EVALUACIÓN FINAL PROGRAMA REGIONAL DE CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO DEL PNUD PARA AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE - PROMOCIÓN DE ADAPTACIÓN AL CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO, ENERGÍA Y MEDIO AMBIENTE

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Evaluation Plan:
2014-2017, RBLAC
Evaluation Type:
Final Outcome
Planned End Date:
08/2015
Completion Date:
10/2015
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
12,000

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Title EVALUACIÓN FINAL PROGRAMA REGIONAL DE CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO DEL PNUD PARA AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE - PROMOCIÓN DE ADAPTACIÓN AL CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO, ENERGÍA Y MEDIO AMBIENTE
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2014-2017, RBLAC
Evaluation Type: Final Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 10/2015
Planned End Date: 08/2015
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.5. Inclusive and sustainable solutions adopted to achieve increased energy efficiency and universal modern energy access (especially off-grid sources of renewable energy)
Evaluation Budget(US $): 12,000
Source of Funding: Spanish Trust Fund
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: Yes
  • Joint with AECID, IFIs, Private Sector, Foundations and Civil Society
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Guido Fernández de Velazco consultor independiente
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Evaluation Recommendation 1: Implement selected variables into project design: institutional baseline, outcome level indicators and areas of change

2

Evaluation Recommendation 2: Country selection in future similar programmes should arise from participatory dialogues

3

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Provide feedback to COs on the substantive changes achieved by the Programme in formats other than donor reports

4

Evaluation Recommendation 4: Design clearer criteria and objectives for country targeting

5

Evaluation Recommendation 5: Improve coherence around the climate change work in UNDP at the regional level

6

Evaluation Recommendation 6: Focus on programming objectives in the short term, given the uncertainty of the climate negotiations

7

Evaluation Recommendation 7:  Consider the current development (SDGs) and climate context (UNFCC negotiations)  in the design of the next phase

8

Evaluation Recommendation 8: Continue developing low carbon and climate resilient strategies and tools at the local level for scaling-up  on those cases where there are considerable financing opportunities

9

Evaluation Recommendation 9: Reinforce a “Coordination backup” system for the Program to prevent halting of actions on the ground if personnel changes occur

1. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 1: Implement selected variables into project design: institutional baseline, outcome level indicators and areas of change

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/05]

Management Response: Rejected

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
As directed by the donor, the design of the second phase needs to be aligned with the Spanish Cooperation Director Plan, including taking into consideration restrictions in targeted countries and sectors. However, we will conduct an institutional and normative baseline during 2016 to guide implementation during 2016 and 2017
[Added: 2018/09/05]
Project Manager 2016/12 Completed Country offices in Paraguay and Dominican Republic conducted institutional analyses in the framework of their NDC implementation which have been defined for UNDP programme implementation. In El Salvador, the gender regional advisor has conducted a stocktaking of climate change mitigation initiatives relative to efficient cook stoves which is the bases for the co-benefit study to be conducted by the Programme
2. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 2: Country selection in future similar programmes should arise from participatory dialogues

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/05]

Management Response: UNDP will consult with all potential beneficiary countries of the second phase of the Programme

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Send out the concept note of the second phase to all priority countries of the Spanish Cooperation Agency and start bilateral dialogues with interested parties
[Added: 2018/09/05]
Project Manager and Project Team 2015/12 Completed Dialogues on priorities completed with all countries that expressed interest
3. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation or Issue 3: Provide feedback to COs on the substantive changes achieved by the Programme in formats other than donor reports

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/05]

Management Response: Systematize achievements by the Regional Programme during its life

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Share with COs the systematization of the Regional Programme achievements during its life and discuss on country specific goals.
[Added: 2018/09/05]
Project team 2015/12 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 4: Design clearer criteria and objectives for country targeting

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/05] [Last Updated: 2018/09/05]

Management Response: Consider variables such as country size, UNDP comparative advantages, etc.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Decide on actions to conduct on each country based on criteria such as: country development priorities, Spanish cooperation priorities for the concrete country, UNDP’s CPD, status of the climate change agenda, among others
[Added: 2018/09/05]
Project Manager 2016/01 Completed
5. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 5: Improve coherence around the climate change work in UNDP at the regional level

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/05]

Management Response: SD cluster will coordinate climate change actions in the LAC region

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
SD cluster will conduct periodic climate change meetings to coordinate actions from the different teams: Regional Programme, GEF, UNREDD, Disaster Risk Reduction
[Added: 2018/09/05]
SD cluster coordinator 2016/12 Completed Encounters are coordinated on a bimonthly basis during SDR management meetings. Also, ad-hoc meetings for coordination on countries have been carried out for several countries in the region. No need to continue tracking, this is done as per normal business procedure.
6. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 6: Focus on programming objectives in the short term, given the uncertainty of the climate negotiations

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/05]

Management Response: Consider a PID in order to wait for the outcomes of the COP 12 of the UNFCCC

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Prepare a preliminary workplan and a PID for the development of the second phase of the Regional Programme while outcomes from the 21st COP of the UNFCC are available and the we have clarity on climate negotiation directions
[Added: 2018/09/05]
Project Manager 2015/12 Completed
7. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 7:  Consider the current development (SDGs) and climate context (UNFCC negotiations)  in the design of the next phase

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/05]

Management Response: Include the outcomes of the 21 COP of the UNFCCC and the integration of mitigation and adaptation in project design

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Review SDG documentation and the official decisions of the COP 21 of the UNFCCC to identify key elements to include in the PRODOC of the second phase and AWPs of 2016 and 2017
[Added: 2018/09/05]
Project Manager 2016/12 Completed The PRODOC includes consideration of the Paris Agreement and COP21 decisions.
8. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 8: Continue developing low carbon and climate resilient strategies and tools at the local level for scaling-up  on those cases where there are considerable financing opportunities

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/05]

Management Response: Identify opportunities for local level strategies and tools

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
In dialogue with the donor and beneficiaries, the Programme will identify opportunities for development of local level low carbon and climate resilient strategies and tools, in those cases where there are financial opportunities for implementation.
[Added: 2018/09/05] [Last Updated: 2018/09/10]
Project Manager 2016/12 Completed Chiriquí (Panamá) Watershed Adaptation Tool identified. The Programme will be part of the Committee that guides a regional study on hydro vulnerability in the Andean region. Also the Programme is working with El Salvador country office to develop a municipal strategy on public water adaptation and mitigation. History
9. Recommendation:

Evaluation Recommendation 9: Reinforce a “Coordination backup” system for the Program to prevent halting of actions on the ground if personnel changes occur

Management Response: [Added: 2018/09/05]

Management Response: A high level official at the regional center will be responsible for following up with the Programme

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Strive to maintain a team of 2 persons in the Programme can backstop each other
[Added: 2018/09/05]
Project Manager SD Cluster Coordinator 2018/12 Overdue-Initiated
Brief the SD cluster coordinator and relevant RTAs on Programme plans and advances
[Added: 2018/09/05] [Last Updated: 2018/09/10]
Project Manager SD Cluster Coordinator 2016/12 Completed History

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