- Evaluation Plan:
- 2012-2017, Ukraine
- Evaluation Type:
- Final Project
- Planned End Date:
- Completion Date:
- Management Response:
- Evaluation Budget(US $):
Strengthening Governance and Financial Sustainability of the National Protected Area System
|TOR_Protected areas.pdf||tor||English||145.16 KB||Posted||370|
|Terminal evaluation_Protected Areas Project.docx||report||English||4578.12 KB||Posted||547|
|Lessons Learnt.docx||summary||English||16.21 KB||Posted||271|
|Executive Summary.docx||summary||English||23.62 KB||Posted||291|
|Title||Strengthening Governance and Financial Sustainability of the National Protected Area System|
|Atlas Project Number:||00048804|
|Evaluation Plan:||2012-2017, Ukraine|
|Evaluation Type:||Final Project|
|Planned End Date:||01/2013|
|Corporate Outcomes (UNDP Strategic Plan 2008-20013)|
|Evaluation Budget(US $):||8,324|
|Source of Funding:||UNDP|
|Evaluation Team members:||
|1||The stakeholders and government of Ukraine should urgently work to adopt a national financial strategy for the protected area system, using the strategy produced under the project as the major basis for a document that could be adopted by the government, with any necessary updates and revisions to ensure full conformity with necessary government approval procedures and legal requirements.|
|2||Apply whatever means necessary and possible to ensure the financial sustainability of the national protected areas association, upon which the sustainability of project results heavily depends.|
|3||There is still a significant opportunity to support establishment of additional protected areas. The government has laid out the PA expansion plan, but the oblast departments don?t have the capacity to implement it. There is a need to seize the moment ? this is potentially being supported by GIZ to some extent, but could likely use additional support. Ex: Rivne oblast department is tasked with reaching 15% coverage by 2015, but they only have 11%, and only 3 years to go.|
|4||There should be further replication of the business planning process demonstrated in the two project pilot areas. This should be done through a multi-pronged approach, with continued support from the PA Association and the MoENR. The business planning approach was originally supported by the State Service on PAs through training and seminars, but this needs to be an ongoing process, including dissemination and training with the tools (templates, guidelines, examples) required. In addition, PA business planning needs to be integrated with the PA management planning process through the relevant legislation.|
|5||There needs to be an institutionalization of the training program supported under the project. The previous training modules, and the modules to be developed based on the TNA feedback should be institutionalized through the Kaniv training center, if not other programs (e.g. government public servant professional development program).|
|6||There should be further institutionalization of the METT, including the management of the METT database. Ideally this would be through the government, but lacking government capacity to take responsibility for it, it could also potentially be through the PA Association. It will also be necessary to continue developing capacity to further implement the METT in the PA system.|
|7||The project should produce an approximately one page lessons note in both Ukrainian and English on the experience of working with the tourism company to develop eco-tour concepts for further implementation. This was an excellent and innovative approach that could be replicated in many other contexts in Ukraine and other countries.|
The project completed its work on development and endorsement of the document. Several national leading NGOs, including Association of protected areas of Ukraine, agreed to take a leadership to promote the approval the financial strategy. Relevant letters to be sent to the Prime-Minister of Ukraine to address these issues and pay attention to the necessity of its approval.
|Leading national NOGs to send the letters to the senior management of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine||NGOs||2013/12||Completed|
Provide support and advice to the Association on participation in relevant international projects, particular in GEF SGP.
|Provide support and advice on drafting the proposals to the donor organizations.||UNDP, MoENR||No due date||No deadline established|
To further negotiate with donors the cooperation with regard to the development of new project proposals to support the process of protected areas? establishment and their capacity building.
|To finalize the project proposal, aiming at establishing of new protected area (Regional Landscape Park) in Nizhyn rayon of Chernigov oblast||UNDP||No due date||No deadline established|
The Association of protected areas of Ukraine is taking the lead on dissemination of the business planning approach through its local branches.
|Disseminate the business planning approach through the local branches of the Association of protected areas of Ukraine||Association of protected areas of Ukraine; MoENR||No due date||No deadline established|
The Association of protected areas of Ukraine agreed to take the lead on promoting the trainings on protected areas management. The modules will be adjusted on regular basis, based on the changes in legislation and policy.
|Adjust the modules to the current situation. Conduct several trainings within the new project(s), patricular on establishment of the regional landscape park in Nizhyn rayon of Chernigov oblast (upon its approval)||Association of protected areas; MoENR||2016/12||Completed|
Association of protected areas of Ukraine will promote the METT system through its local branches, as well as at the trainings on protected areas management.
|Disseminate the METT approach through the local branches of the Association of protected areas of Ukraine, as well as at the trainings on protected areas management||Association of protected areas of Ukraine||No due date||No deadline established|
The information will be disseminated through the Association of protected areas of Ukraine.
|To share the experience with protected areas on working with the tourist company on developing the eco-tours concepts, particular through the Association of protected areas of Ukraine.||Association of protected areas of Ukraine||2014/11||Completed|