Consultant recruited, based upon consultant recommendation and in-consultation with the projects stakeholders it was decided that field work to start by mid February 2015

Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
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Evaluation recommendation or Issue 1: Extension system must be financially sustainable or they will stop functioning. Possible financial sustainability include using information technology, develop ?pioneer? farmers and accurate measuring of costs and benefits, and then communicating this information to decision-makers.

2 Evaluation recommendation or Issue 2: to UNDP and HCENR for future projects: Experiment and innovative with measures to create extension systems that are financially sustainable in poor and remote areas
3

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Establish a thorough system to document changes at the site, to document all economic, social and environmental developments. This will include a clear description of the baseline. Project achievements and failures will be identified to create international standards best practices and lessons learned documentation.

4

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 4: to UNDP and HCENR: advocate for a national programme to address the problem of sand dune shifting

5

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 5: to UNDP for future projects: establish project boards that are of a technological nature, able to fully master the technical aspects, but sufficiently high level to make decisions and follow them through.

1. Recommendation:

Evaluation recommendation or Issue 1: Extension system must be financially sustainable or they will stop functioning. Possible financial sustainability include using information technology, develop ?pioneer? farmers and accurate measuring of costs and benefits, and then communicating this information to decision-makers.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/11/01]

. Information technology will be used to convey extension massages to farmers through SMS; this is under way in North Kordofan state. 2. UNDP is now in process of developing a mobile phone based technology for data needs.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1. Information technology will be used to convey extension massages to farmers through SMS;. 2. Use of a mobile phone based technology for data needs.
[Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2017/05/17]
HCENR, Technical Committees of the states 2017/03 Completed History
Using mobile phone & building farmers capacities
[Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2017/05/17]
UNDP, HCENR, Ministry of Agriculture at the state level. 2017/03 Completed Addressed through training workshops, which is currently under the NAPA CIDA funded project. History
2. Recommendation: Evaluation recommendation or Issue 2: to UNDP and HCENR for future projects: Experiment and innovative with measures to create extension systems that are financially sustainable in poor and remote areas
Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13]

Using mobile based technology for knowledge transfer.and Building the capacity of ?pioneer? farmers to act as local extension agents, transferring knowledge to other farmers.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Using mobile phone to access remote areas & building targeted farmers capacities
[Added: 2016/11/01] [Last Updated: 2017/05/17]
UNDP, HCENR, Ministry of Agriculture at state level. 2017/03 Completed The coordinators and some members of the technical committees from the states were trained in TAMD and result based reporting. The state of NK is in the process of establishing extension centers that will serve aggregates of villages, with demonstration of best practices, knowledge transfer, etc. including adaptation technologies. History
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Establish a thorough system to document changes at the site, to document all economic, social and environmental developments. This will include a clear description of the baseline. Project achievements and failures will be identified to create international standards best practices and lessons learned documentation.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/11/13]

A Base Line socioeconomic survey has been undertaken for all the villages in the add on (CIDA supported) new project 2. A training is planned for the state coordinators in M & E in tracking adaptation and Measuring Development.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Baseline survey & M&E training
[Added: 2016/01/13]
UNDP, HCENR 2015/06 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 4: to UNDP and HCENR: advocate for a national programme to address the problem of sand dune shifting

Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/11/13]

 dialogue with the National Desertification and Drought Control Unit (NDDU), Federal Ministry of Agriculture to support desertification control activities.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Advocacy for a national programme to address problem of sand dune shifting.
[Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2017/05/17]
UNDP, HCENR 2017/03 Completed The project came to an end. This action has taken care of the upcoming GCF project.. History
5. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 5: to UNDP for future projects: establish project boards that are of a technological nature, able to fully master the technical aspects, but sufficiently high level to make decisions and follow them through.

Management Response: [Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2016/11/13]

The project boards should consist of technical rather than political member in future projects

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
As the CIDA project is a continuation of the LDCF/GEF NAPA implementation project, the Project Board continued as it is, in the add on project.
[Added: 2016/01/13] [Last Updated: 2017/05/17]
HCENR 2017/03 Completed History

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