Sulu-Celebes Sea Sustainable Fisheries Management Project

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Evaluation Plan:
2008-2013, RBAP
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
11/2014
Completion Date:
07/2013
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Sulu-Celebes Sea Sustainable Fisheries Management Project
Atlas Project Number: 00072140
Evaluation Plan: 2008-2013, RBAP
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2013
Planned End Date: 11/2014
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Environment & Sustainable Development
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. 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 $): 20,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
David LaRoche dal1727@gaw.com
GEF Evaluation: Yes
Evaluation Type:
Focal Area: International Waters
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-4
PIMS Number: 4063
Key Stakeholders:
Location of Evaluation: Regional
Countries: PHILIPPINES
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1 Complete a full assessment of the project budget and allocations by activity prior to project close
2 Compile a summary of best and most urgent governance and management approaches
3 Create an action plan for operationalizing Rio+20 recommendations
4 Generate comparable indicators for GEF IW projects
5 Mobilize funding to build upon commenced global programming
6 Provide full-time funding for IW:LEARN
7 Provide an extension for Component 3
8 The permanent Regional CTI Secretariat needs to be installed and be more closely engaged in ensuring the sustainability of the project?s successful activities.
9 Successful and promising activities in sharing and exchange of CMR management practices should be sustained.
10 Focus final evaluation efforts on Component 3
1. Recommendation: Complete a full assessment of the project budget and allocations by activity prior to project close
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Project Coordination unit (PCU) will work with UNOPS in order to address this recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
PCU and UNOPS to coordinate closely to complete the project budget assessment and make it available upon final evaluation start
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/12/22]
PCU, UNOPS, UNDP 2014/05 No Longer Applicable [Justification: No Longer Applicable]
History
2. Recommendation: Compile a summary of best and most urgent governance and management approaches
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

GOF and IW:LEARN can work together in preparing a summary of best and most urgent governance and management approaches

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
GOF can put together a list of governance and management approaches identified during GOC5 and other multi-stakeholder events and meetings organized within the framework of this project. See, in particular, those included in the GOF Recommendations for Oceans and Coasts at Rio+20 ( http://www.globaloceans.org/sites/udel.edu.globaloceans/files/GOF-Recommendations-OceansAndCoasts-Rio20.pdf), drawn from the Global Ocean Forum report, Oceans at Rio+20: How Well Are We Doing in Meeting the Commitments from the 1992 Earth Summit and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development? which can be downloaded at: http://www.globaloceans.org/sites/udel.edu.globaloceans/files/Rio20SummaryReport.pdf
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/12/22]
PCU, GOF, IW:Learn 2014/05 No Longer Applicable [Justification: No longer applicable]
History
3. Recommendation: Create an action plan for operationalizing Rio+20 recommendations
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Recommendation is noted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Recommendation to be considered when planning for new development projects
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2018/12/02]
UNDP 2014/02 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project was closed and no new project was established.]
History
GOF has prepared a set of strategic directions to guide its program of work in the short-term in addressing the ocean-related outcomes of Rio+20 (Global Ocean Forum Strategic Directions: http://www.globaloceans.org/sites/udel.edu.globaloceans/files/GOF-Strategic-Directions.pdf This is based partly on the outcomes of a GOF Brainstorming Strategy Session on Oceans Post-Rio+20 Agenda held on November 12, 20012, at the World Bank: http://www.globaloceans.org/sites/udel.edu.globaloceans/files/SummaryRio20BrainstormingSessionHeldAtTheWorldBank-November12-2012.pdf
[Added: 2014/02/28]
PCU, GOF 2013/11 Completed
4. Recommendation: Generate comparable indicators for GEF IW projects
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Recommendation is noted.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Recommendation to be considered when planning for new development projects
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2018/12/02]
UNDP 2014/02 No Longer Applicable [Justification: The project was closed and no new project was established.]
History
5. Recommendation: Mobilize funding to build upon commenced global programming
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

UNDP agrees with recommendation. It is an important issue for consideration when planning new global project.

