Mid-Term Evaluation Report on "Support to Sustainable Transport Management in Dushanbe city" project

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Evaluation Plan:
2010-2015, Tajikistan
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
04/2013
Completion Date:
04/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Mid-Term Evaluation Report on "Support to Sustainable Transport Management in Dushanbe city" project
Atlas Project Number: 00070081
Evaluation Plan: 2010-2015, Tajikistan
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 04/2013
Planned End Date: 04/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 2.5. Legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions enabled to ensure the conservation, sustainable use, and access and benefit sharing of natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystems, in line with international conventions and national
SDG Goal
  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
SDG Target
  • 1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance
  • 15.1 By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: project budget
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 20,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
C. Shields International Evaluation Consultant
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title:
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: MSP
GEF Phase: GEF-4
GEF Project ID:
PIMS Number: 3674
Key Stakeholders: Dushanbe Mayor's office
Countries: TAJIKISTAN
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 UNDP to adjust the project start and completion dates according to procedures, ie 4 years starting from the moment when the Project Document was signed (from 13/4/10 to 12/4/14)
2 Revise project Logical Framework to address proposed revisions to project baselines, indicators and targets.
3 UNDP PM to organise and plan at least two PSC meetings per year as indicated in the proposed revised programme.
4 Given the recommendation to extend the project by 18 months to June 2015, a review of the work plan and budgets to be undertaken and the following recommendations are suggested: 2013 Work plan budget is $759,399 - this is considered to be an unrealistic amount to spend in 2013 and it is recommended that this budget should be split between 2013 and 2014/15.
5 Given the urgent need for Technical Advice on the project there is an urgent action for UNDP to cancel the contract of the existing CTA (it is understood this was extended in January 2012 for 1 year and hence should already be cancelled) and to immediately 48 UNDP Tajikistan SUPPORT TO SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT IN DUSHANBE CITY - MTE appoint a new CTA who is considered to directly assist on some of the proposed capacity building components and works with national and international organisations. As such the CTA will fulfil the intended Technical Advisory role, will have a greater presence in Dushanbe and the project will ensure that ownership of the project remains within Dushanbe. This will assist the sustainability and longevity of the project.
1. Recommendation: UNDP to adjust the project start and completion dates according to procedures, ie 4 years starting from the moment when the Project Document was signed (from 13/4/10 to 12/4/14)
Management Response: [Added: 2013/10/29]

Recommendation accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Adjust the project start and completion dates according to procedures, ie 4 years starting from the moment when the Project Document was signed (from 13/4/10 to 12/4/14).
[Added: 2013/10/29] [Last Updated: 2014/01/09]
GEF/UNDP, Project team 2013/12 Completed
2. Recommendation: Revise project Logical Framework to address proposed revisions to project baselines, indicators and targets.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/10/29]

Recommendation accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Update the project Logical Framework to address proposed revisions to project baselines, indicators and targets.
[Added: 2013/10/29] [Last Updated: 2014/01/09]
Project team 2013/12 Completed
3. Recommendation: UNDP PM to organise and plan at least two PSC meetings per year as indicated in the proposed revised programme.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/10/29]

Recommendation accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Organize and plan at least two PSC meetings per year as indicated in the proposed revised programme.
[Added: 2013/10/29] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
Project Manager 2013/10 Completed on-going throughout the project cycle History
Keep in contact with relevant funders and invite them to sit on the project Steering Committee meetings.
[Added: 2013/10/29] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
Project manager 2013/10 Completed on-going throughout the project cycle History
Keep in contact with Safe City project implementation.
[Added: 2013/10/29] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
Project Manager 2013/10 Completed on-going throughout the project cycle History
Record of decisions made during consultation with stakeholders and other project partners (donors, NGOs, etc.) should be made and further disseminated.
[Added: 2013/10/29] [Last Updated: 2017/12/21]
Project Manager 2013/10 Completed on-going throughout the project cycle History
4. Recommendation: Given the recommendation to extend the project by 18 months to June 2015, a review of the work plan and budgets to be undertaken and the following recommendations are suggested: 2013 Work plan budget is $759,399 - this is considered to be an unrealistic amount to spend in 2013 and it is recommended that this budget should be split between 2013 and 2014/15.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/10/29] [Last Updated: 2013/10/29]

Recommendation accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
The $331k, allocated to build the detailed transport model in 2013 to be redirected to fund other measures such as: - Implement capacity building measures - Expansion of pilot bus lane network to at least 15 km length. - National consultants to set up legislation Working Groups. - National PR consultants and associated activities. - Additional CTA technical support to national PR, Capacity Building and dispatcher centre consultants.
[Added: 2013/10/29] [Last Updated: 2014/01/09]
Project Manager 2013/12 Completed
5. Recommendation: Given the urgent need for Technical Advice on the project there is an urgent action for UNDP to cancel the contract of the existing CTA (it is understood this was extended in January 2012 for 1 year and hence should already be cancelled) and to immediately 48 UNDP Tajikistan SUPPORT TO SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT IN DUSHANBE CITY - MTE appoint a new CTA who is considered to directly assist on some of the proposed capacity building components and works with national and international organisations. As such the CTA will fulfil the intended Technical Advisory role, will have a greater presence in Dushanbe and the project will ensure that ownership of the project remains within Dushanbe. This will assist the sustainability and longevity of the project.
Management Response: [Added: 2013/10/29]

Recommendation accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Recruit Chief Technical Advisor
[Added: 2014/01/09]
Project team 2013/05 Completed

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