Programme Evaluation Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP)

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Title Programme Evaluation Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP)
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2009-2013, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2013
Planned End Date: 03/2013
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Development plans and programmes integrate environmentally sustainable solutions in a manner that promotes poverty reduction, MDG achievement and low-emission climate-resilient development
  • 2. Local and national authorities have the capacities to access and integrate multiple sources of public and private environmental financing in support of sustainable human development, including gender equality and poverty reduction
  • 3. National and local governments and communities have the capacities to adapt to climate change and make inclusive and sustainable environment & energy decisions benefitting in particular under-served populations
Evaluation Budget(US $): 58,000
Source of Funding:
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Kris B. Prasada Rao kpr@pem.dk
Niels Ipsen n.ipsen@ipsen-co.dk
Peter Jorgensen
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Enroll relevant IRTSC (and MCBP) staff as consultants to identify and analyse available tools and guidelines for adaptation mainstreaming and develop a toolbox or guide for adaptation mainstreaming based on this analysis and AAP approaches and experiences. This could be done under the auspices of PEI (or other relevant programmes), which already has experience with developing policy mainstreaming guidelines and tools. This would also allow for cross-fertilisation of the experiences and approaches.
2 Maintain contact with IRTSC, MCBP and AAP country project staff, to make sure they can easily be reached if/when AAP processes are continued.
3 Make sure that all remaining AAP financial resources are explicitly utilised to cover critical activities to cover the gap period until further funding is secured to ensure the continuation of the processes initiated and the sustainability of the results achieved (whether under AAP or other initiatives).
4 Undertake an in-country assessment in 2014 or 2015 of the status of the AAP results and processes, to learn about the sustainability of AAP. Make a similar assessment of the actual use of AAP experiences and approaches in regional programmes and within UNDP.
1. Recommendation: Enroll relevant IRTSC (and MCBP) staff as consultants to identify and analyse available tools and guidelines for adaptation mainstreaming and develop a toolbox or guide for adaptation mainstreaming based on this analysis and AAP approaches and experiences. This could be done under the auspices of PEI (or other relevant programmes), which already has experience with developing policy mainstreaming guidelines and tools. This would also allow for cross-fertilisation of the experiences and approaches.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/06]

Agreed: Consultation is already underway to enable PEI to build on AAP experiences and enhance mainstreaming actions.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: Maintain contact with IRTSC, MCBP and AAP country project staff, to make sure they can easily be reached if/when AAP processes are continued.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/06]

Agreed: The services of the AAP Programme Manager and HQ support team have been retained for the first six-nine months of 2013 to pursue AAP sustainability options, keep country teams informed of ongoing events related to AAP and to continue work on the uploading of knowledge products for access by country teams and other UNDP initiatives among other tasks including representation at TICAD V.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: Make sure that all remaining AAP financial resources are explicitly utilised to cover critical activities to cover the gap period until further funding is secured to ensure the continuation of the processes initiated and the sustainability of the results achieved (whether under AAP or other initiatives).
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/06]

Agreed: The remaining interest funds are being utilised by RBA to take forward a number of AAP deliverables and initiatives on a limited basis in six countries. Funding recovered from countries is being utilised in part to ensure full closure of AAP and to consolidate sustainability where opportunities are identified. TICAD V recommended very strongly the continuation of AAP.

Key Actions:

4. Recommendation: Undertake an in-country assessment in 2014 or 2015 of the status of the AAP results and processes, to learn about the sustainability of AAP. Make a similar assessment of the actual use of AAP experiences and approaches in regional programmes and within UNDP.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/06]

Agreed: The requirement to undertake a re-assessment of AAP deliverables from a sustainability perspective will be built into the next regional strategy or AAP follow-up.

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