Key Actions:

6. Recommendation: Provide full-time funding for IW:LEARN
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

Recommendation is noted. The MTE report was submitted to GEF through UNDP Evaluation Resource Centre for consideration

Key Actions:

7. Recommendation: Provide an extension for Component 3
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

ADB agrees with the recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
ADB has approved extension of the project to April 2013. Another extension to June/July 2013 is being processed to accommodate request from countries to finalize their respective country State of the Coral Triangle Report and the regional State of the Coral Triangle Report.
[Added: 2014/02/28]
ADB 2013/07 Completed
8. Recommendation: The permanent Regional CTI Secretariat needs to be installed and be more closely engaged in ensuring the sustainability of the project?s successful activities.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

The recommendation is noted and following actions have been undertaken

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Through RETA 7307 (Regional Cooperation on Knowledge Management, Policy & Institutional Support to the CTI and 7813 (Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle Southeast Asia), ADB is working closely with the CTI Financial Resources Working Group (FRWG) in advancing the roadmap of the FRWG to ensure the sustainability of the CTI program through the development of a financial resources architecture and strategy for the CTI. A high-level? assessment report to estimate the economic and political consequences of the ongoing decline in the marine and coastal resources in the Coral Triangle and identify solutions/provide recommendations to reverse the current trend was approved during the 8th Meeting of the CTI Council of Senior Officials in November 2012. The terms of reference for the study have been prepared by the FRWG and ADB and will be finalized and approved by the FRWG during its meeting on 21 March 2013. Implementation of the study is expected to commence shortly. ADB has committed to support a package of assistance that also includes a Business Development Unit that will be of assistance to the CTI Secretariat by tapping resources for regional implementation activities, including possibly those endorsed by the secretariat.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/12/22]
ADB 2016/07 No Longer Applicable [Justification: No Longer Applicable]
History
ADB has fielded 2 positions (Coastal and Marine Resources Management [CMRM] Policy Specialist and Knowledge Management [KM] Specialist) to strengthen the CTI Secretariat. The CMRM Policy Specialist has been mobilized and assigned to the IRS since August 2012 while the KM Specialist has been on loan to the Indonesia National Coordination Committee (NCC). The two specialists are allocated 24 person-months each. A new KM position will be provided to the Indonesia NCC so that the KM position that is on loan can be vacated and filled-up by a person to be assigned to the IRS.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/12/27]
ADB 2016/07 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project ended]
History
9. Recommendation: Successful and promising activities in sharing and exchange of CMR management practices should be sustained.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

The recommendation is noted and following actions have been undertaken

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
As RETA 7307 winds down, a downloading workshop was conducted on 8 March in Manila and was directed towards the consulting team of RETA 7813. This is to ensure that the knowledge and knowledge products generated by RETA 7307 are used and applied by RETA 7813 in the technical areas of climate change, marine protected management, and sustainable financing. The other insights gained by RETA 7307 in terms of support to the existing working groups of the CTI and the preparation of the State of the Coral Triangle Report shall also be shared with the RETA 7813 team. Highlights of the workshop focused on project learnings, processes, and outputs; issues and how the RETA dealt with these; and how to sustain interest within country. The first downloading workshop was successfully conducted on 8 March in Manila. Downloading activities in Indonesia and Malaysia will be more of a Training of Trainers and these are tentatively scheduled on 8-12 April 2013 for Indonesia and the last week of April 2013 for Malaysia.
[Added: 2014/02/28]
ADB 2013/04 Completed
Training on decision support tools that were developed and utilized under the RETA 7307 will be conducted for the Philippines and Timor Leste in April 2013.
[Added: 2014/02/28]
ADB 2013/04 Completed
10. Recommendation: Focus final evaluation efforts on Component 3
Management Response: [Added: 2014/02/28]

UNDP and ADB has discussed and agreed with recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Both consultant team and ADB will prepare comprehensive project completion reports; if project is not extended beyond April 30, 2013, the PCR shall be submitted on May 15. If otherwise, project completion report will be submitted at the end of project.
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/12/27]
ADB 2014/06 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project ended]
History
The final evaluation is under process which UNDP and ADB agree to do a rapid assessment on component 1, 2 and 4 and do full evaluation on component 3
[Added: 2014/02/28] [Last Updated: 2017/12/27]
ADB, UNDP, PMU 2014/06 No Longer Applicable [Justification: Project ended]
History

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